Our work on smallholder farmer perceptions of water related conflict and violence in Southern Zambia just published in Sustainability. You can read the paper here. Below are the sources of conflict and violence reported by our farmer participants. Congrats to Drew Marcantonio (now PhD student at U. of Notre Dame) and Tom Evans (Professor at U of Arizona). Also a great thanks to IU Office of Sustainability and NSF's Water Sustainability Climate initiative for funding this research.
Tyler Marghetis presents our work on "Estimating and correcting misperceptions of energy use" at the annual Society for Judgment and Decision Making conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. This work is funded by the National Science Foundation, Decision, Risk and Management Science program.
Shahzeen presents her research to the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Board of Directors. She discussed her work on perceptions and biases of energy and water use as well as new lines of research she is starting at CASBS.
Breathtaking and rejuvinating.
Visited the Environmental Systems group to discuss our research on water use and water systems. Many thanks to my wonderful host Jessica Blois. Fantastic discussions with students and water leaders in California.
Kurt Waldman leads on a new paper published in Global Environmental Change. Results highlight smallholder farmer seed and climate perceptions in Southern Zambia. Congrats Kurt, Jordan, and Tom!
The purpose of the Colorado Climate Retreat was to examine recent and emerging research on the interface of climate change and social psychology, broadly construed. The meeting disseminated findings to students, researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. Presenters included faculty and graduate students from psychology, political science, environmental studies, and theater and dance. Following public presentations on Friday, the presenters spent much of Saturday discussing future directions for collaborative, programmatic research.
Shahera Omar is a Fulbright Scholar and a Master of Public Affairs student in SPEA. She is interested in psychology and development, and she is from the beautiful country of Sri Lanka. She is a foodie and loves to squash cute things, especially her cats, Molan and Pakeer, which translate to "Idiot" and "Fool." Broadly, she will be working with Kurt Waldman et al. on understanding which decision science theories can be used to study smallholder farmer decision making in Africa.
Tyler Marghetis joins our Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow in SPEA and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. He studies the limits of human imagination — how we [fail to] understand concepts that lie beyond the reach of perception and action — and implications for mitigating climate change, educating STEM experts, and creating a more just society. Before becoming a card-carrying Scientist, he was a child detective, then a professional magician, and finally a national team wrestler. Today, he likes bikes, books, and bourbon.
Just received this award from SPEA undergraduate students - 2016-2017 Leader for the greater good! Love our students (and love that they trust me with a solid glass ball!!). Thank you.
"The Outstanding Junior Faculty Award is designed to identify our most promising untenured tenure-track faculty from throughout the campus. It provides resources to enable these faculty members to further develop their scientific, scholar or artistic activities. Those selected to win this prestigious honor have begun to develop nationally recognized research programs, and devoted productive time to the teaching and service missions of the university."
Janine, Adam, and Daniel receive a Sustainability Research Grant from IU's Office of Sustainability to investigate why people think of ineffective actions to decrease resource use. Congrats!!! Go Labbers!!!
Looking forward to hearing and meeting these stellar midwestern undergrads! See you Saturday.
Kudos to Claire Dorner, presenting her research as a Freshman and 2020 Sustainability Student!
Professors Shahzeen Attari and Beth Cate have been selected by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ undergraduate student community to receive the Leader for the Greater Good Award - Undergraduate for 2017 SPEA Student Choice Awards. This award was created to recognize the professor who best embodies SPEA’s spirit by giving back, spending time outside of class supporting students and student organizations, volunteering to help out at student events and supporting the school monetarily.