Julia Wester's article in Journal of Environmental Psychology makes top three most saved list for that journal

Our own Julia Wester was first author on the article, which examined the social and psychological factors that impact emotional response to wastewater reuse. Cleaning and reusing wastewater is an effective means to conserve water, but public resistance to the method has limited its adoption so far; Julia and her co-authors (including our own Dr. Kenny Broad) hope to help remedy this by investigating why people feel disgust over the idea, and potential effective means to lessen this reaction.

New Paper in PLoS One

On March 19th 2015 a new paper in PLoS One authored by PhD student Stacy Aguilera and Dr Kenny Broad, among others, was released. Read about how adaptive capacity leads to social and ecological resilience in Monterey Bay small-scale wetfish fisheries here: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0118992


Citation: Aguilera SE, Cole J, Finkbeiner EM, Le Cornu E, Ban NC, et al. (2015) Managing Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries for Adaptive Capacity: Insights from Dynamic Social-Ecological Drivers of Change in Monterey Bay. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118992. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118992

1st Place NSF Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM goes to Julia Wester

Congratulations to 4th-year Ph.D. student Julia Wester, who attended the NSF Emerging Researchers National Conference in STEM and won FIRST place in the graduate student-social/behavioral science category for her presentation on “Anticipated disgust, willingness to use recycled water and the impact of information".

See information about the event here: http://www.emerging-researchers.org/about-nsf/

Kenny Broad and Barrington Irving venture into Pulau underwater cave

Abess Center Director Dr. Kenny Broad ventured into a submerged overhead environment (a cave) on the island nation of Pulau with Barrington Irving, founder of Experience Aviation and recipient of the 2012 National Geographic Emerging Explorer award for his endeavor of turning a jet into the world’s first flying classroom.

Read more at: http://flyingclassroom.com/underworld/