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.
Our very own Aaron Welch is featured in this article about his own clamming business!
From tide to table: Local family cultivates sustainable shellfish farming in Florida bays
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
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/
Taking environmental science and policy beyond the academia.
Friday, Feb. 27th in Ungar 230-C/D
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/