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Understanding The Role Of Trust In Cooperation With Natural Resources Institutions, Joseph A. Hamm 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Understanding The Role Of Trust In Cooperation With Natural Resources Institutions, Joseph A. Hamm

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Psychology

This dissertation investigates the role of trust in predicting cooperation with a natural resources management institution. It begins with an exploration of the legal landscape against which the relationship between land owners and natural resources management institutions is contextualized, presents a review of the often ostensibly disparate trust literature and a framework for its integration, and proposes and tests a model of trust and cooperation in the natural resources context. The results provide mixed support for the model as proposed but confirm the importance of trust in this context and suggest implications for policy, especially the potential importance of increasing ...


Tapping The Apocalypse & Healing With Intention, Julianne E. Henderson Ms. 2014 University of San Francisco

Tapping The Apocalypse & Healing With Intention, Julianne E. Henderson Ms.

Creative Activity and Research Day - CARD

When crisis strikes, practical skills and strategies are critical to one's survival. However, one's positive mentality, relationship with and knowledge of his or her environment, and capacity for compassion when faced with an apocalyptic landscape are just as likely to boost their morale. Maintaining an optimistic consciousness assists human beings with survival, regardless of what level of adversity we face. This research project combines an important skill, which is knowing how to heal oneself naturally with what Nature provides, with the power of our consciousness to determine our success, strength, and overall capacity for withstanding the hurricanes of ...


Increasing Sustainability By Going Paperless: A Wmu Case Study, James Amos, James Kison 2014 Western Michigan University

Increasing Sustainability By Going Paperless: A Wmu Case Study, James Amos, James Kison

Graduate Student Work at Research and Creative Activities Poster Day

This is a study analyzing the use of digital signatures to reduce paper consumption at WMU. The poster demonstrates ways in which technology promotes sustainability by saving time, fuel and paper.


Eagle Diesel Initiative Aims To Reduce Waste, Power Campus Fleet, John Follaco 2014 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Eagle Diesel Initiative Aims To Reduce Waste, Power Campus Fleet, John Follaco

Eagle Biodiesel

A press release on the Brockport Eagle Diesel initiative.


Biometric-Based Carbon Estimates And Environmental Controls Within An Age-Sequence Of Temperate Forests, Michelle V. Kula 2014 McMaster University

Biometric-Based Carbon Estimates And Environmental Controls Within An Age-Sequence Of Temperate Forests, Michelle V. Kula

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Understanding the response of forest carbon uptake and growth to interannual climate variability and forest management practices is important, given the large quantity of carbon stored in forests, and their significant role in the global carbon cycle. Since 2004, biometric and micrometeorological measurements were taken in an age-sequence (10-, 38- and 73-years-old as of 2012) of white pine (Pinus strobes L.) plantation forests in southern Ontario, Canada, providing an 8 year record of carbon sequestration, growth and climate. The 73-year old conifer site was thinned in early 2012, where 25% of trees were removed to improve light and water dynamics ...


The Maritime Climate Of The Chesapeake Bay Area: Analysis And Application In The Middle School Classroom, Carrie A. Dunham, Katlin M. Major, Kelsey N. Scheitlin 2014 Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

The Maritime Climate Of The Chesapeake Bay Area: Analysis And Application In The Middle School Classroom, Carrie A. Dunham, Katlin M. Major, Kelsey N. Scheitlin

American Journal of Undergraduate Research

Maritime climates experience moderate temperatures due to the specific heat of the nearby water. The first objective of this study is to analyze the relationship between temperature (maximum, minimum, and range) and proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Results show that the annual Tmin (Tmax) means are smaller (greater) at the most continental locations, while the maritime locations experience cooler days and warmer nights. This results in a smaller DTR in maritime locations. The most notable seasonal differences in the variables occur during the transitional seasons of spring and fall when the lag time of the water temperature ...


A Missing Piece In The Sustainability Movement: The Human Spirit, Deborah S. Peterson 2014 Portland State University

A Missing Piece In The Sustainability Movement: The Human Spirit, Deborah S. Peterson

Educational Leadership and Policy Faculty Publications and Presentations

The sustainability movement, committed to the health of our natural world, is making a critical contribution to society. While many agree the sustainability movement should focus on the natural world, recent articles call for an additional focus on human welfare. This article proposes that a missing piece of the sustainability movement is a discussion of the role of the human spirit. By focusing narrowly on an examination of the state of the natural world, we are neglecting to incorporate the deep and enduring power of the human spirit to transform our natural and human-made environment and to support change agents ...


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca 2014 Iowa State University

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

"Changing roles of market, state and civil society: the case of coffee cooperatives and small farmers in Mexico"

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate how civil society organizations, in particular coffee cooperatives, are responding to the growth of market power and the decline of government’s role in the coffee regime. At the international and national (Mexican) levels a strong neoliberal agenda skewed towards the freedom of the market has changed the relationships with the state and civil society. The strong role of the market, and the volatility of international coffee prices as well as the lack of assertive agricultural ...


Water In The Piedmont Watersheds – The Vital Flow, Walter Cressler 2014 West Chester University

Water In The Piedmont Watersheds – The Vital Flow, Walter Cressler

Walt Cressler

No abstract provided.


Improving The Treatment Of Non-Aqueous Phase Tce In Low Permeability Zones With Permanganate, Chanat Chokejaroenrat, Steve D. Comfort, Chainarong Sakulthaew, Bruce Dvoark 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Improving The Treatment Of Non-Aqueous Phase Tce In Low Permeability Zones With Permanganate, Chanat Chokejaroenrat, Steve D. Comfort, Chainarong Sakulthaew, Bruce Dvoark

Faculty Publications from The Water Center

Treating dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs) embedded in low permeability zones (LPZs) is aparticularly challenging issue for injection-based remedial treatments. Our objective was to improve thesweeping efficiency of permanganate (MnO4−) into LPZs to treat high concentrations of TCE. This wasaccomplished by conducting transport experiments that quantified the penetration of various perman-ganate flooding solutions into a LPZ that was spiked with non-aqueous phase14C-TCE. The treatments weevaluated included permanganate paired with: (i) a shear-thinning polymer (xanthan); (ii) stabilizationaids that minimized MnO2rind formation and (iii) a phase-transfer catalyst. In addition, we quantifiedthe ability of these flooding solutions to improve TCE destruction under batch ...


Similar Resilience Attributes In Lakes With Different Management Practices, Didier L. Baho, Stina Drakare, Richard K. Johnson, Craig R. Allen, David G. Angeler 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Similar Resilience Attributes In Lakes With Different Management Practices, Didier L. Baho, Stina Drakare, Richard K. Johnson, Craig R. Allen, David G. Angeler

Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit -- Staff Publications

Liming has been used extensively in Scandinavia and elsewhere since the 1970s to counteract the negative effects of acidification. Communities in limed lakes usually return to acidified conditions once liming is discontinued, suggesting that liming is unlikely to shift acidified lakes to a state equivalent to pre-acidification conditions that requires no further management intervention. While this suggests a low resilience of limed lakes, attributes that confer resilience have not been assessed, limiting our understanding of the efficiency of costly management programs. In this study, we assessed community metrics (diversity, richness, evenness, biovolume), multivariate community structure and the relative resilience of ...


The Association Between Aircraft Fleet Variety And Fuel Efficiency, Matthew J. Judd 2014 SelectedWorks

The Association Between Aircraft Fleet Variety And Fuel Efficiency, Matthew J. Judd

Matthew J. Judd

One consideration for aircraft operators is how to have the most efficient fleet composition. Fleet makeup could be a diversified fleet makeup or a standardized fleet makeup. The decision is important because it shapes the way the fleet is operated. I examined the effect of aircraft type variety on fleet-wide fuel efficiency. The research hypothesis was that a varied fleet is more fuel efficient than a homogenous fleet. The hypothesis was tested through an analysis of academic and government literature and data. A correlation analysis through evaluation of scatterplots between number of aircraft types and fuel use per seat mile ...


Examining Potential Residential Participation In Financial Incentives To Mitigate Impervious Surface Effects In Howard County, Maryland, Kristin M. Larson, Jim Caldwell, Alexander Cloninger 2014 University of South Florida

Examining Potential Residential Participation In Financial Incentives To Mitigate Impervious Surface Effects In Howard County, Maryland, Kristin M. Larson, Jim Caldwell, Alexander Cloninger

Suburban Sustainability

Maryland passed legislation to reduce impervious surface effects and stormwater runoff by mandating a remediation fee for ten of its counties. Along with the fee, mandated counties may use funds generated to encourage residents to follow stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs). This study uses Maryland's Howard County as a case study to examine the potential participation of its residents in financial incentives for the BMPs of rain gardens, cisterns, and permeable pavers. A survey was issued to gauge potential participation of homeowners (n=110), and results were then compared to participation numbers in three similar already implemented financial incentive ...


Plant-­‐Soil Feedback Of Native And Exotic Species In The Intermountain West, Molly Van Engelenhoven 2014 Utah State University

Plant-­‐Soil Feedback Of Native And Exotic Species In The Intermountain West, Molly Van Engelenhoven

UCUR

For thousands of years farmers have known that soil organisms can destroy crops but only in the past ten years have researchers begun to understand that complex interactions among soil organisms and plants can determine plant diversity and productivity. Much of the research in this young field of study has come from qualitative greenhouse experiments and separately from simple mathematical models. Here, we report findings from a six-year plant-soil feedback (PSF) field experiment that assessed the effects of soil organisms on the growth of twelve plant species common to the intermountain west. Initially, twelve native and exotic species were randomly ...


Nitrogen Content Of Lichens As An Indicator Of Inversion-Based Deposition, Brianne Palmer 2014 Utah State University

Nitrogen Content Of Lichens As An Indicator Of Inversion-Based Deposition, Brianne Palmer

UCUR

Inversions have plagued the valleys in Utah resulting in built up pollution carpeting the cities and spreading into surrounding ecosystems. The ecological impact of these inversions is unknown. Inversion-based pollution events deposit nutrients and pollutants in the ecosystems. The purpose of this study is to determine if lichens, due to their unique physiology, preserve a record of inversion-based nitrogen deposition in order to assess the ecological impact of the inversions. In June and July of 2013 we collected 111 samples of lichens from sites exposed to the inversions, along Red Butte Creek and on an elevation gradient on Grandeur Peak ...


Waterfowl Population Trends, Pariette Wetlands, Utah 1980-­‐2010, David Baird 2014 Utah State University

Waterfowl Population Trends, Pariette Wetlands, Utah 1980-­‐2010, David Baird

UCUR

We obtained from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 30 years of monthly waterfowl population surveys completed at Pariette Wetlands in the Uintah Basin, Utah between 1980 and 2010. The Pariette Wetlands are the largest wetlands managed by the BLM within the lower-48 states and are comprised of 4,033 acres of land. Pariette Wetlands is surrounded by about 6,000 square miles of land where oil and gas production is the major activity. This waterfowl refuge is a significant location for migrating waterfowl species within the Pacific Flyway and provides important summer habitat for resident waterfowl. Our objectives were ...


Climate Change Effects On Northern Great Lake (Usa) Forests: A Case For Preserving Diversity, Matthew Joshua Duveneck, Robert M. Scheller, Mark A. White, Stephen D. Handler, Catherine Ravenscroft 2014 Portland State University

Climate Change Effects On Northern Great Lake (Usa) Forests: A Case For Preserving Diversity, Matthew Joshua Duveneck, Robert M. Scheller, Mark A. White, Stephen D. Handler, Catherine Ravenscroft

Environmental Science and Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

Under business as usual (BAU) management, stresses posed by climate change may exceed the ability of Great Lake forests to adapt. Temperature and precipitation projections in the Great Lakes region are expected to change forest tree species composition and productivity. It is unknown how a change in productivity and/or tree species diversity due to climate change will affect the relationship between diversity and productivity. We assessed how forests in two landscapes (i.e., northern lower Michigan and northeastern Minnesota, USA) would respond to climate change and explored the diversityproductivity relationship under climate change. In addition, we explored how tree ...


A Better Way To Restore Wildfire-Burned Forests, Char Miller 2014 Claremont Colleges

A Better Way To Restore Wildfire-Burned Forests, Char Miller

Pomona Faculty Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Water Current, Volume 46, No. 1, Winter 2014, 2014 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Water Current, Volume 46, No. 1, Winter 2014

Water Current Newsletter

Planning Continues on July 2014 NU Water and Natural Resources Tour

Neale Joins DWFI as Director of Research

Meet the Faculty: Dr. Sathaporn (Tong) Onanong

From the Director, Chittaranjan Ray: Progress in Moving the Ball Forward

WRAP Meets in January

Water Center Hosts January Faculty Retreat

Annual NU Water Lectures Run Through April

Third Edition Groundwater Atlas Available

Sixth Annual Global Water for Food Conference Travels to Seattle

UNL Research Raises Concerns About Future Global Crop Yield Projections

January Scouting and Set-up Trip for the July 15-18 Summer Water and Natural Resources Tour

Water Leaders Academy Project Yields VideoGage Pages ...


Perceived Risk Of Predation Affects Reproductive Life - History Traits In Gambusia Holbrooki, But Not In Heterandria Formosa, Shomen Mukherjee, Michael R. Heithaus, Joel C. Trexler, Jayanti Ray-Mukherjee, Jeremy Vaudo 2014 Florida International University

Perceived Risk Of Predation Affects Reproductive Life - History Traits In Gambusia Holbrooki, But Not In Heterandria Formosa, Shomen Mukherjee, Michael R. Heithaus, Joel C. Trexler, Jayanti Ray-Mukherjee, Jeremy Vaudo

Open Access Publishing Fund

Key to predicting impacts of predation is understanding the mechanisms through which predators impact prey populations. While consumptive effects are well-known, non-consumptive predator effects (risk effects) are increasingly being recognized as important. Studies of risk effects, however, have focused largely on how trade-offs between food and safety affect fitness. Less documented, and appreciated, is the potential for predator presence to directly suppress prey reproduction and affect life-history characteristics. For the first time, we tested the effects of visual predator cues on reproduction of two prey species with different reproductive modes, lecithotrophy (i.e. embryonic development primarily fueled by yolk) and ...


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