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Problematizing Socio-Scientific Issues: An Approach To Understanding Student Decision-Making Using Construal Level Theory, Ashley M. Peterson 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Problematizing Socio-Scientific Issues: An Approach To Understanding Student Decision-Making Using Construal Level Theory, Ashley M. Peterson

Dissertations & Theses in Natural Resources

Socio-scientific issues (SSIs) are challenges at the intersection of science and everyday life that require use of scientific knowledge, argumentation skills, personal values, and morals to articulate science-informed decisions. While addressing SSIs, the ways in which individuals define a problem will influence the solution or decision reached. The problem definition can differ along many dimensions, including content and construal level. A construal is a mental construction of the past and future, other places and people, and unlikely events. Construal Level Theory (CLT) suggests pro-environmental intentions are associated with abstract situations. I explore the application of CLT to teaching and learning ...


Funding Strategies For Non-Traditional University Ms4 Stormwater Programs, Elizabeth M. Garrett 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Funding Strategies For Non-Traditional University Ms4 Stormwater Programs, Elizabeth M. Garrett

Community and Regional Planning Program: Student Projects and Theses

Stormwater programs have historically been stymied by lack of proper funding resources. Unlike drinking water and sanitary sewer utility services that long ago transitioned to enterprise funds, a stormwater utility continues to evade stable and direct revenue sources throughout much of the United States. Inefficiently funded stormwater programs utilizing general funding practices leaves stormwater management programs unable to properly plan for long-term improvement, management, regulatory compliance, and maintenance. Funding research has established that forms of direct funding sources are crucial for successful stormwater programs, however, focus has been directed to strategies for municipalities. This paper will attempt to analyze, through ...


Increasing Population, Urbanization And Climatic Factors In Lagos State, Nigeria: The Nexus And Implications On Water Demand And Supply, Amidu Owolabi Ayeni Dr. 2017 University of Lagos

Increasing Population, Urbanization And Climatic Factors In Lagos State, Nigeria: The Nexus And Implications On Water Demand And Supply, Amidu Owolabi Ayeni Dr.

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

This study examines the impact of population, urbanization, and climate on water supply in Lagos State. Population baseline data used for this research were based on provisional census data of 1963, 1973, 1991 and 2006. Information on water production, demand and supply for this study were cleaned from the Nigerian Bureau of statistics (NBS), Lagos State Water Corporation reports of different years and relevant literature on Lagos water supply and demand. Urbanization assessment were based on multi-temporal imageries from Landsat MSS, TM, NigeriaSat-1 and Landsat ETM+ for 1975, 1995, 2007, and 2015 respectively. The Census data revealed that the population ...


Bridging The Gap: A Survey Of Agricultural Producers, Water Managers, And Others Regarding Water Usage And Water Efficiency Perceptions., Jake Heins 2017 University of Colorado, Boulder

Bridging The Gap: A Survey Of Agricultural Producers, Water Managers, And Others Regarding Water Usage And Water Efficiency Perceptions., Jake Heins

Environmental Studies Undergraduate Contributions

This paper focuses on water usage and agricultural irrigation efficiency. However, it is not exactly a research paper. Most of the study concerns the thoughts and opinions of willing participants who were asked a series of questions regarding water use and irrigation practices. The bulk of the participants were agricultural producers (i.e. farmers and ranchers) who have some interest in the topic. Water professionals working in the private or academic sectors also participated, providing individual insights, and in some instances offered a counterpoint to arguments given by producers. The purpose being not only to enlighten me as to the ...


Wf-2307 Feasibility Of Integrating Uas Multi-Spectral And Thermal-Infrared Data At Very Fine Pixel Resolutions With The Two-Source (Tseb) And Other Energy Balance Models, Mac McKee 2017 Utah State University

Wf-2307 Feasibility Of Integrating Uas Multi-Spectral And Thermal-Infrared Data At Very Fine Pixel Resolutions With The Two-Source (Tseb) And Other Energy Balance Models, Mac Mckee

Funded Research and Data

No abstract provided.


Key Differences Between Lakes And Reservoirs Modify Climate Signals: A Case For A New Conceptual Model, Nicole M. Hayes, Bridget R. Deemer, Jessica R. Corman, N. Roxanna Razavi, Kristin E. Strock 2017 Dickinson College

Key Differences Between Lakes And Reservoirs Modify Climate Signals: A Case For A New Conceptual Model, Nicole M. Hayes, Bridget R. Deemer, Jessica R. Corman, N. Roxanna Razavi, Kristin E. Strock

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Lakes and reservoirs are recognized as important sentinels of climate change, integrating catchment and atmospheric climate change drivers. Climate change conceptual models generally consider lakes and reservoirs together despite the possibility that these systems respond differently to climate-related drivers. Here, we synthesize differences between lake and reservoir characteristics that are likely important for predicting waterbody response to climate change. To better articulate these differences, we revised the energy mass flux framework, a conceptual model for the effects of climate change on lentic ecosystems, to explicitly consider the differential responses of lake versus reservoir ecosystems. The model predicts that catchment and ...


Relating Watershed Characteristics To Elevated Stream Escherichia Coli Levels In Agriculturally Dominated Landscapes: An Iowa Case Study, Conrad Brendel, Michelle L. Soupir 2017 Iowa State University

Relating Watershed Characteristics To Elevated Stream Escherichia Coli Levels In Agriculturally Dominated Landscapes: An Iowa Case Study, Conrad Brendel, Michelle L. Soupir

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Fecal Indicator Bacteria (FIB) such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) are a leading cause of surface water impairments in the United States. However, the relative impacts of different watershed characteristics on microbial water quality in agriculturally dominated watersheds are unclear. Spatial and statistical analyses were utilized to examine relationships between watershed characteristics and FIB and a multiple regression model was created. Geometric mean E. coli concentration data were obtained for 395 ambient water quality monitoring locations in Iowa. Watersheds were delineated for thirty randomly selected monitoring locations and drainage areas ranged from 93 to 1.1 million hectares. Watershed characteristics ...


Building Partners For A Sustainable Kankakee River Basin Future, Brian D. Anderson 2017 Prairie Research Institute

Building Partners For A Sustainable Kankakee River Basin Future, Brian D. Anderson

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

No abstract provided.


Current & Future Economic Value- Kankakee River In Illinois, Timothy O. Nugent 2017 Economic Alliance

Current & Future Economic Value- Kankakee River In Illinois, Timothy O. Nugent

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Major topics covered in work: economic impact of Kankakee River on industrial/commercial, residential, recreational/tourism in Kankakee county.


Current & Future Economic Value Of Kankakee River To Indiana, R. Derek Bjonback 2017 Purdue University - Northwest

Current & Future Economic Value Of Kankakee River To Indiana, R. Derek Bjonback

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Author Keywords:

economic trends, watershed, water uses, recreation water use, drainage, irrigation, industrial water use


Illinois & Indiana Eco-Sites & Dnr Programs In The Watershed, Bob Caveny 2017 Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois & Indiana Eco-Sites & Dnr Programs In The Watershed, Bob Caveny

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Author Keywords:

Invasives control, IDNR, Private lands, Watersheds


Agricultural Practices To Improve Water Quality, Jeff O'Connor, Lauren Lurkins 2017 Kankakee County Producer & Nutrient Loss Reducation Strategy Advocate

Agricultural Practices To Improve Water Quality, Jeff O'Connor, Lauren Lurkins

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Author Keywords:

Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy, Illinois Farm Bureau programs, BMPs


Nutrient Load Data From Kankakee & Iroquois Rivers In Indiana, Timothy R. Lathrop, Daniel Perkins 2017 United States Geological Survey

Nutrient Load Data From Kankakee & Iroquois Rivers In Indiana, Timothy R. Lathrop, Daniel Perkins

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

No abstract provided.


Sand Trends And Habitat Degradation, Jerrod Parker, Drew Costenbader, Yong Cao, John Epifanio 2017 Illinois Natural History Survey

Sand Trends And Habitat Degradation, Jerrod Parker, Drew Costenbader, Yong Cao, John Epifanio

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Scholarship domains: Discovery, Teaching and Learning

Author keywords: Sand Movement, Fish Diversity, Kankakee River, Sportfish, Side-scan sonar


Fisheries & Stream Quality Update For The Kankakee River Basin, Stephen Pescitelli 2017 Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Fisheries & Stream Quality Update For The Kankakee River Basin, Stephen Pescitelli

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Author keywords: stream quality, index of biotic integrity, walleye stocking

Scholarship domain: community application


Adequacy Of The Kankakee River As A Drinking Water Source, Kevin M. Culver 2017 Aqua Illinois

Adequacy Of The Kankakee River As A Drinking Water Source, Kevin M. Culver

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Author Keywords:

Exceptional quality, Increasing in flow, Cleanest river in MidWest


Wetland Restoration As A Climate Change Adaptations Strategy In The Kankakee River Watershed: Hydrology & Recreational User Valuesurface Water & Groundwater Interface In Kankakee Basin, Tamatha A. Patterson 2017 U.S. Geological Survey

Wetland Restoration As A Climate Change Adaptations Strategy In The Kankakee River Watershed: Hydrology & Recreational User Valuesurface Water & Groundwater Interface In Kankakee Basin, Tamatha A. Patterson

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

See slide #2 for names of 13-member project team

Author keywords: climate change hydrology, recreational ecosystem services

Scholarship domain: Community application


Welcome, Randal D. Johnson 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

Welcome, Randal D. Johnson

Kankakee River Watershed Conference

Remarks from conference planner, Dr. Randy Johnson.

Conference Planning Committee:

  • Dr. Randal Johnson, Olivet Nazarene University
  • J.R. Black, IL KRBC & NIAA
  • Kevin Culver, Aqua
  • Chad Miller, IL Farm Bureau
  • Lynn Boerman, IL DNR
  • Dr. Mike Pyle, Olivet Nazarene University
  • Jennifer Love, Olivet Nazarene University


U.S. Drought Monitor, January 17, 2017, Richard Tinker 2017 NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

U.S. Drought Monitor, January 17, 2017, Richard Tinker

US Ag in Drought Archive

Drought map of U.S. for January 17, 2017 (1/17/17) plus: U.S. crop areas experiencing drought (map), Approximate percentage of crop located in drought, by state (bar graph), Percent of crop area located in drought, past 52 weeks (line graph) for: Corn, Soybeans, Hay, Cattle, Winter wheat.


U.S. Drought Monitor, January 10, 2017, David Miskus 2017 NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC

U.S. Drought Monitor, January 10, 2017, David Miskus

US Ag in Drought Archive

Drought map of U.S. for January 10, 2017 (1/10/17) plus: U.S. crop areas experiencing drought (map), Approximate percentage of crop located in drought, by state (bar graph), Percent of crop area located in drought, past 52 weeks (line graph) for: Corn, Soybeans, Hay, Cattle, Winter wheat.


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