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The Rangeley Spinner: An American Fishing Favorite, William B. Krohn 2017 University of Maine

The Rangeley Spinner: An American Fishing Favorite, William B. Krohn

William B. Krohn

The Rangeley Spinner was invented in western Maine almost 140 years ago. The spinner's inventor, and first manufacturer, was long-time Maine Fisheries Commissioner, Henry O. Stanley of Dixfield. This exceptionally popular fishing spinner has stood the test of time by being made and sold continuously by many makers in many places, but mostly in Maine, for more than a century. This book will document this fishing lure's history, the many varieties made, and the spinner's numerous makers.

The book's working outline is as follows: Preface, Introduction, Anatomy of a Rangeley Spinner, Henry O. Stanley - The Originator ...


Contemplative Pedagogy: Building Resilience In Academic Libraries:, Madeleine K. Charney, Jenny Colvin 2017 Furman University

Contemplative Pedagogy: Building Resilience In Academic Libraries:, Madeleine K. Charney, Jenny Colvin

Madeleine K. Charney

This paper addresses the emerging movement of contemplative pedagogy in higher education with an emphasis on academic librarianship. The authors posit how integrating mindfulness-based practices into pedagogy and programming builds resilience in students, creating meaning in an age of climate disruption, information overload and uncertain times. Examples of librarians’ relevant professional development activities are also included. Library spaces offering mindfulness opportunities for students are explored and a contemplative-oriented, campus-wide collaboration centered on climate disruption is featured.  Selected Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda are touched on, demonstrating how contemplative approaches in academic libraries support well-being, justice, community ...


Review Of Climate Change Knowledge Portal, Madeleine K. Charney 2017 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Review Of Climate Change Knowledge Portal, Madeleine K. Charney

Madeleine K. Charney

Created by the World Bank, Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) provides online climate-related information, data, and tools. This comprehensive resource covers global, regional, and country data related to climate change and development. The aim of this website is to support development practitioners in their exploration, evaluation, and synthesis of climate related vulnerabilities and risks.


Using Film To Inspire Advocacy: An Interview With Shalini Kantayya, Mahvish Ilyas, Siga Wu, Dechan Dalrymple 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Using Film To Inspire Advocacy: An Interview With Shalini Kantayya, Mahvish Ilyas, Siga Wu, Dechan Dalrymple

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


Art Reinvented: Connecting Back To Mother Nature, Dechan Dalrymple 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Art Reinvented: Connecting Back To Mother Nature, Dechan Dalrymple

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


Notes From The Field: An Assessment Of Wash Programs In West Bengal, India, Mark Lotto 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Notes From The Field: An Assessment Of Wash Programs In West Bengal, India, Mark Lotto

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

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Caloric Expenditure As An Indicator Of Access To Water, Jeff La Frenierre 2017 Gustavus Adolphus College

Caloric Expenditure As An Indicator Of Access To Water, Jeff La Frenierre

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

Building upon the stated success of the Millennium Development Goal to "halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water", Goal 6.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SD Gs) aims to "by 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all." However, 'access' as currently defined allows for a water source to be outside of the home, by tradition as much as 1 kilometer away. As a result, as many as 2.3 billion people live in households considered to have achieved 'access' but who remain reliant on ...


Empowering Women In The Wash Sector: A Woman's Burden, Yari Greeney, Becky Chanis, Gemma Bulos, Rachel Cardone 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Empowering Women In The Wash Sector: A Woman's Burden, Yari Greeney, Becky Chanis, Gemma Bulos, Rachel Cardone

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

No abstract provided.


Arsenic Poisoning In Rural Bangladesh-An Intersectional Analysis Of Impact In Women, Louise Andersson, Dr. Martina Angela Caretta 2017 Stockholm University

Arsenic Poisoning In Rural Bangladesh-An Intersectional Analysis Of Impact In Women, Louise Andersson, Dr. Martina Angela Caretta

wH2O: The Journal of Gender and Water

Based on a qualitative case study in six arsenic acute villages in southwest Bangladesh, this paper presents the intersectional impact of the arsenic poisoning crisis in rural Bangladesh. Findings indicate that the arsenic poisoning crisis is aggravating existing gender inequalities as well as gender roles and responsibilities. The gender inequalities related to arsenicosis are manifested in the access to health care and in the degree of social stigma: women are the biggest victims, unmarried women in particular. The study shows that multiple axis of oppression as class, disability and age are crucial in determining the magnitude of the arsenic poisoning ...


Only The Earth Remains: Exploring The Machine In Selected Lyric Poetry Of Robinson Jeffers, Mark Hutton 2017 East Tennessee State University

Only The Earth Remains: Exploring The Machine In Selected Lyric Poetry Of Robinson Jeffers, Mark Hutton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Idea in America, Leo Marx “evaluates the uses of the pastoral ideal in the interpretation of American experience” (Marx 4). While Marx explores ways that pastoralism has been impacted by factors such as industrialism, it is the purpose of this project to explore Marx’s assertion regarding the presence of the figurative and literal machine within the poetry of Robinson Jeffers.

Jeffers’ poetry is generally located within the landscapes of California. His lyric poetry has a distinct connection to the land and is driven by inhumanism, which works to shift ...


Horticulture For Pollinator Conservation, Carter M. Westerhold 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Horticulture For Pollinator Conservation, Carter M. Westerhold

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research in Agronomy and Horticulture

Pollinators worldwide are declining. Consequently, the agricultural and ecological services these insects provide are in danger of being lost. Land use intensification, via urbanization, has greatly influenced this decline in pollinators. Luckily, through targeted horticultural practices, stable populations of pollinators can be sustained within urban areas. The horticultural practices of planting diverse floral resources and managing pollinator habitat in urban areas can sustain these populations. Two studies were conducted with the intent to identify horticultural knowledge gaps that could be reduced to aid in pollinator conservation efforts. First, a study to compare Nebraska native and non-native ornamental plants was conducted ...


Disequilibrium Of Fire-Prone Forests Sets The Stage For A Rapid Decline In Conifer Dominance During The 21st Century, Josep M. Serra-Diaz, Charles Maxwell, Melissa S. Lucash, Robert M. Scheller, Danelle M. Laflower, Adam D. Miller, Alan J. Tepley, Howard E. Epstein, Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira, Jonathan R. Thompson 2017 Harvard University

Disequilibrium Of Fire-Prone Forests Sets The Stage For A Rapid Decline In Conifer Dominance During The 21st Century, Josep M. Serra-Diaz, Charles Maxwell, Melissa S. Lucash, Robert M. Scheller, Danelle M. Laflower, Adam D. Miller, Alan J. Tepley, Howard E. Epstein, Kristina J. Anderson-Teixeira, Jonathan R. Thompson

Melissa S. Lucash

As trees are long-lived organisms, the impacts of climate change on forest communities may not be apparent on the time scale of years to decades. While lagged responses to environmental change are common in forested systems, potential for abrupt transitions under climate change may occur in environments where alternative vegetation states are influenced by disturbances, such as fire. The Klamath mountains (northern California and southwest Oregon, USA) are currently dominated by carbon rich and hyper-diverse temperate conifer forests, but climate change could disrupt the mechanisms promoting forest stability– regeneration and fire tolerance— via shifts in the fire regime in conjunction ...


Connecting Land Ethics And Entrepreneurship Through Experiential Learning In Bobwhite Centric Outdoor Education Program, Greta M. Bowling, Ashleigh P. Tynes, Kelly S. Reyna 2017 University of North Texas

Connecting Land Ethics And Entrepreneurship Through Experiential Learning In Bobwhite Centric Outdoor Education Program, Greta M. Bowling, Ashleigh P. Tynes, Kelly S. Reyna

National Quail Symposium Proceedings

The majority of today’s youth have the ability to utilize consumer technology on a regular basis. This access has exacerbated the disconnect between adolescents and the natural environment by reducing the amount of time spent outdoors. To compound this disconnect, the continued use of traditional classroom settings along with the ‘‘sit-and-get’’ style of facilitation, widens the gap between inert knowledge and applied knowledge. The transformation from theory to practice witnessed in outdoor science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education has been shown to foster the assimilation and retention of STEM concepts. Therefore, educational institutions have begun to cultivate the ...


Nature And Nurture: Planner And Architect Mina Amundsen Sees Connections As She Oversees Colby's Growth, Sue Repko 2017 Colby College

Nature And Nurture: Planner And Architect Mina Amundsen Sees Connections As She Oversees Colby's Growth, Sue Repko

Colby Magazine

Since her childhood in India, Minakshi "Mina" M. Amundsen, assistant vice president for facilities and campus planning, has always been curious about the interconnectedness of the natural world, the built environment, and the humans who navigate both. That fascination with connections has informed her work at Colby in myriad ways.


A Climate Action Plan For Liu Post, Andrew Kay, Samantha Goldwasser, Tyler Huffman 2017 Long Island University

A Climate Action Plan For Liu Post, Andrew Kay, Samantha Goldwasser, Tyler Huffman

Post & Beyond

To continue to advance LIU’s sustainability leadership, LIU needs clear policies

to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Using national planning tools,

we are constructing a greenhouse gas profile for LIU Post and developing a

range of actions that LIU can follow in future years to reduce emissions. A

Climate Action Plan is the best management platform for achieving tangible

results. Our plan calls for a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2035. The

plan tracks emissions related to campus vehicles and heating systems,

electric consumption, commuting patterns, and solid waste. To derive our

carbon reduction plan, we will analyze ...


Urban Foraging: A Ubiquitous Human Practice Overlooked By Urban Planners, Policy, And Research, Charlie M. Shackleton, Patrick T. Hurley, Annika C. Dahlberg, Marla R. Emery, Harini Nagendra 2017 Rhodes University

Urban Foraging: A Ubiquitous Human Practice Overlooked By Urban Planners, Policy, And Research, Charlie M. Shackleton, Patrick T. Hurley, Annika C. Dahlberg, Marla R. Emery, Harini Nagendra

Environmental Studies Faculty Publications

Although hardly noticed or formally recognized, urban foraging by humans probably occurs in all urban settings around the world. We draw from research in India, South Africa, Sweden, and the United States to demonstrate the ubiquity and varied nature of urban foraging in different contexts. Across these different contexts, we distill seven themes that characterize and thereby advance thinking about research and the understanding of urban foraging. We show that it is widespread and occurs across a variety of urban spaces and places. The species used and the local practices vary between contexts, and are in constant flux as urban ...


Measuring And Disseminating Organizational Leadership Through Impact, Sarah Baumer, Alfredo Karduss 2017 Purdue University

Measuring And Disseminating Organizational Leadership Through Impact, Sarah Baumer, Alfredo Karduss

Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement

Our service learning experience as teaching assistants for Professor Brett Crawford’s Foundations of Organizational Leadership course (TLI112) included collaborating with community partners such as the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation, successfully acquiring grant funding as principal investigators, inventorying needs for native plants to replace weeds and invasive species, and disseminating our experiences through various measures of impact. Our efforts fit within a transformation of a large lecture course, moving away from passive learning and toward experiential activities that included 1,340 hours of community service during a single semester. Community service impacts were measured, including links between the Global Reporting ...


What Research Should Be Done And Why? Four Competing Visions Among Ecologists, Mark W. Neff 2017 Western Washington University

What Research Should Be Done And Why? Four Competing Visions Among Ecologists, Mark W. Neff

Mark Neff

Information we collect about our planet depends, in part, on the questions scientists ask regarding the natural world. Asking other questions might lead to different innovations and alternative understandings of policy problems and their potential solutions. With a seemingly infinite number of potential study subjects but limited resources with which to study them, why have we chosen to focus on the topics that we have? Here, I present a Q-method study that explores ecologists' thought processes as they evaluate the merits of potential research topics. The participants, ecologists attending the Ecological Society of America's 2008 Annual Meeting, nominally agreed ...


Ego Network Properties As A Way To Reveal Conflict In Collaboration's Clothing, Bethany B. Cutts, Tischa Muñoz-Erickson, Kate J. Darby, Mark W. Neff, Elisabeth K. Larson, Bob Bolin, Amber Wutich 2017 Western Washington University

Ego Network Properties As A Way To Reveal Conflict In Collaboration's Clothing, Bethany B. Cutts, Tischa Muñoz-Erickson, Kate J. Darby, Mark W. Neff, Elisabeth K. Larson, Bob Bolin, Amber Wutich

Mark Neff

A need for successful collaborative strategies is an enduring problem in natural resource management. Several qualities of “successful” partnerships have been identified but few empirical studies have tested these claims against the information sharing structure of “unsuccessful” partnerships. This paper examines the ego networks of members in a partnership that has not successfully reached its goals as an illustration of the ways in which external ties relate to attitudes and relationships within a partnership. By focusing on information sharing frequencies, member ideologies, and power structure among organizations involved in a groundwater controversy, we test the extent to which the process ...


Spanning Boundaries In An Arizona Watershed Partnership: Information Networks As Tools For Entrenchment Or Ties For Collaboration?, Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, Bethany B. Cutts, Elisabeth K. Larson, Kate J. Darby, Mark W. Neff, Amber Wutich, Bob Bolin 2017 Western Washington University

Spanning Boundaries In An Arizona Watershed Partnership: Information Networks As Tools For Entrenchment Or Ties For Collaboration?, Tischa A. Muñoz-Erickson, Bethany B. Cutts, Elisabeth K. Larson, Kate J. Darby, Mark W. Neff, Amber Wutich, Bob Bolin

Mark Neff

The need to develop successful collaborative strategies is an enduring problem in sustainable resource management. Our goal is to evaluate the relationship between information networks and conflict in the context of collaborative groundwater management in the rapidly growing central highland region of Arizona. In this region, water-management conflicts have emerged because of stakeholders’ differing geographic perspectives and competing scientific claims. Using social network analyses, we explored the extent to which the Verde River Basin Partnership (VRBP), which was charged with developing and sharing scientific information, has contributed to collaboration in the region. To accomplish this, we examined the role that ...


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