Plant Biology Department Inaugurates New Summer Internship

A group of PBIO 290 students, their instructor, Intervale Center land steward Duncan Murdoch, and Intervale volunteers in a group photo.
PBIO 290 students, instructor Laura Hill, Intervale Center’s Duncan Murdoch, and Intervale Center volunteers.

The Plant Biology Department inaugurated a new summer internship. This internship program engages students in local community projects that address issues in sustainability and the environment, specifically related to climate change mitigation and adaptation using plants. Continue reading “Plant Biology Department Inaugurates New Summer Internship”

Research Puts Socio-Politico-Technical Processes into Climate Change Modeling

Model of climate change social and physical feedback
Graphic of the climate-social model components and feedback processes. Components are shown in black and the model feedback processes in green. Feedback processes are identified as positive (+) (that is, reinforcing) or negative (−) (that is, dampening). The black arrow shows a connection between components (policy-adoption effect) that is not directly part of a particular feedback process.

Plant Biology Professor Brian Beckage (with a joint appointment in the Department of Computer Science and a Gund Fellow) is co-author of the recently published study in the journal Nature entitled, Determinants of emissions pathways in the coupled climate-social system. Continue reading “Research Puts Socio-Politico-Technical Processes into Climate Change Modeling”

The Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network at COP26

People in a boat on the Mekong River
Photo credit: Tom Malk on Unsplash

During the 2021 COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, CDAE Professor Asim Zia, Rubenstein School Assistant Professor Bindu Panikkar, and Gund Graduate Fellow Rubaina Anjum participated in an international panel of scientists and experts from the Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network (TWIN). The panel’s theme was Securing Clean Water in Transboundary Indus, Jordan, Mekong and Amazon Basins Through Science and Diplomacy, and they deliberated data sharing, polycentric governance, and the water crisis around these basins. Continue reading “The Transboundary Water In-Cooperation Network at COP26”