Category: Anne Short
“There is no doubt among the world’s scientists (including BU’s) that anthropogenic climate change is underway,” Ann E. Cudd, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, recently wrote to the university community, “which if it continues at the current rate will radically alter the shape of the world’s landmass and the nature of its ecosystems”
Click here to Dean Cudd’s full note, including her description of work done by Earth & Environment faculty members.
Ph.D. graduate Rachel Nalepa and Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti co-author paper in Geoforum
Earth & Environment Ph.D. graduate Rachel Nalepa and Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti have co-authored a paper with Dana Bauer of Clark University in Geoforum.
The paper, “Marginal land and the global land rush: A spatial exploration of contested lands and state-directed development in contemporary Ethiopia,” unpacks the federal government’s notion of ‘marginal land’ to investigate how land is set aside for future investment and the agro-ecological characteristics and human-environment interactions endemic to these areas. It will be included in a special issue on “Rendering Land Investable.”
Dr. Nalepa completed her Ph.D. in 2015 and is now a post-doctoral researcher at York University. Learn Assistant Professor Short Gianotti’s work here.
The paper “Gathering plants and fungi along the urban-rural gradient: Uncovering differences in the attitudes and practices among urban, suburban, and rural landowners” can be accessed here.
To learn more about Assistant Professor Short Gianotti’s work, check out her profile page here.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti will be participating in a “Science by the Pint” outreach event tonight, Wednesday April 20th, 2016, as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.
This “Science by the Pint” event is titled “In a Haze: Studying Marijuana.” As part of the event, Short Gianotti will be talking about the challenges of researching and governing the environmental effects of cannabis cultivation.
The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Aeronaut Brewing Company at 14 Tyler St. in Somerville. Click this Science by the Pint link or this Cambridge Science Festival link for more information.
The event description is included below:
In a Haze: Studying Marijuana
Wednesday, April 20, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Aeronaut Brewing Company, 14 Tyler St, Somerville
It’s 4/20, so Harvard’s Science by the Pint is teaming up with the Aeronaut Brewery and the Cambridge Science Festival to learn about the science of marijuana! Our researchers are here to discuss with you the challenges of studying a (mostly) illegal substance, and get into their research on the effects of marijuana on the brain, the environmental issues around growing weed, and how America’s relationship with the drug has evolved. So grab a beer and get talking!
As par at of her fellowship, Sullivan-Wiley will be working with Leah VanWey, an environmental sociologist at Brown IBES and Daniela Miteva, an environmental economist at the Nature Conservancy.
Sullivan-Wiley is a final year PhD candidate receiving her doctorate in Geography. She is advised by Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti.
Assistant Professor Anne Short Gianotti along with collaborators at The Nature Conservancy, UC Berkeley, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Integral Ecology Research Center, Trout Unlimited, McBain Associates, and Stanford University published a new paper in Bioscience.
The paper is titled “High time for conservation: Adding the environment to the debate on marijuana liberalization” and draws attention to the need to address the environmental impacts of marijuana cultivation. Using California as a case study, Short Gianotti and her collaborators examine the environmental impact of marijuana cultivation and identify opportunities and barriers for policies that would mitigate those impacts.
The Pardee Summer Fellows program allows “outstanding master’s and doctoral students an opportunity for intensive interdisciplinary research and writing on topics that are aligned with the broad research interests of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future” (“Graduate Summer Fellows Program“).
Sullivan-Wiley is a Phd candidate in Geography advised by Assistant Professor Anne Short.
Andrew Trlica is a Phd candidate in Geography advised by Associate Professor Lucy Hutyra.
The paper, “Landowner conservation awareness across rural-to-urban gradients in Massachusetts,” will be published in the 184th volume of the journal in April 2015; however, an early release of the paper is available now.
The BUToday article “Preventing Landslides in Uganda” focuses on Sullivan-Wiley’s research “in preventing environmental disasters in Uganda.”
The article also discusses the Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship Award, which Sullivan-Wiley was one of the first recipients of this past July.
Kira Sullivan-Wiley is a PhD candidate in Geography focusing on valuation and realization of ecosystem services. Sullivan-Wiley’s advisor is Assistant Professor Anne Short.
To read the article, click here.
To learn more about Prof. Short and her graduate students’ work, visit Prof. Short’s profile page.
The Moorman-Simon Civic Fellowship recognizes Ph.D. students whose research and scholarship addresses critical problems through engagement and community partnerships. The award provides support for two years.
Sullivan-Wiley is a Ph.D. candidate working with Assistant Professor Anne Short. Her research focuses on information transfer and efforts to reduce vulnerability to natural disasters in developing nations. She is working with the Uganda Red Cross and other development organizations to examine the effectiveness of programs that aim to reduce community vulnerability to landslides in eastern Uganda.