Category: Dana Bauer
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.
Earth & Environment Assistant Professor Dana Bauer is in Washington DC this week to present research at the A Community on Ecosystem Services or ACES Conference.
Bauer will make two presentations during the conference: her first presentation features research performed by Bauer and Associate Professor Ian Sue Wing on “Macroeconomic Consequences of Lost Pollination Services.”
Her second presentation feature research performed by Bauer and former Earth & Environment undergraduate Jessika Rose Smith on “Pollination Services and Grower Decision Making.”
To learn more about Prof. Bauer’s work, check out her profile page.
Graduate student Rachel Nalepa has just been award a 2014 Boston University Summer Research Fellowship.
The award is given each year to deserving advanced PhD students to allow them to spend their summer pursing their research.
Nalepa is a PhD candidate working with Assistant Professor Dana Bauer. Her research interests include political ecology and geopolitics of land investments for agrofuels.
To learn more about the work Prof. Bauer and Rachel Nalepa do, visit Prof. Bauer’s profile page.
Congratulations to Rachel!
Assistant Professor Dana Bauer and colleagues at the University of Maine and Bowdoin College received funding from the National Science Foundation’s Couple Natural and Human Systems program to study the role and management of vernal pools in urbanizing landscapes. Vernal pools are small natural features that are far more important for maintaining biodiversity and providing ecosystem services than one would expect based on their size. The interdisciplinary project team will explore the biophysical and socioeconomic components of vernal pool ecology and management as a coupled-systems model and develop strategies that improve management of these resources and other analogous systems around the globe, from prairie potholes in mid-western North America to desert springs in southern Africa.
For more information on Dana Bauer and her work, visit her website.