Category: 2020

Postdocs Qi Zhang and Kira Sullivan-Wiley Co-Author Paper on Livelihood Impacts of China’s Forest Conservation Programs

Qi Zhang and Kira Sullivan-Wiley, post-doctoral associates at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, co-authored a new paper exploring the impacts of China’s forest conservation programs on livelihood decisions. In the paper, published in the journal Land Use Policy, the authors examine the direct and indirect effects of two […]

New Paper: “Changing Conservation Behavior by Changing the Behavior of Conservation Programs”

The interdependencies of environmental and social systems, as recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), create opportunities for pursuing simultaneous improvements in several areas, such as climate, food, water, nutrition, and health. But significant challenges remain in the conservation sphere, where integrating social and environmental goals will require large-scale changes in individual behavior. In this Issues […]

Delina Authors New Paper on Resilient Energy Systems in Climate-Vulnerable Islands

Laurence Delina, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, recently authored a paper on the importance of resilient energy systems for islands in the journal Energy Research & Social Science. While the need for resilient infrastructure in climate-vulnerable islands (whether geographical islands surrounded by water […]

Postdoc Qi Zhang Co-Authors Paper on China’s Conversion of Cropland to Forest Program (CCFP)

Qi Zhang, a post-doctoral associate at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, is the lead author of a recent paper exploring the outcomes of China’s Conversion of Cropland to Forest Program (CCFP), one of the largest Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) programs in the world. In the paper, published […]

New Paper: “New Perspectives on the Dynamics of Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS)”

Research on coupled human and natural systems (CHANS) seeks to holistically understand how social, cultural, economic, and political systems are intricately connected to natural systems. Through an interdisciplinary approach blending natural and social sciences, this research can play a key role in decision-making about current and future challenges at the intersection of people and nature, […]

2020 Session of Graduate Summer Fellows Program Comes to an End

On July 31, the 2020 session of the Pardee Center Graduate Summer Fellows program came to an end, concluding the program’s twelfth year, and the first in a remote format. During the final two weeks of the 10-week program, the Fellows submitted preliminary drafts, and had virtual discussions with The Conversation’s Editor and General Manager […]