April 6, 2015

The stereotypical trappings of urban living -- fine restaurants, boutique shopping, amazing people-watching – need to accommodate one more city dweller: wildlife.

Cities are traditionally seen as places for people, but many species of wildlife thrive in urban areas. Interactions between humans and wildlife happen more often in urban areas than any other place on Earth. These interactions affect human health, safety and welfare, in both positive and negative ways.

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April 2, 2015

By comparing and reflecting on their previous research, five former CHANS fellows from the class of 2012 have developed an analytic framework that other scholars can use when designing future interdisciplinary studies on farmer decision-making.

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March 6, 2015

Weather changes and the risks they pose are one of the biggest variables in agriculture. In many cases, farmers can reduce some of these risks by adapting their cropping practices to be more compatible with weather situations.

But not all farmers react to weather changes the same way. To better identify how farmers make weather-related decisions, two CHANS-Net researchers and their colleagues developed a framework to understand the causes and consequences of the decisions.

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Oct. 9, 2014

The Mountain Research Initiative invites all researchers studying global change in mountain regions to its Key Contact Workshop on Dec. 14 in San Francisco, just before the AGU Fall Meeting.

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Aug. 11, 2014

A new modeling framework will help managers estimate the effects of land use change and agricultural conservation practices on water quality.

The soil and water assessment tool (SWAT), was developed by CHANS-Net members Irem Daloglu, Joan Iverson Nassauer and Rick Riolo, as well as Donald Scavia. All the scientists are at the University of Michigan.

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July 8, 2012

A group of CHANS-Net scientists have published in the journal Regional Environmental Change.  The release, below, is courtesy of The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, funded through a National Science Foundation grant to the University of Maryland. The CHANS-Net members are Nicholas R. MaglioccaThomas K.

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June 10, 2013

The New York Times explores human and natural systems in a desperate fight for balance in Cambodia. CHANS-Net principal investigator Jianguo "Jack" Liu and member Lewis Incze are quoted. The article, "Of Fish, Monsoons and the Future - A Push to Save Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake" can be found here.

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May 16, 2014

In the Rupununi region of Guyana, the indigenous people rely on hunting and subsistence agriculture for their livelihoods. While earlier studies on sustainable management plans for these people have focused on only one aspect of sustainability -- resource use, for example -- new research by a group of CHANS-Net scientists uses a holistic model framework to look at the interactions between demographic growth, hunting, subsistence agriculture, land cover change and animal population.

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March 26, 2014

GLobal Land Project logoDoug Boucher, Director of Tropical Forests and Climate Initiative for the Union of Concerned Scientists, is reporting from Berlin at the Global Land Project conference.

In the blog "The Equation" a CHANS-Net members popped up -  Eric Lambin

See the blog here.

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March 25, 2014

A new way scientists – all kinds of natural and social scientists – are using to scrutinize some of the world’s biggest challenges in sustainability is getting its turn in the spotlight.

This week, a scientific publication written by Jianguo “Jack” Liu and some of the world’s most noted sustainability scholars, many of whom are CHANS-Net members, has been given the Ralf Yorque Memorial Competition Award as best paper in 2013.

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