Efforts to eradicate extreme poverty will have little impact on achieving climate targets, suggests a study led by Drs. Klaus Hubacek, Giovanni Baiocchi, and Kuishuang Feng in the Department of Geographical Sciences, in collaboration with Anand Patwardhan in the School of Public Policy UMD. However, elevating the income of the extremely poor to a fairly modest level will require additional climate mitigation efforts and resources.
For decades, expert bureaucrats have been moving regularly across borders, from their home institutions to international organizations, and forging collaborative networks with peers. Analyzing over twenty years of environmental and nuclear technology projects data for 150 countries, this book provides a comprehensive study of international cooperation among elite bureaucrats in developing states. An empirical study that will interest researchers, undergraduate, and graduate students of political and social sciences, this is the first book to explain the causes of transnational cooperation in the Global South and find a link between domestic level of skills and international cooperation.
Dr. Molly Brown has been funded in a National Science Foundation project submitted to the Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems (INFEWS) proposal opportunity, led by Johns Hopkins University assistant professor Benjamin Zaitchik.
A Department of Geographical Sciences research team had a CMS proposal funded to create a prototype of a Cropland Carbon Monitoring System (CCMS) that improves the existing cropland C storage and flux estimates developed under previous NASA CMS activities in terms of spatial and temporal scales as well as completeness. The University of Maryland's Department of Geographical Sciences research team of Dr. César Izaurralde (PI), Dr. Varaprasad (Prasad) Bandaru (Science PI),Dr.
The team led by Dr. Randy Kawa, (PI, NASA GSFC) working alongside Dr. George Hurtt (Co-I, UMD GEOG), Dr. Paul Newman (Co-I, NASA GSFC), Dr. Tom Hanisco (Co-I, NASA GSFC), Dr. Glenn Wolfe (Co-I, NASA GSFC/JCET), Dr. Glenn Diskin (Co-I, NASA LaRC) and Dr. George Collatz (Collaborator, NASA GSFC), is awarded a research grant of $400,000 by NASA’s Carbon Monitoring System program for their project titled “Airborne Eddy Flux Measurements for Validation/Evaluation of High-Resolution MRV Systems”. The project represents a new collaboration between GEOG and GSFC researchers.
PhD graduates, Christine Miller Hesed and Katherine J. Johnson, successfully defended their dissertations in May and were hooded by Michael Paolisso, their advisor, at the Spring 2016 Commencement Ceremony. Both Christine and Jo’s dissertation research centered around resilience and climate change in the Chesapeake Bay Region.