Center for Environmental Policy
The Center for Environmental Policy seeks to understand the forces driving the formulation and implementation of environmental policies and the effects of these policies on the regulated community and other relevant decision-makers, in addition to other types of environmental protection efforts. Center-sponsored research projects focus primarily on humans' decisions, thus, the projects draw strongly upon the expertise of social scientists while adding the expertise of other disciplines, such as law, engineering, history, and a variety of natural and physical sciences.
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The impact of agricultural colonization and deforestation on stingless bee (Apidae: Meliponini) composition and richness in Rondônia, Brazil (Springer, 2013)Stingless bees were collected throughout the state of Rondônia in the southwestern Brazilian Amazon for one year. The impact of agricultural colonization and subsequent deforestation on species composition and richness is ...
Planting Food or Fuel: Developing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding the Role of Culture in Farmers’ Decisions to Grow Second-Generation Biofuel Feedstock Crops (Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, 2009-12)Recent interest in biofuels as an alternative energy source has spurred considerable changes in agricultural practice worldwide. These changes will be more pronounced as second-generation biofuels, such as switch grass, ...
(Biomed Central, 2011-05-20)Background Many factors have been associated with circulation of the dengue fever virus and vector, although the dynamics of transmission are not yet fully understood. The aim of this work is to estimate the spatial ...
Soybean production and conversion of tropical forest in the Brazilian Amazon: The case of Vilhena, Rondônia (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2005-08)The recent rise in Brazilian soybean production has generated concern among the environmental community and some authors that natural tropical environments of the Amazon Basin are being converted to soybean fields. Proponents ...