• SEEC Constructions August 2014

    SEEC Building Construction Underway

    Question: What do you get when you put three research institutes, two federal partners, two academic departments, and cutting-edge laboratory equipment into a state-of-the-art workspace dedicated to interdisciplinary research? Answer: Mutual inspiration and beneficial exchanges – what Nobel Laureate and CU professor Tom Cech terms as “fruitful collisions” of people, research, and ideas.

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  • Garrett Rue

    Research in Antarctica

    The McMurdo Dry Valleys--the largest relatively ice-free zone on the Antarctic continent--has been studied as part of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Network since 1993. The principal investigator on the project is Diane McKnight, a fellow at CU-Boulder's Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research and a professor of civil, environmental and architectural engineering. Several Environmental Studies graduate students have done research in Antarctica with Diane McKnight.

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  • Red Cross Red Crescent Field Work

    CU-Boulder students focus on aid policies with new Red Cross partnership

    The Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre and the University of Colorado Boulder have linked up to send CU graduate students to Africa for a three-month internship program focusing on the climate.

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  • Bangladesh Amanda Carrico

    Environmental Research in Bangladesh

    Poor water quality due to saltwater intrusion and arsenic are significant concerns within communities in Southwest Bangladesh. Amanda Carrico is collaborating with a team of researchers funded by the Office of Naval Research to implement the Bangladesh Environment and Migration Survey (BEMS). This study examines how environmental conditions influence the migration of people, and the extent to which migration fosters resilience to environmental stress.

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  • New Freedom Park

    New Freedom Park

    In an effort to revitalize neighborhoods, address neighborhood gaps in safe and healthy places to play and access to healthy food, the Trust for Public Land teamed up with Denver Parks and Recreation, the Colorado Health Foundation, Denver Urban Gardens and others to design a safe, accessible, food producing landscape for war refugees in east Denver. Jill Litt, Environmental Studies, and colleagues from Kaiser Permanente evaluated the impact of this redevelopment project from its design to its implementation.

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  • Uganda Wildlife Authority Collecting Weather Data

    Uganda Wildlife Authority Collecting Weather Data

    The Albertine Rift region in East Africa is one of the world's most threatened biodiversity hotspots due to dense smallholder farming, high levels of land and resource pressures, and habitat loss and conversion. Joel Hartter and his colleagues' research through the Population, Environment, and Climate in the Albertine Rift (PECAR) project results highlight the need for fine-scale climate information to assist agro-ecological communities in developing effective adaptive management.

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Emily investigates the relationships between environmental conditions, nutrient and pollutant biogeochemical cycles, and the microorganisms that regulate these cycles. She employ techniques from microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, statistical modeling, and environmental economics.

Values & Theory Core

Ben works primarily in the area of environmental ethics and environmental policy, though his theoretical interests span much larger concerns in applied ethics, normative ethics, and even metaethics

Kanmani Venkateswaran

Policy Core

Kanmani Venkateswaran received her M.S.in 2014. Her thesis was titled The Vulnerability of Zambian Communities Living Along the Zambezi River Basin to Floods. 

She graduated from Kenyon College in May 2011 with a Bachelors in Biology and a concentration in Environmental Studies. She completed an internship at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment in Bangalore, India in 2012. She has been working with Dr. Siddhartha Krishnan and Dr. Gladwin Joseph on human adaptation to climate change in agricultural communities in Natham taluk, Tamil Nadu. Earlier in the internship, Kanmani was also a part of Indian policy-making, collating the report on sustainability, biodiversity and rural livelihoods for the Planning Commission's Five Year Plan. Kanmani also spent time in 2012 in Ooty, Tamil Nadu mapping self-identified settlements and areas of cultural/religious importance in Toda communities.