The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics hosted the first annual Gund Research Slam on October 29, 2013. Over 100 people from UVM and Vermont attended the event to learn about transdisciplinary research projects being carried out by Gund Fellows, Graduate Fellows, and Post-Docs. Researchers were challenged to present one key area of their work in four minutes. After ten presentations we broke for an hour to answer questions, discuss new areas for collaboration, and reconnect with new and old colleagues. Films of the presentations are below, along with a short video montage of the event. We hope to see everyone next year!
William Keeton: Dynamics of Forest Ecosystems
Lini Wollenberg: Sustainable Agricultural Commodity Initiatives and Deforestation
Asim Zia: The Emergence of Attractors Under Multi-Level Institutional Designs
Pooja Kanwar: A Regional Ecological Risk Assessment of the Kaipara Harbour using the Relative Risk Model
Gillian Galford: The Gund in Action: Flood Mitigation by Wetlands
Brian Voigt: Simulation Models of Coupled Natural-Human Systems
Ann Hoogenboom: Community Organizing for Resiliency to Climate Change
Colin Beier: Forest Ecosystem Services Toolkit
Insu Koh: Pollination Services: Modeling and Mapping
Meryl Richards: Seeing the (Agro)Forest for the Trees
Jon Erickson: Successional Retrogression in a Changing Forest Economy
Alicia Ellis: Do Pollinators Contribute to Nutritional Health?
Julie Nash: Competitive Advantage and Eco-Labels: Understanding the Value of Uniqueness
Christopher Koliba: Designing for Environmental Governance
Jean Lee: Agricultural Carbon Projects: Where are the mamas?
Robert Herendeen: Net Energy and Energy Price: Connected?
Donna Rizzo: Identifying Model Structure and Scale Dependencies: Chagas Disease Transmission and Risk
Margarita Fernandez: Seasonal Hunger in Coffee Communities: Food Sovereignty, Agroecology, and Livelihoods
Eric Zencey: The Genuine Progress Indicator for the State of Vermont
Taylor Ricketts: Nature, Happiness, and Big Data