Participatory action research

Vermont EPSCoR was awarded a Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1, $20M award on June 1, 2016 for research on Lake Champlain Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE). The research will inform public policy and support economic and workforce development. Research questions examine...

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Ethics and sustainability have become a growing focus for jewelry consumers and retailers in Europe and the United States over the last five years. Consumers, jewelers, mining companies, international development agencies, advocacy groups and the media have engaged in heated debates and careful...

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This project comprises the dissertation research of IEDS doctoral fellow Anjanette DeCarlo.

To successfully reduce poverty, professionals need to know why international development projects fail. Inconsistencies in policy on foreign aid miss the links between the environment and...

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IEDS doctoral scholar Kim McRae is conducting this study following a memorandum of understanding between the St. Regis Mohawk tribe and UVM. The Mohawk Nation is a transnational Native American community that has been exposed to significant levels of environmental toxins called polychlorinated...

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As the world negotiates the first treaty on mercury as a pollutant (targeted for completion under the auspices of UNEP by 2012), IEDS researcher Hajra Atiq is considering what barriers exist to the implementation of mercury-free artisanal gold mining. Our partner on this project are the...

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While considerable research has been undertaken on links between environmental decline and conflict, very little empirical research has occurred on the mechanisms by which environmental issues can galvanize cooperative behavior. This proposal seeks to empirically address the following research...

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IEDS Fellow Laurent Cartier is leading this project in partnership with researchers, pearl farmers and jewelers in Japan, French Polynesia and Micronesia. Pearl farming represents an inherent relationship between commercial pearl oyster cultivation, fragile marine environments, coastal...

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This project is is the pioneering idea of IEDS Fellow, Dr. Anna Grichting, a landscape architect and environmental planner based in Geneva, Switzerland. The spark for this project came during the the course of Anna Grichting’s doctoral research at the Harvard School of Design, by a publication...

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