Sample records for environmental research papers

  1. Integrating the social and natural sciences in environmental research: a discussion paper

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Integrating the social and natural sciences in environmental research: a discussion paper Veronica in environmental research, and the broader political, social and economic context in which this takes place. Based Science+Business Media B.V. 2007 In collaboration with a range of social and natural scientists

  2. Approach to oil shale health and environmental research: a concept paper

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    E. J. Peterson; W. D. Spall; P. Wagner; L. M. Holland; M. I. Tillery; W. J. Parkinson; G. F. Strniste

    1983-01-01

    An integrated research approach is discussed for understanding the complex health and environmental issues that affect both the extent and rate of development of the US oil shale resource. Our main purpose is to investigate process modifications that mitigate any health and environmental impacts while improving or maintaining the yield and quality of shale oil. Because many of the recognized

  3. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University

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    velocity, air humidity, air temperature, cold surface temperature, surface energy, and fin-base surfaceThis paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group to the outdoor ambient air, and during winter operation, the outdoor coil might accumulate frost on its surface

  4. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University

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    into consideration. The microchannel fin surface temperature, entering air face velocity, relative humidity velocity do not have a significant impact on the frosting cycle while surface temperature and air relativeThis paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group

  5. Appendix E: Research papers. Use of remote sensing in landscape stratification for environmental impact assessment

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    Stanturf, J. A.; Heimbuch, D. G.

    1980-01-01

    A refinement to the matrix approach to environmental impact assessment is to use landscape units in place of separate environmental elements in the analysis. Landscape units can be delineated by integrating remotely sensed data and available single-factor data. A remote sensing approach to landscape stratification is described and the conditions under which it is superior to other approaches that require single-factor maps are indicated. Flowcharts show the steps necessary to develop classification criteria, delineate units and a map legend, and use the landscape units in impact assessment. Application of the approach to assessing impacts of a transmission line in Montana is presented to illustrate the method.

  6. Writing a Research Paper

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    Mikk, Jaan

    2006-01-01

    The value of research and the career of a university lecturer depend heavily on the success in publishing scientific papers. This article reviews the guidelines for writing and submitting research papers. The three most important success criteria in publishing are as follows: the paper describes a good research, it is written according to the…

  7. ALTERNATIVES TO RESEARCH PAPERS

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    , 2010 Creative alternatives to traditional research papers: Undergrads and Scholarly CommunicationALTERNATIVES TO RESEARCH PAPERS Compiled by Kathy Labadorf kathy.labadorf@uconn.edu December 30 The ability to write a finely crafted, well documented, and thought provoking research paper is a hallmark

  8. Call for Papers Italian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research

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    -operatives, social enterprises, Non-Profit Organizations (NPOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs, common and non-profit organizations (http://euricse.eu/) R.I.B.E.S. - Research and Ideas on Business information: Title of the contribution Author(s) and professional organization affiliation (university

  9. Updating the Research Paper

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    Liepolt, Werner

    2005-01-01

    For more than 30 years, Staples High School (Westport, Connecticut) juniors have undertaken a major research paper. Their English teachers supervise this project-based unit and get feedback about the preparation students feel they have gotten in research and in writing. Students used to be taught to use notebooks, paper, pencil, and index cards…

  10. The Mock Research Paper

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    Clark, Carlton

    2008-01-01

    The mock research paper combines creative writing with academic writing and, in the process, breaks down that binary. This article describes a writing assignment that offers an introduction to the college research paper genre. This assignment helps students focus on crafting an argument and learning genre conventions while postponing until the…

  11. Environmental research on actinide elements

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    Pinder, J.E. III; Alberts, J.J.; McLeod, K.W.; Schreckhise, R.G. (eds.)

    1987-08-01

    The papers synthesize the results of research sponsored by DOE's Office of Health and Environmental Research on the behavior of transuranic and actinide elements in the environment. Separate abstracts have been prepared for the 21 individual papers. (ACR)

  12. National Environmental Research Parks

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    Not Available

    1994-07-01

    The National Environmental Research Parks are outdoor laboratories that provide opportunities for environmental studies on protected lands that act as buffers around Department of Energy (DOE) facilities. The research parks are used to evaluate the environmental consequences of energy use and development as well as the strategies to mitigate these effects. They are also used to demonstrate possible environmental and land-use options. The seven parks are: Fermilab National Environmental Research Park; Hanford National Environmental Research Park; Idaho National Environmental Research Park; Los Alamos National Environmental Research Park; Nevada National Environmental Research Park; Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park; and Savannah River National Environmental Research Park. This document gives an overview of the events that led to the creation of the research parks. Its main purpose is to summarize key points about each park, including ecological research, geological characteristics, facilities, and available databases.

  13. The World Food Situation: Resource and Environmental Issues in the Developing Countries and the United States. Research Paper R-6.

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    Crosson, Pierre R.; Frederick, Kenneth D.

    The book provides an overview of the food situation in developing nations and in the United States as it will be until the end of the 20th century. Specifically, the research focuses on interrelationships among world food needs, resources, and environmental issues. The document is presented in seven chapters. Chapter I presents background on the…

  14. Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research

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    Thomas, Andrew

    1 Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research Laboratory Sawyer Environmental Research Center University of Maine #12;2 Mission Statement The Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research Laboratory is a multi- disciplinary facility for environmental research and education at the University of Maine. The lab provides

  15. . RESEARCH PAPER . SCIENCE CHINA

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . RESEARCH PAPER . SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences January 2013, Vol. 56 012104:1­012104:10 doi: 10.1007/s11432-012-4616-5 c Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012 info, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China; 2Beijing Aerospace Control Center, Beijing 100094, China; 3

  16. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY - CORVALLIS

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    The Environmental Research Laboratory - Corvallis is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's - national research center for terrestrial and watershed ecology, aquatic ecoregions, and for the ecological effects of climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion, and atmospheric p...

  17. The Bernese Prize for Environmental Research

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    Senn, Walter

    The Bernese Prize for Environmental Research Announcement of the 2013/14 Prize The Bernese Prize for Environmental Research The ,,Bernese Prize for Environmental Research" (henceforth called "Prize") has been of published papers) of the nominated person/s. Committee for the Bernese Prize for Environmental Research p

  18. Research Application Paper

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    Baskas, Richard S.

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare and contrast two types of scholarly article designs, quantitative and qualitative, as to how two research designs can be similar and different, and how the authors conduct their research and present their results. When researching and analyzing two scholarly articles of different design types, it is…

  19. Environmental Research Center to

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    environmental chamber. Another example is the mobile emissions laboratory, a 53-foot tractor trailer Environmental Research Center to Celebrate 20 years Symposium and gala are planned indoor environmental chamber at the RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) -- The College of Engineering

  20. GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

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    #12;GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY ANNUAL REPORT FY 1977 October 1977 Eugene J Research Laboratories Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 2300 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. #12;NOTICE The NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories do not approve, recommend

  1. Environmental Sciences 2007 Research Evaluation,

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Environmental Sciences 2007 Research Evaluation, including SENSE Research School December 2007 #12; QANU/ResearchEvaluationEnvironmentalSciences007 Quality,byphotocopy- ingorbyanyothermeanswiththepermissionofQANUifthesourceismentioned. #12;3QANU/ResearchEvaluationEnvironmentalSciences007 Table of contents

  2. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE MINIMIZATION FOR A MANUFACTURER OF GRAVURE-COATED METALIZED PAPER AND METALIZED FILM

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has funded a pilot project to assist small and medium-size manufacturers who want to minimize their generation of waste but who lack the expertise to do so. n an effort to assist these manufacturers Waste Minimization Assessment Cent...

  3. Writing Research Papers Aaron Hertzmann

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    Writing Research Papers Aaron Hertzmann #12;Why should you care about writing? · You must professors; advanced undergrads ­ Industry practitioners ­ Researchers now; researchers 10 years from now endeavors #12;Goals for your paper 1. Communicate ideas and experiments 2. Persuade people of the approach 3

  4. Macro-Environmental Mapping of International Branch Campus Activities of Universities Worldwide. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.2.14

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    Kosmützky, Anna; Krücken, Georg

    2014-01-01

    The paper provides an initial international comparative empirical assessment of international branch campuses (IBCs) worldwide. Building on neo-institutional theory and organizational ecology, it sheds light on the new organizational form by analyzing their founding age of the home university and IBC mortality. Furthermore the paper analyzes the…

  5. MFR PAPER 1217 Environmental Change and the

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    to permit specified industrial or other operations-to require that an Environmental Impact Statement (EISMFR PAPER 1217 Environmental Change and the Northeast Pacific Ocean Fisheries: Introductory Remarks and may be harmed when only slight environmental changes take place. Of even greater importance, however

  6. GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

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    #12;GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY ANNUAL REPORT FY 1980 December I980 Eugene J of Research and Development Environmental Research Laboratories Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 2300 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 #12;NOTICE The NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories

  7. GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

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    GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY ANNUAL REPORT FY 1981 December 1981 Eugene J . Aubert and Development Environmental Research Laboratories Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 2300 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 #12;NOTICE The NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories do not approve

  8. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (http://www.hvac.okstate.edu).

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    · Indoor Environmental Quality · Tools and Applications · Equipment, Components, and Materials · Education, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), also run what (available at www.ashrae.org/research) divided into five research opportunity themes: · Energy and Resources

  9. Environmental Research Project

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    Colin Robins

    The assignment is the development of scientific research project proposal, tailored to a specific range of course-appropriate topics and mimicked after current calls for NSF proposals in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, or Low temperature geochemistry. Project components include a one paragraph pitch, submission of a draft for peer-review, and submission of the final proposal with a response to peer comments. A final, oral or poster presentation is an optional component. This is a multi-week assignment, and typically a significant componenent of the course grade.

  10. Archeological/Environmental Research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1991-01-01

    Landsat/Seasat remote sensing was used by Ames Research Center to evaluate environmental influence on ancient Mayan civilization. Over 35 archeological sites were imaged and valuable information concerning Maya settlement patterns, environment, and resource usage resulted. The imagery was also used by Mexican authorities to develop coastal management plans, establish Biosphere Reserves and assess damage from the 1988 Hurricane Gilbert. Imagery showed evidence of ancient coastlines, changes in sea level, an ancient river plain and Mayan canal systems. Previously unknown Mayan reservoirs were discovered. The project is considered a pioneering effort combining remote sensing, environmental studies and archeology.

  11. RESEARCH PAPER Temperature Preference During

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    Tattersall, Glenn

    RESEARCH PAPER Temperature Preference During Forelimb Regeneration in the Red-Spotted Newt Department of Biological Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada Red-spotted newts, tails, jaws, spinal cords, as well as the lens of the eye. Newts are small ectotherms that are aquatic

  12. Research Paper on Curricular Models

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    Hall, Arnita Rena

    2006-01-01

    The focus of this research paper is on the role of teachers and the teaching strategies used in classrooms. The premise is that teachers are now realizing that they need to reach beyond traditional ways of teaching in order to assist their students in acquiring a deeper understanding of the topics being studied while developing critical thinking…

  13. Evaluating Impact. Education Research Paper.

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    McKay, Veronica, Ed.; Treffgarne, Carew, Ed.

    Papers in this collection address issues related to participatory approaches to assessing impact. The first section, "What Is an Impact Study and How Should We Do It?" contains: (1) "Participatory Impact Assessment" (John Shotton); (2) "Participatory Action Research as an Approach to Impact Assessment" (Victoria McKay); (3) "Participatory…

  14. GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

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    #12;#12;GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY ANNUAL REPORT FY 1985 December 1985 Eugene J and Atmospheric Research Environmental Research Laboratories Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory 2300 .........................Contracts and Grants 48 Front Cover: Water levels on the Great Lakes have been in a high regimefor the past

  15. Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre

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    This website describes the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre's work utilizing luminescence and radiocarbon dating. Through this expansive website, visitors can learn about the centre's many research projects including radioactive contamination, isotope geology, and environmental gamma spectrometry.

  16. Institute of Environmental Systems Research

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    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    Institute of Environmental Systems Research Report November 2004 ­ September 2007 #12;2 Editor University of Osnabrück Institute of Environmental Systems Research (Institut für Umweltsystemforschung ­ USF..................................................................................................... 13 2.3 Systems Science Colloquium

  17. Environmental Education Research: To What Ends?

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    Jickling, Bob

    2009-01-01

    This paper engages questions about ends in environmental education research. In doing so, I argue that such questions are essentially normative, and that normative questions are underrepresented in this field. After cautioning about perils of prescribing research agendas, I gently suggest that in environmental education key normative questions…

  18. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Opportunities

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    The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) lists a variety of funding opportunities, including internship projects for undergraduates or graduate students (in Global Change, Landscape Ecology, Ecology of Coastal Ecosystems, Environmental Engineering, and other subjects) and fellowships for graduate students or postdocs (in many research areas). Interested applicants should contact the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center.

  19. Environmental Research Foundation

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    The Environmental Research Foundation (ERF) provides "understandable scientific information about the influence of toxic substances on human health and the environment." ERF aims to inform journalists, community activists, librarians, environmentalists, and others concerned with toxins and environmental justice. The ERF site contains an online library of pertinent documents under such categories as agriculture & food security, global concerns, chemicals & health, human rights, and more. ERF also offers a database of related sites under the categories of biodiversity, cancer, children/youth, and food safety, to name a few. Site visitors can sign up for a free electronic subscription to the informative _Rachel's Environment & Health News_ (named in honor of renowned ecologist Rachel Carson). A Spanish-language edition of the publication is available as well. The website is also available in both Spanish and English.

  20. Environmental bonds and environmental research in innovative activities

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    Charles Perrings

    1989-01-01

    Perrings, C., 1989. Environmental bonds and environmental research in innovative activities. Ecol. Econ., 1: 95-110. This paper considers the incentive to uncover potential future social costs of activities having no historical precedents. Since ex unte markets in the future external effects of historically unique activities are non-existent, the private incentives to uncover the possibility of \\

  1. Cooperative environmental research program

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    Knoll, A.S.; Vadis, M.K.

    1996-12-31

    The Minerals Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been conducting reclamation research jointly funded by the State and industry for many years. This cooperative program began with AMAX Exploration Company in the mid-1970`s at the Minnamax copper-nickel exploration site near Babbitt, Minnesota. During the ensuing years, many projects, with a wide range of purposes, have been undertaken with the cooperation of numerous mining and exploration companies and government agencies. These activities eventually led to the Minnesota Legislature establishing the Minerals Cooperative Environmental Research fund in 1993 and the construction of the Mine Waste and Reclamation Research site at Hibbing, Minnesota in 1995. The types of cooperative projects undertaken are directed either at the needs of the existing mining operations in Minnesota or address mineral deposits that may be mined here in the future. Mining studies have looked at ways to lower costs and improve the effectiveness of reclamation. Projects directed at potential future mining have focused on predicting if mine waste leachate will produce water quality problems, as well as methods to reclaim mine wastes with an emphasis on lowering long term maintenance costs. It has been the authors` experience that by working on jointly funded projects in partnerships with other groups that several benefits result including: the projects that are selected are of practical interest to the partners; a good understanding of individual participant needs and goals are obtained; and, the results are more readily accepted and implemented by all parties involved.

  2. Tourism and environmental research: a review

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    Douglas G. Pearce

    1985-01-01

    This paper reviews the nature and scope of research into the environmental impact of tourism, the role such research may play in tourist development and conservation and the constraints which may be encountered. Research in this field is characterised by a wide spectrum of generally complex interrelationships and impacts. In recent years there has been a growing call from policy?makers

  3. Why Ontology Matters to Reviewing Environmental Education Research

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    Lotz-Sisitka, Heila

    2009-01-01

    This paper responds to a keynote paper presented by William Scott at the 2007 World Environmental Education Congress held in Durban, South Africa. The keynote address reviewed 30 years of environmental education research. In this response to William Scott's paper I contemplate the way in which environmental education research may enable…

  4. Basic research for environmental restoration

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    Not Available

    1990-12-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) is in the midst of a major environmental restoration effort to reduce the health and environmental risks resulting from past waste management and disposal practices at DOE sites. This report describes research needs in environmental restoration and complements a previously published document, DOE/ER-0419, Evaluation of Mid-to-Long Term Basic Research for Environmental Restoration. Basic research needs have been grouped into five major categories patterned after those identified in DOE/ER-0419: (1) environmental transport and transformations; (2) advanced sampling, characterization, and monitoring methods; (3) new remediation technologies; (4) performance assessment; and (5) health and environmental effects. In addition to basic research, this document deals with education and training needs for environmental restoration. 2 figs., 6 tabs.

  5. Locating the Environmental in Environmental Education Research: "What" Research--And Why?

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    Gough, Stephen

    2006-01-01

    This paper addresses the challenge of "locating the environmental in environmental education research" and does so with particular reference to previously published work by St Maurice (1996), Stables (2001) and Kaufman et al. (2001). At one level these three extracts are about the same thing: that is, they are about environmental education…

  6. PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Phosphorus and carbohydrate limitation of fecal coliform

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    Mallin, Michael

    PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Phosphorus and carbohydrate limitation of fecal coliform and fecal phosphorus, sediment carbohydrate, and environmental factors were made and relationships with bacteria or carbohydrate. Experimental results suggested that sediment-associ- ated fecal bacteria were more frequently

  7. B.S. in Environmental Studies Degree Concept Paper

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    Zanibbi, Richard

    integrated social science and humanities research tools with existing natural science approaches to link in the Institute's sustainability education, Environmental Science and Environmental Management! " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B.S. in Environmental Studies Degree

  8. GENOMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

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    The impact of recently developed and emerging genomics technologies on environmental sciences has significant implications for human and ecological risk assessment issues. The linkage of data generated from genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabalomics, and ecology can be ...

  9. Assignment for Research Paper Exercise Physiology

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    Prestwich, Ken

    to an e-mail. Your email must be time stamped no later than the start of class. Late papers1 Assignment for Research Paper Exercise Physiology Spring 2003 100 pts. Assignment: You have a choice of doing either two short (4-5 pp. each) or one long research paper (9 or 10 pp

  10. UCI UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    the substance and clarity of the document. There is no preset number of papers that will be accepted papers published in the Journal have these items in common: The purpose and significance of the research explained all technical or scientific terms unique to the topic of my research. My paper includes

  11. MFR PAPER 1346 Environmentally Related Diseases

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    be provoked into patency by environmental stress. One, a baculo- virus infection of pink shrimp, was first recognized in stressed laboratory popu- lations. The other, a herpeslike virus in- fection of oysters

  12. Working across and with Methodological Difference in Environmental Education Research

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    Russell, Constance L.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author discusses the implications of articles by Louise Chawla (1998) and Karen Malone (1999a) for "doing research." One of the most interesting implications of these two papers for environmental education research is the issues they raise about the challenges for environmental education researchers and education researchers

  13. Educational Research Ethics: A Discussion Paper.

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    Lafleur, Clay

    Educational researchers should be aware of the general consensus of the research community as to what is proper and improper in the conduct of educational research, since there is as yet no explicit code of ethics. Accordingly, this paper examines existing ethical standards to initiate discussion of issues specific to the educational research

  14. Paper. Environmental Ecological Education Project. Revised.

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    Parkway School District, Chesterfield, MO.

    This unit is designed to help the intermediate elementary school student become aware of the history of paper, the papermaking process, the variety of uses and kinds of paper, the economic aspects of the paper industry, and the importance of recycling. It includes 13 major concepts relating to paper, the behavioral objectives and expected student…

  15. MIT Environmental Research Forum

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    Entekhabi, Dara

    and Report of the ERC (Dara Entekhabi) Building Strength on Strength: Research Themes 9:30 to 9:50 Climate Engagement 12:00 to 12:10 Way Forward (Dara Entekhabi) 12:10 to 12:20 Collaboration with the MIT Energy (Dara Entekhabi) 1:40 to 3:00 Spotlight Talks Industry: Synthetic Chemicals and Materials

  16. Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

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    2012-05-24

    Students will use scaffolding to research and organize information for writing a research paper. A research paper scaffold provides students with clear support for writing expository papers that include a question (problem), literature review, analysis, methodology for original research, results, conclusion, and references. Students examine informational text, use an inquiry-based approach, and practice genre-specific strategies for expository writing. Depending on the goals of the assignment, students may work collaboratively or as individuals. A student-written paper about color psychology provides an authentic model of a scaffold and the corresponding finished paper. The research paper scaffold is designed to be completed during seven or eight sessions over the course of four to six weeks.

  17. Marine Environmental Research Institute

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    This Maine-based research facility studies pollutant impacts on marine mammals, water quality monitoring, and coastal impacts. Also maintains a seal stranding response and rescue center. Public outreach programs feature speakers, lending library, and Ocean Aquarium Room with regional marine life. Experiential education programs including onsite visits and ecological cruises are offered for schools and the community, fees apply. Summer internships available for undergraduate and graduate students.

  18. CIMR Research Working Paper Series Working Paper No.

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    Cocea, Mihaela

    in innovation investment after the onset of the financial crisis in Europe by Andrea Filippetti Italian Research's innovation investment during the recent financial crisis. We find that continuity of investment in innovation.guy@bbk.ac.uk 10 August 2012 #12;2 Abstract This paper compares investments in innovation from the early days

  19. ORIGINAL PAPER Spatial patterns and environmental correlates

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    Slik, Ferry

    of distribution and diversity have so far been based on studies of macro-organisms, which tend to exhibit, protists, algae, and bryophytes) possess similar spatial patterns of species diversity as those observed for macro-organisms and whether these patterns are controlled by similar environmental fa

  20. The Research Paper: A Historical Perspective.

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    Moulton, Margaret R. "Cookie"; Holmes, Vicki L.

    2003-01-01

    Considers why the traditional research paper seems to have been part of the English curriculum forever. Provides a glimpse at what teachers in the past have done to alter its teaching and final format and provides a background against which English teachers may want to reevaluate and reinspire their own teaching of the research paper. (SG)

  1. SESAME/Environmental Research Laboratories

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    1977-01-01

    The Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL) have been designated as the basic research group of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ERL performs an integrated program of research and research services directed toward understanding the geophysical environment, protecting the environment, and improving the forecasting ability of NOAA. Twenty-four laboratories located throughout the United States comprise ERL. The Project SESAME (Severe Environmental Storms and Mesoscale Experiment) Planning Office is a project office within ERL. SESAME is conceived as a joint effort involving NOAA, NASA, NSF, and the atmospheric science community to lay the foundation for improved prediction of severe convective storms. The scientific plan for SESAME includes a phased buildup of analysis, modeling, instrumentation development and procurement, and limited-scale observational activities.

  2. Call for Papers Electronic Commerce Research

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    Vouyioukas, Demosthenes

    Call for Papers Electronic Commerce Research Springer Special Issue on IT Convergence and Security disciplines related to IT convergence and security. The papers will be peer reviewed and will be selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to the theme of this special issue. Papers on practical as well

  3. ORIGINAL PAPER Environmental and genetic cues in the evolution

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    Leimar, Olof

    ORIGINAL PAPER Environmental and genetic cues in the evolution of phenotypic polymorphism Olof. Environmental and genetic phenotype determination are the two main categories of polymorphic development. Even the parallel roles of environmental and genetic cues in phenotype determination. First, from the point of view

  4. Environmental Research, A Status Report.

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    American Petroleum Inst., Washington, DC. Committee for Air and Water Conservation.

    Summarized in this report are all environmental research projects sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Included are: (1) status reports on all current projects, (2) published reports on completed projects, together with abstracts of findings, and (3) an organization chart of the Committee for Air and Water Conservation and its…

  5. RESEARCH PAPER Responses of leaf nitrogen and mobile carbohydrates in

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    RESEARCH PAPER Responses of leaf nitrogen and mobile carbohydrates in different Quercus species; environmental changes; global warming; non-structural carbohydrates; oak; soluble sugars; starch. Correspondence. For example, drought was found to influence the rnetabolism of soluble carbohydrates (Hanson & Hitz 1982

  6. ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Improved detergent-based recovery

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    Sinskey, Anthony J.

    ORIGINAL RESEARCH PAPER Improved detergent-based recovery of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) Yung of environmentally harmful solvents. We evaluated different detergents under various conditions to extract PHA from Ralstonia eutropha and Escherichia coli cells. Most detergents tested recovered highly pure PHA polymer from

  7. USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center

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    The Columbia Environmental Research Center (CERC) (first mentioned in the February 17, 1999, Scout Report for Science & Engineering) "provides leadership and scientific information for the US Geological Survey by addressing national and international environmental contaminant issues, and assessing effects of habitat alterations on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This includes large-river floodplains, coastal habitats, wetlands, and lakes." The CERC website provides summaries of a variety of research projects involving Endangered and At-Risk Species, Contaminants, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Ecosystems, and more. The site also links to information about CERC Science Branches such as Toxicology, River Studies, Environment Chemistry, and Field Station Research. In addition, CERC offers a sizeable collection of downloadable publications, a number of online databases, and a staff directory.

  8. International Journal of Environmental Research

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    Based at the University of Tehran, the International Journal of Environmental Research (IJER) is "concerned with all aspects of environment." On the journal's homepage, visitors will also learn that some of the specific fields covered within the publication include natural disasters, environmental design, and risk assessment and management. The journal was started in early 2007, and the executive manager is Professor Karbassi. Currently, there are three complete issues of the journal available online, and visitors can also read about the journal's editorial board. Interested parties may also wish to read up on how they can submit their own pieces of scholarly work for consideration.

  9. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu)

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    become icy and slick while adjacent roadways remain clear. Some drivers crossing preferentially iced alternative, non-corrosive substances are available, but they are significantly more expensive. One strategy is one of the topics of ongoing research. Some of the work that has been done to date, including

  10. A Decade of Research on the Environmental Impacts of Pulp and Paper Mill Effluents in Canada: Sources and Characteristics of Bioactive Substances

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    L. Mark Hewitt; Joanne L. Parrott; Mark E. McMaster

    2006-01-01

    This article is a review of research efforts over the last decade on the sources and characteristics of substances in Canadian pulp mill effluents associated with two responses in fish: (1) induction of detoxification enzymes and (2) reproductive effects. The initial uncertainty regarding the role of chlorine bleaching and dioxins in these responses was resolved by the mid 1990s, when

  11. A Decade of Research on the Environmental Impacts of Pulp and Paper Mill Effluents in Canada: Development and Application of Fish Bioassays

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    Joanne L. Parrott; Mark E. McMaster; L. Mark Hewitt

    2006-01-01

    Laboratory tests have been used to assess the regulatory and research questions related to the effects of pulp mill effluents on aquatic biota. Acute, short-term laboratory tests have clearly shown the improvement in final effluent quality following installation of secondary treatment at Canadian pulp mills. In an effort to predict and investigate impacts on wild fish, laboratory bioassays were developed

  12. RESEARCH PAPER Optothermal sample preconcentration and manipulation

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    Bahrami, Majid

    RESEARCH PAPER Optothermal sample preconcentration and manipulation with temperature gradient provided by a digital projector as established for particle manipulation, to achieve analogous Preconcentration Á Analyte manipulation Á Microfluidics 1 Introduction Widespread application of point-of-care (POC

  13. Innovative Research Universities Australia Discussion Paper

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    Innovative Research Universities Australia Discussion Paper The Third Mission of Universities funding of Australian universities August 2005 Flinders University h Griffith University h La Trobe University Macquarie University h Murdoch University h The University of Newcastle #12;The Third Mission

  14. 2007LANDESBIOSCIENCE.DONOTDISTRIBUTE. Research Paper

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    Markow, Therese

    system for the study of reproductive tract interactions, and there is a range of points along© 2007LANDESBIOSCIENCE.DONOTDISTRIBUTE. Research Paper Reproductive Tract Interactions Contribute, sperm storage, female reproductive tract, speciation, reproductive isolation, geographically isolated

  15. This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu)

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    Ghajar, Afshin J.

    at Oklahoma State University (www.hvac.okstate.edu) The correct citation for the paper is: Rees, S.J., J cooling loads is of critical concern to designers of HVAC systems. The work reported here has been carried of the HVAC industry worldwide would be improved if common methods of performing key design calculations were

  16. Development assistance, export promotion, and environmental technology. Background paper

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    Not Available

    1993-08-01

    The Background Paper provides an overview of developing country environmental problems and markets for environmental technologies and services. It discusses preliminary estimates on the amount and purposes of environmental aid provided by donor countries in 1991. It discusses the commercial implications of other countries' aid for U.S. environmental firms, and the Helsinki package adopted by the OECD in late 1991 to limit commercial advantage from use of tied aid credits. Japan's aid program, which seems likely to become the largest bilateral source of development assistance and environmental aid, receives the most attention. The Paper's appendixes discuss environmental markets in developing and newly industrialized countries, and U.S. export promotion programs pertinent to environmental technologies and services.

  17. Palaeoworld 16 (2007) 105119 Research paper

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    Tong, Jinnan

    2007-01-01

    Palaeoworld 16 (2007) 105­119 Research paper Foraminiferal survivors from the Permian-Triassic mass Available online 2 June 2007 Abstract This paper documents abundant and diverse foraminifers from Permian foraminifer elements are illustrated and described. Most of these foraminifers were the Permian holdovers

  18. Environmental Management Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor

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    Homes, Christopher C.

    Environmental Management Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor (BGRR) Project Completion John transfer to Office of Science (October 2013) Sign on exterior door, Building 701 Environmental Management Sattler Federal Project Director Office of Environmental Management U.S. Department of Energy BNL

  19. Waste minimization assessment for a manufacturer of paper rolls, ink rolls, ink ribbons, and magnetic and thermal transfer ribbon. Environmental research brief

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    Jendrucko, R.J.; Hurst, B.T.; Looby, G.P.

    1995-04-01

    The WMAC team at the University of Tennessee performed an assessment at a plant that manufactures paper rolls, ink rolls, ink ribbons, and magnetic and thermal transfer ribbon. The assessment team`s report, detailing findings and recommendations, indicated that the plant generates a great deal of hazardous waste in the coating operations of the magnetic and thermal transfer ribbon production and in the clean-up of production equipment. The greatest cost saving opportunity recommended to the plant involved the reuse of tracer ribbon in the ink ribbon production line in order to reduce raw material purchase costs.

  20. California Energy Balance ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH

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    --factors such as fuel prices, changes in type of industries located in California, and increased energy efficiencyCalifornia Energy Balance Database ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH PIER Environmental Research www.energy.ca.gov/research/ environmental January 2012 The Issue Comprehensive and reliable energy statistics are essential for good policy

  1. ERRG Research Day Environmental Law at Surrey

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    Doran, Simon J.

    ERRG Research Day Environmental Law at Surrey University of Surrey 29 April 2009 1959-0409 ERRG Day Introduction The Environmental Regulatory Research Group is based at the School of Law and to provide a forum for debate on the wider environmental related research that is being undertaken

  2. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 724 2009 Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change #12;[Blank page] #12;NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH Hjelgaard1 Lars Vesterdal2 Inge Stupak Møller2 Lene Baunbæk3 1National Environmental Research Institute

  3. Research Center ESSEC Working Paper 1208

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    to analyze such "architectural instruments" (e.g. integrated management information systems - ERP system in an electricity company and an informal procedure to manage engineering changes in an aerospaceResearch Center ESSEC Working Paper 1208 2012 Philippe Lorino Management Systems

  4. research papers Journal of Synchrotron Radiation

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    Korecki, Pawe³

    research papers Journal of Synchrotron Radiation ISSN 0909-0495 Received 0 XXXXXXX 0000 Accepted 0 structure in more complex samples. 1. Introduction Direct visualization of atomic configurations around anisotropy. In the experiments, the absorption is probed by measuring the secondary yield Y(k), which

  5. Rural Extension Services. Policy Research Working Paper.

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    Anderson, Jock R.; Feder, Gershon

    This paper analyzes the considerations that lead policy makers to undertake extension investments as a key public responsibility, as well as the complex set of factors and intra-agency incentives that explain variations in performance between different extension systems. The goals of extension include transferring knowledge from researchers to…

  6. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Li, Haijun

    Instructions for authors can be found at: http://www.springer.com/business/operations+research/journal/10479 the Author Instructions on the website if you have not yet submitted a paper through this web-based system Authors should submit a cover letter and a manuscript by January 15, 2012 via the Journal's online

  7. Casebook Approach to Writing the Research Paper.

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    Heaberlin, Hal

    1986-01-01

    Use of the casebook--selected magazine articles on a given subject, copied, stapled and given to each student--generates enthusiasm and improves the quality of high school sophomore research papers. The casebook approach ensures that no student is left behind in the topic selection or information gathering stages, and the teacher's familiarity…

  8. research papers Acta Crystallographica Section D

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    Pratt, Vaughan

    research papers Acta Crystallographica Section D Biological Crystallography ISSN 0907-4449 Received of software that can automatically build a protein model into an experimental electron den- sity map stage approach to fit a poly-alanine chain to the electron density between two anchor points. The first

  9. Teaching the Research Paper: An Integrative Approach.

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    Freed, Richard C.; Freed, Julie Jensen

    A composition course was redesigned so that the research paper assignment might be better integrated with the rest of the course and provide a source for inquiry throughout the course. Students read a report speculating on the ecological and industrial problems the world is likely to face in the year 2000. Values clarification exercises were used…

  10. VET Research for Industry. Conference Paper

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    Karmel, Tom

    2012-01-01

    This paper was a keynote address at the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association (AVETRA) conference held in Canberra in April 2012. The author notes that industry is arguably the key stakeholder in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector, but is not a single actor nor a disinterested consumer of…

  11. Earth's radiation belts. Environmental research papers

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    Spjeldvik, W.N.; Rothwell, P.L.

    1983-09-20

    This report develops radiation belt transport theory from physical principles and compares the results with experimental data. It also provides an easy reference to the present empirical radiation flux models with some simple application techniques given. Specialized topics include shell-splitting, effects of wave-particle interactions, the ring current, geosynchronous environment, nuclear detonations and radiation effects. Heavy ions are specifically highlighted as a significant component of the radiation belts.

  12. 78 FR 12043 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC...Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics Discussion of the...

  13. 77 FR 55201 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee (BERAC...Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics: Discussion of the...

  14. 76 FR 78908 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee AGENCY: Office of Science, Department of...Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee...Biological and Environmental Research Advisory...

  15. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PARKS A National Environmental Research Park is an outdoor laboratory where research may be

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    Georgia, University of

    CHARTER NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PARKS A National Environmental Research Park is an outdoor laboratory where research may be carried out to achieve national environmental goals, as articulated for a quality environment into environmental goals, and the National Environmental Research Parks network

  16. PAPER PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING - OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL RELEASE STUDY

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report presents an analysis of chemicals and processes used during the production and processing of paper and paper goods with emphasis on the workplace exposure and environmental release of chemicals from these operations. Reviews of chemical substances in this report are i...

  17. Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    relevant to environmental and earth sciences issues, by contributing scientific expertise and resourcesCooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences University of Colorado at Boulder 1333://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu T he Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) was established in 1967

  18. Using research papers: citations, referencing and plagiarism.

    PubMed

    Bryson, David

    2012-06-01

    As a profession when we look to expand our skills, learn new techniques and expand visual communication in healthcare as an area of knowledge research papers become a valuable resource as references, to support this work. This Learning and CPD worksheet looks at citing, referencing and discusses plagiarism as well as giving advice on how to check references and think about using reference management software. PMID:22747269

  19. National Exposure Research Laboratory: Environmental Sciences Division

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    "The Environmental Sciences Division (ESD) of the Office of Research and Development's National Exposure Research Laboratory conducts research, development, and technology transfer programs on environmental exposures to ecological and human receptors." Chemists can discover ESD's methods for characterizing chemical stressors and its research and monitoring of contamination. Researchers can download various models for contaminate transport, data analysis, and environmental assessments. The website provides many online scientific articles dealing with ESD's projects including spatial interpolations, the Trace Organic Analysis, and the use of a mass spectrometer in environmental forensics.

  20. A Web-based Collaboratory for Supporting Environmental Science Research

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    Steve Cabaniss

    A scientific collaboratory for supporting research in the field of environmental science is presented in this paper. The purpose for building this Web-based research support sys- tem is to promote collaboration among a geographically separated group of NSF sponsored scientists from different research areas and allow them to share their data and in- formation across distributed sites. An XML-based Markup

  1. Community-Scientist Collaboration in Environmental Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    FRANCES M. LYNN

    2000-01-01

    Community participation in governmental environmental decision making is firmly institutionalized. In recent years, citizens have also demanded involvement in the scientific research undergirding policy. Environmental agencies have responded and have made collaboration with community groups an integral part of large-scale research funding. Community-scientist research partnerships are not new but heretofore have involved a few committed scientists. This article reviews the

  2. ADVANCES IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH: PROCEEDINGS OF A SYMPOSIUM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The volume is a collection of the invited papers presented on the occasion of the dedication in June, 1977 of a major addition to the EPA Environmental Research Laboratory at Narragansett, RI. Studies of the biological effects of environmental perturbations dominate the collectio...

  3. House of Commons Library Research Papers

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Library.

    1998-01-01

    The UK House of Commons has recently created a site that offers access to the full text of Research Papers (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) which are compiled for the benefit of British Members of Parliament by the staff of the House of Commons Library. An occasional series focusing on topics of current parliamentary interest, the papers, "aim to be politically impartial and contain factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject covered." Recently released titles include: "EU Enlargement: The Political Process," "EU Enlargement: The Financial Consequences," "Northern Ireland: political developments since 1972," "The local elections of 7 May 1998 and the London Referendum," and "Unemployment by Constituency: Welfare-to-work groups - April 1998."

  4. Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Conference

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    Wall; Judy D

    2003-01-01

    The main objective of the Gordon Research Conference on Applied and Environmental Microbiology was to present and discuss new, fundamental research findings on microorganisms, their activities in the environment, their ecosystem-level effects, and their environmental or commercial applications. To accomplish this goal, knowledge of microbial diversity, interactions and population dynamics was required. The genomic basis of microbial processes, the cycling

  5. COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    CIRES divisions and the Education and Outreach Program. More than 80 scientific posters were presentedi 2008 COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES University of Colorado FOR RESEARCH IN ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES University of Colorado at Boulder UCB 216 Boulder, CO 80309-0216 Phone

  6. Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences Annual Report NOAA Cooperative in between, the institute thrives on its Earth System Science approach. I encourage you to take a moment for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is a joint institute established nearly 35 years ago between

  7. Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research

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    Einat, Aharonov

    Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research Open questions in radiation transfer and Coffee 9:50 Opening ­ Ilan Koren, Environmental Sciences and Energy Research, WIS 10:00 Warren Wiscombe brake 13:30 Emmanuel Boss, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine, USA, "The backscattering

  8. Environmental pollution research in South America

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antonio Miguel

    1991-01-01

    This article provides and account of published research in environmental pollution carried out in South American institutions within the past 10 years. Because of the broadness of the topic, the continental dimensions of the assignment, and limitations of space and time, the article focuses on environmental research related to air, water, food, and soil. Thus, it is not a complete

  9. Environmental research to improve food safety

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    The objective of this work is to demonstrate in a popular form how the EMFSL experimental environmental research looks and what results are expected. The research leader Dan Shelton explains the history and purpose of the research site creation. The information about the current field research group...

  10. Innovative Research Universities Australia Response to Issues Paper

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    , scientific and technological issues. New universities, public or private, research-intensive or specialist communities in dealing with cultural, commercial, educational, environmental, ethical, health, social

  11. Environmental science research in India: An analysis of publications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. M. S. Karki

    1990-01-01

    Investigates the trends in environmental science research in India with regard to its various branches, channels of communication used, authorship pattern of the papers, institution-wise output, rank of journals, extent of collaboration and scholarship of papers basing the entries noticed in theParyavaran Abstracts. Major areas of interest of Indian environmentalists are given and prolific investigators have been listed. Journals used

  12. Texas Barrier Islands Region ecological characterization: environmental synthesis papers

    SciTech Connect

    Shew, D.M.; Baumann, R.H.; Fritts, T.H.; Dunn, L.S.

    1981-09-01

    This report is a synthesis of selected environmental literature for the Texas Barrier Islands Region and is a part of the Texas Barrier Islands Region Ecological Characterization Study. The Texas Barrier Islands Region is defined to include the coastal counties and extends 64 km inland and offshore to the State-Federal demarcation. These papers deal with six drainage basins along the Texas coast: Galveston, Matagorda-Brazos, San Antonio, Copano-Aransas, Corpus Christi and Laguna Madre; as well as the marine system offshore. The papers address the geology, climate, hydrology and hydrography, and the biology of each basin.

  13. A Vehicle for Research: Using Street Sweepers to Explore the Landscape of Environmental Community Action

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    Aoki, Paul M.

    A Vehicle for Research: Using Street Sweepers to Explore the Landscape of Environmental Community. To inform research on mobile environmental sensing, we conducted design fieldwork with government, private" by grounding our interviews and affording us status as environmental action researchers. In this paper, we

  14. 1Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities GTR-NRS-P-107 David N. Bengston

    E-print Network

    1Environmental futures research: experiences, approaches, and opportunities GTR-NRS-P-107 FOREWORD and professional futurists, as well as environmental researchers who have applied futures methods in their work. The first four papers introduce futures research as a broad approach to developing environmental foresight

  15. Qualitative methods in environmental health research.

    PubMed

    Brown, Phil

    2003-11-01

    Public health researchers increasingly turn to qualitative methods either on their own or in combination with quantitative methods. Qualitative methods are especially important to community environmental health research, as they provide a way to produce community narratives that give voice to individuals and characterize the community in a full and complex fashion. This article first traces the legacy of qualitative research in environmental health, then uses a case study of the author's experiences studying the Woburn, Massachusetts, childhood leukemia cluster to provide personal and scholarly insights on qualitative approaches. That material then informs a discussion of important components of qualitative methods in environmental health research, including flexible study design, access, trust, empathy, and personal shifts in the researcher's worldview, bias, and the nature of the researcher's roles. A concluding discussion addresses issues in funding policy and research practices. PMID:14594634

  16. Vertebrate fauna of the Idaho National Environmental Research Park

    SciTech Connect

    Reynolds, T.D.; Connelly, J.W.; Halford, D.K.; Arthur, W.J.

    1986-07-01

    The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) is an energy research and development site administered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 ordered the US Energy Research and Development Administration (precursor to DOE) to engage in environmental research related to the development of energy sources to advance the goals of restoring, protecting, and enhancing environmental quality. The INEL was designated the nation's second National Environmental Research Park (NERP) in 1975 to satisfy this directive. The NERP provides a controlled, protected, outdoor laboratory for environmentally related research to help achieve national environmental goals as stated in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The NERP charter presents broad objectives which, in part, require that each NERP serve as a bench mark for quantitatively assessing and predicting the environmental impact of man's activities. The compilation of baseline data, including species lists and identification of ecological communities, is fundamental to the NERP objectives. Much of the research on individual species of wildlife found on the Idaho NERP has been published in the scientific literature or presented in theses, dissertation, or reports (vide Markham 1973, 1978, 1983). This paper represents a consolidation of those findings which, combined with unpublished information provide baseline data on the abundance, distribution, habitat preference and seasonal occurrence of the vertebrate species recorded on the Idaho NERP. 79 references, 1 figure, 4 tables.

  17. QUALITY ASSURANCE GUIDELINES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    This document provides conceptual guidelines for the development, implementation and evaluation of research task quality assurance plans for the staff of the Health Effects Research Laboratory (HERL/RTP) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North C...

  18. International Research: Its Role in Environmental Biology

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    Higginson, John

    1970-01-01

    Proposes an international research laboratory to investigate environmental factors in human health. By international cooperation unnecessary duplication and waste of resources can be avoided and long-term studies can examine various world-wide environments. (JM)

  19. Environmental physiology research presented at ICEE2013

    PubMed Central

    2013-01-01

    The 15th International Conference on Environmental Ergonomics, Queenstown, New Zealand, February 11 to 15, 2013 (ICEE2013) brought together researchers interested in work and exercise physiology, safety, comfort and performance in various stressful and extreme environments. PMID:23849452

  20. PUBLICATIONS BIBLIOGRAPHY, 1971-1979. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER - RTP

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    The report, a bibliography, lists published articles authored by the staff of the four Laboratories comprising EPA's Environmental Research Center, Research Triangle Park, NC. These are the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, the Environmental Sciences Research Laborator...

  1. 78 FR 34088 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics Report from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research News from the Biological...

  2. 77 FR 28368 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics Update from the Office of Biological and Environmental Research Update/highlights from...

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    ...Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics: Report from the Office...Biological and Environmental Research. News from the...

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    ...Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee...Office of Science, Department...Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee...Office of Science on the biological and environmental research programs....

  9. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No Research Institute, University of Aarhus 2) Department of Terrestrial Ecology, National Environmental Publisher: National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus - Denmark URL: http

  10. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No Illerup Peter Borgen Sørensen National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus Lars of Policy Analysis, National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aar- hus. 1RWH Jytte Boll

  11. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Bird numbers Engineering A/S 2003 #12;[Blank page] #12;National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity Serial title: NERI report Publisher: National Environmental Research

  12. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Projection page] #12;National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Projection: National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment URL: http://www.dmu.dk Date

  13. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Projection Models;National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Projection Models 2010 Environmental Research Institute Jørgen Fenhann Risø National Laboratory #12;Data sheet Title: Projection Models

  14. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No #12;[Blank page] #12;National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Research Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark c) Dep. of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

  15. DIRECTORSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES

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    DIRECTORSHIP POSITION AVAILABLE RESEARCH CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES ACADEMIA SINICA, TAIPEI, TAIWAN The Research Center for Environmental Changes (RCEC), a center of excellence in the studies, RCEC conducts research in the areas fundamental to our understanding of the environmental changes

  16. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment Improving fuel statistics for Danish aviation NERI Technical Report No. 387 #12;#12;National Environmental Research Institute Ministry. 387 Publisher: Ministry of Environment National Environmental Research Institute URL: http

  17. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research

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    Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report FY 2008 Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research. The Mitchell Center provides

  18. THE LANGUAGE OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE: A RESEARCH NOTE

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    THE LANGUAGE OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE: A RESEARCH NOTE Charles H. Cho* Assistant, France (2008)" #12;THE LANGUAGE OF CORPORATE ENVIRONMENTAL DISCLOSURE: A RESEARCH NOTE ABSTRACT We: A RESEARCH NOTE 1. Introduction Corporate environmental information is increasingly desired by firm

  19. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Emission Winther National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark Lars Vesterdal Danish Centre for Forest Technical Report No.589 Publisher: National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment

  20. A Web-based collaboratory for supporting environmental science research

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    X. Xiang; Y. Huang; G. Madey

    2003-01-01

    Abstract A scientific collaboratory for supporting research in the field of environmental science is presented in this paper. The purpose for building this Web-based research support sys- tem is to promote,collaboration among,a geographically separated group of NSF sponsored scientists from different research areas and allow them to share their data and in- formation across distributed sites. An XML-based Markup Language,

  1. Call for PapersCall for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    of Operations Research seeks submissions for a special volume on Stochastic Methods in Reliability and RiskCall for PapersCall for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: Stochastic Methods in Reliability and Risk Management _______________________________________________________________ The Annals

  2. Research Center ESSEC Working Paper 1307

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    perspective, research activity may be referred to as a mental process involving rationality and critical-scientists, and it implies a mental process made up of patterns and ontological convictions (Bachelard, 1934). Thus, teaching, a key issue is whether, in the process of the individual performing teaching and research, mutual

  3. Environmental Systems Research, FY-99 Annual Report

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    Miller, David Lynn

    2000-01-01

    The Environmental Systems Research (ESR) Program, a part of the Environmental Systems Research and Analysis (ESRA) Program, was implemented to enhance and augment the technical capabilities of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The purpose for strengthening technical capabilities of the INEEL is to provide the technical base to serve effectively as the Environmental Management Laboratory for the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM). The original portfolio of research activities was assembled after an analysis of the EM technology development and science needs as gathered by the Site Technology Coordination Groups (STCGs) complex-wide. Current EM investments in science and technology throughout the research community were also included in this analysis to avoid duplication of efforts. This is a progress report for the second year of the ESR Program (Fiscal Year 99). A report of activities is presented for the five ESR research investment areas: (a) Transport Aspects of Selective Mass Transport Agents, (b) Chemistry of Environmental Surfaces, (c) Materials Dynamics, (d) Characterization Science, and (e) Computational Simulation of Mechanical and Chemical Systems. In addition to the five technical areas, activities in the Science and Technology Foundations element of the program, e.g., interfaces between ESR and the EM Science Program (EMSP) and the EM Focus Areas, are described.

  4. Environmental Systems Research FY-99 Annual Report

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    Miller, D.L.

    2000-01-01

    The Environmental Systems Research (ESR) Program, a part of the Environmental Systems Research and Analysis (ESRA) Program, was implemented to enhance and augment the technical capabilities of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The purpose for strengthening technical capabilities of the INEEL is to provide the technical base to serve effectively as the Environmental Management Laboratory for the Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM). The original portfolio of research activities was assembled after an analysis of the EM technology development and science needs as gathered by the Site Technology Coordination Groups (STCGs) complex-wide. Current EM investments in science and technology throughout the research community were also included in this analysis to avoid duplication of efforts. This is a progress report for the second year of the ESR Program (Fiscal Year 99). A report of activities is presented for the five ESR research investment areas: (a) Transport Aspects of Selective Mass Transport Agents, (b) Chemistry of Environmental Surfaces, (c) Materials Dynamics, (d) Characterization Science, and (e) Computational Simulation of Mechanical and Chemical Systems. In addition to the five technical areas, activities in the Science and Technology Foundations element of the program, e.g., interfaces between ESR and the EM Science Program (EMSP) and the EM Focus Areas, are described.

  5. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    , Google Scholar, EBSCO, CSA, ProQuest, ABS Academic Journal Quality Guide, Academic OneFile, Academic Abstracts in Operations Research, Mathematical Reviews, OCLC, SCImago, STMA-Z, Summon by ProQuest. #12;Guest

  6. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    how recent IT innovations (in social networks, distributed and/or cloud computing, machine learning is intended for the special volume and to select the article type "Policy Analytics." Papers will be subject

  7. 78 FR 56817 - Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order; Referendum Procedures

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    2013-09-16

    ...Number AMS-FV-11-0069; FR-B] RIN 0581-AD21 Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information...referendum to determine whether issuance of a proposed Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research...

  8. Environmental research program. 1992 annual report

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    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    The objective of the Environmental Research Program is to contribute to the understanding of the formation, mitigation, transport, transformation, and ecological effects of energy-related pollutants on the environment. The program is multidisciplinary and includes fundamental and applied research in chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and ecology. The program undertakes research and development in efficient and environmentally benign combustion, pollution abatement and destruction, and novel methods of detection and analysis of criteria and non-criteria pollutants. This diverse group investigates combustion, atmospheric processes, flue-gas chemistry, and ecological systems.

  9. Quality Criteria and Exemplary Papers in Chemistry Education Research.

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    Eybe, Holger; Schmidt, Hans-Jurgen

    2001-01-01

    Addresses the questions, What are the quality criteria of research in chemistry education, and In what ways do exemplary papers meet quality criteria? Selects exemplary papers to illustrate the criteria from 81 research papers published in the Journal of Research in Science Teaching (JRST) and the International Journal of Science Education (IJSE)…

  10. Number and Measurement. Papers from a Research Workshop.

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    Lesh, Richard A., Ed.; Bradbard, David A., Ed.

    Seven papers presented at a research conference on number and measurement are presented in this volume. The first paper provides an overview of research concerning number and measurement, and suggests directions for future research. The second paper discusses the relationships between measurement and number concepts, and psychological and…

  11. Reading a Computer Science Research Paper Philip W. L. Fong

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    undergrad- uate student should bear in mind when reading a computer science research paper. SpecificallyReading a Computer Science Research Paper Philip W. L. Fong Department of Computer Science review is then introduced as a vehicle for critical reading of research papers. Lastly, guidelines on how

  12. Research Center ESSEC Working Paper 1324

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    Boyer, Edmond

    of Responsible Innovation in the Financial Sector through Design Thinking #12;1 AN INTEGRATION OF RESPONSIBLE INNOVATION IN THE FINANCIAL SECTOR THROUGH DESIGN THINKING Xavier Pavie, Ph.D.1 , Daphné Carthy2 1 Researcher: Responsible Innovation, Design Thinking, Financial Sector Introduction The history of innovation is directly

  13. APPLICATION FOR POSTERS, PAPERS & PROJECTS Undergraduate Research Day 2014

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    Azevedo, Ricardo

    APPLICATION FOR POSTERS, PAPERS & PROJECTS Undergraduate Research Day 2014 Deadline to Apply) by presenting a poster, a paper, a group research project, or performing or exhibiting an artistic project Submit to: Office of Undergraduate Research 211 Honors College ~ HON 2001 713-743-3367 ~ undergrad-research

  14. Transdisciplinary collaboration in environmental research

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    Christian Pohl

    2005-01-01

    One aim of transdisciplinary research is to get natural and social scientists to collaborate, so as to achieve an integrated view of a subject that goes beyond the viewpoints offered by any particular discipline. The question of how transdisciplinary approaches can be practised remains a challenge, however, if the quantitative and the qualitative sciences are both to be included. To

  15. Environmentally Sustainable Biofuels: Advances in Biodiesel Research

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    Palligarnai T. Vasudevan; Boyi Fu

    2010-01-01

    Due to diminishing petroleum reserves and the deleterious environmental consequences of exhaust gases from fossil-based fuels,\\u000a research on renewable and environmentally friendly fuels has received a lot of impetus in recent years. With oil at high prices,\\u000a alternate renewable energy has become very attractive. Many of these are eco-friendly. Besides ethanol, other unconventional\\u000a choices are: biodiesel made from non-edible sources

  16. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Investigations commissioned by Elsam Engineering A/S #12;[Blank page] #12;National Environmental Research Institute Ministry Hounisen Department: Department of Wildlife Ecology and Biodiversity Publisher: National Environmental

  17. Health and environmental research. Summary of accomplishments

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    Not Available

    1984-04-01

    This is a short account of a 40-year-old health and environmental research program performed in national laboratories, universities, and research institutes. Under the sponsorship of the federal agencies that were consecutively responsible for the national energy mission, this research program has contributed to the understanding of the human health and environmental effects of emergining energy technologies. In so doing, it has also evolved several nuclear techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of human ills. The form of this presentation is through examples of significant, tangible accomplishments in each of these areas at certain times to illustrate the role and impact of the research program. The narrative of this research program concludes with a perspective of its past and a prospectus on its future.

  18. Environmental Research Program. 1994 annual report

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    Brown, N.J.

    1995-04-01

    The objective of the Environmental Research Program is to enhance the understanding of, and mitigate the effects of pollutants on health, ecological systems, global and regional climate, and air quality. The program is multi-disciplinary and includes fundamental research and development in efficient and environmentally-benign combustion, pollutant abatement and destruction, and novel methods of detection and analysis of criteria and non-criteria pollutants. This diverse group conducts investigations in combustion, atmospheric and marine processes, flue-gas chemistry, and ecological systems.

  19. Environmental Education in Three German-Speaking Countries: Tensions and Challenges for Research and Development

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    Nikel, Jutta; Reid, Alan

    2006-01-01

    In this article, we explore a series of issues and tensions raised by the papers in this Special Issue of "Environmental Education Research." This papers focus on developments in environmental education and ESD research in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In order to provide an alternative framework for contextualising and understanding the…

  20. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN CHILDREN’S ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

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    Brenner, Barbara L.; Manice, Melissa P.

    2010-01-01

    Community engagement strategies and skills can build trust and reduce historical mistrust between researchers, communities and populations being studied, as well as contribute to the quality of study designs, methods and dissemination of findings. This review paper discusses why community engagement is of increasing importance in children’s environmental health research, describes models and the continuum of methods that are used and discusses their challenges and benefits. Two case studies, representing different study designs and using different community engagement models and methods, and lessons learned from these cases are described. Community engagement methods are best understood on a continuum based on the degree to which community members or representatives of community populations are involved in research planning, decision making and dissemination. Methods along this continuum include community consultation, community based participatory research(CBPR) and community consent to research. Community engagement knowledge and skills are especially important in the conduct of children’s environmental health research with its emphasis on reducing environmental risks at the community level; the increasing focus on genetics and gene-environment interactions; and the importance placed on translation of scientific results into behaviors and policies that protect the community. Across study designs, whether qualitative survey research, an observational epidemiology study, or a randomized intervention trial, understanding community interests, norms and values is necessary to describe attitudes and behaviors of specific population groups, build evidence of cause and effect between environmental exposures and health and/or that demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions to reduce risks. PMID:21259265

  1. UNESCO and Environmental Education. UNESCO Occasional Paper 31.

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    Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Ottawa, (Ontario).

    This overview of the International Environmental Education Programme (IEEP) begins with an introduction which outlines IEEP objectives and goes on to provide, in section 2, a working definition of environmental education (EE). This is followed by three reports, on the Belgrade Workshop on Environmental Education, regional conferences, and the…

  2. COOPEUS - connecting research infrastructures in environmental sciences

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    Koop-Jakobsen, Ketil; Waldmann, Christoph; Huber, Robert

    2015-04-01

    The COOPEUS project was initiated in 2012 bringing together 10 research infrastructures (RIs) in environmental sciences from the EU and US in order to improve the discovery, access, and use of environmental information and data across scientific disciplines and across geographical borders. The COOPEUS mission is to facilitate readily accessible research infrastructure data to advance our understanding of Earth systems through an international community-driven effort, by: Bringing together both user communities and top-down directives to address evolving societal and scientific needs; Removing technical, scientific, cultural and geopolitical barriers for data use; and Coordinating the flow, integrity and preservation of information. A survey of data availability was conducted among the COOPEUS research infrastructures for the purpose of discovering impediments for open international and cross-disciplinary sharing of environmental data. The survey showed that the majority of data offered by the COOPEUS research infrastructures is available via the internet (>90%), but the accessibility to these data differ significantly among research infrastructures; only 45% offer open access on their data, whereas the remaining infrastructures offer restricted access e.g. do not release raw data or sensible data, demand user registration or require permission prior to release of data. These rules and regulations are often installed as a form of standard practice, whereas formal data policies are lacking in 40% of the infrastructures, primarily in the EU. In order to improve this situation COOPEUS has installed a common data-sharing policy, which is agreed upon by all the COOPEUS research infrastructures. To investigate the existing opportunities for improving interoperability among environmental research infrastructures, COOPEUS explored the opportunities with the GEOSS common infrastructure (GCI) by holding a hands-on workshop. Through exercises directly registering resources, the first steps were taken to implement the GCI as a platform for documenting the capabilities of the COOPEUS research infrastructures. COOPEUS recognizes the potential for the GCI to become an important platform promoting cross-disciplinary approaches in the studies of multifaceted environmental challenges. Recommendations from the workshop participants also revealed that in order to attract research infrastructures to use the GCI, the registration process must be simplified and accelerated. However, also the data policies of the individual research infrastructure, or lack thereof, can prevent the use of the GCI or other portals, due to unclarities regarding data management authority and data ownership. COOPEUS shall continue to promote cross-disciplinary data exchange in the environmental field and will in the future expand to also include other geographical areas.

  3. The "Research Paper" Prompt: A Dialogic Opportunity for Transfer

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    Dirk, Kerry

    2012-01-01

    The treatment of a research paper as an isolated utterance within a composition classroom is problematic in that such papers may fail to encourage transfer of writing knowledge. In this essay, I argue that a research paper's failure to work as a utterance situated within a conversation--as critiqued through a framework constructed by Mikhail…

  4. On the recommending of citations for research papers

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    Sean M. McNee; Istvan Albert; Dan Cosley; Prateep Gopalkrishnan; Shyong K. Lam; Al Mamunur Rashid; Joseph A. Konstan; John Riedl

    2002-01-01

    Collaborative filtering has proven to be valuable for recommending items in many different domains. In this paper, we explore the use of collaborative filtering to recommend research papers, using the citation web between papers to create the ratings matrix. Specifically, we tested the ability of collaborative filtering to recommend citations that would be suitable additional references for a target research

  5. Murder, Mischief, and Mayhem: A Process for Creative Research Papers.

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    Kraus, W. Keith

    Assuming that freshman research papers can be interesting as well as educational, this book presents ten sample student papers selected from classes in which research methods were taught through the use of newspapers and periodicals. The paper topics, based on real people and actual events, range from bizaare murder cases and treasure expeditions…

  6. UCG environmental research: summary and suggested projections

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    Mead, S.W.; Wang, F.T.; Stuermer, D.H.

    1982-08-09

    Recent UCG experiments sponsored by Government and Industry have yielded a broad and comprehensive environmental data base. Groundwater modifications involving hydrologic effects and water quality changes have been carefully documented over a period of several years at a number of UCG test sites. The effects of cavity roof collapse, including aquifer interconnection and surface susidence, have also been investigated both computationally and experimentally. The long term implications of these changes will require further study. Future research will also be guided by the need to extend our environmental knowledge to a broader range of hydrogeological conditions, to consider the application of available environmental knowledge to probable commercialization scenarios, and to explore the effectiveness of promising mitigation measures and control technologies. We have considered some specific problems at the Hoe Creek site that appear to need attention, and we discuss some general recommendations for environmental activities that we believe can help pave the way for a commercial UCG technology.

  7. Atmospheric, climatic and environmental research

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    Broecker, W. S.; Fung, I.

    1986-01-01

    Research conducted during the past year in the climate and atmospheric modeling programs was focused on the development of appropriate atmospheric and upper ocean models, and preliminary applications of these models. Prinicpal models are a one-dimensional radiative-convection model, a three-dimensional global climate model, and an upper ocean model. Principal application is the study of the impact of CO2, aerosols and the solar constant on climate. Also the performance of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project cloud detection algorithm was evaluated, concentrating initially on its application to geosynchronous data, with an eventual switch of the developed methodologies to data from polar orbiting satellites. In the process, a number of improvements were made, in particular: an improved technique for tracking small scale day to day variability in clear sky continental temperatures; a number of techniques for the statistical assessment of cloud detection uncertainties due to cloud types which are spatially and temporally invariant; and a method used to detect those cloudy regions which have long term spatial and temporal stability.

  8. A holistic approach to environmental health research.

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    Suk, W A; Anderson, B E

    1999-01-01

    One of the most formidable questions facing the environmental health research community today is how to translate basic fundamental research into a product (e.g., disease outcome) that meets the needs of its stakeholders--the medical community, regulatory agencies, and ultimately, the citizens of our nation. Historically, a successful research program could be defined as one that received continuous funding, produced high-quality publications, and was respected by scientists in related fields. However, it is now apparent that this is not sufficient for attaining improved public health--the ultimate goal of these research efforts. Research results must be transferred in a more active way to the communities and professionals who have need of this information. The link must be recognized, and the roles of the stakeholders in the entire research process must be acknowledged to ensure full impact of the research endeavors. Images pA338-a pA338-b Figure 1 PMID:10379011

  9. Advice on Choosing Research Topics and Writing Technical Papers

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    " (more important?) than others. · "Hot" topics sell better (hopefully because they are needed) ­ Nano Science & Technology journal · Science papers >> technology papers in number · Very few "engineering need for different journals #12;Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) · Many journals now reject

  10. Social and environmental accountability research : A view from the commentary box

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    Lee D. Parker

    2005-01-01

    Purpose – To investigate, analyse and critique contemporary research in social and environmental accounting. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An analysis and critique of the social and environmental accountability (SEA) research field since the late 1980s. The study revisits two key prior seminal papers on the field, examines the remit for SEA researchers' focus on practice and policy and offers an empirical analysis

  11. Visiting Fellowship Opportunities Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    Visiting Fellowship Opportunities Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences opportunities to conduct challenging research in collaboration with recognized leaders in Earth system science, geophysics, geochemistry, geomorphology, environmental health, science and technology policy research

  12. 76 FR 31319 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    2011-05-31

    ...Biological and Environmental Research, SC-23/Germantown Building...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topic: Discussion of existing...practices for disseminating research results in the fields...

  13. Issues in environmental analysis. Transportation Research Record

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    Not Available

    1988-01-01

    The 4 papers in this report deal with the following areas: identification and ranking of environmental impacts associated with the United States interstate highway system; effectiveness of mitigation techniques at the Alafia River crossing; managing pollution from highway storm-water runoff; and planning urban access for large combination trucks.

  14. ORIGINAL PAPER Late Quaternary (2410 ka BP) environmental history

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    Bermingham, Eldredge

    .Frenzel@uni-jena.de M. Brenner Department of Geological Sciences & Land Use and Environmental Change Institute@zedat.fu-berlin.de J. Escobar School of Natural Resources and Environment & Land Use and Environmental Change Institute, conductivity as low as 190 lS cm-1 , and clay- rich sediments with relatively high total organic carbon and low

  15. Prove Your Case: A New Approach to Teaching Research Papers

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    Broskoske, Stephen L.

    2007-01-01

    This article presents a new approach to teaching the process of writing research papers to college freshmen. Instructors explain the analogy that a student writing a research paper is like a lawyer defending a court case: lawyers frame their case (as students define their topic), search out evidence (as students search for sources), present the…

  16. LUSTER: wireless sensor network for environmental research

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    Leo Selavo; Anthony D. Wood; Qing Cao; T. Sookoor; H. Liu; A. Srinivasan; Yafeng Wu; Woochul Kang; John A. Stankovic; D. Young; J. Porter

    2007-01-01

    Environmental wireless sensor network (EWSN) systems are deployed in potentially harsh and remote environments where inevitable node and communication failures must be tolerated. LUSTER—Light Under Shrub Thicket for Envi- ronmental Research—is a system that meets the challenges of EWSNs using a hierarchical architecturethat includesdis- tributed reliable storage, delay-tolerant networking, and de- ployment time validation techniques. In LUSTER, a fleet of

  17. The application of geographic information science to environmental research

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    Driese, Kenneth L.

    Geographic Information Science (GISci) in general, and land cover mapping in particular are important components of many environmental studies including, but not limited to, animal habitat modeling, biogeography, conservation biology, biogeochemistry, hydrologic modeling and global change studies. This dissertation explores methods for integrating remotely sensed satellite imagery, GPS (Global Positioning System) and environmental data to create regional land cover maps and their application to environmental questions. Specifically, a statewide land cover map of Wyoming created for the Wyoming Gap Analysis Program is described and used to explore biogeographic boundaries in the state. A detailed map of Costa Rica is created by integrating remotely sensed data with other geospatial information for predicting gas flux from tropical soils. A map of dominant deciduous tree species is developed using multitemporal Landsat TM data and other information in the Catskills of New York to explore biogeochemical controls on water quality. An experiment exploring the relationship between sampling effort and sample size highlights issues associated with assessing the thematic accuracy of large area maps. All of these studies demonstrate the strengths of GISci for supporting environmental research while also revealing fundamental limitations of spectral data for mapping, especially in large map domains. These fundamental limitations are discussed, including spectral ambiguity and issues associated with modeling land cover when environmental envelopes of classes overlap or when the legacy of past land use obscures environmental relationships. Together, the papers included in this dissertation represent an exploration of the application of land cover data to environmental questions.

  18. ORIGINAL PAPER Environmental, social, morphological, and behavioral constraints

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    Blumstein, Daniel T.

    , are much less well understood. Using a long-term study on yellow-bellied marmots (Marmota flaviventris), we environmental constraints when studying multiple paternity. Keywords Marmota flaviventris . Yellow

  19. In situ gamma spectroscopy in environmental research and monitoring.

    PubMed

    Nuccetelli, Cristina

    2008-11-01

    In situ gamma spectroscopy was introduced to determine the outdoor gamma dose rate from soil and to calculate the radionuclide concentration and the relative contribution to the dose rate. This paper reviews the most common and proven applications of in situ gamma spectroscopy-together with the most recent and innovative research outcomes obtained with this technique, particularly for its use indoors. Advantages and limitations of its utilization to assess environmental radioactivity-indoors and outdoors-are also discussed. PMID:18511287

  20. NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) works with a range of public sector and industry partners to "conduct innovative research on the dynamic environments and ecosystems of the Great Lakes" in order to produce information for resource use and management decisions. From its homepage, visitors can explore the CoastWatch program which includes large data sets about the Great Lakes, sophisticated images, and contour maps. Moving on, the Publications area contains annual reports, fact sheets, poster presentations, and more. The site is rounded out by a host of photo galleries and web cams placed in various locations, including Muskegon, Alpena, and Michigan City.

  1. Abstract --This panel session paper outlines one of the re-search thrust areas in the Power System Engineering Research

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    Oren, Shmuel S.

    - tions of sustainable energy systems. The proposed research under this thrust area aims at understanding, largely, by environmental regulation aimed at promoting sustainable energy resources and reducing carbon1 Abstract -- This panel session paper outlines one of the re- search thrust areas in the Power

  2. A Lightweight Approach to Semantic Annotation of Research Papers

    E-print Network

    the abstract and citations present in the paper. However, organization of a personal collection of electronicA Lightweight Approach to Semantic Annotation of Research Papers Nicola Zeni1 , Nadzeya, Kingston, Canada cordy@cs.queensu.ca Abstract. This paper presents a novel application of a semantic

  3. RESEARCH ON ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INTERVENTIONS: ETHICAL PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

    PubMed Central

    RESNIK, DAVID B.; ZELDIN, DARRYL C.; SHARP, RICHARD R.

    2014-01-01

    This article reviews a variety of ethical issues one must consider when conducting research on environmental health interventions on human subjects. The paper uses the Kennedy Krieger Institute lead abatement study as well as a hypothetical asthma study to discuss questions concerning benefits and risks, risk minimization, safety monitoring, the duty to warn, the duty to report, the use of control groups, informed consent, equitable subject selection, privacy, conflicts of interest, and community consultation. Research on environmental health interventions can make an important contribution to our understanding of human health and disease prevention, provided it is conducted in a manner that meets prevailing scientific, ethical, and legal standards for research on human subjects. PMID:16220621

  4. PROCEEDINGS OF CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY SENSORS (2ND) HELD AT NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA ON OCTOBER 10-11, 1973

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report contains the papers presented at the Second Conference on Environmental Quality Sensors, held at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Environmental Research Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 10 and 11, 1973. The papers covered such topics as: aircra...

  5. How to reconcile environmental and economic performance to improve corporate sustainability: corporate environmental strategies in the European paper industry

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    Marcus Wagner

    2005-01-01

    This paper discusses the relationship between environmental and economic performance and the influence of corporate strategies with regard to sustainability and the environment. After formulating a theoretical model, results are reported from an empirical analysis of the European paper manufacturing industry. New data are used to test hypotheses derived from the theoretical model, using environmental performance indices representing different corporate

  6. Issues for Environmental Education and ESD Research Development: Looking Ahead from WEEC 2007 in Durban

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    Breiting, Soren

    2009-01-01

    Can we avoid inheriting serious issues from research related to environmental education when the researcher community is addressing education for sustainable development? This paper identifies and discusses three main issues: if an explicit and coherent concept of environmental education or education for sustainable development is missing; if the…

  7. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental &Watershed Research

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    Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental &Watershed Research Annual Technical Report FY 2007 Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental &Watershed Research Annual Technical Report FY as the Assistant Director of the Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental and Watershed Research

  8. Research Summary Environmental volunteering: motivations, benefits and barriers

    E-print Network

    Research Summary Environmental volunteering: motivations, benefits and barriers Environmental of benefits from participation in environmental volunteering. The findings of the research can provide volunteering can involve a range of people from a wide variety of socio-economic backgrounds. This research

  9. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

    E-print Network

    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2007 Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 20071 #12;Introduction The Water &Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar

  10. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

    E-print Network

    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2011 Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 20111 #12;Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar

  11. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Emission on Climate Change. 1990-2003 Research Notes from NERI No. 211 #12;[Blank page] #12;National Environmental of Policy Analysis, National Environmental Research Institute. 2) Danish Centre for Forest, Landscape

  12. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

    E-print Network

    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2010 Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 20101 #12;Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar

  13. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

    E-print Network

    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2009 Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 20091 #12;Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar

  14. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

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    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2005 Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 55 similar serve as committee members on, or chair of twenty three MS research theses in the Environmental Sciences

  15. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

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    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2012 Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 20121 #12;Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar

  16. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Aerosols in Danish Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Aerosols in Danish Air (AIDA) Mid: National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment URL: http://www.dmu.dk Date

  17. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

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    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2008 Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 20081 #12;Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar

  18. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

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    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2013 Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 20131 #12;Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar

  19. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Emission of CH4 Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Emission of CH4 and N2O from Wastewater: National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment URL: http://www.dmu.dk Date

  20. Genehmigt durch die Unterrichtskommission D-UWIS am 14.11.08 Term Papers in the Bachelor Course of Environmental Sciences

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    of Environmental Sciences Information for Students and Lecturers During the Bachelor programme two term papers research methods. Aspects concerning technical or environmental sciences can be included inter by a lecturer teaching social sciences or humanities in the bachelor course of environmental sciences

  1. An Environmental Ethical Conceptual Framework for Research on Sustainability and Environmental Education

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    Kronlid, David O.; Ohman, Johan

    2013-01-01

    This article suggests that environmental ethics can have great relevance for environmental ethical content analyses in environmental education and education for sustainable development research. It is based on a critique that existing educational research does not reflect the variety of environmental ethical theories. Accordingly, we suggest an…

  2. del Moral Bibliography Mount St. Helens RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS (links to available papers are provided)

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    del Moral, Roger

    del Moral Bibliography Mount St. Helens RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS (links to available papers are provided): del Moral, R. & J. H. Titus. 2015 (in Press). Primary Succession on Mount St. Helens: Rates rates on Mount St. Helens and Surtsey. Biogeosciences 11: 2099-2111. Marler, T.E. & R. del Moral. 2013

  3. del Moral Bibliography Mount St. Helens RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS (links to available papers are provided)

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    del Moral, Roger

    del Moral Bibliography Mount St. Helens Page 1 RECENT RESEARCH PAPERS (links to available papers are provided): del Moral, R. 2010a. Thirty years of permanent vegetation plots, Mount St. Helens, Washington trajectories on a barren plain, Mount St. Helens, Washington. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 857-867. del

  4. Data and Democracy Project: Investing in Neighborhoods Research Paper Series, Paper #3

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Data and Democracy Project: Investing in Neighborhoods Research Paper Series, Paper #3 Examining in nature. The Data and Democracy Project aims to make a contribution to study of education, economic- income communities The Data and Democracy Project is developing a more comprehensive and in- depth

  5. PAPER PROPERTIES AND DEGRADATION (Modified from the article "Recent Scientific Research in Paper Conservation" by

    E-print Network

    Mathis, Wayne N.

    PAPER PROPERTIES AND DEGRADATION (Modified from the article "Recent Scientific Research in Paper of the rationale behind the selection of test materials and methods." (Burgess and Binnie 1990, p. 133 degradation mechanisms of hydrolysis, oxidation and crosslinking (Table I). These degradation mechanisms can

  6. Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Based at the University of Missouri, the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems (CARES) is committed to integrating "the social, physical, and biological sciences to better understand human, natural resource, and environmental issues and problems." Along with their scientific mission, CARES also features a strong community outreach component, and visitors can use the "Map Room" to create their own customized economic, demographic, physical, or cultural maps of Missouri. This area also contains a series of interactive maps of the state. In the "Projects" area, visitors can learn about the Center's recent work, such as projects dealing with the ecological economic impacts of landscape change across Montana and the uses of an integrated resource management system. Also, visitors won't want to miss the "Community Issues Management" area. Here visitors can learn about the ways in which this system allows local governments and organizations to take advantage of spatial data in order to deliver a wide range of services.

  7. RESEARCH PAPER Contribution of omega-3 fatty acid desaturase and

    E-print Network

    Palva, Tapio

    RESEARCH PAPER Contribution of omega-3 fatty acid desaturase and 3-ketoacyl-ACP synthase II (KASII: Cold acclimation, fatty acid, freezing resistance, linoleic acid, low temperature, omega-3 fatty acid

  8. Impulse Drying of Paper: A Review of Recent Research 

    E-print Network

    Orloff, D. I.

    1992-01-01

    . Early attempts to commercialize impulse drying for these grades were complicated by the occurrence of sheet delamination. Research at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) has demonstrated that ceramic coated press rolls have the potential...

  9. SERS internship Fall 1992--Spring 1993: Abstract and research papers

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-08-05

    This report contains the abstracts and research papers by students on a variety of topics in engineering, genetics, solid state physics, thermonuclear energy, astrophysics, and other science related topics.

  10. RESEARCH PAPER Design sensitivity and reliability-based structural

    E-print Network

    Rahman, Sharif

    RESEARCH PAPER Design sensitivity and reliability-based structural optimization by univariate univariate decompo- sition method for design sensitivity analysis and reliability- based design optimization univariate approximation of a general multivariate function in the rotated Gaussian space for reliability

  11. ORIGINAL PAPER Plant genotypic diversity and environmental stress interact

    E-print Network

    Pfrender, Michael

    (Populus tremuloides Michx.). We found that varying plant geno- typic diversity and watering treatment Populus tremuloides Introduction With growing concerns about species extinctions, many researchers have

  12. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' research program on children's environmental health

    Microsoft Academic Search

    LIAM R O'FALLON; GWEN W COLLMAN; ALLEN DEARRY

    2000-01-01

    This article highlights the wide array of research programs supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) that address issues related to children's environmental health. Special attention is given to the interagency, collaborative Centers for Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research program. A brief description of each of the eight centers highlights scientific foci and research efforts

  13. 40 CFR 18.4 - Establishment of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Establishment of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18.4 Section 18.4 Protection...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  14. 40 CFR 18.4 - Establishment of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Establishment of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18.4 Section 18.4 Protection...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  15. 40 CFR 18.5 - Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18.5 Section 18.5 Protection...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  16. 40 CFR 18.5 - Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18.5 Section 18.5 Protection...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  17. 40 CFR 18.5 - Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL... Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships....

  18. 40 CFR 18.9 - Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...false Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL...18.9 Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships....

  19. 40 CFR 18.9 - Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...false Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL...18.9 Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships....

  20. 40 CFR 18.3 - Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... false Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL...18.3 Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships....

  1. 40 CFR 18.9 - Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...false Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL...18.9 Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships....

  2. 40 CFR 18.9 - Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...false Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL...18.9 Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships....

  3. 40 CFR 18.5 - Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL... Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships....

  4. RESEARCH PAPER High-current density DC magenetohydrodynamics micropump

    E-print Network

    Kassegne, Samuel Kinde

    RESEARCH PAPER High-current density DC magenetohydrodynamics micropump with bubble isolation. Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) micropumps which contain no moving parts and capable of generating a continuous flow in any automated LOC applications ([100 ll/ min). In this research, we introduce a novel DC-based MHD micropump

  5. Teaching the Research Paper through Inquiry-Based Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zeek, Sara

    2011-01-01

    The freshman research paper can be a labor for both the teacher and the student with its many layers of skills and expectations. While academia has moved beyond note cards and simplified documentation models, students continue to get lost in the research process, often to the point that instructors may even wonder if they had been teaching in an…

  6. A CDTL, PGS & CELC SEMINAR COMPONENTS OF A RESEARCH PAPER

    E-print Network

    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    ;Introduction: Organization and Purpose Context · Provide background for your study Review · Review previous research problem/question #12;Context: Background Information flow: General area: ideas broadly related related to the topic of your research (Paper title can provide clues on how you can identify the three

  7. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Broadcast Deregulation Section. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    Two papers presented in the broadcast deregulation section analyze narrowcasting and the effects of commercialization of British television respectively. The first paper, "The American Model through British Eyes" (Jay G. Blumler and Carolyn Spicer), describes research undertaken at the request of the British government-appointed "Peacock…

  8. Environmental Systems Research and Analysis FY 2000 Annual Report

    SciTech Connect

    David L. Miller; Castle, Peter Myer; Steven J. Piet

    2001-01-01

    The Environmental Systems Research (ESR) Program, a part of the Environmental Systems Research and Analysis (ESRA) Program, was implemented to enhance and augment the technical capabilities of the INEEL. Strengthening the Technical capabilities of the INEEL will provide the technical base to serve effectively as the Environmental Management Laboratory for the Office of Environmental Management (EM). This is a progress report for the third year of the ESR Program (FY 2000). A report of activities is presented for the five ESR research investment areas: (1) Transport Aspects of Selective Mass Transport Agents, (2) Chemistry of Environmental Surfaces, (3) Materials Dynamics, (4) Characterization Science, and (5) Computational Simulation of Mechanical and Chemical Systems. In addition to the five technical areas, the report describes activities in the Science and Technology Foundations element of the program, e.g., interfaces between ESR and the EM Science Program (EMSP) and the EM Focus Areas. The five research areas are subdivided into 18 research projects. FY 2000 research in these 18 projects has resulted in more than 50 technical papers that are in print, in press, in review, or in preparation. Additionally, more than 100 presentations were made at professional society meetings nationally and internationally. Work supported by this program was in part responsible for one of our researchers, Dr. Mason Harrup, receiving the Department of Energy’s “Bright Light” and “Energy at 23” awards. Significant accomplishments were achieved. Non-Destructive Assay hardware and software was deployed at the INEEL, enhancing the quality and efficiency of TRU waste characterization for shipment. The advanced tensiometer has been employed at numerous sites around the complex to determine hydrologic gradients in variably saturated vadose zones. An ion trap, secondary ion mass spectrometer (IT-SIMS) was designed and fabricated to deploy at the INEEL site to measure the chemical speciation of radionuclides and toxic metals on the surfaces of environmentally significant minerals. The FY 2001 program will have a significantly different structure and research content. This report presents the final summary of projects coming to an end in FY 2000 and is a bridge to the FY 2001 program.

  9. Improving nursing care through mentored research: a paper within a paper.

    PubMed

    Holdaway, S J; Sgorbini, M; Hewitt, J; Greenwood, J; Parsons, M

    2000-01-01

    In 1995 Western Sydney Area Health Service (WSAHS) and University of Western Sydney Nepean (UWSN) entered a strategic alliance to develop a nursing research culture in Western Sydney. As a result, the WSAHS/UWSN Professorial Nursing Unit (PNU) was established in 1996: Its mandate was to develop a variety of strategies to promote a nursing research culture in the area. One of these strategies was to encourage mentored research projects between personnel in the PNU and inexperienced clinical nurses. This paper describes one such project. In addition, it contextualizes the study in relevant literature relating to mentored research and outlines both the issues and the benefits associated with such projects. PMID:11855036

  10. Environmental research joint ventures among manufactures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    John T. Scott

    1996-01-01

    This paper explores the reasons that firms form research joint ventures by focusing on a particular type of venture — namely, ventures that are developing new processes to reduce toxic air emissions. The legislative expression of government concern and intent to develop regulations for toxic chemicals prompts firms to join forces in joint ventures that address the problems posed by

  11. HUMAN HEALTH RESEARCH IMPLEMENTATION PLAN, NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL), as part of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and Development (ORD), is responsible for conducting research to improve the risk assessment of chemicals for potential effects ...

  12. Siderophores in environmental research: roles and applications.

    PubMed

    Ahmed, E; Holmström, S J M

    2014-05-01

    Siderophores are organic compounds with low molecular masses that are produced by microorganisms and plants growing under low iron conditions. The primary function of these compounds is to chelate the ferric iron [Fe(III)] from different terrestrial and aquatic habitats and thereby make it available for microbial and plant cells. Siderophores have received much attention in recent years because of their potential roles and applications in various areas of environmental research. Their significance in these applications is because siderophores have the ability to bind a variety of metals in addition to iron, and they have a wide range of chemical structures and specific properties. For instance, siderophores function as biocontrols, biosensors, and bioremediation and chelation agents, in addition to their important role in weathering soil minerals and enhancing plant growth. The aim of this literature review is to outline and discuss the important roles and functions of siderophores in different environmental habitats and emphasize the significant roles that these small organic molecules could play in applied environmental processes. PMID:24576157

  13. Complexity and interdisciplinary approaches to environmental research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kammen, Daniel M.

    2013-03-01

    The launch of volume 8 of Environmental Research Letters (ERL) comes at a critical time in terms of innovations and exciting areas of science, but particularly in the areas linking environmental research and action. The most recent climate change Conference of the Parties meeting (COP), in Doha in December 2012, has now come and gone. As has been dissected in the press, very little was accomplished. Some will see this as a failure, as I do, and others will reasonably enough note that this meeting, the 18th such COP was1 never intended to be a milestone moment. The current plan, in fact, is for a 'post-Kyoto' international climate agreement to be adopted only at the COP20 summit in December 2015. As we lead up to COP20, and potentially other regional or national approaches to climate protection, innovations in science, innovations in policy tools, and political commitment must come together. The science of climate change only continues to get clearer and clearer, and bleaker [1]. Later this year the IPCC will release its Fifth Assessment Report, AR5. The draft versions are out for review now. ERL has published a number of papers on climate change science, mitigation and adaptation, but one area where the world needs a particular focus is on the nexus of science and action. A summary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's findings from the first assessment report (FAR; 1990) to the latest report is presented in figure 1. This graphic is specifically not about the scientific record alone. What is most important about this figure is the juxtaposition of the language of science and the language of ... language. Figure 1. Figure 1. A superposition of the state of climate science in three key data sets, and the dates of the first, second, third and fourth assessment reports (FAR, SAR, TAR, and AR4, respectively) plotted as vertical lines. On the right are the key statements from each of these reports, along with the conclusion of the Special Report on Renewable Energy (SRREN, completed in 2011) which found that up to an 80% decarbonization of the global economy was possible if we can enable and launch a large-scale transition to a clean energy system consistent with what a number of 'leading edge' cities, regions, and nations have already accomplished or started. Note, in particular, that as the physical climate change metrics have progressed, the words—shown on the right—have also progressed. In 1990, at the time of the FAR the strongest scientific consensus statement was that another decade of data would likely be needed to clearly observe climate change. Through the second to fourth (SAR, TAR, and AR4) reports, increasing clarity on the science of climate change translated into a consensus of overwhelming blame on human activities. The key statements from each report are not only about the growing evidence for anthropogenically driven climate change, but they have moved into the ecological and social impacts of this change. AR4 critically concluded that climate change would lead to climate injustice as the poor, globally, bear the brunt of the impacts. Despite this 'Rosetta Stone' translating science to language, we have failed to act collectively. One area where ERL can advance the overall conversation is on this science/action interface. As AR5 emerges, the climate change/climate response interface will need deep, substantive, action that responds rapidly to new ideas and opportunities. The rapid publication and open access features of ERL are particularly critical here as events a such as Hurricane Sandy, economic or political advances in climate response made by cities, regions or nations, all warrant assessment and response. This is one of many areas where ERL has been at the forefront of the conversation, through not only research letters, but also commentary-style Perspective pieces and the conversation that ERL's sister community website environmentalresearchweb can facilitate. This process of translating proposed solutions—innovations—between interest groups, has been in far too short supply rece

  14. Publishing And Refereeing Papers In Physics Education Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hsu, Leon; Beichner, Robert; Cummings, Karen; Kolodner, Janet L.; McCullough, Laura

    2007-11-01

    At the 2007 Physics Education Research Conference, a workshop on publishing and refereeing was held with a panel of editors from four different publishing venues: the physics education research section of the American Journal of Physics, the Journal of the Learning Sciences, Physical Review Special Topics-Physics Education Research, and the Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings. These editors answered questions from participants regarding publishing in their respective venues, as well as writing referee reports that would be useful to both journal editors and authors. This paper summarizes the discussion.

  15. Research in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

    E-print Network

    Birmingham, University of

    Research in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences www.birmingham.ac.uk/les #12;The College, molecular cell biology and molecular 2 Research in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences of Life and Environmental Sciences is comprised of four Schools: Biosciences; Geography, Earth

  16. Workshop on Research and Survey Design in Environmental Politics

    E-print Network

    Wehrli, Bernhard

    Workshop on Research and Survey Design in Environmental Politics 1 March 2012, University of Bern ....................................................................................................................................................... The Workshop on Research and Survey Design in Environmental Politics is designed to address practical questions using the freeware UCINET. Mark Lubell, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University

  17. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

    E-print Network

    National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Visual and radar Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment Year of publication 2004 Editor: Karsten Laursen 2003 Report commissioned by Elsam Engineering A/S 2003 #12;[Blank page] #12;National Environmental

  18. Energy and environmental nanotechnology in conductive paper and textiles Liangbing Hu and Yi Cui*

    E-print Network

    Cui, Yi

    Energy and environmental nanotechnology in conductive paper and textiles Liangbing Hu and Yi Cui* Received 19th August 2011, Accepted 3rd January 2012 DOI: 10.1039/c2ee02414d Paper and textiles have been and textiles for device applications will be discussed. Various types of energy and environmental devices have

  19. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM AGROECOSYSTEM MONITORING AND RESEARCH STRATEGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    The monitoring program described in this document is one component of the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), a national program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development. or EMAP, agroecosystems are defined ...

  20. Center for Research in Security Prices Working Paper Series

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP) was founded in 1960 by James H. Lorie and Lawrence Fisher, Professors at the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business to "advance research in operations of security markets." CRSP compiles standard and derived security data concerning the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ stock markets, and maintains a list of current staff working papers for academic and commercial use [.pdf]. At present, thirty papers cover topics of market efficiency, stock diversification, and bank deregulation among others. A bibliography of reprints locates other titles in publications such as The Journal of Monetary Economics and The Journal of Finance.

  1. European Birth Cohorts for Environmental Health Research

    PubMed Central

    Casas, Maribel; Bergström, Anna; Carmichael, Amanda; Cordier, Sylvaine; Eggesbø, Merete; Eller, Esben; Fantini, Maria P.; Fernández, Mariana F.; Fernández-Somoano, Ana; Gehring, Ulrike; Grazuleviciene, Regina; Hohmann, Cynthia; Karvonen, Anne M.; Keil, Thomas; Kogevinas, Manolis; Koppen, Gudrun; Krämer, Ursula; Kuehni, Claudia E.; Magnus, Per; Majewska, Renata; Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo; Patelarou, Evridiki; Petersen, Maria Skaalum; Pierik, Frank H.; Polanska, Kinga; Porta, Daniela; Richiardi, Lorenzo; Santos, Ana Cristina; Slama, Rémy; Sram, Radim J.; Thijs, Carel; Tischer, Christina; Toft, Gunnar; Trnovec, Tomáš; Vandentorren, Stephanie; Vrijkotte, Tanja G.M.; Wilhelm, Michael; Wright, John; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark

    2011-01-01

    Background: Many pregnancy and birth cohort studies investigate the health effects of early-life environmental contaminant exposure. An overview of existing studies and their data is needed to improve collaboration, harmonization, and future project planning. Objectives: Our goal was to create a comprehensive overview of European birth cohorts with environmental exposure data. Methods: Birth cohort studies were included if they a) collected data on at least one environmental exposure, b) started enrollment during pregnancy or at birth, c) included at least one follow-up point after birth, d) included at least 200 mother–child pairs, and e) were based in a European country. A questionnaire collected information on basic protocol details and exposure and health outcome assessments, including specific contaminants, methods and samples, timing, and number of subjects. A full inventory can be searched on www.birthcohortsenrieco.net. Results: Questionnaires were completed by 37 cohort studies of > 350,000 mother–child pairs in 19 European countries. Only three cohorts did not participate. All cohorts collected biological specimens of children or parents. Many cohorts collected information on passive smoking (n = 36), maternal occupation (n = 33), outdoor air pollution (n = 27), and allergens/biological organisms (n = 27). Fewer cohorts (n = 12–19) collected information on water contamination, ionizing or nonionizing radiation exposures, noise, metals, persistent organic pollutants, or other pollutants. All cohorts have information on birth outcomes; nearly all on asthma, allergies, childhood growth and obesity; and 26 collected information on child neurodevelopment. Conclusion: Combining forces in this field will yield more efficient and conclusive studies and ultimately improve causal inference. This impressive resource of existing birth cohort data could form the basis for longer-term and worldwide coordination of research on environment and child health. PMID:21878421

  2. Environmental biotechnology for waste treatment, environmental science research, Volume 41

    Microsoft Academic Search

    G. S. Saylor; R. Fox; J. W. Blackburn

    1991-01-01

    This book contains the proceedings of the symposium entitled [open quotes]Environmental Biotechnology: Moving from the Flask to the Field[close quotes] held in October 17th through 19th, 1990, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Environmental biotechnology involves the use of microorganisms and their processes for the clean-up of environmental contamination, specific examples of which include ground-water treatment, treatment of leachates, and clean-up of contaminated

  3. Applications of SAR Interferometry in Earth and Environmental Science Research

    PubMed Central

    Zhou, Xiaobing; Chang, Ni-Bin; Li, Shusun

    2009-01-01

    This paper provides a review of the progress in regard to the InSAR remote sensing technique and its applications in earth and environmental sciences, especially in the past decade. Basic principles, factors, limits, InSAR sensors, available software packages for the generation of InSAR interferograms were summarized to support future applications. Emphasis was placed on the applications of InSAR in seismology, volcanology, land subsidence/uplift, landslide, glaciology, hydrology, and forestry sciences. It ends with a discussion of future research directions. PMID:22573992

  4. Indigenous Knowledge in Environmental Education Processes: Perspectives on a Growing Research Arena

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Van Damme, Lynette Sibongile Masuku; Neluvhalani, Edgar Fulufhelo

    2004-01-01

    This paper provides perspective on the growing research arena of indigenous knowledge in environmental education in southern Africa. By drawing mainly on South African case examples of indigenous knowledge activities and research (including our own research) we provide an overview of activities and debates that have emerged in response to earlier…

  5. Vertebrate fauna of the Idaho National Environmental Research Park

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. D. Reynolds; J. W. Connelly; D. K. Halford; W. J. Arthur

    1986-01-01

    The Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) is an energy research and development site administered by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 ordered the US Energy Research and Development Administration (precursor to DOE) to engage in environmental research related to the development of energy sources to advance the goals of restoring, protecting, and enhancing environmental

  6. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research

    E-print Network

    Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report FY 2010 Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report) is the locus of activity to sustain water science in the state through its support of research, graduate

  7. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research

    E-print Network

    Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report FY 2009 Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report to sustain water science in the state through its support of research, graduate studies, and outreach

  8. Critical Environmental Education Research: Re-Engaging the Debate

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robottom, Ian

    2005-01-01

    The field of research in environmental education has experienced several changes in orientation in its first 25 or so years. In the period of the 70s and 80s, the most visible approach to environmental education research was clearly applied science in nature. From the late 80s/early 90s there has been a period of intense debate about research in…

  9. Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research

    E-print Network

    Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report FY 2011 Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Environmental & Watershed Research Annual Technical Report that sustains water science in the state through its support of research, graduate studies, and outreach

  10. STRATEGY FOR RESEARCH ON ENVIRONMENTAL RISKS TO CHILDREN

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and Development (ORD) is pleased to announce the availability of its Strategy for Research on Environmental Risks to Children. This document provides the strategic direction for ORD's research program in chi...

  11. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

    E-print Network

    Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific Annual Technical Report FY 2006 #12;Introduction The Water & Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific or WERI is one of 54 similar water research institutes set up by U.S. Congressional legislation at each Land Grant

  12. RESEARCH PAPER Effects of iron oxide nanoparticles on polyvinyl alcohol

    E-print Network

    Guo, John Zhanhu

    RESEARCH PAPER Effects of iron oxide nanoparticles on polyvinyl alcohol: interfacial layer and bulk Abstract Iron oxide (a-phase) nanoparticles with coercivity larger than 300 Oe have been fabricated to effectively serve as a solid spacer to disperse the iron precursor and to prevent the nanoparticles from

  13. Submitted to Image Anal Stereol, 11 pages Original Research Paper

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    . Keywords: structure tensor, tensor-valued images, Riemannian center-of-mass, Riemannian averaging, tensorSubmitted to Image Anal Stereol, 11 pages Original Research Paper STRUCTURE TENSOR IMAGE FILTERING Structure tensor images are obtained by a Gaussian smoothing of the dyadic product of gradient image

  14. RESEARCH PAPER Fabrication and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles

    E-print Network

    Guo, John Zhanhu

    al. 2004) testing. In addition, granular polypyrrole nanocomposites have been reported as a candidateRESEARCH PAPER Fabrication and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles filled polypyrrole nanocomposites Zhanhu Guo Æ Koo Shin Æ Amar B. Karki Æ David P. Young Æ Richard B. Kaner Æ H. Thomas Hahn

  15. RESEARCH PAPER Collective neuro-evolution for evolving specialized sensor

    E-print Network

    Eiben, A.E. "Guszti"

    RESEARCH PAPER Collective neuro-evolution for evolving specialized sensor resolutions in a multi an evaluation of the collective neuro-evolution (CONE) controller design method. CONE solves collective behavior recombination. CONE is com- paratively tested and evaluated with similar neuro-evolution methods in an extension

  16. Research paper Neural substrates predicting improvement of tinnitus after

    E-print Network

    O'Toole, Alice J.

    Research paper Neural substrates predicting improvement of tinnitus after cochlear implantation 2013 Available online 13 February 2013 a b s t r a c t Notwithstanding successful reduction of tinnitus underwent CI for tinnitus management. By correlating the degree of improvement in tinnitus intensity

  17. RESEARCH PAPER Inertial microfluidics for continuous particle filtration

    E-print Network

    Papautsky, Ian

    RESEARCH PAPER Inertial microfluidics for continuous particle filtration and extraction Ali Asgar S particle filtration. The design takes advantage of preferential migration of particles in rectan- gular integrated with on-chip microfluidic components for filtration and extraction of wide range of particle sizes

  18. RESEARCH PAPER Modelling the Human Immune System by Combining

    E-print Network

    Utrecht, Universiteit

    RESEARCH PAPER Modelling the Human Immune System by Combining Bioinformatics and Systems Biology of a microbe the immune system will react, the so-called epitopes. Many predicted epitopes have later been of immune system-related diseases where both timing and genomic information are of importance. Key words

  19. RESEARCH PAPER A Middle Miocene endemic freshwater mollusc assemblage

    E-print Network

    Zuschin, Martin

    RESEARCH PAPER A Middle Miocene endemic freshwater mollusc assemblage from an intramontane Alpine online: 1 September 2011 Ó Springer-Verlag 2011 Abstract The mollusc fauna of the early Middle Miocene settings. Among the gastropods, only Theodoxus crenulatus (Klein, 1853) is known from other Miocene

  20. Research paper Substrate specificity of Staphylococcus aureus cysteine

    E-print Network

    Bogyo, Matthew

    Research paper Substrate specificity of Staphylococcus aureus cysteine proteases e Staphopains A, B Staphylococcal virulence Substrates library Substrate specificity a b s t r a c t Human strains of Staphylococcus Masson SAS. All rights reserved. 1. Introduction Staphylococcus aureus is an important human pathogen [1

  1. Research Based Tutoring of English Spelling. White Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Warda, Rosevita

    2005-01-01

    This White Paper examines the components that determine effective instruction and tutoring in English spelling, based on current scientific research and experience gained in field testing while developing an innovative educational technology. Basis for the findings were repeated field studies conducted in small groups with students grade 3 and…

  2. MFR PAPER 1033 Research determin es fatty aCid

    E-print Network

    MFR PAPER 1033 Research determin es fatty aCid composition of 32 commonly eaten finfish, and Mollusks. Part II. Fatty Acid Composition JAMES C. BONNET, VIRGINIA 0 SIDWELL, and ELIZABETH G. ZOOK? at pre,,;nl C,I \\ l? r fi h componen ts \\\\ hich arc Illlt I?Jlbk portio ns-liver. roc. mill. ctc

  3. Putting the Past into the Present through Research Papers.

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    Demerly, Ed

    In order to have freshman composition students review and strengthen their research and documentation skills, they are asked to write 700 to 1,000-word papers synthesizing from sources such as anthologies, journals, government documents, films, biographies, almanacs, and interviews. Three assignments require the students to gather information…

  4. RESEARCH PAPER Enhanced-throughput production of polymersomes

    E-print Network

    RESEARCH PAPER Enhanced-throughput production of polymersomes using a parallelized capillary device. Double-emulsion drops are transformed to polymersomes through a dewetting of the amphiphile of the oil drop. Therefore, we can make polymersomes with a production rate enhanced by a factor given

  5. RESEARCH PAPER A novel polymer microneedle fabrication process for active

    E-print Network

    Erickson, David

    and thermal insulation properties as well as its capability to be patterned directly through microfabricationRESEARCH PAPER A novel polymer microneedle fabrication process for active fluidic delivery Bernardo fabrication process for a flexible, all polymer, active fluidic delivery system, incorporating a fusion

  6. RESEARCH PAPER Molecular dynamics simulations of oscillatory Couette flows

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    Priezjev, Nikolai V.

    RESEARCH PAPER Molecular dynamics simulations of oscillatory Couette flows with slip boundary-periodic flows of monatomic liquids is investigated using non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations Molecular dynamics simulation Á Liquid flow Á Nanofluidics Á Slip length 1 Introduction The rational design

  7. PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Xanthophyceaen assemblages during winterspring flood

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    PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Xanthophyceaen assemblages during winter­spring flood: autecology, Czech Republic) during winter­spring flood. Our studies have shown that these species differ and emerge only during winter­spring and summer flood events. They persist only for a limited time (from

  8. Weed Biology and Management 5, 6976 (2005) RESEARCH PAPER

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    2005-01-01

    Weed Biology and Management 5, 69­76 (2005) RESEARCH PAPER Weed composition and cover after three, could lead to increased weed problems for agricultural production. This experiment was conducted to assess weed pressure and species composition on plots receiving various inorganic and organic soil

  9. RESEARCH PAPER The first fossil record of Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae

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    Villemant, Claire

    RESEARCH PAPER The first fossil record of Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Formicinae) from taxon represents the first occurrence of the genus in the fossil record. The origin and rise of one Á Polyrhachis Á New species Á Miocene Á Fossil ant Kurzfassung Aus dem Obermioza¨n von Kreta (Grie

  10. Research paper Different distributions of calbindin and calretinin immunostaining across

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    Sherman, S. Murray

    Research paper Different distributions of calbindin and calretinin immunostaining across the medial of calretinin and calbindin immunoreactivity in subdivisions of the mouse medial geniculate body cells were double-labeled. Very few calretinin+ only cells were observed. By contrast, we observed

  11. Research paper Pleistocene magnetochronology of the fauna and Paleolithic sites

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Research paper Pleistocene magnetochronology of the fauna and Paleolithic sites in the Nihewan: Magnetostratigraphy Nihewan Fauna Human evolution Paleoenvironment Nihewan Basin Pleistocene a b s t r a c sources of Early Pleistocene Paleolithic sites and mammalian fossils (known as the Nihewan Fauna sensu

  12. Research paper Voice discrimination in cochlear-implanted deaf subjects

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    , for example, to person identification. It is clear that any dysfunction of voice perception can have a largeResearch paper Voice discrimination in cochlear-implanted deaf subjects Z. Massida a,b , P. Belin c, Faculté de Médecine de Rangueil, 133 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse, France c Voice Neurocognition

  13. Research Paper Cutting energy characteristics of Miscanthus x giganteus stems

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    energy (energy per unit of stem diameter) of 741.9 J mÀ1 at an average cutting speed of 12.9 m sÀ1 to the stem diameter. The results indicate that optimisation of cutting speed and blade oblique angleResearch Paper Cutting energy characteristics of Miscanthus x giganteus stems with varying oblique

  14. RESEARCH PAPER Antioxidant responses of hyper-accumulator and

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    Ma, Lena

    RESEARCH PAPER Antioxidant responses of hyper-accumulator and sensitive fern species to arsenic responded differentially to arsenic exposure in terms of anti-oxidative defence. Higher levels of super. vittata. Higher activity of anti-oxidative enzymes and lower thiobarbituric acid-reacting substances

  15. Research paper Stimulus frequency otoacoustic emissions evoked by swept tones

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    Allen, Jont

    Research paper Stimulus frequency otoacoustic emissions evoked by swept tones Shixiong Chen a generated by the cochlea and the measurements of OAEs are useful in detecting cochlear damages. Stimulus equivalent to SFOAEs evoked by pure tones under various signal conditions. These findings suggest

  16. 1578 Research Paper The generation and diversification of butterfly eyespot

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    Monteiro, Antónia

    1578 Research Paper The generation and diversification of butterfly eyespot color patterns Craig R and change. The of Wisconsin-Madison, 1525 Linden Drive, recently derived eyespots on butterfly wings vary-mail: sbcarrol@facstaff.wisc.edu Results: We have identified several transcription factors, including butterfly

  17. RESEARCH PAPER Surgical implantation techniques for electronic tags in fish

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    Cooke, Steven J.

    RESEARCH PAPER Surgical implantation techniques for electronic tags in fish Glenn N. Wagner, and other surgery related techniques; however, the tools and techniques used in the surgical process vary guidelines for surgical procedures on fish are to know the anatomy, minimize tissue damage and surgery times

  18. RESEARCH PAPER A new, non-perturbing, sampling procedure in

    E-print Network

    Britto, Dev T.

    range. Key words: Barley, compartmental analysis, efflux, influx, ion transport, potassium. Introduction such as plant organs. The leading procedure is that of Compartmental Analysis by Tracer Efflux (CATE), whichRESEARCH PAPER A new, non-perturbing, sampling procedure in tracer exchange measurements Dev T

  19. RESEARCH PAPER DC dielectrophoretic focusing of particles in a serpentine

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    Xuan, Xiangchun "Schwann"

    RESEARCH PAPER DC dielectrophoretic focusing of particles in a serpentine microchannel Junjie Zhu Æ-of-concept experiment of a novel particle focusing technique in DC electrokinetic flow through a planar serpentine Serpentine microchannel 1 Introduction Focusing particles (both biological and synthetic) into a tight stream

  20. Research Paper Automated Semantic Indexing of Figure Captions to Improve

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    Rubin, Daniel L.

    Research Paper Automated Semantic Indexing of Figure Captions to Improve Radiology Image Retrieval concept-based indexing of unstructured figure captions to improve retrieval of images from radiology of a radiology image search engine. Results: Estimated precision was 0.897 (95% confidence interval, 0

  1. Research Papers Leaf Processing by Wild Chimpanzees: Physically Defended Leaves

    E-print Network

    Research Papers Leaf Processing by Wild Chimpanzees: Physically Defended Leaves Reveal Complex Andrews, Fife, Scotland Abstract The manual processing of eight species of leaf was investigated in the M-group chimpanzees of Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania. Leaf species varied in the extent to which physical

  2. AIM Research Working Paper Series Enhancing Productivity: The Role

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    , NG8 1BB, UK. Email: uwe.aickelin@nottingham.ac.uk Phone: +44 115 9514215 Giuliana Battisti Business to the productivity and performance of a company. However, research findings are mixed. This paper provides a multi-disciplinary review of the current evidence of such a relationship and offers suggestions for further exploration. We

  3. Just the FAQs: An Alternative to Teaching the Research Paper

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    Strickland, James

    2004-01-01

    Changing the form of the traditional research paper often results in a greater emphasis on inquiry or FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). An alternative form of presentation that capitalizes on available technology and requires students to develop their thinking, reading, writing and presentation skills is presented.

  4. The research on human dimensions of global environmental change in Latin America : Looking back, moving forward

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    Rafael D'Almeida Martins; Leila da Costa Ferreira

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – Environmental studies have developed slowly within social sciences in Latin America. This paper seeks to assess and systematize the contribution of social sciences in the research on the human dimensions of global environmental change (HDGEC) in the region outlining its state of the art and process of development. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The approach taken is the organization of a

  5. The Canadian Arctic and the Oceans Act: the development of participatory environmental research and management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fikret Berkes; Jack Mathias; Mina Kislalioglu; Helen Fast

    2001-01-01

    In recent years in the Canadian Arctic, participatory and pluralistic approaches have become common in several areas of environmental management relevant to the resolution of multiple-use conflicts: fish and wildlife, protected area planning, integrated coastal zone management, ecosystem health monitoring, contaminants research, environmental assessment, and climate change. This paper analyzes the emergence and development of aboriginal participation in resource management

  6. Empirical-Analytical Methodological Research in Environmental Education: Response to a Negative Trend in Methodological and Ideological Discussions

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    Connell, Sharon

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to contribute to methodological discourse about research approaches to environmental education. More specifically, the paper explores the current status of the "empirical-analytical methodology" and its "positivist" (traditional- and post-positivist) ideologies, in environmental education research through the critical…

  7. Biological and Environmental Research Network Requirements

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    Balaji, V. [Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Earth Science Grid Federation (ESGF); Boden, Tom [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Cowley, Dave [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Dart, Eli [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). ESNet; Dattoria, Vince [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). ESNet; Desai, Narayan [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Egan, Rob [Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Foster, Ian [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Goldstone, Robin [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Gregurick, Susan [U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Biological Systems Science Division; Houghton, John [U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Program; Izaurralde, Cesar [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Johnston, Bill [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). ESNet; Joseph, Renu [U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Climate and Environmental Sciences Division; Kleese-van Dam, Kerstin [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Lipton, Mary [Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States); Monga, Inder [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). ESNet; Pritchard, Matt [British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC), Oxon (United Kingdom); Rotman, Lauren [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). ESNet; Strand, Gary [National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO (United States); Stuart, Cory [Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Tatusova, Tatiana [National Inst. of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD (United States); Tierney, Brian [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). ESNet; Thomas, Brian [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States); Williams, Dean N. [Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States); Zurawski, Jason [Internet2, Washington, DC (United States)

    2013-09-01

    The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the primary provider of network connectivity for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. In support of SC programs, ESnet regularly updates and refreshes its understanding of the networking requirements of the instruments, facilities, scientists, and science programs that it serves. This focus has helped ESnet be a highly successful enabler of scientific discovery for over 25 years. In November 2012, ESnet and the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the DOE SC organized a review to characterize the networking requirements of the programs funded by the BER program office. Several key findings resulted from the review. Among them: 1) The scale of data sets available to science collaborations continues to increase exponentially. This has broad impact, both on the network and on the computational and storage systems connected to the network. 2) Many science collaborations require assistance to cope with the systems and network engineering challenges inherent in managing the rapid growth in data scale. 3) Several science domains operate distributed facilities that rely on high-performance networking for success. Key examples illustrated in this report include the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase). This report expands on these points, and addresses others as well. The report contains a findings section as well as the text of the case studies discussed at the review.

  8. Environmental Systems Research Candidates FY-01 Annual Report

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    Miller, David Lynn; Piet, Steven James

    2001-03-01

    The Environmental Systems Research Candidates (ESRC) Program ran from April 2000 through September 2001 as part of the Environmental Systems Research and Analysis (ESRA) Program at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). ESRA provides key science and technology to meet the cleanup mission of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM), and performs research and development that will help solve current legacy problems and enhance the INEEL’s scientific and technical capability for solving longer-term challenges. This report documents the accomplishments of the ESRC Program. The ESRC Program consisted of 25 tasks subdivided within four research areas.

  9. 40 CFR 18.9 - Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 false Duration of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18.9...9 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND...

  10. 40 CFR 18.7 - Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...false Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows. 18.7 Section 18.7 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND...

  11. Four Universities: Achieving Environmental Quality through Environmental Education and Research.

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    Richardson, Ralph W., Jr., Ed.; Nash, Roderick, Ed.

    Five universities receiving aid from the Rockefeller Foundation are discussed. The American University has had difficulty initially interdisciplinary environmental studies. Problems include insufficient financial independence, autonomous faculty nature, seniority system, students, and departmental structure. Penn State's efforts involve…

  12. Environmental Learning: Reflections on Practice, Research and Theory

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    Meyers, Ronald B.

    2006-01-01

    The environmental and interdisciplinary nature of environmental education presents extraordinary challenges to individuals' abilities as a field to clearly conceptualize, theorize and communicate findings about what they have learned about practice, research and theory in environmental learning (Disinger, 2001). Unfortunately, these factors also…

  13. ORD RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT AT EPA'S R.S. KERR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY; ADA, OK

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA's Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory is one of ten Office of Research and Development research laboratories. The R.S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory conducts EPA-investigator led laboratory and field research to provide the scientific basis to support t...

  14. Environmental Impact Statements. Resource Papers for College Geography, No. 78-3.

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    Greenberg, Michael R.; And Others

    The monograph examines objectives and preparation of environmental impact statements (EISs) and assesses the degree to which these documents are successful in monitoring the environmental impact of development in the United States. The document is part of a series of resource papers developed to supplement college-level geography textbooks. The…

  15. Impulse Drying of Paper: A Review of Recent Research

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    Orloff, D. I.

    complicated by the occurrence of sheet delamination [4-6]. Research at the Institute of Paper Science and Technology (IPST) has demonstrated that ceramic coated press rolls have the potential for controlling heat transfer to the wet sheet, thereby... to the sheet. Low "thermal mass" ceramic press roll coatings were developed to reduce heat transfer to the sheet while maintaining high surface temperatures during early stages of the process. Hence, most of the transferred energy is used to form steam...

  16. Research Paper: ALICE: An Algorithm to Extract Abbreviations from MEDLINE

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    Hiroko Ao; Toshihisa Takagi

    2005-01-01

    ObjectiveTo help biomedical researchers recognize dynamically introduced abbreviations in biomedical literature, such as gene and protein names, we have constructed a support system called ALICE (Abbreviation LIfter using Corpus-based Extraction). ALICE aims to extract all types of abbreviations with their expansions from a target paper on the fly.MethodsALICE extracts an abbreviation and its expansion from the literature by using heuristic

  17. Nanometrology and its perspectives in environmental research

    PubMed Central

    Kim, Hyun-A; Seo, Jung-Kwan; Kim, Taksoo; Lee, Byung-Tae

    2014-01-01

    Objectives Rapid increase in engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in many goods has raised significant concern about their environmental safety. Proper methodologies are therefore needed to conduct toxicity and exposure assessment of nanoparticles in the environment. This study reviews several analytical techniques for nanoparticles and summarizes their principles, advantages and disadvantages, reviews the state of the art, and offers the perspectives of nanometrology in relation to ENP studies. Methods Nanometrology is divided into five techniques with regard to the instrumental principle: microscopy, light scattering, spectroscopy, separation, and single particle inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. Results Each analytical method has its own drawbacks, such as detection limit, ability to quantify or qualify ENPs, and matrix effects. More than two different analytical methods should be used to better characterize ENPs. Conclusions In characterizing ENPs, the researchers should understand the nanometrology and its demerits, as well as its merits, to properly interpret their experimental results. Challenges lie in the nanometrology and pretreatment of ENPs from various matrices; in the extraction without dissolution or aggregation, and concentration of ENPs to satisfy the instrumental detection limit. PMID:25384386

  18. Nanomaterials driven energy, environmental and biomedical research

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    Sharma, Prakash C.; Srinivasan, Sesha S.; Wilson, Jeremiah F.

    2014-03-01

    We have developed state-of-the-art nanomaterials such as nanofibers, nanotubes, nanoparticles, nanocatalysts and nanostructures for clean energy, environmental and biomedical research. Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed, but it can be converted from one form to another. Based on this principle, chemical energy such as hydrogen has been produced from water electrolysis at a much lower voltage using RuO2 nanoparticles on the Si wafer substrate. Once the hydrogen is produced from the clean sources such as solar energy and water, it has to be stored by physisorption or chemisorption processes on to the solid state systems. For the successful physical adsorption of hydrogen molecule, we have developed novel polyaniline nanostructures via chemical templating and electrospinning routes. Chemical or complex hydrides involving nano MgH2 and transition metal nanocatalysts have been synthesized to tailor both the thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrogen (chemi) sorption respectively. Utilization of solar energy (UV-Vis) and a coupling of novel semiconductor oxide nanoparticles have been recently demonstrated with enhancement in photo-oxidation and/or photo-reduction processes for the water/air detoxification and sustainable liquid fuel production respectively. Magnetic nanoparticles such as ZnFe2O4 have been synthesized and optimized for biomedical applications such as targeted drug delivery and tumor diagnostic sensing (MRI).

  19. Educational paper: research in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    PubMed

    Walker, Tom W M; Cascarini, Luke; Brennan, Peter A

    2010-12-01

    Training in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) requires undergraduate degrees in both medicine and dentistry. When trainees in other surgical specialties may be pursuing a higher degree in research or education, OMFS trainees will be studying for their second undergraduate degree. It is possibly therefore that the specialty is weak in terms of doubly qualified university academics who have been trained in the full and extended curriculum OMFS. Research is recognised in all applications to United Kingdom and Ireland specialist training programmes, and points are awarded, though many juniors who enter these will have found it difficult to do any research during their careers to date. With changes in specialist training it may become even more difficult to obtain a research degree, although with the introduction of the National Institute for Health Research Integrated Academic Training (academic clinical fellowships/clinical lectureships) there is renewed hope that enthusiasm for academic OMFS will be reignited. In this paper we try to provide an idea of the opportunities available to OMFS trainees in academia and research. PMID:19889491

  20. The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

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    Colorado at Boulder, University of

    The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Annual Report on NOAA engage in cooperative research activities in a wide range of environmental sciences, with major foci, and the solid earth sciences. In addition to these formal divisions, CIRES has five internal Centers further

  1. Environmental Protection Agency's hazardous waste research and development program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. H. Skinner; N. J. Bassin

    1988-01-01

    The Environmental Protection Agency conducts research, development, and demonstrations supporting statutory missions to clean up and regulate solid and hazardous wastes. EPA's research, development, and demonstration program concentrates on predicting the transport and transformation of hazardous chemicals in soil, water, ground water, and the biosphere; improving environmental detection and monitoring methods, determining the effects of hazardous wastes on human health;

  2. Conceptualizing food systems for global environmental change research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Polly J. Ericksen

    2008-01-01

    This paper outlines a framework for studying the multiple interactions of broadly defined food systems with global environmental change and evaluating the major societal outcomes affected by these interactions: food security, ecosystem services and social welfare. In building the framework the paper explores and synthesizes disparate literature on food systems food security and global environmental change, bridging social science and

  3. Environmental-performance research priorities: Wood products. Final report

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    NONE

    1998-01-15

    This report describes a research plan to establish environmental, energy, and economic performance measures for renewable building materials, and to identify management and technology alternatives to improve environmental performance in a cost-effective manner. The research plan is designed to: (1) collect environmental and economic data on all life-cycle stages of the materials, (2) ensure that the data follows consistent definitions and collection procedures, and (3) develop analytical procedures for life-cycle analysis to address environmental performance questions. The research will be subdivided into a number of individual project modules. The five processing stages of wood used to organize the research plan are: (1) resource management and harvesting; (2) processing; (3) design and construction of structures; (4) use, maintenance, and disposal; and (5) waste recycling. Individual research module descriptions are provided in the report, as well as assessment techniques, research standards and protocol, and research management. 13 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

  4. How to reconcile environmental and economic performance to improve corporate sustainability: corporate environmental strategies in the European paper industry.

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    Wagner, Marcus

    2005-07-01

    This paper discusses the relationship between environmental and economic performance and the influence of corporate strategies with regard to sustainability and the environment. After formulating a theoretical model, results are reported from an empirical analysis of the European paper manufacturing industry. New data are used to test hypotheses derived from the theoretical model, using environmental performance indices representing different corporate environmental strategy orientations. In particular, an emissions-based index largely reflecting end-of-pipe strategies and an inputs-based index reflecting integrated pollution prevention are distinguished. For the emissions-based index, a predominantly negative relationship between environmental and economic performance is found, whereas for the inputs-based index no significant link is found. This is consistent with the theoretical model, which predicts the possibility of different relationships. The results also show that for firms with pollution prevention-oriented corporate environmental strategies, the relationship between environmental and economic performance is more positive, thus making improvements in corporate sustainability more likely. Based on this last insight, managerial implications of this are discussed with regard to strategy choices, investment decisions and operations management. PMID:15939122

  5. THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIMEN BANK RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR SAMPLING, STORAGE, AND ANALYSIS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The work was performed under a joint NBS/EPA research program to develop state-of-the-art protocols for sampling, storage, and analysis of biological and environmental-type matrices. This report is a compliation of research papers and/or efforts describing developed or adopted pr...

  6. On the Danger of Blurring Methods, Methodologies and Ideologies in Environmental Education Research

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    Dillon, Justin; Wals, Arjen E. J.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the authors caution against blurring methods, methodologies and ideologies in research. They do this by drawing on two earlier articles in "Environmental Education Research" that focused on this issue as well but from quite different vantage points: Hart's (2000) paper in which he problematizes the generating of generic guidelines…

  7. The Distinctive Characteristics of Environmental Education Research in Australia: An Historical and Comparative Analysis

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    Stevenson, Robert B.; Evans, Neus

    2011-01-01

    This paper addresses the question of how Australian environmental education (EE) research was conceptualised and contextualised in the decade of the 1990s. Sixty seven articles published by Australian authors in this journal from 1990-2000 were analysed to examine the conceptualisation of this research using an inductive emergent categorisation…

  8. Reflections on Foucauldian discourse analysis in planning and environmental policy research

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    Liz Sharp; Tim Richardson

    2001-01-01

    Discourse analysis is becoming an increasingly common approach in planning and environmental policy research. This paper asserts that the generic treatment of discourse analysis obscures distinct approaches in which ‘discourses’ can combine different elements of text, systems of thought and action. Textually oriented approaches have been more prevalent during the 1990s, but this paper explores a different approach, grounded in

  9. Training for Environmental Law Enforcement in Sweden: The role of NGOs. Discussion Paper No. 105.

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    Gillberg, Bjorn O.; Tamplin, Arthur R.

    This discussion paper examines the training citizen groups need in order to confront a wide variety of industries and types of pollution. Section I of the paper focuses on the interaction of three groups: (1) industry: this group includes distributors of environmental pollutants as well as manufactures of pollution control equipment; (2)…

  10. Environmental Law Institute Research and Policy Division

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Environmental Law Institute

    This organization works with local and regional partners in the United States and worldwide to strengthen environmental laws, to develop new approaches to ensure their effectiveness, and to improve the capacity of citizens and governments to use the law to protect the environment. The site focuses on four areas; water resources, land and biodiversity, integration and innovation in environmental governance, and global sustainable development. Each focus area contains several topics of interest as well as objectives the organization would like to see realized. There is also a link to environmental laws that are endangered.

  11. Applied Science Division annual report, Environmental Research Program FY 1983

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    Cairns, E.J.; Novakov, T.

    1984-05-01

    The primary concern of the Environmental Research Program is the understanding of pollutant formation, transport, and transformation and the impacts of pollutants on the environment. These impacts include global, regional, and local effects on the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and on certain aspects of human health. This multidisciplinary research program includes fundamental and applied research in physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology, as well as research on the development of advanced methods of measurement and analysis. During FY 1983, research concentrated on atmospheric physics and chemistry, applied physics and laser spectroscopy, combustion theory and phenomena, environmental effects of oil shale processing, freshwater ecology and acid precipitation, trace element analysis for the investigation of present and historical environmental impacts, and a continuing survey of instrumentation for environmental monitoring.

  12. Environmental Research Division technical progress report: January 1986--October 1987

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    1988-07-01

    Technical process in the various research activities of Argonne National Laboratory's Environmental Research Division is reported for the period 1986-1987. Textual, graphic, and tabular information is used to briefly summarize (in separate chapters) the work of the Division's Atmospheric Physics, Environmental Effects Research, Fundamental Molecular Physics and Chemistry, and Organic Geochemistry and Environmental Instrumentation Programs. Information on professional qualifications, awards, and outstanding professional activities of staff members, as well as lists of publications, oral presentations, special events organized, and participants in educational programs, are provided in appendices at the end of each chapter. Individual projects under each division are processed separately for the data bases.

  13. Environmental Research Division technical progress report, January 1984-December 1985

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    Not Available

    1986-05-01

    Technical progress in the various research and assessment activities of Argonne National Laboratory's Environmental Research Division is reported for the period 1984 to 1985. Textual, graphic, and tabular information is used to briefly summarize (in separate chapters) the work of the Division's Atmospheric Physics, Environmental Effects Research, Environmental Impacts, Fundamental Molecular Physics and Chemistry, and Waste Management Programs. Information on professional qualifications, awards, and outstanding professional activities of staff members, as well as lists of publications, oral presentations, special events organized, and participants in educational programs, are provided in appendices at the end of each chapter.

  14. A facility for using cluster research to study environmental problems

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    Not Available

    1991-11-01

    This report begins by describing the general application of cluster based research to environmental chemistry and the development of a Cluster Structure and Dynamics Research Facility (CSDRF). Next, four important areas of cluster research are described in more detail, including how they can impact environmental problems. These are: surface-supported clusters, water and contaminant interactions, time-resolved dynamic studies in clusters, and cluster structures and reactions. These facilities and equipment required for each area of research are then presented. The appendices contain workshop agenda and a listing of the researchers who participated in the workshop discussions that led to this report.

  15. GUIDES FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH

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    The document provides conceptual guidelines for the development, implementation and evaluation of research task quality assurance plans for staff of the Health Effects Research Laboratory (HERL/RTP) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Caroli...

  16. Applied Research of Information Technology in Environmental Emergency System

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    Xufu Peng; Xuan Huang; Yi Ding; Fu-rong Wen

    2009-01-01

    Environmental pollution has been a serious threat to all people's living conditions, restricted the ability of continual economic development. How to control the pollution scientifically, efficiently and rapidly has been one of the important topics in the technology research around the world. So, the guiding principles, the organization and the responsibility of the design of environmental pollution emergency system is

  17. IFLA General Conference, 1985. Division on Education and Research. Section on Library Theory and Research. Papers.

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    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on library theory and research presented at the 1985 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Information for Self Reliance and Self Determination: The Role of Community Information Services" (Elaine Kempson, Acumen, United Kingdom); (2) "Relationships between Practice, Education and Research in the…

  18. Biomedical Research Advisory Group: Critical Areas of Research Chemical Biology/Pharmacology/Therapeutics White Paper

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    Goodrich, Lisa V.

    1 Biomedical Research Advisory Group: Critical Areas of Research Chemical Biology/Pharmacology/Therapeutics White Paper Executive Summary The related areas of chemical biology, pharmacology, and therapeutics. There are major strengths in these areas at Harvard on which to build, particularly in basic biology and clinical

  19. IFLA General Conference, 1986. Education and Research Division. Round Table: Research in Reading. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers presented at a roundtable session at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference consider current research in reading. They include: (1) "Bibliopsychology--The Contribution of a Study of Temperament" (R. O. Linden, Japan), which examines research on the impact of communication media on the fundamental strata…

  20. CALL FOR PAPERS Annals of Operations Research (ANOR)

    E-print Network

    in various fields, including supply chain management (SCM), environmental based SCM, operations management of SCM · Evolutionary algorithm based reverse supply chains · Performance evolution of SCM using

  1. National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development announces a number of 1998 grants at this site. In addition to a listing of grants and deadlines, the hyperlinked text leads readers to detailed information and application forms.

  2. Research Program in Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems (REGIS)

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of California at Berkeley provides this site on Environmental Planning and Geographic Information Systems (REGIS) research. Based at the University's Center for Environmental Design Research, REGIS aims "to develop GIS tools and apply them in environmental planning, management, research, and teaching." Four sections form the heart of the homepage: GRASSLinks (an interactive Web GIS program that enables real-time display and analysis of data), GIS Analysis and Modeling (includes photos and GIS coverages of San Francisco Bay/ Delta region), Research Projects and Collaborative Partnerships (lists collaborators), and GIS Data and Information Sources at REGIS (includes publications, instructional resources, and GRASS-related software). For academics and professionals interested in GIS and Environmental Planning, this is a solid and useful resource.

  3. APPLICATION OF MICROBIAL ECOLOGY RESEARCH TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Authors describe the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research program in biotechnology risk assessment to study fate and effects of nonindigenous microorganisms in aquatic and terrestrial environments. nformation from the studies can be used by industries and regulatory agen...

  4. EPA (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY) RESEARCH PROGRAM GUIDE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Annual extramural research program guide for the Office of Research and Development. This report provides information on work being done in each part of ORD, research which EPA is planning for FY 1984, and how much the authors intend to spend on each program area. Some of the are...

  5. 40 CFR 18.3 - Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... false Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18.3 Section 18.3 Protection...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  6. 40 CFR 18.3 - Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... false Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships. 18.3 Section 18.3 Protection...AGENCY GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AND SPECIAL RESEARCH CONSULTANTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  7. Increasing Knowledge -- How to Read a Research Paper

    MedlinePLUS

    ... they are to the disease. Organization of a paper In most scientific journals, scientific papers follow a ... works cited in the text. Reading a scientific paper When reading scientific papers, it is recommended that ...

  8. NASA Integrated Systems Research with an Environmental Focus

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Wolfe, Jean; Collier, Fay

    2010-01-01

    This slide presentation reviews the Integrated Systems Research Program (ISRP) with a focus on the work being done on reduction of environmental impact from aeronautics. The focus of the ISRP is to Conduct research at an integrated system-level on promising concepts and technologies and explore, assess, or demonstrate the benefits in a relevant environment. The presentation reviews the criteria for an ISRP project, and discusses the Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) project, and the technical challenges.

  9. Environmental Sciences Division: Summaries of research in FY 1995

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-09-01

    This report focuses on research in global change, as well as environmental remediation. Global change research investigates the following: distribution and balance of radiative heat energy; identification of the sources and sinks of greenhouse gases; and prediction of changes in the climate and concomitant ecological effects. Environmental remediation develops the basic understanding needed to remediate soils, sediments, and ground water that have undergone radioactive and chemical contamination.

  10. Environmental Research Group 2014 Fall Seminar Series

    E-print Network

    . Weiwei Mo Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNH Considering time in water-energy nexus analyses Water and energy supplies are inextricably linked: providing one resource requires a substantial amount of the other. This interrelationship is commonly referred to as "water- energy nexus". In the U

  11. UCG environmental research: summary and suggested projections

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. W. Mead; F. T. Wang; D. H. Stuermer

    1982-01-01

    Recent UCG experiments sponsored by Government and Industry have yielded a broad and comprehensive environmental data base. Groundwater modifications involving hydrologic effects and water quality changes have been carefully documented over a period of several years at a number of UCG test sites. The effects of cavity roof collapse, including aquifer interconnection and surface susidence, have also been investigated both

  12. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    PROjECTION Of GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS 2009 TO 2030 #12;[Blank page] #12;AU Projection of Greenhouse title and no.: NERI Technical Report no. 792 Title: Projection of Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2009 to 2030., Hjelgaard, K. & Fauser, P., 2010: Projection of Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2009 to 2030 National Environmental

  13. Directions for environmentally biodegradable polymer research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Graham Swift

    1993-01-01

    A major factor promoting interest in biodegradable polymers is the growing concern raised by the recalcitrance and unknown environmental fate of many of the currently used synthetic polymers. These polymers include both water-soluble and water-insoluble types. The former are generally specialty polymers with functional groups that effect water solubility such as carboxyl, hydroxyl, amido, etc.; the latter are usually nonfunctional

  14. SERS internship: Fall 1994 abstracts and research papers

    SciTech Connect

    Goldman, B.

    1994-12-01

    This publication is a collection of articles generated as a result of the fall 1994 Science and Engineering Research Semester program at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory. Research titles include: electrochemical cells in the reduction of hexavalent chromium; an automated system for studying the power distribution of electron beams; the mapping of novel genes to human chromosome 19; bolometer analysis comparisons; design and implementation of the LLNL Gigabit Testbed; in vitro synthesis and purification of PhIP-Deoxyguanosine and PhIP-DNA Covalent Complexes; pre-thymic somatic mutation leads to high mutant frequency hypoxanthine-guanine phosphoribosyl transferase gene; characterization of thin film multi-layers with magnetization curves and modeling of low angle X-ray diffraction data; total least squares; determining the water content of the Geysers Graywacke of northern California; a general approach to sharing data between scientific representations; nanomechanical properties of SiC thin films grown from C{sub 60} precursors; advanced information technology, a tool set for building clean database applications; the design of an automated electrolytic enrichment procedure for tritium; fluvial terrace dating using in-situ cosmogenic {sup 21}Ne; computer- aided mapping of stream channels beneath the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA; X-ray spectroscopic technique for energetic electron transport studies in short-pulse laser/plasma interactions. Separate entries have been put in the energy data base for articles from this report. Selected papers are indexed separately for inclusion in the Energy Science and Technology Database.

  15. Environmental Inquiry: Authentic Scientific Research for High School Students

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Environmental Inquiry (EI) features curriculum materials and online resources developed to help students conduct environmental science research and participate in communities of fellow student scientists. EI includes two levels of inquiry, modeled after professional scientific research. First, students learn specific research protocols, then conduct interactive research projects based on the protocols. Downloadable forms help them design experiments and then analyze, interpret, and present the results. Discussion boards and an online peer-review forum provide opportunities for interaction with fellow students. Topics include toxicology, invasive species, biodegradation, and watershed dynamics. Each of these topic areas is supported by a textbook and web-based resources.

  16. Reflexive Research Ethics for Environmental Health and Justice: Academics and Movement-Building

    PubMed Central

    Cordner, Alissa; Ciplet, David; Brown, Phil; Morello-Frosch, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    Community-engaged research on environmental problems has reshaped researcher-participant relationships, academic-community interaction, and the role of community partners in human subjects protection and ethical oversight. We draw on our own and others’ research collaborations with environmental health and justice social movement organizations to discuss the ethical concerns that emerge in community-engaged research. In this paper we introduce the concept of reflexive research ethics: ethical guidelines and decision-making principles that depend on continual reflexivity concerning the relationships between researchers and participants. Seeing ethics in this way can help scientists conduct research that simultaneously achieves a high level of professional conduct and protects the rights, well-being, and autonomy of both researchers and the multiple publics affected by research. We highlight our research with community-based organizations in Massachusetts, California, and Alaska, and discuss the potential impacts of the community or social movement on the research process and the potential impacts of research on community or social movement goals. We conclude by discussing ways in which the ethical concerns that surface in community-engaged research have led to advances in ethical research practices. This type of work raises ethical questions whose answers are broadly relevant for social movement, environmental, and public health scholars. PMID:22690133

  17. Environmental relevance and use of energy indicators in environmental management and research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    N. Svensson; L. Roth; M. Eklund; A. Mårtensson

    2006-01-01

    Energy use as a single indicator or in a set of few indicators is often used in applied research in the building, transportation and energy sectors. However, the environmental relevance of energy indicators is seldom questioned. The relation between environmental relevance and energy indicators might seem obvious. Nevertheless, how this is obvious has not been thoroughly discussed. The aim of

  18. EPA/OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT'S NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY/ENVIRONMENTAL CARCINOGENESIS DIVISION INTERNET SITE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Research in this division focuses on improved understanding of environmentally induced mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, with special emphasis on the underlying mechanisms, for incorporation into human cancer risk assessment models. The program uses cellular, animal and computer mo...

  19. Research Perspectives on Education. Occasional Paper No. 41.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa). Inst. for Educational Research.

    Perspectives on educational research are presented, and articles are included that reflect research projects that were undertaken at the Institute for Educational Research (IER) of the Human Services Research Council of the Republic of South Africa (RSA). Articles in this collection include: (1) "Educational Research in the RSA: Trends and…

  20. Environmental research for art conservation (ERA)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Odlyha; J. J. Boon; O. van den Brink; M. Bacci

    1997-01-01

    The basic concept of this project is to identify and then use the changes which occur in the chemical and physical properties\\u000a of traditional paint media both to indicate and integrate the effects of environmental conditions on paintings. To achieve\\u000a this aim, test paint films are being prepared in accordance with traditional artists' recipes. Changes in material properties\\u000a are monitored

  1. 78 FR 48200 - Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice of Meeting

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    2013-08-07

    ...NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education; Notice...amended), the National Science Foundation announces...Advisory Committee for Environmental Research and Education,...

  2. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, Ada, Oklahoma

    SciTech Connect

    Farrar-Nagy, S.; Voss, P.; Van Geet, O.

    2006-10-01

    U.S. EPA's Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, Ada, Oklahoma, has reduced its annual energy consumption by 45% by upgrading its building mechanical system and incorporating renewable energy.

  3. Efficient energy management in printing houses and environmental aspects of paper making

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Antti Lämsä; Kirsi Seppänen

    Energy management in printing houses is a comprehensive viewpoint on accomplishing direct savings and supporting sustainable development. By taking into consideration elements in building and services, internal transport and production equipment, notable savings can be achieved. In the second part Finnish paper industry as well as environmental aspects and impacts of papermaking and different types of wood and pulp sources

  4. Food Production, Population Growth, and Environmental Quality. Caltech Population Program Occasional Papers, Series 1, Number 7.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Groth, Edward, III

    This paper, one in a series of occasional publications, discusses trends in food production and population growth, emphasizing how environmental quality will be affected. The series is intended to increase understanding of the interrelationships between population growth and socioeconomic and cultural patterns throughout the world, and to…

  5. POPULATION ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL PAPER Demographic response to environmental variation in breeding,

    E-print Network

    Richner, Heinz

    POPULATION ECOLOGY - ORIGINAL PAPER Demographic response to environmental variation in breeding, stopover and non-breeding areas in a migratory passerine Michael Schaub · Hans Jakober · Wolfgang Stauber and arrival date at the breeding grounds of red-backed shrikes Lanius collurio, a trans-Saharan migrant

  6. ORIGINAL PAPER1 2 Environmental controls on drainage behavior of an ephemeral

    E-print Network

    Vrugt, Jasper A.

    ORIGINAL PAPER1 2 Environmental controls on drainage behavior of an ephemeral 3 stream 4 Kyle W of water availability for plant uptake in near surface 31sediments of an ephemeral stream, an important. Correlative analyses of soil 34moisture data, although easy and widely used, can result in 35erroneous

  7. Environmental Research Puts Science into Action

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Zaikowski, Lori; Lichtman, Paul

    2007-01-01

    The new paradigm for student research should be articulations and collaborations with local governmental, academic, and civic entities. This will enable students to make lasting contributions to bettering their communities through scientific research, and to better understand the practical relevance of science. This article presents two such…

  8. Advisory Committee on Forest Research Paper 2001/02

    E-print Network

    visited the Alice Holt Research Station of Forest Research on 29 and 30 October 2001. Secretarial support budgets. The Visiting Group was pleased with the many areas of new research identified by the Head

  9. United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine: Warfighter research focusing on the past 25 years

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Kent Pandolf (United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine)

    2011-12-01

    This article reviews the history, evolution, and transition of the United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) research programs as well as its scientific and military accomplishments, emphasizing the past 25 yr.

  10. High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research (HAIPER) is an advanced airborne research platform which is currently being built and modified for application in environmental research. The aircraft is maintained and operated for the National Science Foundation by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. HIAPER is described as "a new research aircraft with exceptional capabilities." The series of missions for this aircraft, which is scheduled to arrive at NCAR's Jefferson County Airport (JeffCo) facility on Friday, March 11, are beginning in 2005. The website provides information on the research project and the aircraft specifications, as well as photos of the aircraft, a glossary of terms used in aviation and in the atmospheric research community, and links to related websites.

  11. Environmental Research Puts Science into Action

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lori Zaikowski

    2007-04-01

    The new paradigm for student research should be articulations and collaborations with local governmental, academic, and civic entities. This will enable students to make lasting contributions to bettering their communities through scientific research, and to better understand the practical relevance of science. This article presents two such programs--Chemistry in Action Research (CiA) and the South Shore Estuary Watch (SSEW)--which allow students from Long Island, New York, to participate in a variety of projects of importance to and in partnership with the community. Examples of projects include reduction of storm water runoff contaminants, bioremediation, wetland restoration, elimination or minimization of eutrophic conditions, and invasive species studies.

  12. EPRI-DOE Conference on Environmentally- Enhanced Hydropower Turbines: Technical Papers

    SciTech Connect

    None

    2011-12-01

    The EPRI-DOE Conference on Environmentally-Enhanced Hydropower Turbines was a component of a larger project. The goal of the overall project was to conduct the final developmental engineering required to advance the commercialization of the Alden turbine. As part of this effort, the conference provided a venue to disseminate information on the status of the Alden turbine technology as well as the status of other advanced turbines and research on environmentally-friendly hydropower turbines. The conference was also a product of a federal Memorandum of Understanding among DOE, USBR, and USACE to share technical information on hydropower. The conference was held in Washington, DC on May 19 and 20, 2011 and welcomed over 100 attendees. The Conference Organizing Committee included the federal agencies with a vested interest in hydropower in the U.S. The Committee collaboratively assembled this conference, including topics from each facet of the environmentally-friendly conventional hydropower research community. The conference was successful in illustrating the readiness of environmentally-enhanced hydropower technologies. Furthermore, the topics presented illustrated the need for additional deployment and field testing of these technologies in an effort to promote the growth of environmentally sustainable hydropower in the U.S. and around the world

  13. Water and Environmental Research Center Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    Water and Environmental Research Center Annual Technical Report FY 2005 Introduction The demand for water-related research in Alaska is undergoing a change. Resource development and growth are the main Petroleum Reserve Alaska). Management of these water resources is difficult because related data networks

  14. Undergraduate Research Assistant Position Civil and Environmental Engineering

    E-print Network

    Tipple, Brett

    Undergraduate Research Assistant Position Civil and Environmental Engineering An undergraduate student is needed to assist a graduate student (John Heiberger) in the Urban Water Research Group, and will be assisting with data collection from the field site on the University of Utah campus. A student with good

  15. ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS OF AVALANCHES: PRELIMINARY RESEARCH IN GLACIER NATIONAL

    E-print Network

    Smith, Dan

    ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS OF AVALANCHES: PRELIMINARY RESEARCH IN GLACIER NATIONAL PARK Site Focus: Balu Pass, Glacier National Park, B.C. Avalanche path near Balu Pass. (Photo Courtesy of: www in avalanche areas? #12;Researchers · Ben Ferrel · Keri Laughlin · Kevin McPhedran · Mark Brown · also thanks

  16. EPA (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY) ADOPTS WETLANDS RESEARCH PLAN

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in January 1986 adopted a Wetlands Research Plan which decribes the research necessary to assist the Agency in implementing its responsibilities relative to wetlands, including 404 of the Clean Water Act. Many of the products will as...

  17. Environmental Education Research in Southern Africa: Dilemmas of Interpretation

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gough, Annette; Gough, Noel

    2004-01-01

    These multiple framings of our reflections on environmental education research in southern Africa are written as dilemmas of interpretation that aim to disrupt any temptation to generalise or essentialise its qualities and characteristics. Recognising that research is a textual practice, we use J. M. Coetzee's portrayal of the dilemmas faced by…

  18. Incorporating environmental sciences and nursing research: An NINR initiative

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patricia A. Grady; J. Taylor Harden; Patricia Moritz; Lynn M. Amende

    1997-01-01

    The environment is a pivotal determinant of human health and well-being, and understanding its impact is essential to improving public health. This article reflects the deliberations of a panel convened by the National Institute of Nursing Research to identify gaps in environmental sciences, along with research opportunities and challenges that could be explored through investigator-initiated clinical studies.

  19. ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES PATRICK CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

    E-print Network

    Charles, Donald

    ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES PATRICK CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH Procedure No. P-13-65 Rev. 0 for analyzing the soft algal component of samples to estimate the relative proportions of soft algae and diatoms. As part of a multidisciplinary approach to stream and river research, soft algae samples are collected

  20. 78 FR 211 - Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order; Referendum Procedures

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    2013-01-02

    ...entity. For the purpose of this definition, the term ``partnership'' includes, but is not limited to: (1) A husband and a wife who have title to, or leasehold interest in, a paper and paper-based packaging manufacturing entity as...

  1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Ecosystems Research Division

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Research at the Environmental Protection Agency's Ecosystems Research Division (ERD) "includes studies of the behavior of contaminants, nutrients, and biota in environmental systems, and the development of mathematical models to assess the response of aquatic systems, watersheds and landscapes to stresses from natural and anthropogenic sources." The ERD website contains information about a wide variety of research foci including: Nitrogen and Redox Speciation in Environmental Systems; Lock Lake Tidal Marsh Study; Exposure Analysis Modeling System; Oil Spills; Brownfields, and more. The site offers a collection of downloadable publications and fact sheets and lists complete publications from 1995 onward as well. Site visitors will also find contact information for staff, presentation abstracts, information about various research opportunities, and a link to available ERD software.

  2. Undergraduate Research Engagement at Major US Research Universities. Research & Occasional Paper Series: CSHE.14.13

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Douglass, John Aubrey; Zhao, Chun-Mei

    2013-01-01

    Bolstered by the recommendations of the 1998 Boyer Report, US federal agencies have put significant resources into promoting opportunities for undergraduates to engage in research. American universities and colleges have been creating support programs and curricular opportunities intended to create a "culture of undergraduate research."…

  3. Environmental contexts of menopause in Spain: comparative results from recent research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cristina Bernis; David Sven Reher

    2006-01-01

    Research agenda: Salud reproductiva Abstract This paper has two main objectives: 1) to detect the differences in basic aspects of the reproductive aging process (age at menopause, menopausal symptoms, the medicalization of aging) among women from the region of Madrid who at the time of the study were living in three different environmental contexts (rural, semiurban and urban); 2) to

  4. ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN USPS STAMPS: BASELINE PILOT RECYCLING RESULTS D. F. Seiter -Sr. Research Scientist

    E-print Network

    Abubakr, Said

    ENVIRONMENTALLY BENIGN USPS STAMPS: BASELINE PILOT RECYCLING RESULTS D. F. Seiter - Sr. Research Service, in their program to develop postage stamp adhesives that do not adversely affect the environment, have focused considerable efforts on developing a benign PSA stamp product for recycled fine paper

  5. Curriculum greening and environmental research co-ordination at the Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ivan Capdevila; Jordi Bruno; Llu??s Jofre

    2002-01-01

    The Technical University of Catalonia is currently working on a process of curriculum greening and co-ordination of environmental research as set out in its Environment Plan. This paper gathers the various projects that have been and are being implemented by the University in this area and assesses the results obtained so far.

  6. EPA/OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT'S NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY/HUMAN STUDIES DIVISION INTERNET SITE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Human Studies Division conducts clinical and epidemiological research to improve the understanding of human health risks associated with environmental pollution. HSD is part of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory within the Office of Research and...

  7. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Kerr Center, situated on 16 acres three miles south of Ada, Oklahoma, houses the Ground Water and Ecosystems Restoration Division (GWERD) of the National Risk Management Research Laboratory (NRMRL). The division develops strategies and technologies to protect and restore grou...

  8. ERRG Research Day Environmental Law at Surrey

    E-print Network

    Doran, Simon J.

    White, Cranfield Water Science Institute, University of Cranfield TBC Mr Pravin Jeyaraj, University.00 ­ 14.00 Lunch 14.00 ­ 16.00 Session 3: Research Connections Chair: Ms Ellen Dowell, Department and Closing Remarks Chair: Ms Ellen Dowell, Department of Mathematics, University of Surrey 17.00- 18

  9. Enhancing Student Understanding of Environmental Sciences Research

    E-print Network

    Gurwick, Noel P.

    and processes than do students whose exposure has been limited to traditional classroom science teaching (SRI their understanding of the sociology of science. The research project focused on the impact of non-indigenous worms on the impact of a regional invasion of non-indigenous worm species on decomposition in forest soils. We chose

  10. Enhancing Student Understanding of Environmental Sciences Research.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gurwick, Noel P.; Krasny, Marianne E.

    2001-01-01

    Presents an authentic semi-guided student research project. Studies the impact of a regional invasion of non-indigenous worm species on decomposition in forest soils. Describes the experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation of the data. (Contains 16 references.) (YDS)

  11. EPA (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY) RESEARCH OUTLOOK, 1984

    EPA Science Inventory

    This document is the ninth in this series of reports to Congress. Research needs identified in this year's report include: Toxic Substances and Pesticides, Hazardous Wastes, Air and Radiation, Energy, Acid Rain, Drinking Water, and Water Quality as well as several other issues wh...

  12. Novel biotechnological approaches in environmental remediation research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marcia Pletsch; Brancilene Santos de Araujo; Barry V Charlwood

    1999-01-01

    Two novel approaches, the use of Agrobacterium-transformed plant roots and mycelia cultures of fungi, are considered as research tools in the study of the remediation of soil, groundwater, and biowastes. Transformed roots are excellent model systems for screening higher plants that are tolerant of various inorganic and organic pollutants, and for determining the role of the root matrix in the

  13. SUMMARY OF DRILLING FLUID RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, GULF BREEZE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Drilling-fluid related research at the U.S. EPA Environmental Research Laboratory, Gulf Breeze, is summarized. The program is conducted primarily through contracts, grants, and some inhouse projects designed to assess the potential hazard to the marine environment from fluids dis...

  14. Center For Energy and Environmental Policy Research

    E-print Network

    Deutch, John

    energy R,D,&D technology programs? and (2) What tools This paper is based on a presentation made TECHNOLOGY, Feb 2007, with kind permission from CROWN Publications. All rights reserved. #12;The MIT Center, the MIT Energy Initiative, and the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management. The CEEPR encourages and supports

  15. Federal Support of Academic Research. Working Paper, Preliminary Draft.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    White, Geoffrey

    An introduction to the subject of federal support to academic research is presented. It is noted that total federal support to academic research in fiscal 1976 came to roughly $4.5 billion, close to a third of all federal dollars spent on higher education. Top universities receive 25 percent or more of their operating budgets from federal research

  16. Pointers on Talks and Research Papers CISC897, Winter 2013

    E-print Network

    Salomaa, Kai T.

    . Hassanein and D. Rappaport. RESEARCH METHODS IN CS 1 CISC­897, WINTER 2013 #12;Before your presentation: ­ This is not simply a report/story/list of events ­ Think offline first, then edit RESEARCH METHODS IN CS 2 CISC­897, idea(s), analysis/results, conclusions ­ From a to b to c RESEARCH METHODS IN CS 3 CISC­897, WINTER

  17. Long-Term Environmental Policy: Definition, Knowledge, Future Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Detlef F. Sprinz

    2009-01-01

    Considering the long-term is not new, yet we seem to be overwhelmed by the long-term nature of many of our environmental policy problems. Following a definition of long-term policy problems, this editorial introduces the contributions to this special issue of Global Environmental Politics and outlines three major challenges for future research, including the time inconsistency problem, the effect of democratic

  18. [Research in space environmental medicine: review and future].

    PubMed

    Yu, Xue-jun; Qi, Zhang-nian; Chang, Shao-yong; Liang, Hong; Liu, Hong-tao

    2003-01-01

    The investigation progress of space environmental medicine in China is summarized. Then, the application of space environmental medicine to formulating medical requirements for the crew module design, and performing medical evaluation for Shenzhou spaceship are addressed. Additionally, the medical and engineering means for the protection from harmful agents during spaceflight is illustrated. Finally, the objective and challenge of space environment medicine faced in the future research in China are presented. PMID:14989313

  19. Applying EMSL Capabilities to Biogeochemistry and Environmental Research

    SciTech Connect

    Felmy, Andy

    2007-04-19

    The Environmental Molecular Sciences laboratory (EMSL) is a national scientific user facility operated by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Biological and Environmental Research. Located in Richland, Washington, EMSL offers researchers a comprehensive array of cutting-edge capabilities unmatched anywhere else in the world and access to the expertise of over 300 resident users--all at one location. EMSL's resources are available on a peer-reviewed proposal basis and are offered at no cost if research results are shared in the open literature. Researchers are encouraged to submit a proposal centered around one of EMSL's four Science Themes, which represent growing areas of research: (1) Geochemistry/Biogeochemistry and Subsurface Science; (2) Atmospheric Aerosol Chemistry; (3) Biological Interactions and Dynamics; and (4) Science of Interfacial Phenomena. To learn more about EMSL, visit www.emsl.pnl.gov.

  20. Biomedical Research Institute, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana. Environmental assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1992-05-02

    Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0789, evaluating the environmental impacts of construction and operation of a Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The purpose of the BRI is to accelerate the development of biomedical research in cardiovascular disease, molecular biology, and neurobiology. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

  1. Research gaps related to the environmental impacts of electronic cigarettes

    PubMed Central

    Chang, Hoshing

    2014-01-01

    Objective To consider the research gaps related to the environmental impacts of electronic cigarettes due to their manufacture, use and disposal. Methods Literature searches were conducted through December 2013. Studies were included in this review if they related to the environmental impacts of e-cigarettes. Results Scientific information on the environmental impacts of e-cigarette manufacturing, use and disposal is very limited. No studies formally evaluated the environmental impacts of the manufacturing process or disposal of components, including batteries. Four studies evaluated potential exposure to secondhand e-cigarette aerosol, an indication of impacts on indoor air quality. A 2010 survey of six e-cigarette models found that none of the products provided disposal instructions for spent cartridges containing nicotine. Notably, some e-cigarette manufacturers claim their e-cigarettes are ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘green’, despite the lack of any supporting data or environmental impact studies. Some authors argue that such advertising may boost sales and increase e-cigarette appeal, especially among adolescents. Conclusions Little is known about the environmental impacts of e-cigarettes, and a number of topics could be further elucidated by additional investigation. These topics include potential environmental impacts related to manufacturing, use and disposal. The environmental impacts of e-cigarette manufacturing will depend upon factory size and the nicotine extracting method used. The environmental impacts of e-cigarette use will include chemical and aerosol exposure in the indoor environment. The environmental impacts of disposal of e-cigarette cartridges (which contain residual nicotine) and disposal of e-cigarettes (which contain batteries) represent yet another environmental concern. PMID:24732165

  2. Material research for environmental sustainability in Thailand: current trends

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    Niranatlumpong, Panadda; Ramangul, Nudjarin; Dulyaprapan, Pongsak; Nivitchanyong, Siriluck; Udomkitdecha, Werasak

    2015-06-01

    This article covers recent developments of material research in Thailand with a focus on environmental sustainability. Data on Thailand’s consumption and economic growth are briefly discussed to present a relevant snapshot of its economy. A selection of research work is classified into three topics, namely, (a) resource utilization, (b) material engineering and manufacturing, and (c) life cycle efficiency. Material technologies have been developed and implemented to reduce the consumption of materials, energy, and other valuable resources, thus reducing the burden we place on our ecological system. At the same time, product life cycle study allows us to understand the extent of the environmental impact we impart to our planet.

  3. Environmental assessment of recycled printing and writing paper: a case study in China.

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    Hong, Jinglan; Li, Xiangzhi

    2012-02-01

    A life cycle assessment was conducted using IMPACT2002+ to estimate the environmental impact of producing printing and writing paper, which is entirely made with wastepaper. To confirm and add credibility to the study, uncertainty analysis was conducted using Taylor series expansion. Printing and writing paper produced from wood pulp was assessed for comparison. Compared with the wood pulp contained scenario, printing and writing paper made from wastepaper represented environmental benefit on non-carcinogens, respiratory inorganics, global warming, and non-renewable energy categories. In both scenarios, the technologies significantly contribute to the potential impacts of non-carcinogens, respiratory inorganics, terrestrial ecotoxicity, global warming, and non-renewable energy. The influence of the technologies on the way other categories affect the environment was negligible. Improved efficiency in electricity consumption, decreased transport distance from raw material buyers to suppliers, and change in the end-life treatment of solid waste from landfill to incineration are the key factors in reducing the overall environmental impact. PMID:22040712

  4. Using a Scientific Paper Format to Foster Problem-Based, Cohort-Learning in Undergraduate Environmental Science

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    Wagner, T.; Langley-Turnbaugh, S. J.; Sanford, R.

    2006-01-01

    The Department of Environmental Science at the University of Southern Maine implemented a problem-based, cohort-learning curriculum for undergraduate environmental science majors. The curriculum was based on a five-course sequence patterned after the outline of a scientific paper. Under faculty guidance, students select local environmental

  5. Assessment of Research Quality. AIR 1995 Annual Forum Paper.

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    Patrick, William J.; Stanley, Elizabeth C.

    The British experience of nationwide research quality assessments and new measures to improve accountability are described. Consequences for the higher education system and for individual institutions are examined. Three national assessments of the quality of research in the United Kingdom (U.K.) in 1986, 1989, and 1992 have provided a standard…

  6. LOGO Needs Research: A Response to Papert's Paper.

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    Walker, Decker F.

    1987-01-01

    Agrees with Seymour Papert that conventional experimentation has shortcomings when used to study effects of educational programs. Cites three research methods that, in combination, can compensate for the shortcomings of both conventional research and the computer criticism suggested by Papert. (PS)

  7. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. State Regulatory Strategies Section. Papers.

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    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    Two papers consider state regulation of the telecommunications industry. The first paper, "Managing the Mixed Bag: Incentive Regulation at the State Level" (Gail Garfield Schwartz, Deputy Chairman, New York State Public Service Commission), describes New York State's regulatory policies in the broader context of the best ways for state regulators…

  8. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Regulation, Deregulation & Competition Section. Papers.

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    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    Three papers discuss aspects of telecommunications regulation in a deregulated environment. The first paper, "Implementing Telephone Deregulation: The Political Economy of State Regulation in the Post-Divestiture Era" (Paul E. Teske), analyzed the variation in state regulation of local telephone operating companies using regression analyses across…

  9. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Future of Cable TV Section. Papers.

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    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    This group of four papers considers the future of the cable television industry, and in particular, examines the impact of recent court and regulatory decisions in this field. The papers presented are: (1) "The First Amendment, Cable TV, and the Must-Carry Rule: Moving towards a Cost-Benefit Analysis" (John R. Woodbury, Federal Trade Commission);…

  10. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Subsidies in Telephone Pricing Section. Papers.

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    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    Three papers consider the provision of telephone service to rural and/or low income customers. The first paper, "An Analysis of Telephone Penetration" (Alexander Belinfante), analyzes the relationship between telephone penetration (the proportion of households with phone service) and prices, household income, and other factors. This study found…

  11. U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research

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    Based at Fort Detrick, Maryland, the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) is dedicated "to improving risk assessment methods and to developing biomonitoring technologies for military environmental health hazards." The staff at USACEHR has a facility that includes advanced aquaculture facilities and laboratories specifically designed for aquatic toxicology and molecular biology. Visitors to the site can familiarize themselves with it by looking over the "USACEHR Research" section, and continue on by looking at the "News" area. One very interesting area is the "USACEHR Products" section, which profiles new devices developed here, including an aquatic biomonitor and a device to provide rapid toxicity testing for field water supplies. Scientists and engineers may wish to click on the "Research" section to learn about the thematic research areas, including reproductive health and toxicogenomics. The site is rounded out by a list of publications derived from work sponsored by USACEHR associates.

  12. Environmental Systems Research Candidates Program--FY2000 Annual report

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    Piet, Steven James

    2001-01-01

    The Environmental Systems Research Candidates (ESRC) Program, which is scheduled to end September 2001, was established in April 2000 as part of the Environmental Systems Research and Analysis Program at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to provide key science and technology to meet the clean-up mission of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, and perform research and development that will help solve current legacy problems and enhance the INEEL’s scientific and technical capability for solving longer-term challenges. This report documents the progress and accomplishments of the ESRC Program from April through September 2000. The ESRC Program consists of 24 tasks subdivided within four research areas: A. Environmental Characterization Science and Technology. This research explores new data acquisition, processing, and interpretation methods that support cleanup and long-term stewardship decisions. B. Subsurface Understanding. This research expands understanding of the biology, chemistry, physics, hydrology, and geology needed to improve models of contamination problems in the earth’s subsurface. C. Environmental Computational Modeling. This research develops INEEL computing capability for modeling subsurface contaminants and contaminated facilities. D. Environmental Systems Science and Technology. This research explores novel processes to treat waste and decontaminate facilities. Our accomplishments during FY 2000 include the following: • We determined, through analysis of samples taken in and around the INEEL site, that mercury emissions from the INEEL calciner have not raised regional off-INEEL mercury contamination levels above normal background. • We have initially demonstrated the use of x-ray fluorescence to image uranium and heavy metal concentrations in soil samples. • We increased our understanding of the subsurface environment; applying mathematical complexity theory to the problem of transport of subsurface contaminants. • We upgraded the INEEL’s high-speed computer link to offsite supercomputers from T1 (1.5 MB/s) to DS3 (45 MB/s). Procurements have initiated a further upgrade to OC3 (155 MB/s) with additional onsite computational power that should put the INEEL on the Top 500 Supercomputing Sites list. • We developed advanced decontamination, decommissioning, and dismantlement techniques, including the Decontamination, Decommissioning, and Remediation Optimal Planning System.

  13. AEC Policy and Action Paper on Controlled Thermonuclear Research

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    Amasa S. Bishop; Stephen O. Dean; Richard F. Post

    2011-01-01

    This report was prepared in late 1965 at the request of the U.S. House-Senate Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (JCAE) to review\\u000a its program on controlled thermonuclear research (CTR), now called just “fusion energy research.” It was transmitted to them\\u000a on June 11, 1966 by then chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Glenn T. Seaborg. The AEC is

  14. Research Paper Abstract: Three model communities of trembling aspen (mono-

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    -clonal monocultures of aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), mixed aspen-birch (Betula papyrifera Marsh.), or mixed to aspen under elevated CO2. Key words: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum), paper birch (Betu- la papyrifera

  15. Scientific integrity: critical issues in environmental health research

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    Domenico Franco Merlo; Kirsi Vahakangas; Lisbeth E Knudsen

    2008-01-01

    Environmental health research is a relatively new scientific area with much interdisciplinary collaboration. Regardless of which human population is included in field studies (e.g., general population, working population, children, elderly, vulnerable sub-groups, etc.) their conduct must guarantee well acknowledged ethical principles. These principles, along with codes of conduct, are aimed at protecting study participants from research-related undesired effects and guarantee

  16. The NASA Ames Closed Environmental Research Chamber: Present Status

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    Gross, Anthony R.; Korsmeyer, David J.; Harper, Lynn D.; Force, Edwin L.

    1994-01-01

    The Closed Environmental Research Chamber (CERC) at the NASA Ames Research Center was created to investigate both components and complete systems for life support of advanced space exploration missions. This facility includes a Main Chamber, an Airlock, a Sample Transfer Lock, a Vacuum System, an Air Recompression System, a dedicated control room and a pit area for housing supporting and environmental control systems. The Main Chamber provides 310 sq ft of internal working/living space on two levels. It is planned that the CERC will be a human-rated facility for habitation simulation under mass balance closure conditions. The internal pressure will be variable over the range of 14.7 psia to 5 psia with accompanying capability for variation in atmosphere composition to maintain the oxygen partial pressure at 160 mm Hg. The CERC will be provided with a core set of primary life support subsystems for temperature and humidity control, C02 removal and trace contaminant control. Interfacing with external life support technology test bds with be provided, along with connection to centralized, microprocessor-based data acquisition and control systems. This paper will discuss the current status of the CERC facility and show how it is being used to address the advanced technology requirements necessary to implement an integrated working and living environment for a planetary habitat. In particular, it will be shown how the CERC, along with a human-powered centrifuge, a planetary terrain simulator and advanced displays and a virtual reality capability will work together to develop and demonstration applicable technologies for future planetary habitats. Artificial intelligence and expert system programming techniques will be used extensively to provide an automated environment for a 4-person crew. There will be several robotic mechanisms performing exploration tasks external to the habitat that will be controlled through the virtual environment to provide representative workloads for the crew. Finally, there will be a discussion of how effective are innovative new multidisciplinary test facilities to the investigation of the wide range of human and machine problems inherent in exploration missions.

  17. RESEARCH Open Access Environmental determinant of malaria cases

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    RESEARCH Open Access Environmental determinant of malaria cases among travellers Gaëtan Texier1: Approximately 125 million travellers visit malaria-endemic countries annually and about 10,000 cases of malaria are reported after returning home. Due to the fact that malaria is insect vector transmitted, the environment

  18. Ministry of Environment and Energy National Environmental Research Institute

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    Environment #12;Data sheet Title: The DMU-ATMI THOR Air Pollution Forecast System Subtitle: - SystemMinistry of Environment and Energy National Environmental Research Institute The DMU-ATMI THOR Air Pollution Forecast System System Description NERI Technical Report No. 321 #12;[Blank page] #12;The DMU

  19. GEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS TOOL FOR HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH (GATHER)

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    GATHER, Geographic Analysis Tool for Health and Environmental Research, is an online spatial data access system that provides members of the public health community and general public access to spatial data that is pertinent to the analysis and exploration of public health issues...

  20. National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark

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    cities has been monitored continuously since 1982 within the Danish Air Quality (LMP) network. The aim Appendix 35 Pollutants measured in the LMP Network 35 National Environmental Research Institute 37 Faglige (LMP IV) has been revised in accordance with the Framework Directive and the first three daughter

  1. THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S WATERSHED MANAGEMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW

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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has directed much attention to watersheds and water quality during its tenure as the United States Federal Agency charged with protection of human health and the environment. Watershed research as a vehicle to understand the interaction ...

  2. Environmental Research In Practice: Restoration And Protection Of Water Resources

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is tasked to protect human health and the environment. To carry out this task, the EPA makes use of technical expertise within its Office of Research and Development. Restoration and protection of water resources is one area of tec...

  3. 78 FR 42928 - Draft Environmental Assessment for the Cotton Quality Research Station Land Transfer

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    2013-07-18

    ...Draft Environmental Assessment for the Cotton Quality Research Station Land Transfer...Draft Environmental Assessment for the Cotton Quality Research Station Land Transfer...10 acres of land and facilities at the Cotton Quality Research Station (CQRS)...

  4. NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY - AN ANNUAL REPORT OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2000

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    This Annual Report showcases some of the research activities of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) in various health and environmental effects research areas. The report is an indicator of the examples of progress and accomplishments that ...

  5. 75 FR 5288 - Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board

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    ...Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board...92-463). The Scientific Advisory Board...review new start research requesting...Environmental Research and Development...with the Scientific Advisory...

  6. 76 FR 20335 - Meeting of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board

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    ...the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific...Pub. L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on June 16, 2011 is to review continuing research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program...

  7. 77 FR 49439 - Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of...

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    ...Secretary Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific...Pub. L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on September...2012 is to review new start research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program...

  8. 75 FR 50751 - Federal Advisory Committee; Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP...

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    ...Committee; Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP...Pub. L. 92-463). The topic of the meeting on September...2010, is to review new start research and development projects requesting Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program...

  9. AUTOMATED DATA ACQUISITION AND CONTROL SYSTEM BOLSTERS EPA'S (ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S) AIR POLLUTION RESEARCH

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    The introduction of advanced microcomputer technology to the research laboratory has enhanced the way scientists design and perform experiments. Here at the Environmental Research Laboratory of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis, Oregon, we are researching the ...

  10. ENVIRONMENTAL EVALUATIONS. SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS RESEARCH PUBLICATION NO. 2.

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    LARSON, C. THEODORE

    A COLLECTION OF SIX TECHNICAL PAPERS REPRESENTING AN ATTEMPT TO SUMMARIZE AND EVALUATE THE PRESENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE CONCERNING THE VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS AFFECTING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN GENERAL, AND LEARNING IN PARTICULAR. THE FIRST CONCERNS THE INTERACTIONS OF MAN AND HIS ENVIRONMENT. THE SECOND RELATES TO SPACE AS A COMPONENT OF…

  11. Abstract : Civil liability for environmental pollution Before discussing civil liability for environmental pollution we clarified in this research different concepts

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    for environmental pollution we clarified in this research different concepts and definitions of environment whichAbstract : Civil liability for environmental pollution Before discussing civil liability and the political legislative system. After that the research explained the concept of environmental pollution

  12. Paper

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    2014-10-09

    Winner of the Apple Design Award among other honors, the Paper app is, above all else, beautiful. Itâ??s also convenient and user-friendly. Whether youâ??re doodling for fun or drawing out plans for a new kitchen, think about bringing your creative energy to your iPad with this hugely popular app. Available for iOS 7.0+.

  13. Environmental risk assessment of combined effects in aquatic ecotoxicology: a discussion paper.

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    Beyer, Jonny; Petersen, Karina; Song, You; Ruus, Anders; Grung, Merete; Bakke, Torgeir; Tollefsen, Knut Erik

    2014-05-01

    Environmental regulatory edicts within the EU, such as the regulatory framework for chemicals REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), the Water Framework Directive (WFD), and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) focus mainly on toxicity assessment of individual chemicals although the effect of contaminant mixtures is a matter of increasing concern. This discussion paper provides an overview of the field of combined effects in aquatic ecotoxicology and addresses some of the major challenges related to assessment of combined effects in connection with environmental risk assessment (ERA) and regulation. Potentials and obstacles related to different experimental, modelling and predictive ERA approaches are described. On-going ERA guideline and manual developments in Europe aiming to incorporate combined effects of contaminants, the use of different experimental approaches for providing combined effect data, the involvement of biomarkers to characterize Mode of Action and toxicity pathways and efforts to identify relevant risk scenarios related to combined effects are discussed. PMID:24246633

  14. Group of Eight Response to DIISR Consultation Paper: "Meeting Australia's Research Workforce Needs"

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    Group of Eight (NJ1), 2010

    2010-01-01

    The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the Government's commitment to developing a comprehensive research workforce strategy. Australia's research capacity and the continuing translation of research into policy, products and services is directly linked to the future productivity of the economy, social wellbeing, environmental outcomes and the nation's…

  15. Authorship in Research Papers Rocky K. C. Chang

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    Chang, Rocky Kow-Chuen

    to the research. · The lead author is responsible for ­ Authorship: Including as co-authors all and only those made substantial intellectual contributions to a scientific investigation. All authors should meet with a note to explain that all authors made equal contributions to the study and the publication. 6 #12

  16. Catastrophe Theory in Higher Education Research. AIR Forum 1981 Paper.

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    Staman, E. Michael

    The applicability of catastrophe theory to research in higher education is considered, with several problems that typically appear in the literature presented in a theoretical framework. A catastrophe model is attempted for each. The nature of mathematical modeling and the relationship between modeling continuous systems and discontinuous systems…

  17. Discussion paper Altmetrics to quantify the impact of scientific research

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    .e. directly on citation data, e.g. Hirsch's h-index (Hirsch 2005) in the case of an individual's impact). Citation data used to perform citation analyses almost always stem from huge databases such as Thomson of citation data. Generally, Research Councils UK1 describes academic impact in the following ways: "The

  18. Meaningfulness as a Factor in Health. A Research Paper.

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    Das, Ajit K.

    Research has sought to establish a connection between positive psychological state and physical health and longevity. It has been suggested that persons with a sense of purpose or meaning in life are better able to withstand stress, and enjoy better health. To study the link between a sense of meaning and a sense of physical well-being, 28 college…

  19. The Independent Research Library. Related Paper No. 4.

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    Budington, William S.

    In the United States there are 15 to 20 independent research libraries designed to provide the corpus of records necessary to intellectual inquiry in one or more disciplines, in dimensions as complete as possible, and with the optimum provision of scholarly apparatus and physical convenience. The rare nature of much of the collections of these…

  20. The University Library: Analysis and Proposals. Research Paper Number 169.

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    Weinberg, Charles B.

    The past few decades have been an era of rapid growth and expansion for university and research libraries, yet their standards of library services have declined. Specifically, more people more often cannot get the information they seek from the library. The main factors in this decline in service are the rapidly increasing numbers both of volumes…

  1. National Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.

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    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on national library services and activities, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "The National Library of China in its Gradual Application of Modern Technology," a discussion by Zhu Nan and Zhu Yan (China) of microform usage and library automation; (2) "The…

  2. SERS internship Spring 1995 abstracts and research papers

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    Davis, B.

    1995-11-01

    Presented topics varied over many fields in science and engineering. Botany on grasses in California, real time face recognition technology, thermogravimetric studies on corrosion and finite element modeling of the human pelvis are examples of discussed subjects. Further fields of study are carcinogenics, waste management, radar imaging, automobile accessories, document searching on the internet, and shooting stars. Individual papers are indexed separately on EDB.

  3. Research Issues in Information and Public Policy. Occasional Paper 2.

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    Galvin, Thomas J.

    This paper addresses the very timely issue of national information policy, particularly in view of the pending second White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services in July 1991. Information policy is examined from economic, political, and social points of view and the national government is urged to address the challenging task of…

  4. Miscellaneous Papers Presented at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference.

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    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    This document consists of 26 miscellaneous conference papers that consider various aspects of telecommunications policy, as follows: (1) "New Communications Systems and Services" (Baer); (2) "Regulatory Incentive Mechanisms and Political Action" (Baron); (3) "Efficiency Issues in Competitive Allocation of the Broadcast Spectrum" (Borenstein); (4)…

  5. Parliamentary Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.

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    International Federation of Library Associations, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on parliamentary and legislative libraries presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Parliamentary Libraries and Networks," a brief overview by Dermot Englefield (United Kingdom) of the position of legislative libraries in national networks, the extent of legislative library…

  6. Journal of Missiological and Ecumenical Research Call for papers

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    of this special issue of Exchange, we are issuing a formal call for papers on the theme of `Jesus Christ-traditions (i.e. texts, both canonical and non-canonical, images, symbols and doctrines about Jesus Christ issue takes the figure of Jesus Christ as a unifying focus to investigate masculinities in world

  7. Winona State University Anthology of K-12 Action Research Papers

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    Sherman, Thomas F., Ed.; Lundquist, Margaret, Ed.

    2004-01-01

    These papers are partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Science Degree in Education at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. The cohort included a variety of licenser areas that represent most levels and content areas of K-12 education. The students were encouraged to keep their questions and hypothesis directed at…

  8. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Computer and Communications Security Section. Papers.

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    Telecommunications Policy Research Conference, Inc., Washington, DC.

    In his paper, "European Needs and Attitudes towards Information Security," Richard I. Polis notes that the needs for security in computer systems, telecommunications, and media are rather uniform throughout Western Europe, and are seen as being significantly different from the needs in the United States. Recognition of these needs is, however,…

  9. The concept of externality: Implications for TVA Environmental Research Center

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    Foster, T.H.

    1994-06-01

    Pollution of the environment is a result of the economic activities of production and consumption. And although the market system is touted as the superior method of organizing and operating an economic system, society frequently is dissatisfied with some of the side effects. In these cases of market failure, a cry for intervention often is raised to obtain more socially-desirable solutions. Environmental pollution is one symptom of market failure. If the TVA Environmental Research Center is to focus on defining solutions to environmental problems and designing policy options for implementing such solutions, its efforts should benefit from an understanding of why the market fails and how it may be adjusted to produce more socially-desirable results. The purposes of this report are to: (1) promote an appreciation for and understanding of the concept of externality; (2) demonstrate the utility of the concept in the design and packaging of policy and technology for improved environmental performance; (3) provide a brief summary of the externality valuation issue currently being debated by the electric power industry; and (4) identify environmental research and development agenda opportunities or strategic considerations suggested for the Center by this review.

  10. Strategic Planning vs. Disjointed Incrementalism: An Institutional Research Perspective. SAIR Conference Paper.

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    Jean, Paul M.; And Others

    Strategic planning in higher education is discussed from the perspective of institutional research. Attention is directed to: institutional mission, institutional assessment, institutional leadership, environmental assessment, market analysis, and competitive position. Strategic planning merges incrementalism, which focuses on flexibility,…

  11. Research Paper: Natural Language Processing Framework to Assess Clinical Conditions

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    Henry Ware; Charles J. Mullett; V. Jagannathan

    2009-01-01

    ObjectiveThe authors developed a natural language processing (NLP) framework that could be used to extract clinical findings and diagnoses from dictated physician documentation.DesignDe-identified documentation was made available by i2b2 Bio-informatics research group as a part of their NLP challenge focusing on obesity and its co-morbidities. The authors describe their approach, which used a combination of concept detection, context validation, and

  12. TERENO - A new Network of Terrestrial Observatories for Environmental Research

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    Zacharias, S.; Bogena, H. R.; Kunstmann, H.; Priesack, E.; Haschberger, P.; Bens, O.; Dietrich, P.; Vereecken, H.; Papen, H.; Schmid, H. P.; Munch, J. C.; Hajnsek, I.

    2009-04-01

    Climate change and land use changes are the most important factors of global environmental change which have to be managed by the society in the next years. Global changes in terrestrial systems take place on different spatial and temporal scales. In order to address the challenges of global change, interdisciplinary research in terrestrial environmental science is of great importance. Therefore, long-term operated „Global Change Observatories" for monitoring, analyzing and predicting changing state variables and fluxes within different environmental compartments are of special importance. Several environmental research networks have already been established in order to monitor, analyse and predict the impact of global change on different compartments and/or matter cycles of the environment. Typically these environmental research networks have focused on specific research questions, and compartments, such as CarboEurope, FLUXNET and ILTER The infrastructure activity TERENO (Terrestrial Environmental Observatories), a research initiative of the Helmholtz Association, aims to establish a network of observation platforms linking terrestrial observatories in different sensitive and representative regions. The observed system consists of the subsurface environment, the land surface including the biosphere, the lower atmosphere and the anthroposphere. Hydrological units will be used as the basic scaling units in a hierarchy of evolving scales and structures ranging from the local scale to the regional scale for multi-disciplinary process studies. Terrestrial systems are extremely complex. Despite of this complexity, the terrestrial component in most process-based climate and biosphere models is typically represented in a very conceptual and often rudimentary way. Remedying this deficiency is therefore one of the most important challenges in environmental and terrestrial research, and we suggest that terrestrial observatories could be an important step towards a new quality in environmental and terrestrial research. For the first phase three terrestrial observatories in Germany have been identified: the Lower Rhine Basin, the metropolitan area Leipzig-Halle, and the Northern pre-Alps including the long-term research stations Hoeglwald and Scheyern. A fourth Observatory is planned in the German Lowland region. The concept of TERENO is illustrated by the Leipzig-Halle area. A monitoring concept for the Bode catchment - a mesoscale, lower mountain range catchment - will be described. The Bode river catchment is the central site for hydrological observation at the Leipzig-Halle TERENO study site. A integrated monitoring and research concept joining hydrological, atmospherical, biodiversity related, and soil physical research will be implemented during the next two years. This will lead to scale dependent intensive research activities on different spatial scales, allowing the development and evaluation of hydrologic scaling strategies. Hydrological monitoring will range from large scale satellite data to small scale catchment investigations on flow path, matter transport and transformation using advanced monitoring networks ranging from aerial photography and spectral analysis to non invasive geophysical investigations and sensor networks at the point scale (e.g. soil moisture).

  13. SUstaiNability: a science communication website on environmental research

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    Gravina, Teresita; Rutigliano, Flora Angela

    2015-04-01

    Environmental news mainly reach not specialist people by mass media, which generally focuses on fascinating or catastrophic events without reporting scientific data. Otherwise, scientific data on environment are published in peer-reviewed journals with specific language, so they could be not understandable to common people. In the last decade, Internet spread made easier to divulge environmental information. This allows everyone (scientist or not) to publish information without revision. In fact, World Wide Web includes many scientific sites with different levels of confidence. Within Italian scientific websites, there are those of University and Research Centre, but they mainly contain didactic and bureaucratic information, generally lacking in research news, or reporting them in peer-reviewed format. University and Research Centre should have an important role to divulge certified information, but news should be adapted to a general audience without scientific skills, in order to help population to gain knowledge on environmental issues and to develop responsible behavior. Therefore, an attractive website (www.sunability.unina2.it) has been created in order to divulge research products of Environmental, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies Department (DiSTABiF) of Second University of Naples-SUN (Campania, Southern Italy). This website contains divulgation articles derived from peer-reviewed publications of DiSTABiF researchers and concerning studies on environmental, nutrition, and health issues, closely related topics. Environmental studies mainly referred to Caserta district (Southern Italy), where DiSTABiF is located. Divulgation articles have been shared by main social networks (Facebook: sunability, Twitter: @SUNability) and accesses have been monitored for 28 days in order to obtain demographic and geographic information about users and visualization number of both DiSTABiF website and social network pages. Demographic and geographic analysis showed that social network users mainly were from Campania and they were 18-44 years old. In the observation period, almost 62600 users were reached thanks to social networks; while the number of website visualization was lower (3306). However, social buttons revealed that people appreciated website articles more than Facebook posts and tweets. Data suggest that social networks could be useful to reach many web users interested in environmental topics, but science communication needs more space than that available in social networks. Therefore, an institutional website is more suitable and qualified to refer scientific topics to common audience, including all essential information.

  14. Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Multidisciplinary Environmental Science

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Wu, M. S.

    2012-12-01

    During summers 2011 and 12 Montclair State University hosted a Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (REU) in transdisciplinary, hands-on, field-oriented research in environmental sciences. Participants were housed at the Montclair State University's field station situated in the middle of 30,000 acres of mature forest, mountain ridges and freshwater streams and lakes within the Kittatinny Mountains of Northwest New Jersey, Program emphases were placed on development of project planning skills, analytical skills, creativity, critical thinking and scientific report preparation. Ten students were recruited in spring with special focus on recruiting students from underrepresented groups and community colleges. Students were matched with their individual research interests including hydrology, erosion and sedimentation, environmental chemistry, and ecology. In addition to research activities, lectures, educational and recreational field trips, and discussion on environmental ethics and social justice played an important part of the program. The ultimate goal of the program is to facilitate participants' professional growth and to stimulate the participants' interests in pursuing Earth Science as the future career of the participants.

  15. Research in Environmental Education and Education for Sustainable Development in Germany: The State of the Art

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seybold, Hansjorg; Rieb, Werner

    2006-01-01

    This article outlines the state of the art in German research on environmental education and education for sustainable development (ESD). Empirical German research on the importance of environmental education and ESD for schools is analysed in relation to three research fields. First, survey research describes the practice of environmental

  16. FRESHWATER FINDINGS, 1979-1982: RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, DULUTH, MINNESOTA

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report contains citations of publications for the years 1979-1982 on research conducted or supported by the Environmental Research Laboratory-Duluth. All published material has been organized into two major categories: (1) Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Proceedings, etc., ...

  17. Energy-related indoor environmental quality research: A priority agenda

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. J. Fisk; G. Brager; H. Burge; J. Cummings; H. Levin; V. Loftness; M. J. Mendell; A. Persily; S. Taylor; J. S. Zhang

    2002-01-01

    A multidisciplinary team of IEQ and energy researchers has defined a program of priority energy-related IEQ research. This paper describes the methods employed to develop the agenda, and 35 high priority research and development (R&D) project areas related to four broad goals: (1) identifying IEQ problems and opportunities; (2) developing and evaluating energy-efficient technologies for improving IEQ; (3) developing and

  18. Methodologic research needs in environmental epidemiology: data analysis.

    PubMed Central

    Prentice, R L; Thomas, D

    1993-01-01

    A brief review is given of data analysis methods for the identification and quantification of associations between environmental exposures and health events of interest. Data analysis methods are outlined for each of the study designs mentioned, with an emphasis on topics in need of further research. Particularly noted are the need for improved methods for accommodating exposure assessment measurement errors in analytic epidemiologic studies and for improved methods for the conduct and analysis of aggregate data (ecologic) studies. PMID:8206041

  19. A Precision Autocalibrating 7 Channel Radiometer for Environmental Research Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. Zimmermann

    RPG (Radiometer Physics GmbH) has developped a 7 channel radiometer (18.7 GHz vertical and horizontal polarisation, 23.8 GHz vertical polarization, 36.5 GHz vertical and horizontal polarisation , 90 GHz vertical and horizontal polarization) for environmental research with a high absolute stability of 0.5 K and a sensitivity of better than 0.2 K rms. The system uses an internal radiometric autocalibration

  20. Diversity in Research in Environmental and Marine Sciences (DREAMS) Program

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    DREAMS is a partnership program between Hampton University's Department of Marine & Environmental Science and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. This program will provide Hampton U. students with comprehensive research experience, career preparation and leadership training. Selection is competitive and in addition to a great learning experience, participants receive a stipend for the VIMS internship and other selected activities. Course credit is also available to participants.

  1. Communications Guidelines for Environmental Resources

    E-print Network

    Endreny, Theodore A.

    of Environmental Resources Engineering State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry....................................................................................................................17 Components of the Report ..................................................................................................................18 Components of the Research Paper

  2. The Development of Social and Environmental Accounting Research 1995- 2000

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. R. Mathews

    2000-01-01

    ABSTRACT This paper reviews five years of social and environmental accounting literature (from 1995-2000) in an attempt to evaluate the current position. The methodology,used follows that employed,in Mathews (1997a) which covered,a period of 25 years in three time periods: 1971-1980; 1981-1990; and 1991- 1995. The literature was classified into several sub-groups including empirical studies, normative statements, philosophical discussion, non-accounting literature,

  3. Applications of SAR Interferometry in Earth and Environmental Science Research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Xiaobing Zhou; Ni-Bin Chang; Shusun Li

    2009-01-01

    This paper provides a review of the progress in regard to the InSAR remote sensing technique and its applications in earth and environmental sciences, especially in the past decade. Basic principles, factors, limits, InSAR sensors, available software packages for the generation of InSAR interferograms were summarized to support future applications. Emphasis was placed on the applications of InSAR in seismology,

  4. Discursive biases of the environmental research framework DPSIR

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hanne Svarstad; Lars Kjerulf Petersen; Dale Rothman; Henk Siepel; Frank Wätzold

    2008-01-01

    The Drivers–Pressures–State–Impacts–Responses (DPSIR) framework has evolved as an interdisciplinary tool to provide and communicate knowledge on the state and causal factors regarding environmental issues. Based on a social constructivist and discourse analytic perspective, this paper provides a critical examination of theoretical foundations of the DPSIR approach. We focus on the example of biodiversity, but our conclusions are relevant to other

  5. Integrating Research Into the Undergraduate Environmental Chemistry Curriculum

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hallock-Waters, K. A.; Sowers, L.; Chirenje, T.; Oxley, J.

    2005-12-01

    The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a state liberal arts college located 50 miles southeast of Philadelphia and adjacent to the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve and the Mullica River/Great Bay Estuary, one of the last relatively pristine watersheds along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coastline. The College's location provides many unique teaching and research opportunities focused on the Pinelands ecosystem. Through support from the National Science Foundation Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement Program (NSF-CCLI) Stockton Chemistry and Environmental Studies faculty have incorporated research on the Pinelands into several undergraduate courses. Collaborating with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ-DEP), students in the Environmental Chemistry course are investigating air quality within the Pinelands. Stockton students maintain a NOx monitor at NJ-DEP's local air quality monitoring station where ozone and sulfur dioxide concentrations are measured by NJ-DEP. Students analyze and interpret the data in terms of photochemistry, sources, and transport. Students in this course also use ion chromatography to study local precipitation chemistry. Other student projects include evaluation of nutrient loading and algal productivity at a local lake, determination of metals in Pinelands waters, and monitoring changes in temperature and ion concentrations in Stockton's geothermal well field. Additionally, during summer 2005 nearly 100 high school students participated in water quality analysis in Stockton's research laboratories as part of the Governor's School on the Environment.

  6. CNR LARA project, Italy: Airborne laboratory for environmental research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Bianchi, R.; Cavalli, R. M.; Fiumi, L.; Marino, C. M.; Pignatti, S.

    1995-01-01

    The increasing interest for the environmental problems and the study of the impact on the environment due to antropic activity produced an enhancement of remote sensing applications. The Italian National Research Council (CNR) established a new laboratory for airborne hyperspectral imaging, the LARA Project (Laboratorio Aero per Ricerche Ambientali - Airborne Laboratory for Environmental Research), equipping its airborne laboratory, a CASA-212, mainly with the Daedalus AA5000 MIVIS (Multispectral Infrared and Visible Imaging Spectrometer) instrument. MIVIS's channels, spectral bandwidths, and locations are chosen to meet the needs of scientific research for advanced applications of remote sensing data. MIVIS can make significant contributions to solving problems in many diverse areas such as geologic exploration, land use studies, mineralogy, agricultural crop studies, energy loss analysis, pollution assessment, volcanology, forest fire management and others. The broad spectral range and the many discrete narrow channels of MIVIS provide a fine quantization of spectral information that permits accurate definition of absorption features from a variety of materials, allowing the extraction of chemical and physical information of our environment. The availability of such a hyperspectral imager, that will operate mainly in the Mediterranean area, at the present represents a unique opportunity for those who are involved in environmental studies and land-management to collect systematically large-scale and high spectral-spatial resolution data of this part of the world. Nevertheless, MIVIS deployments will touch other parts of the world, where a major interest from the international scientific community is present.

  7. Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Environmental Impact Statement

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1971-01-01

    This is an institutional environmental impact statement relating to the overall operation of the NASA, Flight Research Center. The Center is located in Kern County, California, approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Flight activities relate primarily to areas in the vicinity of Los Angeles, Kern, Inyo and San Bernardino counties in Southern California; and to areas in Southern Nevada (principally Nye and Clark counties. Operations of the Flight Research Center have a very neglibible impact on the environment; and they are planned and controlled to eliminate or minimize effects on water, air and noise.

  8. Discourse Features of the Student-Produced Academic Research Paper: Variations across Disciplinary Courses

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    Samraj, Betty

    2004-01-01

    The research paper has been identified as a genre that is commonly produced in both graduate and undergraduate courses. However, researchers have noted that this label tends to be used loosely and that texts referred to as research papers are not characterized by a fixed set of discoursal features [such as Johns A.M. (1997). "Text, role and…

  9. The Content Analysis of the Research Papers on Foreign Language Education in Turkey

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Solak, Ekrem

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the trends of recent research papers in foreign language teaching in Turkish context and to give ideas to researchers and policy makers for future studies. Content Analysis method was used in this study. The focus of the study was 189 research papers published between 2009-2013 years in journals indexed…

  10. Evaluating and Interpreting Research Syntheses in Adult Learning and Literacy. NCSALL Occasional Paper

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    Cooper, Harris

    2007-01-01

    This occasional paper introduces the methods of research synthesis and meta-analysis to researchers and consumers of research in the field of adult learning and literacy. To begin, the first section of the paper defines key terms and offers a brief history of how the methodologies developed. The second section provides a conceptualization of…

  11. Writing and Publishing a Research Paper in a Peer-Reviewed Journal

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Porter, Stephen R.

    2007-01-01

    Writing and publishing a research paper in a peer-reviewed journal is a complicated process. This paper tries to take some of the mystery out of that process by describing how a good research paper should be structured, and how the journal submission process works.

  12. Research paper titles in literature, linguistics and science: dimensions of attraction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Madeline Haggan

    2004-01-01

    Although it is a very small part of the research paper, the title plays an important role as the first point of contact between writer and potential reader and may decide whether or not the paper is read. Research paper titles in the widely differing fields of science, literature and linguistics are studied in detail with a view to showing

  13. Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center.

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    NONE

    1997-07-01

    Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s (EPRI`s) Environmental Control Technology Center (ECTC). Testing for the month involved the Dry Sorbent Injection (DST) test block with the Carbon Injection System. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit, the 0.4 MW Mini-Pilot Wet Scrubber, and the 4.0 MW Pilot Wet Scrubber remained idle this month in a cold-standby mode and were inspected regularly. These units remain available for testing as future project work is identified. The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments have required that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assess the health risks and environmental effects associated with air toxic emissions (primarily mercury) from fossil-fuel fired utility boilers. EPRI has sponsored research on environmental mercury since 1983 to determine the factors that may influence human health, and to determine the role of electric power generating stations in contributing to those factors. Over the last four years, EPRI`s Environmental Control Technology Center (ECTC) has conducted EPRI and DOE sponsored testing to develop and demonstrate appropriate measurement methods and control technologies for power plant atmospheric mercury emissions. Building upon the experience and expertise of the EPRI ECTC, a test program was initiated at the Center in July to further evaluate dry sorbent-based injection technologies upstream of a cold-side ESP for mercury control, and to determine the effects of such sorbents on ESP performance. The results from this program will be compared to the results from previous DOE/EPRI demonstrations, and to other ongoing programs. The primary objectives of this test program are to: (1) Determine the levels of mercury removal achievable by dry sorbent injection upstream of an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). The process parameters to be investigated include sorbent residence time, sorbent type, sorbent size, sorbent loading, and flue gas temperature. (2) Determine the impact of sorbent injection on ESP performance.

  14. Long-Term Environmental Research Programs - Evolving Capacity for Discovery

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Swanson, F. J.

    2008-12-01

    Long-term forestry, watershed, and ecological research sites have become critical, productive nodes for environmental science research and in some cases for work in the social sciences and humanities. The Forest Service's century-old Experimental Forests and Ranges and the National Science Foundation's 28- year-old Long-Term Ecological Research program have been remarkably productive in both basic and applied sciences, including characterization of acid rain and old-growth ecosystems and development of forest, watershed, and range management systems for commercial and other land use objectives. A review of recent developments suggests steps to enhance the function of collections of long-term research sites as interactive science networks. The programs at these sites have evolved greatly, especially over the past few decades, as the questions addressed, disciplines engaged, and degree of science integration have grown. This is well displayed by small, experimental watershed studies, which first were used for applied hydrology studies then more fundamental biogeochemical studies and now examination of complex ecosystem processes; all capitalizing on the legacy of intensive studies and environmental monitoring spanning decades. In very modest ways these collections of initially independent sites have functioned increasingly as integrated research networks addressing inter-site questions by using common experimental designs, being part of a single experiment, and examining long-term data in a common analytical framework. The network aspects include data sharing via publicly-accessible data-harvester systems for climate and streamflow data. The layering of one research or environmental monitoring network upon another facilitates synergies. Changing climate and atmospheric chemistry highlight a need to use these networks as continental-scale observatory systems for assessing the impacts of environmental change on ecological services. To better capitalize on long-term research sites and networks, agencies and universities 1) need to encourage collaboration among sites and between science and land manager communities while 2) maintaining long- term studies and monitoring efforts, and staffing the collaboration in each partner organization, including positions specifically designated as liaisons among the participating communities.

  15. 52 Journal of Student Research in Environmental Science at Appalachian F A C U L T Y C O N T R I B U T I O N

    E-print Network

    Thaxton, Christopher S.

    52 Journal of Student Research in Environmental Science at Appalachian F A C U L T Y C O N T R I B U T I O N Call for Papers­ongoing The Journal of Student Research in Environmental Science for publication in the Journal of Student Research in Environmental Science at Appalachian. Participation

  16. Environmental assessment of the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center Facility

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-10-01

    This Environmental Assessment has been prepared to determine if the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center (the Center), or its alternatives would have significant environmental impacts that must be analyzed in an Environmental Impact Statement. DOE`s proposed action is to continue funding the Center. While DOE is not funding construction of the planned Center facility, operation of that facility is dependent upon continued funding. To implement the proposed action, the Center would initially construct a facility of approximately 2,300 square meters (25,000 square feet). The Phase 1 laboratory facilities and parking lot will occupy approximately 1.2 hectares (3 acres) of approximately 8.9 hectares (22 acres) of land which were donated to New Mexico State University (NMSU) for this purpose. The facility would contain laboratories to analyze chemical and radioactive materials typical of potential contaminants that could occur in the environment in the vicinity of the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site or other locations. The facility also would have bioassay facilities to measure radionuclide levels in the general population and in employees of the WIPP. Operation of the Center would meet the DOE requirement for independent monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts associated with the planned disposal of transuranic waste at the WIPP.

  17. Linking research and policy to ensure children's environmental health.

    PubMed

    Goldman, L R

    1998-06-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has made protecting children's environmental health its highest priority. Data on how and when children may be at risk are vital for accomplishing this goal. Recent examples of the link between research and policy include U.S. EPA actions to carry out the recommendations of the National Academy of Sciences on pesticides in children's food, reduce and prevent childhood lead poisoning, and revise national ambient air quality standards for ozone and particulate matter. Today, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), which makes protecting children from pesticide residues in food a national priority, is contributing to the growing need for data for decision making. Further impetus comes from provisions in the FQPA and 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments for establishing a screening and testing program for potential risks from endocrine disruptors. Another factor is the analysis that will be required under President William J. Clinton's executive order directing all federal agencies, for the first time, to reduce environmental health and safety risks to children. Success of the U.S. international commitment to protect children is directly tied to the strength and availability of environmental data. To meet such challenges, the U.S. EPA is revising key science policies, expanding research opportunities, and adding to the public's right-to-know tools. In this dynamic climate, there are growing opportunities for the research community to play a greater role in helping ensure the well-being of children living today and in generations to come. PMID:9646049

  18. Contemporary public sector accounting research – An international comparison of journal papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Andrew Goddard

    2010-01-01

    This paper provides a broad review of the public sector accounting research in recent years, including that undertaken in the US. An analysis of this research reveals a methodological distinction between research undertaken in the US (using predominately functionalist methodologies, accompanied by positivistic quantitative research methods) and that undertaken in the rest of the world (using interpretive and radical\\/alternative methodologies,

  19. Assessing the benefits of OHER (Office of Health and Environmental Research) research: Three case studies

    SciTech Connect

    Nesse, R.J.; Callaway, J.M.; Englin, J.E.; Klan, M.S.; Nicholls, A.K.; Serot, D.E.

    1987-09-01

    This research was undertaken to estimate the societal benefits and costs of selected past research performed for the Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER) of the US Department of Energy (DOE). Three case studies of representative OHER and DOE research were performed. One of these, the acid rain case study, includes research conducted elsewhere in DOE. The other two cases were the OHER marine research program and the development of high-purity germanium that is used in radiation detectors. The acid rain case study looked at the research benefits and costs of furnace sorbent injection and duct injection, technologies that might reduce acid deposition precursors. Both appear to show benefits in excess of costs. We examined in detail one of the OHER marine research program's accomplishments - the increase in environmental information used by the Outer Continental Shelf leasing program to manage bidding for off-shore oil drilling. The results of an econometric model show that environmental information of the type supported by OHER is unequivocally linked to government and industry leasing decisions. The germanium case study indicated that the benefits of germanium radiation detectors were significant.

  20. Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG) www.surrey.ac.uk/errg

    E-print Network

    Doran, Simon J.

    Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG) www.surrey.ac.uk/errg The Environmental Regulatory Research Group is based within the School of Law at the University of Surrey. The Group conducts research within four main areas: Climate Change, Environmental and Public Health, Natural Resources, and Water

  1. SURVEY OF RESEARCH ON ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION - ITS SOURCES, FATE, EFFECTS AND CONTROL, 1984

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Environmental Research Committee of the AIChE, a joint committee of the AIChE Environmental Division and of the AIChE Research Committee, conducted a survey of environmentally related research and/or design projects in progress at U.S. Colleges and Universities. Of interest w...

  2. Translational Environmental Research: Improving the Usefulness and Usability of Research Results

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Garfin, G.

    2008-12-01

    In recent years, requests for proposals more frequently emphasize outreach to stakeholder communities, decision support, and science that serves societal needs. Reports from the National Academy of Sciences and Western States Water Council emphasize the need for science translation and outreach, in order to address societal concerns with climate extremes, such as drought, the use of climate predictions, and the growing challenges of climate change. In the 1990s, the NOAA Climate Program Office developed its Regional Integrated Sciences and Asssessments program to help bridge the gap between climate science (notably, seasonal predictions) and society, to improve the flow of information to stakeholders, and to increase the relevance of climate science to inform decisions. During the same time period, the National Science Foundation initiated multi-year Science and Technology Centers and Decision Making Under Uncertainty Centers, with similar goals, but different metrics of success. Moreover, the combination of population growth, climate change, and environmental degradation has prompted numerous research initiatives on linking knowledge and action for sustainable development. This presentation reviews various models and methodologies for translating science results from field, lab, or modeling work to use by society. Lessons and approaches from cooperative extension, boundary organizations, co-production of science and policy, and medical translational research are examined. In particular, multi-step translation as practiced within the health care community is examined. For example, so- called "T1" (translation 1) research moves insights from basic science to clinical research; T2 research evaluates the effectiveness of clinical practice, who benefits from promising care regimens, and develops tools for clinicians, patients, and policy makers. T3 activities test the implementation, delivery, and spread of research results and clinical practices in order to foster policy changes and improve general health. Parallels in environmental sciences might be TER1 (translational environmental research 1), basic insights regarding environmental processes and relationships between environmental changes and their causes. TER2, applied environmental research, development of best practices, and development of decision support tools. TER3, might include usability and impact evaluation, effective outreach and implementation of best practices, and application of research insights to public policy and institutional change. According to the medical literature, and in anecdotal evidence from end-to-end environmental science, decision-maker and public involvement in these various forms of engaged research decreases the lag between scientific discovery and implementation of discoveries in operational practices, information tools, and organizational and public policies.

  3. Reporting of occupational and environmental research: use and misuse of statistical and epidemiological methods

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lesley Rushton

    2000-01-01

    OBJECTIVESTo report some of the most serious omissions and errors which may occur in papers submitted to Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and to give guidelines on the essential components that should be included in papers reporting results from studies of occupational and environmental health.METHODSSince 1994Occupational and Environmental Medicine has used a panel of medical statisticians to review submitted papers which

  4. Space environmental effects on polymer composites: Research needs and opportunities

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Jang, Bor Z.; Bianchi, J.; Liu, Y. M.; Chang, C. P.

    1993-01-01

    The long-term performance of polymer-based composites in the space environment is discussed. Both thermoset and thermoplastic matrix composites are included in this discussion. Previous efforts on the space environmental effects on composites are briefly reviewed. Focus of this review is placed on the effects of hygrothermal stresses, atomic oxygen, ultraviolet (UV), and space debris/micrometeoroid impacts along with the potential synergism. Potential approaches to estimating the residual strength of polymer composites after exposure to atomic oxygen erosion or space debris/micrometeoroid impact are evaluated. New ground-based data are then utilized to illustrate the effects of atomic oxygen and thermal cycling on the failure behavior of polymer composites. Finally, research needs, challenges, and opportunities in the field of space environmental effects on composite materials are highlighted.

  5. [Research advance on environmental exposure and ecotoxicological effects of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs)].

    PubMed

    Sun, Fuhong; Zhou, Qixing

    2005-02-01

    Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a group of new type organic pollutants with significant ecological risk. As flame retardants, they have been increasingly added to industrial products, and thus, resulted in more and more extensive pollution of air, water, sediment and soil as well as their relevant ecosystems. In view of the new environmental problem and based on limited available data, this paper approached the anthropogenic sources of PBDEs and their pathways of environmental exposure, and gave the possible occurrence and concentration of PBDEs in several living organisms and different human tissues. The toxic effects and ecological influences of PBDEs acting on animals and human beings, and their potential biological accumulation and magnification in ecosystems were analyzed in the aspects of hypothyroid, neurotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity, and the pivots of further researches on environmental exposure, ecological effects and human health influences of PBDEs were thus suggested. PMID:15852943

  6. Interfacing remote sensing and geographic information systems for global environmental change research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Lee, Jae K.; Randolph, J. C.; Lulla, Kamlesh P.; Helfert, Michael R.

    1993-01-01

    Because changes in the Earth's environment have become major global issues, continuous, longterm scientific information is required to assess global problems such as deforestation, desertification, greenhouse effects and climate variations. Global change studies require understanding of interactions of complex processes regulating the Earth system. Space-based Earth observation is an essential element in global change research for documenting changes in Earth environment. It provides synoptic data for conceptual predictive modeling of future environmental change. This paper provides a brief overview of remote sensing technology from the perspective of global change research.

  7. 1NSF/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitoring and control of binary gas mixtures

    E-print Network

    Rubloff, Gary W.

    1NSF/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing Improved precursor delivery Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing Issues with delivery of solid MOCVD

  8. Partnership of Environmental Education and Research-A compilation of student research, 1999-2008

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    : Bradley, Michael W., (Edited By); Armstrong, Patrice; Byl, Thomas D.

    2011-01-01

    The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Tennessee Water Science Center and the College of Engineering and Technology at Tennessee State University developed a Partnership in Environmental Education and Research (PEER) to support environmental research at TSU and to expand the environmental research capabilities of the USGS in Tennessee. The PEER program is driven by the research needs to better define the occurrence, fate, and transport of contaminants in groundwater and surface water. Research in the PEER program has primarily focused on the transport and remediation of organic contamination in karst settings. Research conducted through the program has also expanded to a variety of media and settings. Research areas include contaminant occurrence and transport, natural and enhanced bioremediation, geochemical conditions in karst aquifers, mathematical modeling for contaminant transport and degradation, new methods to evaluate groundwater contamination, the resuspension of bacteria from sediment in streams, the use of bioluminescence and chemiluminescence to identify the presence of contaminants, and contaminant remediation in wetlands. The PEER program has increased research and education opportunities for students in the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science and has provided students with experience in presenting the results of their research. Students in the program have participated in state, regional, national and international conferences with more than 140 presentations since 1998 and more than 40 student awards. The PEER program also supports TSU outreach activities and efforts to increase minority participation in environmental and earth science programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. TSU students and USGS staff participate in the TSU summer programs for elementary and high school students to promote earth sciences. The 2007 summer camps included more than 130 students from 20 different States and Washington DC.

  9. EPA/OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT'S NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY/REPRODUCTIVE TOXICOLOGY DIVISION INTERNET SITE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The National Hhealth and Environmental Effect Research Laboratory's Reproductive Toxicology Division(RTD) brings together an unparalleled combination of expertise in teratogenesis and male and female reproductive toxicity to investigate the health effects of environmental contami...

  10. Environmental effects research. Environmental Research Division annual report, January-December 1983. Part 3

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-12-01

    The Terrestrial Ecology group continued its involvement in the National Crop Loss Assessment Network, and studies of O/sub 3/ effects on winter wheat and soybeans were completed. Experiments on O/sub 3/ x SO/sub 2/ interactions on soybeans were also performed. The Microcosms for Acid Rain Studies (MARS) project had its first full year of research and much information concerning acid rain impacts on soil-plant systems was collected. A study of the influence of temporal variations in rain acidity on soybean productivity was also initiated. The aquatic radiochemistry group continued measurements of the mobility of plutonium and americium at a disposal site at Los Alamos and initiated similar work at Hanford. Laboratory tracer experiments were carried out to study the adsorptive behavior of neptunium, the solubility limits of plutonium, and the influence of rare earth concentration on the sorption and redox behavior of plutonium. The soil-plant process group initiated several studies on the influence of mycorrhizae to host plants in disturbed and natural environments. Much of the past research has been concerned with understanding mycorrhizal fungi propagule dynamics as related to disturbances associated with energy extraction. Future research will be directed at understanding how below-ground symbiotic associations may increase the fitness of host plants. Emphasis is being placed on resource acquisition and compartmental strategies. Separate analytics have been indexed for EDB.

  11. Current Issues in Environmental Education and Environmental Studies. Volume VIII. Selected Papers from the Annual Conference of the National Association for Environmental Education (11th, Silver Bay, New York, October 15-20, 1982).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sacks, Arthur B.; And Others

    Provided in three major sections are selected papers presented at the 1982 Conference of the National Association for Environmental Education. The first part contains four invited addresses on environmental issues and two symposium papers related to the Global 2000 Report to the President. Topics of addresses focus on education/citizen…

  12. Final environmental impact statement for Ames Research Center

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1971-01-01

    The NASA-Ames Research Center is described. together with the nature of its activities, from which it can be seen that the center is basically not a major pollution source. Geographical, and climatic characteristics of the site are described. inasmuch as they influence both the choice of disposal methods and the environmental effects of the pollutants. The known or probable pollution sources at the center are described. Where the intensities of these sources might exceed the recommended guidelines, the corrective actions that have been taken are described.

  13. UBC Social Ecological Economic Development Studies (SEEDS) Student Report An Investigation into the Environmental and Chemical Aspect of Sugarcane Paper and

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    into the Environmental and Chemical Aspect of Sugarcane Paper and Wood Fiber Ammar Bakhurji, Aburn Leung, William Kim, Yu of a project/report". #12;1 An Investigation into the Environmental and Chemical Aspect of Sugarcane Paper

  14. Writing Cover Letters That Address Instructor Feedback Improves Final Papers in a Research Methods Course

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    Daniel, Frances; Gaze, Catherine M.; Braasch, Jason L. G.

    2015-01-01

    We examined how writing cover letters to the instructor influenced final papers in research methods courses. After receiving instructor feedback on drafts of each section of an American Psychological Association style research paper throughout the semester, students in two classes wrote cover letters to the instructor explaining how the instructor…

  15. Application of Swales' Model in the Analysis of Research Papers by Polish Authors.

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    Golebiowski, Zosia

    1999-01-01

    Reports the investigation of the organizational structure of introductory sections of research papers written by Polish authors in English and Polish. The aim of the study was to test whether in view of cultural differences, reflected in the Anglo-American and Polish intellectual styles, the rhetorical pattern of research papers would vary between…

  16. Policy ReseaRch WoRking PaPeR 4940 Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges

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    Policy ReseaRch WoRking PaPeR 4940 Cognitive and Behavioral Challenges in Responding to Climate Change Kari Marie Norgaard The World Bank Development Economics World Development Report Team May 2009 BackgRound PaPeR to the 2010 WoRld develoPment RePoRt WPS4940 #12;Produced by the Research Support Team

  17. Principles for Research on the Early Education of Hawaiian Children. Asian Pacific American Education Occasional Papers.

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    Au, Kathryn Hu-pei

    The purpose of this paper is to outline a set of principles to guide research on the early education of Hawaiian children. The paper discusses what R. Tharp and R. Gallimore term a "climax program," or combination of program elements which produces a desired social outcome. How research efforts can be structured to contribute to the development of…

  18. Pacific Northwest Laboratory: Director`s overview of research performed for DOE Office of Health And Environmental Research

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    NONE

    1995-06-01

    A significant portion of the research undertaken at Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) is focused on the strategic programs of the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) Office of Health and Environmental Research (OHER). These programs, which include Environmental Processes (Subsurface Science, Ecosystem Function and Response, and Atmospheric Chemistry), Global Change (Climate Change, Environmental Vulnerability, and Integrated Assessments), Biotechnology (Human Genome and Structural Biology), and Health (Health Effects and Medical Applications), have been established by OHER to support DOE business areas in science and technology and environmental quality. PNL uses a set of critical capabilities based on the Laboratory`s research facilities and the scientific and technological expertise of its staff to help OHER achieve its programmatic research goals. Integration of these capabilities across the Laboratory enables PNL to assemble multidisciplinary research teams that are highly effective in addressing the complex scientific and technical issues associated with OHER-sponsored research. PNL research efforts increasingly are focused on complex environmental and health problems that require multidisciplinary teams to address the multitude of time and spatial scales found in health and environmental research. PNL is currently engaged in research in the following areas for these OHER Divisions: Environmental Sciences -- atmospheric radiation monitoring, climate modeling, carbon cycle, atmospheric chemistry, ecological research, subsurface sciences, bioremediation, and environmental molecular sciences; Health Effects and Life Sciences -- cell/molecular biology, and biotechnology; Medical Applications and Biophysical Research -- analytical technology, and radiological and chemical physics. PNL`s contributions to OHER strategic research programs are described in this report.

  19. Using x-ray microprobes for environmental research.

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    Cai, Z.; Jastrow, J.; Kemner, K. M.; Lai, B.; Lee, H.-R.; Legnini, D. G.; Miller, R. M.; Pratt, S. T.; Rodrigues, W.; Yun, W.

    1998-07-30

    Understanding the fate of environmental contaminants is of fundamental importance in the development and evaluation of effective remediation strategies. Among the factors influencing the transport of these contaminants are the chemical speciation of the sample and the chemical and physical attributes of the surrounding medium. Characterization of the spatial distribution and chemical speciation at micron and submicron resolution is essential for studying the microscopic physical, geological, chemical, and biological interfaces that play a crucial role in determining contaminant fate and mobility. Hard X-ray spectroscopy and imaging are powerful techniques for the element-specific investigation of complex environmental samples at the needed micron and submicron resolution. An important advantage of these techniques results from the large penetration depth of hard X-rays in water. This minimizes the requirements for sample preparation and allows the detailed study of hydrated samples. This paper discusses some current problems in environmental science that can be addressed by using synchrotron-based X-ray imaging and spectroscopy. These concepts are illustrated by the results of recent X-ray microscopy studies at the Advanced Photon Source.

  20. Using x-ray microprobes for environmental research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kemner, Ken M.; Yun, Wenbing; Cai, Zhonghou; Lai, Barry P.; Lee, Heung-Rae; Legnini, Dan G.; Rodrigues, W.; Jastrow, Julie D.; Miller, R. M.; Pratt, Stephan T.; Schneegurt, M. A.; Kulpa, C. F., Jr.; Smucker, Alvin J. M.

    1998-11-01

    Understanding the fate of environmental contaminants is of fundamental importance in the development and evaluation of effective remediation strategies. Among the factors influencing the transport of these contaminants are the chemical speciation of the sample and the chemical and physical attributes of the surrounding medium. Characterization of the spatial distribution and chemical speciation at micron and submicron resolution is essential for studying the microscopic physical, geological, chemical, and biological interfaces that play a crucial role in determining contaminant fate and mobility. Hard x-ray spectroscopy and imaging are powerful techniques for the element-specific investigation of complex environmental samples at the needed micron and submicron resolution. An important advantage of these techniques result from the large penetration depth of hard x-rays in water. This minimizes the requirements for sample preparation and allows the detailed study of hydrated samples. This paper discuses some current problems in environmental science that can be addressed by using synchrotron- based x-ray imaging and spectroscopy. These concepts are illustrated by the results of recent x-ray microscopy studies at the Advanced Photon Source.

  1. Legacy of Environmental Research During the Space Shuttle Program

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    Lane, Helen W.

    2011-01-01

    The Space Shuttle Program provided many opportunities to study the role of spaceflight on human life for over the last 30 years and represents the longest and largest U.S. human spaceflight program. Risks to crewmembers were included in the research areas of nutrition, microbiology, toxicology, radiation, and sleep quality. To better understand the Shuttle environment, Crew Health Care System was developed. As part of this system, the Environmental Health Subsystem was developed to monitor the atmosphere for gaseous contaminants and microbial contamination levels and to monitor water quality and radiation. This program expended a great deal of effort in studying and mitigating risks related to contaminations due to food, water, air, surfaces, crewmembers, and payloads including those with animals. As the Shuttle had limited stowage space and food selection, the development of nutritional requirements for crewmembers was imperative. As the Shuttle was a reusable vehicle, microbial contamination was of great concern. The development of monitoring instruments that could withstand the space environment took several years and many variations to come up with a suitable instrument. Research with space radiation provided an improved understanding of the various sources of ionizing radiation and the development of monitoring instrumentation for space weather and the human exposure within the orbiter's cabin. Space toxicology matured to include the management of offgassing products that could pollute the crewmembers air quality. The Shuttle Program implemented a 5-level toxicity rating system and developed new monitoring instrumentation to detect toxic compounds. The environment of space caused circadian desynchrony, sleep deficiency, and fatigue leading to much research and major emphasis on countermeasures. Outcomes of the research in these areas were countermeasures, operational protocols, and hardware. Learning Objectives: This symposium will provide an overview of the major environmental lessons learned and the development of countermeasures, monitoring hardware, and procedures.

  2. Utilizing Generalizability Theory to Investigate the Reliability of the Grades Assigned to Undergraduate Research Papers

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    Gugiu, Mihaiela R.; Gugiu, Paul C.; Baldus, Robert

    2012-01-01

    Background: Educational researchers have long espoused the virtues of writing with regard to student cognitive skills. However, research on the reliability of the grades assigned to written papers reveals a high degree of contradiction, with some researchers concluding that the grades assigned are very reliable whereas others suggesting that they…

  3. Computational Modeling and the Experimental Plasma Research Program A White Paper Submitted to the FESAC Subcommittee

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    Computational Modeling and the Experimental Plasma Research Program A White Paper Submitted of the fusion energy program. The experimental plasma research (EPR) program is well positioned to make major in fusion development and promote scientific discovery. Experimental plasma research projects explore

  4. Mapping Medline Papers, Genes, and Proteins Related to Melanoma Research Kevin W. Boyack

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    Börner, Katy

    Mapping Medline Papers, Genes, and Proteins Related to Melanoma Research Kevin W. Boyack , Ketan@indiana.edu} Abstract What is the structure of the research reported on melanoma? How has it evolved over the last 40 of the melanoma research field. 1. Introduction Given the explosive growth of biomedical databases, a large

  5. Farming Systems Research: A Critical Appraisal. MSU Rural Development Paper No. 6.

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    Gilbert, Elon H.; And Others

    The objectives of the state-of-the-art paper, second in a series on farming systems research (FSR) in the Third World, are to: (1) review the literature on farming systems; (2) evaluate farming systems research in international institutes and in national agricultural research systems in the Third World; and (3) recommend what can be done to…

  6. ATINER CONFERENCE PAPER SERIES No: MDT2013-0388 Athens Institute for Education and Research

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ATINER CONFERENCE PAPER SERIES No: MDT2013-0388 1 Athens Institute for Education and Research ATINER ATINER's Conference Paper Series MDT2013-0388 Nadezda Koryakina Postdoctoral Fellow RELMIN Project Women in Medieval Provence and Languedoc #12;ATINER CONFERENCE PAPER SERIES No: MDT2013-0388 2 Athens

  7. The Changing Face of the Environmental CoalitionA Research Note

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Susan E. Howell; Shirley B. Laska

    1992-01-01

    This research examines changes in the environmental coalition over the 1980s. During these years, concern over environmental problems has increased. How has the coalition favoring greater environmental protection changed? We use logistic regression to examine changing determinants of support for increased environmental spending. In brief, ideology, party identification, and age become less important as determinants, and education and urban residence

  8. A Research Agenda for Helminth Diseases of Humans: Social Ecology, Environmental Determinants, and Health Systems

    PubMed Central

    Gazzinelli, Andrea; Correa-Oliveira, Rodrigo; Yang, Guo-Jing; Boatin, Boakye A.; Kloos, Helmut

    2012-01-01

    In this paper, the Disease Reference Group on Helminth Infections (DRG4), established in 2009 by the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), with the mandate to review helminthiases research and identify research priorities and gaps, focuses on the environmental, social, behavioural, and political determinants of human helminth infections and outlines a research and development agenda for the socioeconomic and health systems research required for the development of sustainable control programmes. Using Stockols' social-ecological approach, we describe the role of various social (poverty, policy, stigma, culture, and migration) and environmental determinants (the home environment, water resources development, and climate change) in the perpetuation of helminthic diseases, as well as their impact as contextual factors on health promotion interventions through both the regular and community-based health systems. We examine these interactions in regard to community participation, intersectoral collaboration, gender, and possibilities for upscaling helminthic disease control and elimination programmes within the context of integrated and interdisciplinary approaches. The research agenda summarises major gaps that need to be addressed. PMID:22545168

  9. The interrelationship between environmental goals, productivity improvement, and increased energy efficiency in integrated paper and steel plants

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    NONE

    1997-06-01

    This report presents the results of an investigation into the interrelationships between plant-level productivity, energy efficiency, and environmental improvements for integrated pulp and paper mills and integrated steel mills in the US. Integrated paper and steel plants are defined as those facilities that use some form of onsite raw material to produce final products (for example, paper and paperboard or finished steel). Fully integrated pulp and paper mills produce onsite the pulp used to manufacture paper from virgin wood fiber, secondary fiber, or nonwood fiber. Fully integrated steel mills process steel from coal, iron ore, and scrap inputs and have onsite coke oven facilities.

  10. Proceedings of Workshop on Priority Great Lakes Environmental Research Initiatives (Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 10-11, 1974).

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    Pinsak, Arthur P., Ed.

    This publication contains the proceedings of a workshop held in Ann Arbor, Michigan to identify the priority Great Lakes environmental research initiatives. The five major objectives of the workshop include the determination of research initiatives, opportunities for university research communities to discuss and recommend future research

  11. 40 CFR 18.7 - Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01...false Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows. 18.7 Section 18.7 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  12. 40 CFR 18.7 - Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01...false Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows. 18.7 Section 18.7 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  13. 40 CFR 18.7 - Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01...false Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows. 18.7 Section 18.7 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  14. 40 CFR 18.7 - Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    40 Protection of Environment 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01...false Selection and appointment of Environmental Protection Research Fellows. 18.7 Section 18.7 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...

  15. IFLA General Conference, 1986. Education and Research Division. Section: Library History and Library Theory and Research. Papers.

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    International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).

    Papers on library history and library theory and research presented at the 1986 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "The History of Western Literature Library Collections in Japan" (Yoshitomi Okazaki, Japan); (2) "Trends of Library History Research in Japan" (Hiroshi Kawai, Yukio Fujino, Atsushi Ishii,…

  16. Lower Columbia River Terminal Fisheries Research Project : Final Environmental Assessment.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1995-04-01

    This notice announces BPA`S`s decision to fund the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Clatsop Economic Development Committee for the Lower Columbia River Terminal Fisheries Research Project (Project). The Project will continue the testing of various species/stocks, rearing regimes, and harvest options for terminal fisheries, as a means to increase lower river sport and commercial harvest of hatchery fish, while providing both greater protection of weaker wild stocks and increasing the return of upriver salmon runs to potential Zone 6 Treaty fisheries. The Project involves relocating hatchery smolts to new, additional pen locations in three bays/sloughs in the lower Columbia River along both the Oregon and Washington sides. The sites are Blind Slough and Tongue Point in Clatsop County, Oregon, and Grays Bay/Deep River, Wahkiakum County, Washington. The smolts will be acclimated for various lengths of time in the net pens and released from these sites. The Project will expand upon an existing terminal fisheries project in Youngs Bay, Oregon. The Project may be expanded to other sites in the future, depending on the results of this initial expansion. BPA`S has determined the project is not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment, within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required, and BPA`S is issuing this FONSI.

  17. Putting Research to Work: Applied Research on Women. Working Paper No. 97.

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    Lein, Laura; McIntosh, Peggy

    Research on women can influence policies and behavior in the public and private sectors if existing institutional structures and the areas to be influenced are taken into consideration. Five projects undertaken by the Center for Research on Women and Wellesley College (Massachusetts) illustrate optimum strategies for conducting applied and…

  18. Prospects for American Indian English Linguistics Research. Papers in Southwest English 1: Research Techniques and Prospects.

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    Leap, William L.

    Several focal points for southwestern American Indian English research are proposed. This variation is used on reservations or in urban Indian enclaves when the "Indianness" of the discussion or participants needs formal linguistic marking. One research goal is to demonstrate that tribal varieties of Indian English actually exist. Analysis shows…

  19. Electric Power Research Institute: Environmental Control Technology Center

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    NONE

    1997-03-01

    Operations and maintenance continued this month at the Electric Power Research Institute`s (EPRI`s) Environmental Control Technology Center (ECTC). Testing for the month continued with the DOE/PRDA Phase I investigation of the Clear Liquor Scrubbing Process with Anhydrite Production. The DOE/PRDA Phase I testing of the B&W/Condensing Heat Exchanger (CH) was completed this month. This one-year tube wear analysis investigation was completed on 3/10/97, and a final inspection of the unit was made on 3/21/97. The CH unit and its related equipment are currently being removed from the ECTC test configuration, disassembled, and returned to B&W and CH Corp. for additional analyses. The 1.0 MW Cold-Side Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) unit and the Carbon Injection System (the Pulse-jet Fabric Filter) remained idle this month in a cold-standby mode and were inspected regularly.

  20. RESEARCH PAPER www.landesbioscience.com Cellular Logistics e29191-1

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    Ungermann, Christian

    RESEARCH PAPER www.landesbioscience.com Cellular Logistics e29191-1 Cellular Logistics 4, e29191-specific HOPS subunits reveal their distinct interaction with Ypt7 and vacuoles. Cellular Logistics 2014; 4:e