Sample records for environmental research papers

  1. 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 BusinessCall for Papers 4th Italian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (Italian

  2. Print This Paper, Kill A Tree: Environmental Sustainability as a Research Topic for Human-Computer Interaction

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul Dourish

    Many HCI researchers have recently begun to examine the opportunities to use ICTs to promote environmental sustainability and ecological consciousness on the part of technology users. This paper examines the limits upon this work as currently construed. In particular, it argues that the political and cultural contexts of environmental practice must be part of an effective solution. Research on ecological

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A LAMINATOR OF PAPER AND CARDBOARD PACKAGES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded a project with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE) to assist in conducting waste minimization assessments at thirty small- to medium-sized businesses in the state of New Jersey. ne of the ...

  4. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE REDUCTION ACTIVITIES AND OPTIONS FOR A LAMINATOR OF PAPER AND CARDBOARD PACKAGES.

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded a project with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE) to assist in conducting waste minimization assessments at thirty small- to medium-sized businesses in the state of New Jersey. One of th...

  5. ALTERNATIVES TO RESEARCH PAPERS

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

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

  6. Writing a Research Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    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.

  8. Academic Writing Research Papers

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    See over Academic Writing Research Papers Four important things to remember ... 1. Writing a research paper is a process--so you sometimes have to backtrack. It requires patience and time management. 2. Start your research early. 3. Ask for help from the Reference desk and the Student Learning

  9. The Collaborative Research Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bashore, Joy

    1999-01-01

    Describes a five-week English course in which pairs of students work collaboratively on team-building activities, library research, research-paper topic selection, outlining, paraphrasing and summarizing, and writing and editing a joint research paper. Presents the peer-evaluation techniques, which differentiate students' share of the work so that…

  10. Updating the Research Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  11. The Mock Research Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  12. White Paper on Environmental Liability

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This recent European Commission (EC) "White Paper" on environmental liability sets out "the structure for a future EC environmental liability regime that aims at implementing the polluter pays principle." The report includes the key elements necessary for an "effective and practicable" regime. Full text (.pdf format) is available in nine languages, with summaries in ten languages.

  13. 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)

  14. . 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

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. 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.

  17. 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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    This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group of Ground-source Heat Pump Systems Prof. Jeffrey Spitler1 & James Cullin1 1 School of Mechanical) systems are perhaps the most widely used "green" heating and cooling systems, with an estimated 1

  18. 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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    This paper has been downloaded from the Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group of idling time, heating capacity, pipe spacing, bottom insulation, and control strategies on system snow material is usually either cross-linked or high-density polyethylene. Typical pipe spacing ranges from 6

  19. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY - CORVALLIS

    EPA Science Inventory

    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...

  20. Research Application Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  1. UNCORRECTED Research Paper

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    Parsons, Simon

    ; Clinical Informatics Research and Development (LZ), Partners HealthCare, Boston, MA; D Clinical Discharge Summaries LI ZHOU, PHD, BMED, SIMON PARSONS, PHD, GEORGE HRIPCSAK, MD, MS A b s t r a c information in clinical text. Objective: To measure the accuracy of the TimeText for processing clinical

  2. Sensing Environmental Education Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reid, Alan

    2003-01-01

    The field of environmental education research has been moving away from scientistic and positivistic discourses for some time now ("Environmental Education Research," 2000; Hart & Nolan, 1999). However, it has been noted that the meta-discourse about this research continues to draw on their framings, registers, and lexicons (Hart, 2000;…

  3. Summer Research Paper

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    Patel, Zarana

    2011-01-01

    Certain populations such as chemotherapy patients and atomic bomb survivors have been exposed to ionizing radiation and experience tissue damage and cancer initiation and progression. One cancer that can be initiated from radiation is esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), an epithelial cancer that has a survival rate as low as 20%. Researchers have found that when protein tyrosine kinase receptors (RPTK) activate oncogenes, they can create epithelial tumors and cause deadly cancers like ESCC. The RPTK family has one group, MET, that has only two receptors, MET and RON, present in the human body. MET s ligand is the hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and RON's ligand is the macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP-1). Both HGF and MSP-1 have been shown to activate their receptors and are implicated in certain processes. Since radiation damages cells throughout the biological system, researchers are investigating whether or not HGF and MSP-1 protects or kills certain normal and cancerous cells by being part of cell recovery processes. One research group recently reviewed that the HGF-MET pathway has an important role in the embryonic development in the liver, migration of myogenic precursor cells, regulation of epithelial morphogenesis and growth, and regeneration and protection in tissues. In addition, since the RON receptor is more commonly expressed in cells of epithelial origin, and when activated is part of epithelial cell matrix invasion, dissociation, and migration processes, scientists conclude that RON might be one of the factors causing epithelial cancer initiation in the biological system. In order to examine HGF and MSP-1 s effect on cancer initiation and progression we used two immortalized esophageal epithelial cell lines. One is a normal human cell line (EPC2-hTERT), while the other had a p53 mutation at the 175th amino acid position (EPC2-hTERT-p53(sup R175H)). For this investigation, we used 0(control), 2, and 4 Gray doses of gamma (Cs137) radiation and selected various concentrations from 0-100 ng/mL of HGF and MSP-1 in our assays. Since the HGF and MSP-1 pathways have proliferative roles in epithelial cells, we conducted the MTT proliferation assay to see if either drug enhances or inhibits cell proliferation over time. Also, a MTT cytotoxicity assay was necessary to observe whether the drugs are protecting the cells from radiation and if a trend is occurring depending upon the amount of dose added. In addition, a wound healing assay was done since both drugs have been to known to promote cell motility. Since cell damage occurs when radiation is added, apoptosis and micronuclei assays are vital to see if HGF and MSP-1 increase or decrease cell death and damage in normal and pre-cancerous cells and by how much based on the radiation dosage. Overall, we used the MTT, wound healing, apoptosis and micronuclei assays to investigate the effects ofHGF and MSP-1 on irradiated esophageal epithelial cells.

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

    EPA Science Inventory

    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...

  5. Environmental Sustainability Paper Usage / Reduction

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    ;carbon footprint and develop carbon reduction projects around IT and staff/student behaviour change is supported by the Environmental Sustainability Manager and is seen as a key link to the University's Carbon Management Programme (e.g. to produce a forecast of carbon reductions as required by the Carbon Trust

  6. Biological and Environmental Research

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    , such as energy security, climate change, environmental management, and homeland and national security. Our work, to understand global climate change, and to develop highly effective diagnostic and therapeutic techniques based Information Analysis Center · Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park Our research seeks to understand

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. DISCUSSION PAPERS A Defense of Environmental Ethics

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    Nelson, Michael P.

    DISCUSSION PAPERS A Defense of Environmental Ethics: A Reply to Janna Thompson Michael P. Nelson* Janna Thompson dismisses environmental ethics primarily because it does not meet her criteria for ethics: consistency, non-vacuity, and decidability. In place of a more expansive environmental ethic. sheproposes

  10. Environmental Research Information Exchange

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Library for the Environment has launched its new Environmental Research Information Exchange (ERIE) service, to provide "a forum for researchers, educators, resource managers, agency decision-makers, foundation representatives, journalists and others in all environmental fields to share information and discuss issues." The site will include postings of research needs (identified by researchers and managers), research opportunities (for students and established researchers), funding opportunities, and a wealth of scientific information about the environment. In addition, a bulletin board will be available for posting messages, questions, and answers. This site aims to fill an important and much-needed role in facilitating communication between researchers, managers, journalists, and funding agencies; skeptics and interested participants should check out the examples of how ERIE might be useful ... and take it from there!

  11. Roundtable Discussion Groups Summary Papers: Environmental BioIndicators in Coral Reef Ecosystems: The Need to Align Research, Monitoring, and Environmental Regulation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul W. Sammarco; Pamela Hallock; Judith C. Lang; Richard S. LeGore

    2007-01-01

    Editors' Note:At the 14 International Conference on Environmental Bioindicators (14 ICEBI) held in Linthicum Heights, Maryland, USA on 24–26 April 2006, the Conference Chairs and Program Committee initiated the Roundtable Discussion Groups as a regular feature of this and future conferences. The Discussions are designed to generate focused debate around key topic areas, led by academic, government and industry experts,

  12. IEDWorking Paper 1 Environmental Protection, Energy Policy

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    Fischlin, Andreas

    degradation. Mitigating climate change, transforming the energy systems in developing countries and financing should focus on. Furthermore, one can argue that new technologies to increase energy efficiencyIEDWorking Paper 1 April 2007 Environmental Protection, Energy Policy and Poverty Reduction

  13. ERPA: European Research Papers Archive

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    ERPA, the European Research Papers Archive, provides a common interface for searching a database of online working papers relevant to European integration. Contributors to the archive include the Robert Schuman Centre of the Academy of European Law at the European University Institute, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, the Jean Monnet Working Papers Series at Harvard Law School, and the European Communities Studies Association-Austria. Users can select either a short form to search recent additions to the archive or a long form to either or to also access the many advanced search options, including full-text searches.

  14. Research Paper on Curricular Models

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  15. Evaluating Impact. Education Research Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  16. Enhancing Research Papers in Astronomy

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kroffe, Kerry; McCann, G.

    2013-01-01

    XML-based production of journal articles, combined with real-time transformations, now make it possible to develop new enhancements to the reading experience and to the content of the article itself. Papers from AAS journals are now available in ‘Article Evolution’ HTML format, providing both familiar and new functionality that improves the reading experience. This poster will outline the roadmap for the development of ‘Article Evolution’ functionality and ask for input to help shape future enhancements that meet the needs of the astronomy community. Two of the ongoing developments described are ’semantic enrichment’ of articles and adoption of ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID). Both of these have exciting possibilities at an article level within ‘Article Evolution’ but will also impact widely on third party services, such as linking and discovery of research papers.

  17. How to write a great research paper

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    Brown, Gavin

    How to write a great research paper Seven simple suggestions Simon Peyton Jones Microsoft Research, Cambridge #12;#1 Don't wait: write #12;Writing papers: model 1 Idea Do research Write paper #12;Writing papers: model 2 Idea Do research Write paper Idea Write paper Do research Forces us to be clear, focused

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  1. Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  2. A decade of research on the environmental impacts of pulp and paper mill effluents in Canada: sources and characteristics of bioactive substances.

    PubMed

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

    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 it was determined that effects were not correlated with effluent adsorbable organic halogen (AOX) levels and that releases of dioxins had decreased substantially. In the mid 1990s researchers were able to partially attribute enzyme activity induction in fish to wood components, while other studies showed individual wood extractives had the potential to affect fish reproduction. A lack of correlation between threshold reproductive responses and effluent concentrations indicated additional unidentified compounds and mechanisms were involved. In the late 1990s, source identification approaches in concert with the development of mechanistically linked in vitro and in vivo bioassays showed multiple compounds are affecting production and signaling of sex steroids in fish. These substances are bioavailable and accumulated rapidly, consistent with the body of evidence that has shown a sustained exposure is required to produce both elevated enzyme activity and depressions in sex steroid levels. The patterns of these substances in effluents and fish tissues are not correlated with production type or effluent treatment. Collectively, these findings show that bioactive substances originate from wood and are derived from lignin and/or terpenoids, they are liberated during pulp digestion, and in kraft mills they are present in black liquor and chemical recovery condensates. Additional bioactive substances are also present in bleachery effluents containing residual lignin. The lack of a definitive identification of the responsible compounds has prevented an evaluation of the effectiveness of industry-wide process changes. Continued research into the identities, origins, and environmental fate of these substances and the efficacy of effluent treatment is required to determine their significance and relationship to the existing impacts of effluents from pulp and paper mills in Canadian aquatic ecosystems. PMID:16723331

  3. Environmental Education Research: To What Ends?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  4. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center: Opportunities

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  5. Environmental Research Foundation

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  6. Advisory Committee on Forest Research Paper 2001/02

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    Advisory Committee on Forest Research Paper 2001/02 Report of Visiting Group ­ Forest Research Environmental Research Branch 29 ­ 30 October 2001 1. Review Procedures On the invitation of Mr Jim Dewar, Chief Executive Forest Research, three independent scientists formed a Visiting Group to review the quality

  7. UCI UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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    Barrett, Jeffrey A.

    UCI UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH JOURNAL PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES The UCI Undergraduate Research papers published in the Journal have these items in common: The purpose and significance of the research, and my paper conforms to them. My paper answers the question, "What is the significance of my research

  8. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume on Behavioral Considerations to decisionmaking processes (both individual and organizational). We invite high quality research papers submissions to a special volume of the Annals of Operations Research that is devoted

  9. RESEARCH PAPER Temperature Preference During

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    Tattersall, Glenn

    , tails, jaws, spinal cords, as well as the lens of the eye. Newts are small ectotherms that are aquatic as adults; as ectotherms, they naturally conform to the temperature of their surroundings. Environmental-spotted newt regeneration. As small aquatic ectotherms, as adults, they conform to the temperature

  10. RESEARCH FRONT CSIRO PUBLISHINGResearch Paper

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    Short, Daniel

    ­169. doi:10.1071/EN08078 www.publish.csiro.au/journals/env Sources of antimony in an urban area Nina S.mansson@hik.se Environmental context. The global production and use of antimony (Sb) increase together with stocks the stock of Sb in use, and to present related flows and emissions in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005. Antimony

  11. Writing Good Software Engineering Research Papers Minitutorial

    E-print Network

    Writing Good Software Engineering Research Papers Minitutorial MaryShaw Carnegie Mellon University evidence to validate these results. They often report their research in conference papers. I analyzed the abstracts of research papers submitted to ICSE 2002 in order to identi~ the types of research reported

  12. Basic research for environmental restoration

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  13. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume on Logistics, Optimization, and Transportation Overview This special volume collects papers describing cutting edge research on op- timization · Exact methods 1 #12;Procedures High quality papers are sought from all researchers in these fields

  14. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: Advances in Computational research and supply chain management with industrial practice. We hope that papers published in this Volume to submit research papers for possible publication in this Volume. The strict review process

  15. Fiber optics: A research paper

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Melinda M. Drone

    1987-01-01

    Some basic aspects concerning fiber optics are examined. Some history leading up to the development of optical fibers which are now used in the transmission of data in many areas of the world is discussed. Basic theory of the operation of fiber optics is discussed along with methods for improving performance of the optical fiber through much research and design.

  16. Writing Research Papers Aaron Hertzmann

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    Schettini, Raimondo

    perceive what it is you really want to say. ~Mark Twain Proofreading is an art and a craft. ~ The Chicago of a paper #12;Inverted Pyramid of Journalism #12;Tell a Story · Humans communicate through storytelling · We are fascinated by stories · Pose the problem, ask a question, pose a solution, note problems that arise, address

  17. Writing good software engineering research papers: minitutorial

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary Shaw

    2003-01-01

    Software engineering researchers solve problems of several different kinds. To do so, they produce several different kinds of results, and they should develop appropriate evidence to validate these results. They often report their research in conference papers. I analyzed the abstracts of research papers submitted to ICSE 2002 in order to identify the types of research reported in the submitted

  18. Writing Good Software Engineering Research Papers Minitutorial

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    Carleton University

    the abstracts of research papers submitted to ICSE 2002 in order to identify the types of research reported are customary vehicles for reporting results to the research community. In a research paper, the author explains to an interested reader what he or she accomplished, and how the author accomplished it, and why the reader should

  19. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: ROADEF/EURO challenge 2012 on Machine://challenge.roadef.org/2012/en/ We invite papers for a special issue of Annals of Operations Research on the machine reassignment problem. All participants to the ROADEF/EURO challenge 2012 are invited to submit a paper. Papers

  20. Fiber optics: A research paper

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Drone, Melinda M.

    1987-01-01

    Some basic aspects concerning fiber optics are examined. Some history leading up to the development of optical fibers which are now used in the transmission of data in many areas of the world is discussed. Basic theory of the operation of fiber optics is discussed along with methods for improving performance of the optical fiber through much research and design. Splices and connectors are compared and short haul and long haul fiber optic networks are discussed. Fiber optics plays many roles in the commercial world. The use of fiber optics for communication applications is emphasized.

  1. Contributed Paper Population Consequences of Environmental Sex

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    Alvarez, Nadir

    to environmental forces with feminizing or masculinizing tendencies. When environmental feminization was strong, X feminization was beneficial for population growth in the absence of large viability effects, our results

  2. Nuclear methods in environmental and energy research

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    Vogt, J R [ed.

    1980-01-01

    A total of 75 papers were presented on nuclear methods for analysis of environmental and biological samples. Sessions were devoted to software and mathematical methods; nuclear methods in atmospheric and water research; nuclear and atomic methodology; nuclear methods in biology and medicine; and nuclear methods in energy research.

  3. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: Operations Research Confronting the Crisis The Annals of Operations Research seeks submissions for a special volume on Operations Research opportunities have arisen for the development and application of operations research (OR) methodologies

  4. GENOMICS AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    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 ...

  5. Writing Good Software Engineering Research Paper

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary Shaw

    2003-01-01

    · What concrete evidence shows that your result Software engineering researchers solve problems of several different kinds. To do so, they produce several different kinds of results, and they should develop appropriate evidence to validate these results. They often report their research in conference papers. I analyzed the abstracts of research papers submitted to ICSE 2002 in order to identify

  6. Research Center ESSEC Working Paper 1408

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    fertilizers and pesti- cides, avoid excessive tillage and preserve soils. Many research papers about]). Consistent with this diagnosis, recommendations on the need for new sustainable agricultural systems can

  7. COE589: Digital Forensics Reading Research Papers

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    Almulhem, Ahmad

    - Ahmad Almulhem 4 #12;Quality of Papers · Papers/Journals are judged by citation counts ­ How many times from literature ­ How your work relates or differs · Body of paper: meat of the paper ­ problem · critic of scientific claims Synthesis · generating novel research COE589 - Ahmad Almulhem 6 #12;Reading

  8. Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  9. MFR PAPER 1346 Environmentally Related Diseases

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    of environmental stress from pollutants is emerging as an important determining factor in a number of fish or tissues, modification of biochemical reactions, buildup of facultative microbial pathogens, low

  10. 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)

  11. The medical research paper: Structure and functions

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    Kevin Ngozi Nwogu

    1997-01-01

    Studies into the organization of information in the medical research paper have tended to present accounts of the structure of information in sections in isolation. The structure of information in all sections of the medical research paper was investigated using Swales' (1981, 1990) genre-analysis model. An eleven-move schema was identified, out of which nine were found to be “normally required”

  12. Sawyer Environmental Chemistry Research

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    Thomas, Andrew

    , anions, base cations and 7 trace metals. The NIVA inter-comparison study is once per year. 3. United Research Laboratory Staff John Cangelosi Inorganic Laboratory Supervisor Areas of expertise: Acid neutralizing capacity and pH Automated field sampl

  13. ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Electricity generation and treatment of paper recycling

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    ENVIRONMENTAL BIOTECHNOLOGY Electricity generation and treatment of paper recycling wastewater production and treatment of a paper recycling plant wastewater using microbial fuel cells. Treatment. Keywords Microbial fuel cell . Paper recycling wastewater. Cellulose . Solution conductivity. Power

  14. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Li, Haijun

    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: Stochastic Methods in Reliability of Operations Research seeks submissions for a special volume on Stochastic Methods in Reliability and Risk Management dedicated to the research areas of applied probability presented at the Seventh International

  15. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH BRIEF: WASTE MINIMIZATION ASSESSMENT FOR A MANUFACTURER OF PAPER ROLLS, INK ROLLS, INK RIBBONS, AND MAGNETIC AND THERMAL TRANSFER RIBBON

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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. aste Minimization Assessment Centers (WMACs) were established at selected un...

  16. Environmental Research Center to

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    , sustainable fuels, transportation systems, and solar energy By Sean Nealon On MAY 10, 2012 The world's largest, emissions from next generation technologies and fuels, sustainable fuels, transportation systems, and solar to celebrate research in atmospheric processes, emissions from next generation technologies and fuels

  17. Marine Environmental Research Institute

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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. 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

  19. 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

  20. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper

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    Bromirski, Peter D.

    , affordable, and reliable energy services and products to the marketplace. The PIER Program conducts public · Environmentally Preferred Advanced Generation · Industrial/Agricultural/Water EndUse Energy EfficiencyPublic Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper COASTAL FLOODINGPOTENTIAL

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. National Sunflower Association Research Forum Papers

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    The National Sunflower Association (NSA) offers downloadable papers presented at the annual NSA Research Forum from 2002 onwards. Available search fields include year, author, keyword (s), and categories like Bird Predation, Insects, Quality, and Weeds.

  4. Tips for Preparing a Scientific Research Paper

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    Tips prepared by the Woods Hole Sea Grant Program, with help from researchers, librarians, and teachers. Designed to help middle school or high school students organize their research papers from beginning to end, takes it step-by-step and week-by-week. Covers: how to start, identifying a topic; outlining the project, compiling resources, finding help; organizing resources, recognizing when you have enough; expanding the outline, writing clearly and logically; and reviewing the paper.

  5. CALL FOR PAPERS Annals of Operations Research

    E-print Network

    Editors: Desheng Dash Wu (managing guest editor), David L. Olson, and John Birge Introduction This special online upon acceptance. Questions can be sent to the managing guest editor Dash Wu. Special Issue GuestCALL FOR PAPERS Annals of Operations Research Special Volume Risk and Operations Research Guest

  6. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

    E-print Network

    Programming Constraint-Based Methods Expert Systems Knowledge Based Systems Fuzzy Systems HeuristicCall for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: The Practice and Theory of Automated Timetabling The Annals of Operations Research seeks submissions for a special volume on the Practice

  7. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

    E-print Network

    for Neuroscience The journal Annals of Operations Research invites submissions of papers to a special volume, Current Contents/Engineering, Computing and Technology, DBLP, ECONIS, Expanded Academic, International of the journal: http://www.springer.com/business/operations+research/journal/10479. Authors should submit a cover

  8. Reliability of ratings of research papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Paul McReynolds

    1971-01-01

    Examined interjudge reliability of ratings made by members of a program committee for research presentations at professional meetings. The committee included 18 prominent clinical psychologists selected to comprise 9 teams of judges. Ss evaluated 134 papers consisting of 1,800-word summaries, using a 10-point rating scale. The mean rating given to all the papers in each set was computed for each

  9. 2009.11 155 RESEARCH PAPER

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    Politécnica de Madrid, Universidad

    2009.11 155 RESEARCH PAPER Exploring Application Layer Protocol Relationships in SoftSwitch Zhu: Relationships between application layer protocols in softswitch are explored in this paper. Two notions, i industry. The conception draws an increasingly transparent blueprint for the new telecommunications network

  10. Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Established in 1998, the Pfleger Institute of Environmental Research (PIER) is a non-profit organization "dedicated to education and research of the marine environment." From their headquarters in Oceanside, California, their team of scientists continues to work on a variety of studies on thresher sharks, roosterfish, and the giant sea bass. Visitors can also click on the "Publications" section to read the results of some of their scientific endeavors over the years.

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

    Microsoft Academic Search

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

    E-print Network

    mechanisms--radiation, convection, and conduction--to two spaces, the conditioned space and the ceiling the conditioned space/ceiling ple- num split and the radiative/convective split as input data. This paper and the radiative/convective split (Spitler et al. 1997). The conditioned space/ceiling plenum split is the fraction

  13. USGS Columbia Environmental Research Center

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  14. International Journal of Environmental Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  15. Researching Schools' Contributions to Sustainable Development: Perspectives on Environmental Education and Environmental Management.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Scott, William; Gough, Stephen; Reid, Alan

    This paper discusses a proposal for an international research initiative [DREAMS-Direct Research in Education And environmental Management in Schools] which aims to develop an indicative methodology for evaluating the contribution of environmental management systems to the 'implementation of sustainable development' in schools. The research…

  16. Research Center ESSEC Working Paper 10010

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    countries such as the United States where health insurance until recently was not mandatory. There, it hasResearch Center ESSEC Working Paper 10010 April 2011 Ramses H. Abul Naga Karine Lamiraud (2002) ...nd that health shocks can have a major impact on consumption and can severely disrupt

  17. Incorporating Film into the Research Paper

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fontenot, Michael J.; Fontenot, Karen A.

    2008-01-01

    Teachers face two serious difficulties when assigning research papers: (1) motivation and mental disposition; and (2) plagiarism as a by-product of the Web. In this article, the authors describe how they have addressed both these problems by strategically using appropriate motion pictures as entrees into the subject matter and as points of…

  18. Rural Extension Services. Policy Research Working Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  19. Quaternary Geochronology 2 (2007) 290295 Research paper

    E-print Network

    Long, Bernard

    at the beginning of the Last Interglacial. These are in good agreement with the 10 Be cosmogenic dates obtained of the strongest ever recorded intracontinental earthquakes (magnitude 8.3 on Richter scale). PreviousQuaternary Geochronology 2 (2007) 290­295 Research paper Luminescence dating of a gigantic

  20. RESEARCH PAPER Multiphysics hillslope processes triggering landslides

    E-print Network

    Borja, Ronaldo I.

    RESEARCH PAPER Multiphysics hillslope processes triggering landslides Ronaldo I. Borja · Xiaoyu Liu that was accurately predicted by our 3-D continuum model. Keywords Hillslopes Á Landslides Á Multiphysics Á Slope stability Á Unsaturated soil 1 Introduction Rainfall-induced landslides and/or debris flows threaten lives

  1. Research Paper Conflict Theory, Complexity and Systems

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    Gallo, Giorgio

    Research Paper Conflict Theory, Complexity and Systems Approach Giorgio Gallo* Computer Science rather than along violent destructive ones. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Keywords conflict theory; systemic models; critical systems thinking; complexity INTRODUCTION A conflict is a special kind

  2. HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) at Harvard University has scholars working on housing conditions, international policy issues, and dozens of other areas related to government. This site offers works-in-progress for scholars and others, and visitors are encouraged to search the database, view abstracts of papers, or download the complete paper. The papers found here date back to 2007, and sample titles include "Building Social Capital Through Microfinance", "Female Employment and Fertility in Rural China", and "The Dynamics of Capitalism". Visitors should also take a look at their quarterly Faculty Research Digest, which showcases recent works organized by publication title and research topic. Finally, visitors can also read the user's guide which will help them navigate the contents of the site more efficiently and effectively.

  3. A model for conducting experimental environmental accounting research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Hank C. Alewine

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to survey the research methods employed in the extant environmental accounting literature, finding few experimental studies. The need for more experimentation in the literature is discussed, as well as how experiments' unique methodological advantages can help address important environmental accounting issues. These issues culminate in a proposed model for conducting experimental environmental

  4. 7th Grade Country Research Paper

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    Ms. Mathews

    2009-11-30

    We live in a global society with people in our schools from many different countries and cultures. Many of the world's problems could be eliminated if we all had a greater understanding of each other. This project will help you learn about a specific country and it's people and culture. You will share what you've learned with your class and will learn from other classmates. You will choose a country you want to learn more about. You have learned about the Big 6 researching skills and will use those and a webquest to guide you through the research process. Then you will write a three page research paper. In addition to learning about countries and cultures, you will also develop inquiry skills that are part of the language arts core, and researching skills that are part of the Utah library media core. This is a major project and will be a large part of your grade this semester. You will be graded on: the information you gather from the webquest, how well you put the information together, the quality of your final project, and how well you share what you've learned with others. Objectives: Utah Library Media Core Standard Standard 6512-02 Students will identify, evaluate, and select resources Language Arts Core Standard Standard 3 (Inquiry/Research/Oral Presentation) Students will understand the process of seeking and giving information in written reports and oral presentations (Task Definition) Your task is to write a three page research paper on a country ...

  5. Investigation of Cause in Pulp and Paper Environmental Effects Monitoring

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. Mark Hewitt; Monique G. Dubé; Sandra C. Ribey; Joseph M. Culp; Richard Lowell; Kathleen Hedley; Bruce Kilgour; Cameron Portt; Deborah L. MacLatchy; Kelly R. Munkittrick

    2005-01-01

    Environmental Effects Monitoring (EEM) Programs in Canada have been developed for the pulp and paper and metal min- ing industries. The EEM Program conducts cyclical evaluations of receiving environments to determine whether effects exist when facilities comply with existing regulations. Investigation of cause (IOC) is a specific stage in the EEM Program that is used after environmental effects in fish

  6. Engaging Children: Research Issues around Participation and Environmental Learning

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    Hacking, Elisabeth Barratt; Barratt, Robert; Scott, William

    2007-01-01

    In this article we explore a number of issues arising from the papers in this special issue of "Environmental Education Research." The papers focus on current examples of childhood environment research in the UK together with research reviews from the UK, the US and Australia. In order to provide a framework for considering and contextualizing…

  7. Healthy Zero Energy Buildings ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH

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    contaminants, have also been associated with negative impacts on human health. Increasing ventilation rates perception, performance, and other human outcomes as affected by ventilation. Project Specifics· PerformHealthy Zero Energy Buildings ENVIRONMENTAL AREA RESEARCH PIER Environmental Research www

  8. Population Council: Policy Research Division Working Papers

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    New abstracts from the latest Policy Research Division Working Papers have been added to the Population Council Site. Titles include: "Urbanization, unemployment and migration in Africa: Theory and Policy," "Absent and problematic men: Demographic accounts of male reproductive roles," and "Transition to adulthood of female factory workers: Some evidence from Bangladesh." Free copies of working papers are available to qualified individuals and institutions in developing countries working in the field of population, and to developing-country students enrolled in degree programs at developed-country institutions. Ordering information is available at the site.

  9. 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 for a quality environment into environmental goals, and the National Environmental Research Parks network DIRECTIVES FOR THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PARKS PROGRAM The network of research parks was formally

  10. Radiation Research Department Paper: www.risoe.dk/rispubl/art/2007_333.pdf

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    Risø DTU Postprint Radiation Research Department Year 2007 Paper: www.risoe.dk/rispubl/art/2007 of Radionuclides in Environmental, Biological and Nuclear Waste Samples Xiaolin Hou and Per Roos Radiation Research in Environmental, Biological and Nuclear Waste Samples Xiaolin Hou* Per Roos Radiation Research Department, Risø

  11. Quaternary Environmental Change Research Group

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of Wales, Aberystwyth presents its investigations in Luminescence dating, Palaeoecology (especially pollen and diatoms), Tephrochronology, Volcanic activity, and biogeography. Users can find concise descriptions of individual researchers' successes, abstracts of published papers, links to conference information, and an extensive list of further resources divided by topic.

  12. House of Commons Library Research Papers

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    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."

  13. Behaviorist EE Research: Environmentalism as Individualism.

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    Robottom, Ian; Hart, Paul

    1995-01-01

    This article continues a dialogue about the nature of environmental education research by establishing the behaviorist nature of the dominant approach to environmental education research and exploring implications for environmentalism of one aspect of the politics of methods of this dominant behaviorist approach--the tendency to individualize the…

  14. Atmospheric, climatic and environmental research

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Broecker, Wallace S.; Gornitz, Vivien M.

    1992-01-01

    Work performed on the three tasks during the report period is summarized. The climate and atmospheric modeling studies included work on climate model development and applications, paleoclimate studies, climate change applications, and SAGE II. Climate applications of Earth and planetary observations included studies on cloud climatology and planetary studies. Studies on the chemistry of the Earth and the environment are briefly described. Publications based on the above research are listed; two of these papers are included in the appendices.

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

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    Mathis, Wayne N.

    PAPER PROPERTIES AND DEGRADATION (Modified from the article "Recent Scientific Research in Paper to evaluate paper conservation research, it is necessary to first outline research regarding paper properties) An understanding of the rationale behind research design is enhanced by a knowledge of paper properties

  16. Research Summary and Research Plan for Garth Isaak Summary of Research Papers

    E-print Network

    Isaak, Garth

    Research Summary and Research Plan for Garth Isaak Summary of Research Papers This is a summary of research papers for the tenure packet of Garth Isaak. For this context I will write slightly differently will not include all details. For the full story on related work again see the papers. I include all of my research

  17. The Political Economy of Market-Based Environmental Policy: The U.S. Acid Rain Program." MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research Working Paper 96-003

    E-print Network

    Paul L. Joskow; Richard Schmalensee; For Aid; Guidance To Bruce Braine; Rob Brenner; Denny Ellerman; Robert Hahn; Karl Hausker; Brian Mclean; Larry Montgomery; Richard Newell; Robert Stavins; Max Stinchcombe; Participants In

    1996-01-01

    responsible for the views expressed in this paper and any errors it may contain. Richard Schmalensee participated in the preparation of the Bush Administration's acid rain proposals and in negotiations between the Administration and the Senate in early 1990 on what became the Clean Air Act

  18. ORIGINAL PAPER Plant genotypic diversity and environmental stress interact

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    Pfrender, Michael

    ORIGINAL PAPER Plant genotypic diversity and environmental stress interact to negatively affect positive relationships between plant diversity and arthropod communities, but the interactive effects of plant genetic diversity and environ- mental stress on arthropods are not well documented. In this study

  19. Use of focus groups for the environmental health researcher.

    PubMed

    Lobdell, Danelle T; Gilboa, Suzanne; Mendola, Pauline; Hesse, Bradford W

    2005-05-01

    Qualitative research techniques, such as focus groups, are often underutilized by the environmental health researcher. Researchers can use the data from focus groups for study planning and implementation, as well as the interpretation of study results. Focus group data can also be used to understand community risk perceptions and potential barriers to co munity acceptance of programs and policies. This paper describes the value of focus groups for the environmental health researcher. Examples from the literature are inccorporated to demonstrate the effective use of focus groups in a variety of environmental health research settings. A brief review of data analysis approaches, including commercially available software, is provided. The authors encourage increased application of this and other qualitative research methods in environmental health research. PMID:15957321

  20. 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...

  1. Research Paper Recommender Systems: A Subspace Clustering Approach

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    Liu, Huan

    Research Paper Recommender Systems: A Subspace Clustering Approach Nitin Agarwal, Ehtesham Haque the search process. We propose a research paper recommender system that avoids such time consuming searches. The research paper domain has relatively few users compared to the large number of online research papers

  2. Ethical issues in international environmental health research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. V. Lavery; R. E. G. Upshur; R. R. Sharp; K. J. Hofman

    2003-01-01

    Environmental health problems are among the world's most significant health concerns. Although environmental risks are experienced disproportionately by people in developing countries, environmental health research (EHR) is conducted primarily in developed countries. Human subjects participate in five main types of EHR: (1) documentation and quantification of exposure to potentially hazardous substances; (2) elucidation of biological responses to these materials; (3)

  3. Understanding and critiquing quantitative research papers.

    PubMed

    Lee, Polly

    This article, the second in a three-part series on research, explores quantitative research. Quantitative research aims to focus on objectivity, and therefore searches for answers that can be generalised to other situations. Quantitative researchers believe that it is possible to focus on objective reality within the world. PMID:16869219

  4. COE589: Digital Forensics Reading Research Papers

    E-print Network

    Almulhem, Ahmad

    most relevant work from literature ­ How your work relates or differs · Body of paper: meat · Appendices (if needed) COE589 - Ahmad Almulhem 4 #12;Quality of Papers · Papers/Journals are judged by citation counts ­ How many times a paper has been cited ­ the more citations the better · Google Scholar

  5. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 780 2010 INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY Morten Winther Erik Slentø NERI Technical Report no. 780 2010 HEAVY METAL Environmental Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark. 99 pp. ­ NERI Technical Report no. 780. http

  6. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Timetabling research areas covering Constraint-Based Methods Evolutionary Computation Artificial Intelligence Mathematical Programming Expert Systems Heuristic Search Knowledge Based Systems Heterogeneous computing Operational Research Hyper-Heuristics Local Search Ant Colony Methods Machine

  7. Supporting rural wood industry through timber utilization research. Research paper

    SciTech Connect

    Skog, K.

    1991-10-01

    The report evaluates the potential impact of USDA Forest Service wood utilization and wood energy research on rural employment and income. Recent projections suggest employment will decrease in many forest products industries, such as softwood sawmilling, but will eventually increase in softwood plywood and reconstituated panel mills. Forest products industries expected to provide wages exceeding the average manufacturing production wage include logging, softwood sawmills, millwork, softwood plywood--veneer, structural wood members, particle-board, wood partitions, pulp mills, paper mills, and paperboard mills. Industries expected to pay 90 percent of the average manufacturing production wage include wood kitchen cabinets, mobile homes, prefabricated wood buildings, and wood preservatives.

  8. INDUSTRIAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA

    EPA Science Inventory

    The brochure contains a brief description of the Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park. The 4 part discussion focuses on: cleaner fuels, cleaner burning of fuels, fewer emissions, and on industrial processes....

  9. Research Paper Recommender Systems: A Random-Walk Based Approach

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marco Gori; Augusto Pucci

    2006-01-01

    Every day researchers from all over the world have to filter the huge mass of existing research papers with the crucial aim of finding out useful publications related to their current work. In this paper we propose a research paper recommending algorithm based on the citation graph and random-walker properties. The PaperRank algorithm is able to assign a preference score

  10. Current Issues in Environmental Education - IV: Selected Papers from the Seventh Annual Conference of the National Association for Environmental Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davis, Craig B., Ed.; Sacks, Arthur, Ed.

    Included are 32 of the 73 papers presented at the 1978 conference of the National Association for Environmental Education. The papers are organized into seven sections. The first section contains a single paper on environmental ethics. The other six sections are on international environmental education, energy, systems, environmental studies,…

  11. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL improved respectively in recent years. Researchers and policymakers can input environmental data to a GIS that researchers can accordingly realize some facts that can not be superficially obtained from raw data concerning

  12. Printed environmentally friendly supercapacitors with ionic liquid electrolytes on paper

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pettersson, F.; Keskinen, J.; Remonen, T.; von Hertzen, L.; Jansson, E.; Tappura, K.; Zhang, Y.; Wilén, C.-E.; Österbacka, R.

    2014-12-01

    Environmentally friendly supercapacitors are fabricated using commercial grade aluminum coated paper as a substrate and symmetrical activated carbon electrodes as large area electrodes. Different choline chloride-based eutectic solvents are used as electrolyte. These are inexpensive, environmentally friendly and have a larger operating window compared to that of water electrolytes. As the entire device is printed and the materials used are inexpensive, both small- and large-area power sources can be fabricated to be used in cheap, disposable and recyclable devices. Supercapacitors with different eutectic solvents are measured using cyclic charge-discharge and impedance spectroscopy measurements and compared to one widely used and one “green” imidazolium ionic liquid; EMIM:TFSI and EcoEng 212™, respectively. A mixture of ethylene glycol and choline chloride, Glyceline™, show the highest capacitance and power densities of the electrolytes being tested, including the imidazolium alternatives.

  13. Qualitative methods in environmental health research.

    PubMed Central

    Brown, Phil

    2003-01-01

    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

  14. 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...

  15. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 719 2009 Technical Report no. 719 2009 THE WESTERN GREENLAND SEA A preliminary strategic environmental impact): Benthos Bureau of Minerals and Petroleum #12;Series title and no.: NERI Technical Report No. 719 Title

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

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    A CDTL, PGS & CELC SEMINAR COMPONENTS OF A RESEARCH PAPER Dr Chitra Varaprasad elcvarap@nus.edu.sg #12;Getting from here: #12;... to here. #12;Purpose of Writing Research Papers Positioning Yourself ideas to your chosen field #12;Why is writing a research paper a challenge? #12;Reasons Focused on Data

  17. ADB INSTITUTE RESEARCH PAPER 44 An Overview of PRC's

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    ADB INSTITUTE RESEARCH PAPER 44 An Overview of PRC's Emergence and East Asian Trade Patterns Asian Trade Patterns to 2020 ADB Institute Research Paper Series No. 44 October 2002 David Roland: Publications. Also online at www.adbi.org The Research Paper Series primarily disseminates selected work

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

    E-print Network

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

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

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    Salomaa, Kai T.

    Pointers on Talks and Research Papers CISC­897, Winter 2013 Based on slides compiled by H by . . . · Display and remove slides quickly/slowly · Read from paper/slides all the time RESEARCH METHODS IN CS 6 questions, read other papers and then come back, ask the authors (if they are available) RESEARCH METHODS

  20. Bilingual PRESRI - Integration of Multiple Research Paper Databases

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    Hidetsugu Nanba; Takeshi Abekawa; Manabu Okumura; Suguru Saito

    2004-01-01

    Collecting all the papers in a research field is a first step towards an exhaustive survey. A number of research paper databases are available for searching papers. However, searchers are compelled to repeat the same search operation for each database if there are multiple databases for a research field. To improve such inefficient searching, we have developed PRESRI, which can

  1. 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)…

  2. Reading Titles of Empirical Research Papers

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    Labassi, Tahar

    2009-01-01

    The restricted time allocated to courses and the immediate need to read literature in English necessitates the teaching of selective reading in many English as a foreign language contexts. This paper reports on one element of an expeditious (quick, effective, efficient and selective) reading course for learners in an English for Academic Purposes…

  3. How to Write a Research Paper

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    Andrei V. Alexandrov

    2004-01-01

    Background: Busy strokologists often find little time for scientific writing. They sometimes develop a mental condition equivalent to that known by neurologists as writer’s cramp. It may result in permanent damage to academic career. This paper provides advice how to prevent or treat this condition. Methods: Prepare your manuscript following the IMRaD principle (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion), with every

  4. Research Center ESSEC Working Paper 1403

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    Boyer, Edmond

    funds coming from small, regional financial institutions.1 Banks are key intermediaries between small of Bank Small-business Financing #12;OPTIMAL RETURN IN A MODEL OF BANK SMALL-BUSINESS FINANCING Oana Peia Radu Vranceanu February 13, 2014 Abstract This paper develops a simple model showing how banks can

  5. Environmental physiology research presented at ICEE2013

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    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

  6. GREAT LAKES ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LABORATORY

    E-print Network

    -land-atmosphere system to the extent that environmental s~mulation and prediction models can be built to provide suffi control, transportation, recreation, and power generation; lake ice prediction-critical to lake transportation and shoreline structure design and protection, lake circulation-critical to ecosys- tems analys

  7. Call for Papers 2010 Census Research Data Center

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    Keinan, Alon

    Call for Papers 2010 Census Research Data Center Annual Research Conference November 18, 2010 Network The Census Research Data Center Network welcomes proposals to present papers and posters1 based University of Maryland College Park, MD DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: AUGUST 31, 2010 Census Research Data Center

  8. ClaiMaker: Weaving a Semantic Web of Research Papers

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    Gangmin Li; Victoria S. Uren; Enrico Motta; Simon Buckingham Shum; John Domingue

    2002-01-01

    The usability of research papers on the Web would be enhanced by a system that explicitly modelled the rhetorical relations between claims in related papers. We describe ClaiMaker, a system for modelling readers' interpretations of the core content of papers. ClaiMaker provides tools to build a Semantic Web representation of the claims in research papers using an ontology of relations.

  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. National Environmental Research Institute, Uni- versity of Aarhus, Denmark. 176 pp. ­ NERI Technical Report;[Blank page] #12;National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical

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

    EPA Science Inventory

    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...

  11. Call for PapersCall for Papers Annals of Operations Research

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    Call for PapersCall for Papers Annals of Operations Research Special Volume: Stochastic Methods of Operations Research seeks submissions for a special volume on Stochastic Methods in Reliability and Risk Management dedicated to the research areas of applied probability presented at the Seventh International

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 793 2010 Research Institute, Aarhus University, Denmark. 143 pp. ­ NERI Technical Report no. 793. http Gas emissions 2009 to 2030 neri technical report no. 793 2010 ole-Kenneth nielsen morten Winther mette

  15. 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.

  16. SECOND YEAR RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES SCHOOL OF EDUCATION rev090313

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    Loudon, Catherine

    SECOND YEAR RESEARCH PAPER GUIDELINES 2013-2014 SCHOOL OF EDUCATION rev090313 Guidelines and Scoring Policy for Second Year Research Papers http://education.uci.edu/intranet2/PhD%20Forms/PhD_forms_main.php#phd_forms_main For the 2013 cycle, Second Year Research

  17. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research, Special Volume

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    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research, Special Volume Project Management and the selection of papers will be carried out according to the standards of the Annals of Operations Research2010 will provide a forum for the international research community in scheduling problems

  18. Boning up for the Research Paper: A Mock Trial.

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    Boyle, Kevin

    Research papers produced by students in college composition classes are often boring, poorly written, and disappointing. One way to help students overcome their inability to write decent research reports is to assign them the task of handing in a three page trial-run mock research paper about three weeks before the final essay is due. They must…

  19. 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper. Fourth Edition.

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    Markman, Roberta H.; And Others

    Retaining the compact format of earlier editions, this updated book presents techniques and models for high school and college students to write successful research papers. After a preface and an introduction to research, the book discusses the 10 steps in writing a research paper: (1) find a subject; (2) read a general article; (3) formulate a…

  20. 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…

  1. Accurate Information Extraction from Research Papers using Conditional Random Fields

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fuchun Peng; Andrew Mccallum

    2004-01-01

    With the increasing use of research paper search engines, such as CiteSeer, for both lit- erature search and hiring decisions, the accu- racy of such systems is of paramount impor- tance. This paper employs Conditional Ran- dom Fields (CRFs) for the task of extracting various common fields from the headers and citation of research papers. The basic the- ory of

  2. On the recommending of citations for research papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    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

  3. Problems Facing Social Scientists Participating in Environmental Impact Research

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    Patrick C. Jobes

    1977-01-01

    The National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) has formalized the need to provide assessment of projects which have potential impacts. Many social scientists suddenly have become involved with performing social research in order to assess impacts upon human behavior. This paper describes some of the problems facing social scientists in this endeavor. Practical advice regarding their solutions is provided.

  4. Climate, Energy and Environmental care - experiences with International research partnerships

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    Pieter van der Zaag; Bekithemba Gumbo; E. R. N. Gunawardena; Edwin Rap

    2008-01-01

    This paper is concerned with climate, energy and environmental care. What ties these three themes together is that they (a) all impact on natural resources, (b) are strongly interrelated, (c) are transboundary (meaning: do not respect political-administrative boundaries and may affect different political-administrative entities) and (e) are the subject of a growing global concern, not only for researchers but also

  5. Regions and the environment: experiences of environmental research networks in southern Africa

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    Amani Saidi; Johan Pauw

    2010-01-01

    This paper analyses how the main environmental research networks in southern Africa have adopted a regional approach to environmental issues. Documented information is used to assess and discuss the experiences of the regional environmental research networks on the basis of four criteria: structure and functionality, productivity, impact and sustainability. It is apparent from the analysis that of the seven main

  6. Environmental Education International Contributions 1988. Proceedings from the Research Center for Environmental and Health Education No. 5.

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    Breiting, Soren; And Others

    The aim of the research program of the research center for environmental and health education is to promote an awareness of the interrelationship between society and its environment. This volume contains four papers which were given at various international meetings in 1988. Reported are: (1) Danish environmental education and school initiatives…

  7. 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

  8. RESEARCH PAPER Field bioassays of cerambycid pheromones reveal widespread

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    Hanks, Lawrence M.

    RESEARCH PAPER Field bioassays of cerambycid pheromones reveal widespread parsimony of pheromone Cerambycidae, with closely related species producing the same or very similar pheromone components. This article summarizes research that evaluated attraction of ceram- bycids to individual pheromone components

  9. RESEARCH PAPER Field bioassays of cerambycid pheromones reveal widespread

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    Hanks, Lawrence M.

    RESEARCH PAPER Field bioassays of cerambycid pheromones reveal widespread parsimony of pheromone similar pheromone components. This article summarizes research that evaluated attraction of ceram- bycids to individual pheromone components, blends of pheromone components, and combinations of pheromones with host

  10. focus on Environmental Research UT DiscovERs

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    Viola, Ronald

    .......................................................10 Blooming Algae Researcher: Thomas Bridgeman, Department of Environmental Sciences...................................................................26 Blooming Sources Researcher: Cyndee Gruden, Department of Civil Engineering

  11. Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Subseries

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    Call for Papers Annals of Operations Research Subseries: Operations Research in Medicine Computing in advancing research and development related to medical and biological applications. Complexity of medical of optimization and computation in such applications, and to disseminate advances to the broad research community

  12. Working paper, November 2004 Strategy processes in national research programmes

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    Working paper, November 2004 Strategy processes in national research programmes ­ challenges and changes in the identity of science Mads Borup, Technology Scenarios Research Programme, Risø National and research are changing. Science and research activities are to an increasing and more explicit degree taking

  13. 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.

  14. Research papers and publications (1981-1987): Workload research program

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    Hart, Sandra G. (compiler)

    1987-01-01

    An annotated bibliography of the research reports written by participants in NASA's Workload Research Program since 1981 is presented, representing the results of theoretical and applied research conducted at Ames Research Center and at universities and industrial laboratories funded by the program. The major program elements included: 1) developing an understanding of the workload concept; 2) providing valid, reliable, and practical measures of workload; and 3) creating a computer model to predict workload. The goal is to provide workload-related design principles, measures, guidelines, and computational models. The research results are transferred to user groups by establishing close ties with manufacturers, civil and military operators of aerospace systems, and regulatory agencies; publishing scientific articles; participating in and sponsoring workshops and symposia; providing information, guidelines, and computer models; and contributing to the formulation of standards. In addition, the methods and theories developed have been applied to specific operational and design problems at the request of a number of industry and government agencies.

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. Environmental practices for biomedical research facilities.

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    Medlin, E L; Grupenhoff, J T

    2000-01-01

    As a result of the Leadership Conference on Biomedical Research and the Environment, the Facilities Committee focused its work on the development of best environmental practices at biomedical research facilities at the university and independent research facility level as well as consideration of potential involvement of for-profit companies and government agencies. The designation "facilities" includes all related buildings and grounds, "green auditing" of buildings and programs, purchasing of furnishings and sources, energy efficiency, and engineering services (lighting, heating, air conditioning), among other activities. The committee made a number of recommendations, including development of a national council for environmental stewardship in biomedical research, development of a system of green auditing of such research facilities, and creation of programs for sustainable building and use. In addition, the committee recommended extension of education and training programs for environmental stewardship, in cooperation with facilities managers, for all research administrators and researchers. These programs would focus especially on graduate fellows and other students, as well as on science labs at levels K--12. PMID:11121360

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Information extraction from research papers using conditional random fields

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    Fuchun Peng; Andrew Mccallum

    2006-01-01

    With the increasing use of research paper search engines, such as CiteSeer, for both literature search and hiring decisions, the accuracy of such systems is of paramount importance. This article employs conditional random fields (CRFs) for the task of extracting various common fields from the headers and citation of research papers. CRFs provide a principled way for incorporating various local

  1. 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…

  2. Teaching the Research Paper: Comprehensive Bibliography of Periodical Sources.

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    Ford, James E.; And Others

    Intended as an immediate source of practical help for teachers of the research paper, this bibliography is also a contribution toward establishing a foundation of professionalism for research paper instruction. The approximately 200 entries are arranged alphabetically under the following categories: (1) the debate over whether and when to use the…

  3. Mexican-American Folklore: An Approach to the Research Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Seale, Jan

    Having freshman English students at Pan American University in the Rio Grande valley of Texas focus on Mexican-American folklore themes for research papers has proved to be successful in motivating students and in activating their ethnic interests and cultural pride. Steps involved in preparing these research papers include choosing a topic which…

  4. Undergraduate research semester internship fall 1999 abstracts and research papers

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    Brown, S; Capaldi, L; Garcia, M A; Kahn, S S; Monbleau, D N; Nault, D; Nicks, N; Ho, M; Tran, N L

    1999-12-01

    The Undergraduate Research Semester (URS) program provides a unique and challenging off-campus research opportunity for upper-division university undergraduate and pre-grad-school students in science, mathematics, and engineering. This internship program is a partnership between Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico and California), and Los Alamos National Laboratory, to provide 75+ (annually) science and engineering undergraduates a rich research experience in this collaborative program. The URS project supports the DP mission through ensuring a scientifically and technically literate citizenry, and contributes to the development of a highly skilled, diverse scientific workforce, with experience, exposure and increased awareness and support for the DP science/technology and Science Based Stockpile Stewardship.

  5. Celebrating one year of Environmental Research Letters

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    Daniel M Kammen

    2008-01-01

    The one-year anniversary is a critical milestone for a new journal. At that point there are enough articles published to begin to define the scope and readership, yet generally not enough of a track-record for the full community to regard the new entrant as a fixture and a source of 'must read' material. Environmental Research Letters (ERL) has set itself

  6. Jupiter Environmental Research & Field Studies Academy.

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    Huttemeyer, Bob

    1996-01-01

    Describes the development and workings of the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies Academy that focuses on enabling both teachers and students to participate in real-life learning experiences. Discusses qualifications for admittance, curriculum, location, ongoing projects, students, academics, preparation for life, problem solving, and…

  7. Hazardous waste treatment and environmental remediation research

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    Not Available

    1989-09-29

    Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is currently evaluating hazardous waste treatment and environmental remediation technologies in existence and under development to determine applicability to remediation needs of the DOE facilities under the Albuquerque Operations Office and to determine areas of research need. To assist LANL is this effort, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) conducted an assessment of technologies and monitoring methods that have been demonstrated or are under development. The focus of this assessment is to: (1) identify existing technologies for hazardous waste treatment and environmental remediation of old waste sites; (2) identify technologies under development and the status of the technology; (3) assess new technologies that need development to provide adequate hazardous waste treatment and remedial action technologies for DOD and DOE sites; and (4) identify hazardous waste and remediation problems for environmental research and development. There are currently numerous research and development activities underway nationwide relating to environmental contaminants and the remediation of waste sites. To perform this effort, SAIC evaluated current technologies and monitoring methods development programs in EPA, DOD, and DOE, as these are the primary agencies through which developmental methods are being demonstrated. This report presents this evaluation and provides recommendations as to pertinent research needs or activities to address waste site contamination problems. The review and assessment have been conducted at a programmatic level; site-specific and contaminant-specific evaluations are being performed by LANL staff as a separate, related activity.

  8. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 752 2010 Institute, Aarhus University. 54 pp. -NERI Technical Report No. 752. http://www.dmu.dk/Pub/FR752.pdf NERI Technical Report no. 752 2010 #12;2 'DWD VKHHW Series title and no.: NERI Technical Report No. 752

  9. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

    E-print Network

    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 754 2009 Technical Report no. 754 2009 #12;'DWD VKHHW Series title and no.: NERI Technical Report No. 754 Title. ­ NERI Technical Report No 754. http://www.dmu.dk/Pub/FR754.pdf Reproduction permitted provided

  10. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 716 2009 NERI Technical Report no. 716 2009 ANNUAL DANISH INFORMATIVE INVENTORY REPORT TO UNECE Emission Katja Hjelgaard #12;'DWD VKHHW Series title and no.: NERI Technical Report No. 716 Title: Annual Danish

  11. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 724 2009 INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITYAU NERI Technical Report no. 724 2009 DENMARK'S NATIONAL INVENTORY REPORT 2009 page] #12;'DWD VKHHW Series title and no.: NERI Technical Report No. 724 Title: Denmark's National

  12. NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY

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    AU NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE AARHUS UNIVERSITY NERI Technical Report no. 786 2010EsEarcH institUtE aarHUs UnivErsitY #12;2 'DWD VKHHW Series title and no.: NERI Technical Report No. 786 Title 5 ­ Emission factors and emission inventory for decentralised cHP production nEri technical report

  13. Supporting rural wood industry through timber utilization research. Research paper

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    Skog

    1991-01-01

    The report evaluates the potential impact of USDA Forest Service wood utilization and wood energy research on rural employment and income. Recent projections suggest employment will decrease in many forest products industries, such as softwood sawmilling, but will eventually increase in softwood plywood and reconstituated panel mills. Forest products industries expected to provide wages exceeding the average manufacturing production wage

  14. Incorporating interactive three-dimensional graphics in astronomy research papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David G. Barnes; Christopher J. Fluke

    2008-01-01

    Most research data collections created or used by astronomers are intrinsically multi-dimensional. In contrast, all visual representations of data presented within research papers are exclusively two-dimensional (2D). We present a resolution of this dichotomy that uses a novel technique for embedding three-dimensional (3D) visualisations of astronomy data sets in electronic-format research papers. Our technique uses the latest Adobe Portable Document

  15. The status and trends in food, industrial and environmental biotechnology research in Zimbabwe

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    Wilson Parawira

    Biotechnology offers industrial and environmental solutions through the use of living cells and or their products to provide goods and services. This paper reviews for the first time the status and trends in industrial and environmental biotechnology research in Zimbabwe for the past 25 years. An attempt is made to pinpoint significant research gaps, and the applications of the research

  16. Experience Papers Introducing Research Methods to Computer Science Honours

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    Galpin, Vashti

    Experience Papers Introducing Research Methods to Computer Science Honours Students Vashti Galpina Research skills are important for any academic and can be of great benefit to any professional person at the University of the Witwatersrand we have for a number of years included the completion of a research report

  17. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations.

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    Gibaldi, Joseph; Achtert, Walter S.

    This handbook describes a set of conventions governing the written presentation of research. The recommendations on the mechanics and format of the research paper are based upon the practices required by college teachers throughout the United States and Canada. Sections 1 through 9 treat the logical steps in research and writing--selecting a…

  18. Content Analysis of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education: 18 Years of Academic Publishing

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    Kidman, Gillian; Papadimitriou, Fivos

    2012-01-01

    This paper examines the history of the "International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education" (IRGEE) journal in terms of its sustainable future. The development of geographical and environmental education is evaluated, as reflected from the papers published in the journal "IRGEE". A content analysis of all papers and forum sections…

  19. Research Paper Timeline Timeline and Due Dates for Writing

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    Kasman, Alex

    Research Paper Timeline Timeline and Due Dates for Writing To Do Energy Types How Date Due Identify, electronically, or on paper to be able to shuffle through and brainstorm. Know the documentation style Critical Find out the documentation style of the paper. If you need to know how to use it visit a Librarian

  20. 2012 William V. Moore Student Research Conference Best Paper Awards

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    Young, Paul Thomas

    2012 William V. Moore Student Research Conference Best Paper Awards Undergraduate Best Presentation Science, College of Charleston "Civil Society in Jordan" Best Paper Awards First Place: Sara Hutchinson in Film" High School Best Paper Awards First Place: Emily Wager, Communication "Media Influence on America

  1. Oil shale: potential environmental impacts and control technology. Environmental research brief

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    Bates, E.R.; Liberick, W.W.; Burckle, J.

    1984-03-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory in Cincinnati, Ohio (IERL-Ci) has performed research related to oil shale processing and disposal since 1973. This research is in support of the Clean Air Act, The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act. Potential environmental impacts from oil shale development activities have been identified and potential control technologies are being evaluated through a combination of laboratory and field tests on actual oil shale waste streams. This paper discusses recent results from this program. Included are field test results on control of sulfur gases at Occidental Oil Shale's Logan Wash Site and Geokinetic's Kamp Kerogen Site, wastewater treatability studies on retort water and gas condensate at Logan Wash, and results of laboratory and field testing on raw and retorted oil shales.

  2. Environmental Education and Training in Brazil. Discussion Paper No. 84.

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    Bruan, Ricardo

    Brazilian environmental education and training experience is recent but has a concrete base of generating awareness among all levels of the population and also aims to train people to protect, control and manage the use of environmental resources. Several visits were made by the author to organizations, enterprises and institutions from federal,…

  3. MICROBIAL ECOLOGY BIOL 4115 FALL 2014 RESEARCH PAPER GUIDLINES

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    Christner, Brent C.

    microbiomes Clinical/environmental biofilms Deep subsurface microbiology Astrobiology/Exobiology Social and figures. Use 12-pt Times New Roman font (fonts like Arial suck up lots of space, so only use TNR) and 1, they only complicate things for me. Submit a hard copy of your paper to me in class on 11 November. DO

  4. Environmentalism and Social DifferentiationA paper in memory of Steve Crook

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jan Pakulski; Bruce Tranter

    2004-01-01

    This is a tribute to the late Steve Crook who shared with us the excitement of research on environmentalism. As we predicted, environmental activism in Australia remains socially circumscribed, but its scope, and the scope of environmental concerns, have been widening. Differentiation and proliferation of environmental issues combine with social diffusion and routinization. The proportion of people who see the

  5. 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

  6. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 47th Annual meeting, Abstracts of Presented Papers.

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    Helgeson, Stanley L., Ed.

    This publication was produced by the ERIC Information Analysis Center for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education in cooperation with the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) to provide abstracts of most of the papers presented at the NARST annual conference in Chicago, Illinois, on April 15-18, 1974. The…

  7. Expanding Research Horizons: USDA Forest Service Initiative for Recycled Paper Technology Development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Theodore H. Wegner; Theodore L. Laufenberg

    The landfill crisis is posing a great environmental challenge to the United States: What are we to do with the ever-increasing accumulation of waste products? In response, the USDA Forest Service has undertaken a major research program aimed at developing systems and technologies for more complete and efficient use of recovered paper, paperboard, and wood waste. This report describes studies

  8. Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers

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    Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers School by the UK Government have been redefined in healthcare systems. The implications of the operationali Autobiographical note: DILA AGRIZZI Lecturer in Management Accounting The University of Southampton, UK Management

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

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    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. Incorporating interactive 3-dimensional graphics in astronomy research papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David G. Barnes; Christopher J. Fluke

    2007-01-01

    Most research data collections created or used by astronomers are\\u000aintrinsically multi-dimensional. In contrast, all visual representations of\\u000adata presented within research papers are exclusively 2-dimensional. We present\\u000aa resolution of this dichotomy that uses a novel technique for embedding\\u000a3-dimensional (3-d) visualisations of astronomy data sets in electronic-format\\u000aresearch papers. Our technique uses the latest Adobe Portable Document Format

  11. 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.

  12. Extending Google Docs to Collaborate on Research Papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stijn Dekeyser

    Researchers have many software options to write research papers on their own, but comparatively fewer options when they want to collaborate with others. Techniques such as Concurrent Versioning Systems and Computer Supported Cooperative Work groupware systems are still used far less often than email exchange of documents annotated with changes. We argue that the two main reasons for this state

  13. Teaching the Research Paper through Inquiry-Based Instruction

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    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…

  14. Writing Research Papers. A Norton Guide. Third Edition.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walker, Melissa

    Designed to take students on a guided tour of entire research projects, from developing interests and focusing ideas to producing finished papers, through the experiences of five students, this book also provides exhaustive coverage of research mechanics. Checklists throughout the book (and indexed inside the front cover) allow students to review…

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Creating a knowledge base of biological research papers.

    PubMed

    Hafner, C D; Baclawski, K; Futrelle, R P; Fridman, N; Sampath, S

    1994-01-01

    Intelligent text-oriented tools for representing and searching the biological research literature are being developed, which combine object-oriented databases with artificial intelligence techniques to create a richly structured knowledge based of Materials and Methods sections of biological research papers. A knowledge model of experimental processes, biological and chemical substances, and analytical techniques is described, based on the representation techniques of taxonomic semantic nets and knowledge frames. Two approaches to populating the knowledge base with the contents of biological research papers are described: natural language processing and an interactive knowledge definition tool. PMID:7584384

  18. 77 FR 55200 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    2012-09-07

    ...Director, Office of Science of the Department of...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics Report from the Office...Biological and Environmental Research News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and...

  19. 77 FR 4028 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Director, Office of Science, Department of Energy...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics: Report from the Office of Science Report from the Office...Biological and Environmental Research News from the...

  20. 75 FR 53685 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    2010-09-01

    ...Director, Office of Science of the Department of...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics: Report from the Office of Science. Report from the Office...Biological and Environmental Research. News from the...

  1. 78 FR 63170 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Director, Office of Science of the Department...and Environmental Research Program. [[Page...Tentative Agenda Topics Report From the...and Environmental Research News From the Biological Systems Science and Climate and...

  2. 78 FR 34088 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Director, Office of Science of the Department of...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics Report from the Office...Biological and Environmental Research News from the Biological Systems Science and Climate and...

  3. 78 FR 6087 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    ...Director, Office of Science of the Department of...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics Update from the Office of Science Report from the Office...Biological and Environmental Research News from the...

  4. 77 FR 28368 - Biological and Environmental Research Advisory Committee

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    2012-05-14

    ...Director, Office of Science of the Department...and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topics Update from the...and Environmental Research Update/highlights...Biological Systems Science and Climate and...

  5. The research on coal mining environmental impact post assessment

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    Mai Fangdai; WangSuiquan; Qin Hongzheng; ZhangWei

    2011-01-01

    The environmental impact post assessment is a further extension and improvement on the basis of environmental impact assessment. There is an important role to improve the effectiveness of environmental impact assessment and guidance to carry out environmental protection. In our country, coal mining environmental impact assessment study, still in the exploratory stage. This paper systematically discusses the impact of coal

  6. 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...

  7. Animal Encounters in Environmental Education Research: Responding to the "Question of the Animal"

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    Oakley, Jan; Watson, Gavan P. L.; Russell, Constance L.; Cutter-Mackenzie, Amy; Fawcett, Leesa; Kuhl, Gail; Russell, Joshua; van der Waal, Marlon; Warkentin, Traci

    2010-01-01

    The "question of the animal" represents an area of emergent interest in the environmental education field, as researchers critically consider human-animal relations and animal advocacy in their work. Following a group discussion at the 10th Seminar in Health and Environmental Education Research, the authors of this paper share experiences,…

  8. Tales from Camp Wilde: Queer(y)ing Environmental Education Research

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    Gough, Noel; Gough, Annette

    2003-01-01

    This paper questions the relative silence of queer theory and theorizing in environmental education research. We explore some possibilities for queering environmental education research by fabricating (and inviting colleagues to fabricate) stories of Camp Wilde, a fictional location that helps us to expose the facticity of the field's…

  9. 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

  10. Research Program in Finance: Working Paper Series: HSB UCB

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Finance Department at the University of California Berkeley's Haas School of Business created this compilation of faculty working papers for public use. Paper titles range from "Agency Costs, Risk Management, and Capital Structure," to "The Rise and Fall of Bank Control in the United States: 1890-1920," and represent faculty research since 1971. Twenty-two papers with abstracts from 1995 to present are available in full text (several formats) while earlier papers act as a bibliography. Separate menus for full text, abstract, and bibliographic lists make viewing easier.

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

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    at offshore wind turbines NERI Technical Report, No. 440 #12;National Environmental Research Institute turbines. National Environmental Research Institute, Denmark. 27 pp. - NERI Technical Report No 440. http Environmental Research Institute Faglige rapporter fra DMU/NERI Technical Reports #12;4 #12;5 This report

  12. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

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    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No;National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No. 681 for 2007. National Environmental Research Institute, University of Aarhus. 47 pp. -NERI Technical Report No

  13. A white paper: NASA virtual environment research, applications, and technology

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    Null, Cynthia H. (editor); Jenkins, James P. (editor)

    1993-01-01

    Research support for Virtual Environment technology development has been a part of NASA's human factors research program since 1985. Under the auspices of the Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology (OAST), initial funding was provided to the Aerospace Human Factors Research Division, Ames Research Center, which resulted in the origination of this technology. Since 1985, other Centers have begun using and developing this technology. At each research and space flight center, NASA missions have been major drivers of the technology. This White Paper was the joint effort of all the Centers which have been involved in the development of technology and its applications to their unique missions. Appendix A is the list of those who have worked to prepare the document, directed by Dr. Cynthia H. Null, Ames Research Center, and Dr. James P. Jenkins, NASA Headquarters. This White Paper describes the technology and its applications in NASA Centers (Chapters 1, 2 and 3), the potential roles it can take in NASA (Chapters 4 and 5), and a roadmap of the next 5 years (FY 1994-1998). The audience for this White Paper consists of managers, engineers, scientists and the general public with an interest in Virtual Environment technology. Those who read the paper will determine whether this roadmap, or others, are to be followed.

  14. Fundamental Fluidization Research Project. Environmental Assessment

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    Not Available

    1994-01-01

    Morgantown Energy Technology Center proposes to conduct fundamental research on fluidization technology by designing, constructing, and operating a 2-foot diameter, 50-foot high, pressurized fluidized-bed unit. The anticipated result of the proposed project would be a better, understanding of fluidization phenomena under pressurized and high velocity conditions. This improved understanding would, provide a sound basis for design and scale-up of pressurized circulating fluidized-bed combustion (PCFBC) processes for fossil energy applications. Based on the analysis in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action 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 the Department is issuing this FONSI.

  15. Health and environmental research on complex organic mixtures: Proceedings

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    Gray, R.H.; Chess, E.K.; Mellinger, P.J.; Riley, R.G.; Springer, D.L. (eds.)

    1987-01-01

    During the preceding decade, numerous studies involving chemists, biologists, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists and engineers were conducted to assess the potential harmful effects of various complex organic mixtures. As a result, a substantial health and environmental database had been developed on combustion products, coal conversion materials (liquefaction and gasification), shale oils, petroleum, solid wastes, dredging spoils, materials from biomass, and other organic materials. Selection of the symposium topic reflected a desire to evaluate results of studies on materials from energy-related and industrial activities that could cause potential occupational problems or enter the environment. The symposium was organized to review and summarize the chemical, biomedical, and environmental database on complex organic mixtures. The program also provided a forum to identify future health and environmental research needs, coordinate present and future health and environmental research with technology development, and identify ways to mitigate problems associated with the release of energy-related materials to the environment. Individual papers were processed separately for the data base.

  16. 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…

  17. Environmental research program. 1995 Annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Brown, N.J.

    1996-06-01

    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 multidisciplinary 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 noncriteria pollutants. This diverse group conducts investigations in combustion, atmospheric and marine processes, flue-gas chemistry, and ecological systems. Combustion chemistry research emphasizes modeling at microscopic and macroscopic scales. At the microscopic scale, functional sensitivity analysis is used to explore the nature of the potential-to-dynamics relationships for reacting systems. Rate coefficients are estimated using quantum dynamics and path integral approaches. At the macroscopic level, combustion processes are modelled using chemical mechanisms at the appropriate level of detail dictated by the requirements of predicting particular aspects of combustion behavior. Parallel computing has facilitated the efforts to use detailed chemistry in models of turbulent reacting flow to predict minor species concentrations.

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

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

    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

  19. Initial robotics research for environmental restoration and waste management

    SciTech Connect

    Hamel, W.R.; Mann, R.C. (Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA))

    1990-06-01

    This paper describes the initial research and development activities at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that will support the technology development component of the overall National Robotics Technology Development Program (NRTDP). The NRTDP is a subelement of the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Environmental Restoration and Waste Management (ER and WM) 5-Year Applied Research, Development, Demonstration, Testing, and Evaluation Plan and of overall efforts at DOE operational sites around the country. ORNL research will focus on fundamental improvement of remote manipulation through enhancements of the human man/machine interface, integration of automated functions, and the incorporation of machine intelligence to increase productivity. Background and goals for these activities are presented in this paper.

  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. The Most Cited Papers in Osteoporosis and Related Research

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    Holzer, Lukas A.; Leithner, Andreas; Holzer, Gerold

    2015-01-01

    Osteoporosis is a systemic disease of the bone that affects millions of people and causes burden for both the affected individual and health systems and societies worldwide. Since the 1970s much research has been done in the field of osteoporosis. The number of citations of a paper reflects its influence and importance to the field. Thomson ISI Web of Science database was searched to retrieve a list of the fifty most cited articles related to osteoporosis and its research. The fifty most cited articles in absolute numbers in the field of osteoporosis were cited from 877 to 3056 times (mean 1141 ± 537). Most papers were published in the basic science category (n = 23). 395 authors contributed; a single paper had between one and 62 authors (mean: 10.02 ± 9.9 authors). 12 authors (3.04%) contributed between 7 and 4 papers; 340 authors (86.1%) were at least named once. Corresponding authors were from eight countries with most contributions from the United States (n = 34, 68%). The majority of papers were published in the 1990s (n = 29). The list of 50 most cited papers presents citation classics in the field of osteoporosis and related research. PMID:25802798

  2. 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.

  3. Environmental training research project. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1996-04-01

    Santa Fe Community College serves an area including the city and county of Santa Fe. The population has a high percentage of Hispanics and a Native American population of about 3%. The student body at the college generally reflects that of the service district. The college strives to recruit students from all segments of the population so there is representation among all ethnic and economic groups. The college strives to serve students and the community by offering educational opportunities that meet the needs of both elements and which will lead to gainful employment. Instruction is also offered to meets needs for retraining, upgrades, and personal enlightenment. The college started a hazardous materials management program in the fall of 1991 which has since been renamed environmental management. The purpose of this program is to prepare students for environmental careers, to provide required training such as OSHA HAZWOPER and refresher courses, and to provide educational opportunities that would make the public more environmentally aware. The program content needs to be studied to ensure we`re meeting the needs of the students and the business community. There had not been a significant opportunity to conduct this research.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 40 CFR 18.4 - Establishment of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 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...

  6. 40 CFR 18.5 - Qualifications for Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 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...

  7. 40 CFR 18.4 - Establishment of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

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    2013-07-01

    ... 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...

  8. 40 CFR 18.4 - Establishment of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  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. A Brief History Of Publishing Papers On Astronomy Education Research

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fraknoi, Andrew

    2014-12-01

    While some research had been done on K-12 and planetarium astronomy teaching from the 1930's to the 1980's, the growth of research on college physics education offered astronomy education researchers a model for examining techniques for teaching introductory college astronomy survey "Astronomy 101" courses as well. This early research was published in widely scattered journals and rarely reached the practitioners of astronomy education. The need to inform and unite the community of astronomy educators led to the birth of the journal "Astronomy Education Review," whose history and sudden death is analyzed. This paper provides a short history of publishing astronomy education research results and provides context for the advent of the new ³Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education² (JAESE).

  15. RESEARCH PAPER Plantpollinator interactions in a Mexican Acacia community

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    Chittka, Lars

    RESEARCH PAPER Plant­pollinator interactions in a Mexican Acacia community Nigel E. Raine � Alice transfer (HPT) in a community of four Acacia species in a highly seasonal tropical habitat in Mexico species (Acacia macracantha and Acacia an- gustissima) shared multiple flower visitors, raising

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  17. RESEARCH PAPER Atrophy in distinct corticolimbic networks in

    E-print Network

    Dickerson, Brad

    RESEARCH PAPER Atrophy in distinct corticolimbic networks in frontotemporal dementia relates-2012-304656 ABSTRACT Patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) often exhibit prominent, early by a clinician after a structured interview, which grades the types and severity of social behavioural symptoms

  18. Power Systems Engineering Research Center PSERC Background Paper

    E-print Network

    to the control center operators and security coordinators, or to the computers that can detect anomalous patterns that operators on different control centers on different parts of the grid can communicate intelligentlyPower Systems Engineering Research Center PSERC Background Paper Monitoring and Control of Power

  19. Power Systems Engineering Research Center PSERC Background Paper

    E-print Network

    in planning and operation of the electric grid to determine secure operating limits for how much power canPower Systems Engineering Research Center PSERC Background Paper Analyzing Blackout Events-mortem studies of the two 1996 blackout events as an invited member of the Operating Capability Study Group which

  20. RESEARCH PAPER Microbioreactor designed for integration with piezoelectric

    E-print Network

    Tang, William C

    RESEARCH PAPER Microbioreactor designed for integration with piezoelectric transducers for cellular online: 4 May 2011 Ó Springer-Verlag 2011 Abstract This article reports a perfusion-based microbi of the microbioreactor are discussed. Keywords Microfluidics Á Microbioreactor Á Cell culture Á Starling's law Á Cellular

  1. RESEARCH PAPER Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods

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    McFall-Ngai, Margaret

    RESEARCH PAPER Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals N+Business Media B.V. 2007 Abstract When using cephalopods as experimental animals, a number of factors, including of cephalopod welfare in both laboratory and field studies. To this end, existing literature that provides

  2. Research paper Fast cochlear amplification with slow outer hair cells

    E-print Network

    Sarpeshkar, Rahul

    Research paper Fast cochlear amplification with slow outer hair cells Timothy K. Lu a,b , Serhii hair cells (OHCs) produce mechanical amplification over the entire audio-frequency range (up to 100 k reserved. Keywords: Cochlear amplifier; Outer hair cell; Receptor potential; Membrane time constant low

  3. Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers

    E-print Network

    Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance Working Papers School of Management Rating System in Healthcare: Contradictions and Conflicts in an English Hospital Dila Agrizzi University of Southampton Number CRAAG-06-04 November 2006 ISSN 1356-3548 #12;2 RATING SYSTEM IN HEALTHCARE

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

    E-print Network

    Research paper Voice discrimination in cochlear-implanted deaf subjects Z. Massida a,b , P. Belin c are specifically involved in voice processing. In cochlear-implanted deaf patients, the processor alters. The aim of this study was to assess the abilities of voice discrimination in cochlear-implant (CI) users

  5. RESEARCH PAPER The dependence of leaf hydraulic conductance on

    E-print Network

    Sack, Lawren

    hydraulic conductance to liquid water (KL) on irradiance when measured with a high pressure flowmeter (HPFM). The hydraulic conductance of leaves, KL, is defined as the water flow rate per unit leaf area dividedRESEARCH PAPER The dependence of leaf hydraulic conductance on irradiance during HPFM measurements

  6. PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Susceptibility of larval dragonflies to zebra mussel

    E-print Network

    Fincke, Ola M.

    PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Susceptibility of larval dragonflies to zebra mussel colonization and its mussel, Dreis- sena polymorpha, was quantified for five dragonfly species that differed in size Prognomphus Á Dromogomphus Á Dreissena Á Invasive species Á Mobility Á Dragonfly community structure

  7. 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.

  8. G188 Research Paper Volcano Tourism: Hazards and Mitigation

    E-print Network

    Polly, David

    Madi McNew G188 Research Paper 6/14/14 Volcano Tourism: Hazards and Mitigation ABSTRACT The Long of visitors each year. The various products and effects of volcanoes make hazards unavoidable. Regardless, monitoring and mitigation of the volcanoes are necessary in order to protect the residents and tourists

  9. 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

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

    E-print Network

    Xuan, Xiangchun "Schwann"

    RESEARCH PAPER DC dielectrophoretic focusing of particles in a serpentine microchannel Junjie Zhu Ã?-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

  11. 1578 Research Paper The generation and diversification of butterfly eyespot

    E-print Network

    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

  12. RESEARCH PAPER Stable isotope ecology of Miocene large mammals

    E-print Network

    Schöne, Bernd R.

    pattern of seasonality. Thus most taxa were C3 browsers in a forested and humid floodplain environmentRESEARCH PAPER Stable isotope ecology of Miocene large mammals from Sandelzhausen, southern Germany (Chalicotheriidae) and P. germanicus (Rhinocerotidae) were browsers in more closed forest environments. The horse

  13. Creating a Knowledge Base of Biological Research Papers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carole D. Hafner; Kenneth Baclawski; Robert P. Futrelle; Natalya Fridman Noy; Shobana Sampath

    1994-01-01

    develop will be applicable to other branches of molecular biology. We are focusing on the Materials and Methods sections of these papers, as being both typical of texts in experimental biology and sufficiently narrow and patterned to be amenable to knowledge engineering techniques. Intelligent text-oriented tools for representing and searching the biological research literature are being developed, which combine object-oriented

  14. RESEARCH PAPER Pollen dispersal and fruit production in Vaccinium oxycoccos

    E-print Network

    Rasmont, Pierre

    RESEARCH PAPER Pollen dispersal and fruit production in Vaccinium oxycoccos and comparison with its in the implementation of conservation measures aimed at pollen flow restoration (Van Geert et al. 2010; Van Rossum & Triest 2010; Vereecken et al. 2010). Investigating plant­pollinator interactions and the resulting pollen

  15. PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Variation in calanoid copepod resting egg abundance

    E-print Network

    Arnott, Shelley

    by historical acidification and had compar- atively constant, but different pH over time. We also testedPRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Variation in calanoid copepod resting egg abundance among lakes this, no other study has described basic characteristics of zooplankton egg banks among lakes

  16. Research Paper High-throughput phenotyping technology for maize roots

    E-print Network

    Research Paper High-throughput phenotyping technology for maize roots T.E. Grift a, *, J. Novais b using roots recovered from a set of 200 recombinant inbred lines (RILs) derived from a cross between The acquisition of genotypic data of plants through DNA sequencing has become an inexpensive, high

  17. Research review paper Effects of food processing on the

    E-print Network

    Ronquist, Fredrik

    Research review paper Effects of food processing on the stability of food allergens Shridhar K and Clinical Immunology, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, 451 E. Health Sciences Drive, Suite 6510. Introduction 1.1. Food allergy Food allergy, for the purposes of this brief review, is an IgE-mediated abnormal

  18. 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:1 and 14 nm for 50:1). The presence of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) limits the particle growth (15 nm for 20 to the nanoparticle surface, the nanoparticles are found not only to increase the PVA cross-linking with an increase

  19. Research paper A vision-based system for inspecting painted

    E-print Network

    Whelan, Paul F.

    Research paper A vision-based system for inspecting painted slates Ovidiu Ghita, Tim Carew and Paul the visual defects on painted slates. Design/methodology/approach ­ The vision system that has been developed indicates that automating the inspection of painted slates can be achieved and installation in a factory

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

    E-print Network

    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

  2. PRIMARY RESEARCH PAPER Xanthophyceaen assemblages during winterspring flood

    E-print Network

    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

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

    E-print Network

    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

  4. Faculty Research Working Papers Series Kyoto and Geneva

    E-print Network

    climate change is manifest in the Kyoto Protocol, negotiated in that city in 1997, and likely soonFaculty Research Working Papers Series Kyoto and Geneva: Linkage of the Climate Change Regime at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=619261 #12;June 20 + Oct. 1, 2004 "Kyoto and Geneva: Linkage

  5. Incorporating interactive 3-dimensional graphics in astronomy research papers

    E-print Network

    David G. Barnes; Christopher J. Fluke

    2007-09-18

    Most research data collections created or used by astronomers are intrinsically multi-dimensional. In contrast, all visual representations of data presented within research papers are exclusively 2-dimensional. We present a resolution of this dichotomy that uses a novel technique for embedding 3-dimensional (3-d) visualisations of astronomy data sets in electronic-format research papers. Our technique uses the latest Adobe Portable Document Format extensions together with a new version of the S2PLOT programming library. The 3-d models can be easily rotated and explored by the reader and, in some cases, modified. We demonstrate example applications of this technique including: 3-d figures exhibiting subtle structure in redshift catalogues, colour-magnitude diagrams and halo merger trees; 3-d isosurface and volume renderings of cosmological simulations; and 3-d models of instructional diagrams and instrument designs.

  6. Research on emergencies information platform of sudden environmental events

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Cheng Wang; Shi-bo Wang; Jia-hui An

    2010-01-01

    Through analysis of sudden environmental emergencies, this paper described the necessity of establishing environmental emergencies information platform and discussed the demands of operations from the point of the environmental safety supervision and emergency management, and proposed the theoretical framework of establishing emergencies information platform of sudden environmental events.

  7. Environmental Research Group (ERG) 2020 Collaboration, Commercialization and STEM Growth

    E-print Network

    Research Group will improve human and environmental health and mitigate human impact on the environment by performing high-impact applied and fundamental research related to critical environmental/water resources of Environmental Stewardship and the Water and Materials related aspects of the impact of global climate change

  8. Assessment of cold-climate environmental research priorities

    SciTech Connect

    States, J.B.

    1983-04-01

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has consistently recognized that cold regions pose unique environmental problems. This report sets forth the conceptual framework and research plans for several high priority research areas. It provides the fundamental basis for implementation of the EPA Cold-Climate Environmental Research Program. This three- to five-year program encompasses both short- and long-term research of high relevance to the EPA and to the cold regions that it serves.

  9. A Creative Approach to the Research Paper: Combining Creative Writing with Academic Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Blue, Tim

    2006-01-01

    This article describes a combination of a research essay and a creative writing assignment that encourages rigorous academic research while allowing students to get "outside the box" of traditional academic research papers. This assignment has five steps. The first two steps offer the chance to introduce academic research along with summary and…

  10. 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

  11. RESEARCH ARTICLE Environmental impact of greenhouse tomato production

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Environmental impact of greenhouse tomato production in France Thierry Boulard of tomato production, heated, year-round production in plastic houses or glasshouses, and seasonal production regions. Keywords Greenhouse tomato production . Environmental impact . Life cycle impact

  12. 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 ...

  13. ERDCTR-11-2 Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    ERDCTR-11-2 Dredging Operations and Environmental Research Program and Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Office Application of Long Distance Conveyance (LDC) of Dredged Sediments 2011 Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. #12;Dredging Operations and Environmental

  14. How to read a research paper. Later in the semester, we will talk about how to write a research paper. To begin the course, however, we

    E-print Network

    Legout, Arnaud

    How to read a research paper. Later in the semester, we will talk about how to write a research paper. To begin the course, however, we consider how to read a research paper. This discussion presupposes that you have a good reason to carefully read a research paper -- for example, the fact that I

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

    PubMed

    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

  16. 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

  17. 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…

  18. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

    E-print Network

    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No;National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No. 623 Research Institute, University of Aarhus. 41 pp. -NERI Technical Report No. 623 http:\\\\technical- reports

  19. Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rysaard, S.; Wang, F.; Papakyriakou, T. N.; Barber, D. G.

    2012-12-01

    The Sea-ice Environmental Research Facility (SERF) is the first experimental sea-ice facility in Canada. Located in Winnipeg on the campus of the University of Manitoba, the main feature of SERF is an outdoor seawater pool (60 feet long, 30 feet wide and 8 feet deep) with a movable roof, numerous in situ sensors and instruments, and an on site trailer laboratory. Sea ice can be created at the pool under various controlled conditions (e.g., seawater chemistry, snow cover, heating) with the additions of chemical, isotopic and/or microbiological tracers. During the 2011-2012 inaugural year of operation, several types of sea ice including pancake ice and frost flowers were successfully created at the SERF pool. Real-time monitoring was carried out on surface and optical properties and on the evolution of temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, alkalinity, pCO2, and mercury in and across the sea ice environment. The results demonstrate that SERF could provide a unique research platform for hypothesis-driven, mesocosm-scale studies to examine geophysical properties and biogeochemical processes in the sea ice environment.

  20. Biological and Environmental Research Network Requirements

    SciTech Connect

    Dart, Eli; Tierney, Brian

    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.

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

    E-print Network

    Aoki, Paul M; Mainwaring, Alan; Myers, Chris; Paulos, Eric; Subramanian, Sushmita; Woodruff, Allison

    2009-01-01

    Researchers are developing mobile sensing platforms to facilitate public awareness of environmental conditions. However, turning such awareness into practical community action and political change requires more than just collecting and presenting data. To inform research on mobile environmental sensing, we conducted design fieldwork with government, private, and public interest stakeholders. In parallel, we built an environmental air quality sensing system and deployed it on street sweeping vehicles in a major U.S. city; this served as a "research vehicle" by grounding our interviews and affording us status as environmental action researchers. In this paper, we present a qualitative analysis of the landscape of environmental action, focusing on insights that will help researchers frame meaningful technological interventions.

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  3. Environmental Systems Research Candidates FY-01 Annual Report

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  4. CER: Centre for Environmental Research at the University of Limerick

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Centre for Environmental Research (CER) encompasses research in many science areas at the University of Limerick including biochemistry, hydrogeology, geochemistry, and hydrology. The website features the current projects of the director, Professor Richard Moles, whose interests incorporate "integrated assessment, system dynamics and spatial modelling, interactive research, sustainable development, plant and bird ecology, landscape evolution, soil science, geomorphology, and pollution pathways." Users can find links to CER's three main themes: environmental catalysis and chemistry, scientific management of environmental quality, and environmental technology. There, individuals can obtain extensive information on the researchers, their interests, and publications.

  5. Environmental Remediation Technologies Derived from Space Industry Research

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    Quinn, Jacqueline; Sauser, Brian; Helminger, Andrew

    2004-01-01

    Beginning in the 1950s and 1960s, an abundance of effort and initiative was focused on propelling the space industry outward for planetary exploration and habitation. During these early years, the push to take space science to new levels indirectly contributed to the evolution of another science field that would not fully surface until the early 1980s, environmental remediation. This field is associated with the remediation or cleanup of environmental resources such as groundwater, soil, and sediment. Because the space-exploration initiative began prior to the establishment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in December of 1970, many NASA Centers as well as space-related support contractors allowed for the release of spent chemicals into the environment. Subsequently, these land owners have been directed by the EPA to responsibly initiate cleanup of their impacted sites. This paper will focus on the processes and lessons learned with the development, testing, and commercialization initiatives associated with four remediation technologies. The technologies include installation techniques for permeable reactive barriers (PRBs), the use of ultrasound to improve long-term performance of PRBs, emulsified zero-valent iron for product-level solvent degradation, and emulsion technologies for application to metal and polychlorinated biphenyl contaminated media. Details of the paper cover technology research, evaluation, and testing; contracts and grants; and technology transfer strategies including patenting, marketing, and licensing.

  6. ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT / POLLUTION PREVENTION RESEARCH

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    Goal 8.4 Improve Environmental Systems Management (Formally Pollution Prevention and New Technology) Background The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed and evaluated tools and technologies to monitor, prevent, control, and clean-up pollution through...

  7. Writing a Scientific Research Paper Parts of a research report/what each should contain

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    deYoung, Brad

    Writing a Scientific Research Paper Parts of a research report/what each should contain Some principles of good writing General advice about creating a text Research Report Sections Introduction up the fluid. Understanding this so called drag force is essential in order to predict the motion

  8. 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…

  9. Teens Make the Environmental Scene. Taft Campus Occasional Paper No. VI.

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    Vogl, Robert; Vogl, Sonia

    Films used as a force in creating public awareness of local environmental problems were discussed in this occasional paper. Teenagers active in an environmental studies summer program at Gill School, Bernardsville, New Jersey, realized that films effectively informed fellow citizens of such problems. They produced 8mm films portraying pollution…

  10. 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…

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

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    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...

  12. Investigating the Benefits of Participatory Action Research for Environmental Education

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    Bywater, Krista

    2014-01-01

    Environmental education (EE) continues to focus on enhancing people's ecological knowledge to encourage sustainable actions. This deficit approach presumes that once informed about environmental harms, people will work towards sustainable solutions for healthy societies. Yet research overwhelmingly demonstrates that knowledge of environmental…

  13. Research in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences

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    Birmingham, University of

    Research in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences www.birmingham.ac.uk/les #12;The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is comprised of four Schools: Biosciences; Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES); Sport and Exercise Sciences; and Psychology. 3 We span an enormous breadth

  14. Rethinking the Vision for Environmental Research in US Agriculture

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    John Miranowski; G. P. Robertson; J. C. Broome; E. A. Chornesky; J. R. Frankenberger; P. Johnson; M. Lipson; ELIZABETH D. OWENS; D. Pimmentel; LORI ANN THRUPP

    2004-01-01

    Environmental research in agriculture is today largely reactive, focused on problems at small scales and conducted within narrow disciplinary boundaries. This approach has worked to abate a number of environmental problems created by agriculture, but it has not provided effective solutions for many of the most recalcitrant ones. Furthermore, the approach fails to position agriculture to deliver new environmental benefits

  15. Applied and Environmental Microbiology Gordon Research Conference

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    Wall, Judy D.

    2003-11-19

    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 of naturally occurring and hazardous substances, and methodologies to assess the functional relationships of microorganisms in their habitats were essential for understanding the ecological consequences of microbial activities and the formulation of generalizing principles. In the last decade, molecular technology has revealed that microbial diversity is far more extensive than the limited view obtained from culturing procedures. Great advances in environmental microbiology have resulted from the development and application of molecular approaches to ecology and molecular evolution. A further surprise resulting from the application of these new tools is the blurring of the distinction between pathogenic traits versus those considered non-pathogenic. This year's conference addressed the issues of biodiversity, its development, and the impact of stress on gene selection and expression. In addition microbial metabolic versatility with toxins such as heavy metals, antibiotics, and organic pollutants were discussed. The nine session topics were (1) biodiversity and the bacterial species, (2) mechanisms of biodiversification, (3) biofilms in health and environment, (4) a genomic view of microbial response to stress, (5) microbial use of toxic metals, (6) microbial mineral formation and dissolution, (7) power and limitations of antimicrobials, (8) biodegradation of organic pollutants, and (9) astrobiology. The Conference had an international profile: the Conference Vice-Chair, Dr. Gerard Muyzer, was from The Nether lands, 10 of the 28 speakers and 2 of the 9 discussion leaders were from outside the USA. The program was composed of speakers and discussion leaders (selected through open peer discussion) from a wide range of universities, institutes, government laboratories, and industries. The Conference has traditionally drawn many non-U.S. conferees. In typical Gordon Conference style, the Conference sessions were informal, off the record, and open to all participants for the expression of their views. Meetings were held in the morning and evening. Afternoons were available for participation in small, informal discussion groups. The latest and often unpublished findings were emphasized. Following each evening session, conferees were able to gather in a central location where additional discussion occurred. Poster sessions facilitated informal discussion in the afternoon and evenings. The entire atmosphere of the Conference was designed to foster informal interaction. In fact, publication of a proceedings was not permitted by the Gordon Conferences in order to promote discussion of unpublished data. This type of meeting is a valuable means of disseminating information and ideas in a way that cannot be achieved through the usual channels of publication and presentations at large scientific meetings. The primary criteria for admittance to this Conference were scientific commitment and, implicitly, an interest in active and meaningful participation in the discussions.

  16. Nanomaterials driven energy, environmental and biomedical research

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    Sharma, Prakash C.; Srinivasan, Sesha S.; Wilson, Jeremiah F. [Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL 36088 (United States)

    2014-03-31

    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 RuO{sub 2} 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 MgH{sub 2} 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 ZnFe{sub 2}O{sub 4} have been synthesized and optimized for biomedical applications such as targeted drug delivery and tumor diagnostic sensing (MRI)

  17. 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).

  18. Nanometrology and its perspectives in environmental research

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    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

  19. Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute

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    Gilbes, Fernando

    Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute http://prwreri.uprm.edu Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute, PO Box 9040, Mayaguez, PR 00681Puerto Rico://prwreri.uprm.edu Email: prwreri@uprm.eduURL: http://prwreri.uprm.edu Email: prwreri@uprm.edu Puerto Rico Water Resources

  20. Environmental responsibility and the possibilities of pragmatist-orientated research

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    Kersty Hobson

    2006-01-01

    Human geographers have explored at some length the discourses and subject positions implicated in the recent rise of ‘environmental responsibility’. Assigning it either as an individual disposition enacted in various spaces, a performative ‘othering’ tool, and\\/or a form of ecological governmentality, these debates have said little about the role of research and researchers in encouraging environmental responsibility. Utilising arguments from

  1. Environmentally Mediated Risks for Psychopathology: Research Strategies and Findings

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    Rutter, Michael

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To consider the research design requirements needed to provide a rigorous test of environmental mediation hypotheses and to summarize the main findings from research using such designs. Method: Selective review of empirical evidence dealing with psychopathology. Results: There is robust evidence of environmentally mediated risks for…

  2. Water and Environmental Research Center Annual Technical Report

    E-print Network

    , each village has more permanent housing, schools, water and sewer systems, power plant, etc. Still, 75Water and Environmental Research Center Annual Technical Report FY 2008 Water and Environmental Research Center Annual Technical Report FY 2008 1 #12;Introduction The Center continues to address water

  3. The current status of environmental health research in Australia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Angela Gowland; Angus Cook; Jane Heyworth

    2011-01-01

    At present, the extent of environmental health research in Australia is unclear and there are no recent overarching reviews of national publications on the subject. This study investigates the current status of environmental health research in Australia using a bibliometric analysis. Three databases (Medline, Web of Science, and AUSTHealth) were used to access original, peer-reviewed journal articles with Australian data

  4. The current status of environmental health research in Australia

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Angela Gowland; Angus Cook; Jane Heyworth

    2012-01-01

    At present, the extent of environmental health research in Australia is unclear and there are no recent overarching reviews of national publications on the subject. This study investigates the current status of environmental health research in Australia using a bibliometric analysis. Three databases (Medline, Web of Science, and AUSTHealth) were used to access original, peer-reviewed journal articles with Australian data

  5. 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

  6. 78 FR 56817 - Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order; Referendum Procedures

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    ...from the American Forest & Paper Association's 51st Annual Survey of Paper, Paperboard and Pulp, 2011...process that transforms wood into a high quality strong pulp for making paper and paper-based...

  7. 78 FR 211 - Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order; Referendum Procedures

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    ...from the American Forest & Paper Association's 51st Annual Survey of Paper, Paperboard and Pulp, 2011...process that transforms wood into a high quality strong pulp for making paper and paper-based...

  8. 78 FR 187 - Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order

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    ...sacks, waxed paper and other...transforming wood into a high quality, strong pulp for making paper and paper-based...products. Paperboard is solid bleached...that produced pulp, paper and paperboard...logging, wood...

  9. Call for papers for the international research conference The Intersection of Society and Nature

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    1 Call for papers for the international research conference theoretical and methodological papers, and papers presenting research where The Intersection of Society and Nature in Sustainability Research October 1-3, 2013

  10. 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.

  11. Environmental Survey preliminary report, Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado

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    Not Available

    1988-10-01

    This report presents the preliminary findings of the first phase of the Environmental Survey of the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI), conducted December 14 through 18, 1987. The Survey is being conducted by an interdisciplinary team of environmental specialists, led and managed by the Office of Environment, Safety and Health's Office of Environmental Audit. The team includes outside experts supplied by private contractors. The objective of the Survey is to identify environmental problems and areas of environmental risk associated with SERI. The Survey covers all environmental media and all areas of environmental regulation. It is being performed in accordance with the DOE Environmental Survey Manual. The on-site phase of the Survey involves the review of existing site environmental data, observations of the operations carried on at SERI, and interviews with site personnel. 33 refs., 22 figs., 21 tabs.

  12. Environmental Science and Pollution Research Meta-analysis of environmental contamination by phthalates.

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Environmental Science and Pollution Research Meta-analysis of environmental contamination evidence of a past diffuse pollution. In contrast, an increasing trend has actually been observed of Environmental Engineering , University of Illinois-Chicago krockne@uic.edu Walter Giger giger@eawag.ch Powered

  13. Environmental Behavior and Gender: An Emerging Area of Concern for Environmental Education Research

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    Sakellari, Maria; Skanavis, Constantina

    2013-01-01

    Ecofeminism suggests that women are more active than men regarding environmental issues for a variety of social, cultural, and biological reasons. In support to these arguments, women predominate within the overall grassroots of the Environmental Justice movement. However, claims have been made that environmental education theory and research are…

  14. Printed and tablet e-paper newspaper from an environmental perspective - A screening life cycle assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Moberg, Asa, E-mail: asa.moberg@infra.kth.s [KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Environmental Strategies Research, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, SE 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); STFI-Packforsk, PO Box 5604, SE 114 86 Stockholm (Sweden); KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Centre for Sustainable Communications, SE 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Johansson, Martin, E-mail: martin.x.johansson@lantmannen.co [STFI-Packforsk, PO Box 5604, SE 114 86 Stockholm (Sweden); Finnveden, Goeran, E-mail: goran.finnveden@infra.kth.s [KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Division of Environmental Strategies Research, Department of Urban Planning and Environment, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, SE 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Centre for Sustainable Communications, SE 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); Jonsson, Alex, E-mail: alexj@csc.kth.s [KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Media Technology and Graphic Arts, School of Computer Science and Communication, SE 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden); KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Centre for Sustainable Communications, SE 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2010-04-15

    Viable alternatives to conventional newspapers, such as electronic papers, e-papers or e-readers, are intended to have many of the qualities of paper, such as reading using reflective light, high resolution, 180 deg. viewing angle. It has been suggested that the environmental impact of e-paper can be lower than for printed and internet-based newspapers. However, in order to find the facts of the matter, a thorough life cycle perspective covering raw material acquisition, production, use and disposal should preferably be used to study the environmental performance of the different products. A screening life cycle assessment was performed to describe the potential environmental impacts of two product systems; printed on paper and tablet e-paper newspapers. Results show that the most significant phase of the life cycle for both product systems was the production of substrate or platform. Accordingly, key aspects that may affect the resulting environmental performance of newspaper product systems were for the printed newspaper number of readers per copy and number of pages per issue and for the tablet e-paper newspaper lifetime and multi-use of the device. The printed newspaper in general had a higher energy use, higher emissions of gases contributing to climate change and several other impact categories than the tablet e-paper newspaper. It was concluded that tablet e-paper has the potential to decrease the environmental impact of newspaper consumption. However, further studies regarding the environmental impact of production and waste management of electronic devices and internet use, as well as more comprehensive assessment of toxicological impacts are needed. As the data on the electronic devices becomes more comprehensive this may prove to be a major limitation of electronic newspaper systems. Developers are suggested to strive towards minimisation of toxic and rare substances in production.

  15. Working Paper --Department of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School THE ENVIRONMENTAL PARADOX OF BICYCLING

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    Handy, Susan L.

    consumption and the associated degradation of the environment. This paper estimates the magnitude of the automobile-driving population, particularly in the United States, first-order environmental benefits canWorking Paper -- Department of Operations and Information Management, The Wharton School

  16. 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)…

  17. Environmental Research At The Advanced Photon Source

    EPA Science Inventory

    Because of the importance of probing molecular-scale chemical and physical structure of environmental samples in their natural and often hydrated state, synchrotron radiation has been a powerful tool for environmental scientists for decades. Thus, the crucial role that a highly ...

  18. University Libraries and Other General Research Libraries Section. General Research Libraries Division. Papers.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

    Papers on university and other research libraries, presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "The Impact of Technology on Users of Academic and Research Libraries," in which C. Lee Jones (United States) focuses on the impact of technical advances in computing and telecommunication…

  19. promoting access to White Rose research papers White Rose Research Online

    E-print Network

    Oakley, Jeremy

    promoting access to White Rose research papers White Rose Research Online eprints Healthcare resource allocation decisions are commonly informed by com- puter model predictions of population sources of discrepancy within the model in order to guide model refinement. The re- sulting improved model

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  1. 78 FR 29121 - Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of...

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    ...Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory...Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory...is to review new start research and development projects requesting...

  2. 78 FR 29122 - Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory Board; Notice of...

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    ...Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory...Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Scientific Advisory...is to review continuing research and development projects requesting...

  3. 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...

  4. Issues in Environmental Epidemiological Research: The Example of Environmental Lead and Health

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    A. J. McMichael

    1989-01-01

    Modern environmental epidemiology encompasses the “traditional” area of physico-chemical hazards, along with health hazards in the societal environment (e.g. noise, stress, social organisation), and, increasingly, supranational problems (e.g. ozone depletion, global warming). As governments undertake environmental management, improved quantitative estimates of environmental risks to health are needed. Methodological difficulties of environmental epidemiological research include problems of exposure measurement, of estimating

  5. 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.

  6. OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL RESEARCH WITHIN THE EPA NATIONAL HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS RESEARCH LABORATORY (NHEERL)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) is one of the laboratories in EPA's Office of Research and Development contributing the Global Change Research Program. NHEERL is studying the potential effects of global change on vulnerable ecosystems. ...

  7. Environmental research program: FY 1987, annual report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-03-01

    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. The Program's Annual Report contains summaries of research performed during FY 1987 in the areas of atmospheric aerosols, flue gas chemistry, combustion, membrane bioenergetics, and analytical chemistry. The main research interests of the Atmospheric Aerosol Research group concern the chemical and physical processes that occur in haze, clouds, and fogs. For their studies, the group is developing novel analytical and research methods for characterizing aerosol species. Aerosol research is performed in the laboratory and in the field. Studies of smoke emissions from fires and their possible effects on climatic change, especially as related to nuclear winter, are an example of the collaboration between the Atmospheric Aerosol Research and Combustion Research Groups.

  8. EDITORIAL: Celebrating one year of Environmental Research Letters

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kammen, Daniel M.

    2008-03-01

    The one-year anniversary is a critical milestone for a new journal. At that point there are enough articles published to begin to define the scope and readership, yet generally not enough of a track-record for the full community to regard the new entrant as a fixture and a source of 'must read' material. Environmental Research Letters (ERL) has set itself a particularly large and interesting challenge: to help connect the vast community of environmental researchers, practitioners, activists, and interested informed observers. ERL and its partner online resource base and community website, environmentalresearchweb, fills a major void: a single locus for rapid publication of peer-reviewed and highly interdisciplinary material spanning literally every aspect of environmental research and thought. The wide range of material that falls squarely into the purview of ERL—from restoration ecology to global change science and politics, to toxicology and environmental justice, to environmental and social impacts of energy conversion—illustrate just how diverse a 'community' we hope to serve. Thanks to an exceptional editorial staff and board, and a diverse range of fascinating contributed papers, ERL is off to a particularly fast start. ERL has both a small advisory board and a larger editorial board. The board serves several functions, beginning with the traditional one of taking the lead on reviews of papers in such a dizzying array of areas. This task alone is a challenge because of the commitment ERL has made to exceptionally rapid publication: a goal of 90 days from submission to online publication for accepted papers. This goal, which we have generally met, includes the publication of complementary (but not always complimentary) 500 1000 word commentaries on a number of papers. To accomplish this alone the editorial board, and the reviewers, have been heroic, and deserve a huge round of applause. IOP Publishing too, has been truly wonderful in making this happen. The rapid publication has proven to be important in both expected and unexpected ways. First, it means that emerging environmental analysis can reach a readership fast, and that discussions of key findings do not even have to wait for the next paper to appear (which, also, can be rapid given that ERL publishes online as papers complete the review process, without waiting for a full, 'bound' volume, to be ready). This rapid dialog is the result of another innovation that IOP Publishing was willing to support: environmentalresearchweb. Launched in February 2007, environmentalresearchweb is a portal for environmental news, discussions of both papers in ERL and events—climate meetings such as the recent Bali Summit or the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (to which I am very proud to have contributed as a lead author)—as well as meetings, and other goings on that impact environmental issues globally. By all objective measures this most direct role of ERL has gone exceedingly well. Publication has been rapid, and of high quality, and the readership has been fantastic. We have had over 50 000 downloads of full article PDFs. The most popular few articles have received over 5000 downloads apiece, showing clearly how far the reach can be for online publication of important new material. ERL articles have been profiled in Nature and other top journals. This level of international visibility that ERL's open-access model guarantees for authors and their work is one particular benefit of the journal and one that we have already seen translating into article citations. Virtually every author asks about ERL's Impact Factor and it's listing in the various scientific ranking services. It generally takes over a year, or a volume of publication, for a new journal to be reviewed and the articles listed by all citation services. The most important criteria that determine journal listing vary between different citation services, but what is clear is that only continued publication of research of the highest quality, impact

  9. 78 FR 57005 - Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order

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    2013-09-16

    ...import any nonorganic paper and paper-based packaging...6522) includes the consumption of non-food products...Thus, organic paper and paper-based...Section 2(a)(1) states that metric usage...loss of markets to United States firms....

  10. 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.

  11. Environmental Sciences Division: Summaries of research in FY 1996

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1997-06-01

    This document describes the Fiscal Year 1996 activities and products of the Environmental Sciences Division, Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Office of Energy Research. The report is organized into four main sections. The introduction identifies the basic program structure, describes the programs of the Environmental Sciences Division, and provides the level of effort for each program area. The research areas and project descriptions section gives program contact information, and provides descriptions of individual research projects including: three-year funding history, research objective and approach used in each project, and results to date. Appendixes provide postal and e-mail addresses for principal investigators and define acronyms used in the text. The indexes provide indexes of principal investigators, research institutions, and keywords for easy reference. Research projects are related to climatic change and remedial action.

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

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    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

    SciTech Connect

    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

    SciTech Connect

    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

    EPA Science Inventory

    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. 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...

  17. Research Paper MIT Sloan 4450-03. CCS 223. Copyright 2003 Page 1 of 23

    E-print Network

    Research Paper MIT Sloan 4450-03. CCS 223. Copyright ©2003 Page 1 of 23 MIT Sloan Working Paper No and providing copious detailed comments on various drafts of this paper. #12;Research Paper MIT Sloan 4450 in RFID. #12;Research Paper MIT Sloan 4450-03. CCS 223. Copyright ©2003 Page 3 of 23 Table of Contents 1

  18. Fill out and file with Student Services (see instructions) Research Paper Agreement

    E-print Network

    Anderson, Richard

    COPY A Fill out and file with Student Services (see instructions) Research Paper Agreement Asian or analytical paper that will meet the research paper requirement. You are responsible for the following: 1. Consult your adviser in Thomson 111 about appropriate courses for the research paper. 2. The paper should

  19. ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH OUTLOOK FOR FY 1978 THROUGH FY 1982

    EPA Science Inventory

    This report is the third of a series of annual reports to Congress presenting a five-year projection of environmental research activities to be conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This year's report, however, takes a different approach than the two previous in ...

  20. ASSESSMENT OF COLD-CLIMATE ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PRIORITIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    Since its inception, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has maintained a research program in Alaska to address environmental problems unique to cold climates. The wide range of natural resource developments now being considered pose an equally wide range of possible environ...

  1. UMBC CENTER FOR URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION

    EPA Science Inventory

    This was a multi-year project to establish the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE) at UMBC. The Center was founded to advance understanding of the environmental, social and economic consequences of changes to the urban and suburban landscape. ...

  2. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM RESEARCH STRATEGY, JULY 2002

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) is a long-term research effort to enable status and trends assessments of aquatic ecosystems across the U.S. with known statistical confidence. Initiated in the late 1980's wi...

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

    E-print Network

    . National Environmental Research Institute, Roskilde Den- mark. 38 pp. -NERI Technical Report No. 497 http:\\\\technical-reports Monitoring Programme Annual Summary for 2003 NERI Technical Report No. 497 #12;#12;National Environmental NERI Technical Report No. 497 2004 Kåre Kemp Finn Palmgren #12;2 Data sheet Title: Air Quality

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

    E-print Network

    Technical Report No. 544 Publisher: National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment Institute, Roskilde Denmark 66 pp. -NERI Techni- cal Report No. 544 http:\\\\technical-reports Monitoring Programme Annual Summary for 2004 NERI Technical Report No. 544 #12;#12;National Environmental

  5. 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...

  6. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

    E-print Network

    adjunct research faculty, a water analysis laboratory manager and technician, a GIS and network in the Environmental Sciences and Biology MS programs and chaired seven (7) of them. Following is a list of non USGS

  7. Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific

    E-print Network

    faculty, a water analysis laboratory manager and technician, a GIS and network administrator, two office research theses in the Environmental Sciences and Biology graduate programs. Following is a list of non

  8. 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.

  9. THE CENTER FOR URBAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND EDUCATION - UMBC

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA GRANT NUMBER: R831058 Title: The Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education - UMBC Investigator: Claire Welty Institution: University of Maryland - Baltimore County EPA Project Officer: Brandon Jones Project...

  10. 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.

  11. An Overview Of Current Research At The Environmental Protection Agency

    EPA Science Inventory

    The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the current research at the Environmental Protection Agency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT ROGER B. YEARDLEY, JR., LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION, 513-569-7548. ...

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

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-31

    ...david.thomassen@science.doe.gov or phone...http://www.science.doe.gov/ober...Director, Office of Science, on the many complex...Biological and Environmental Research Program. Tentative Agenda Topic: Discussion...

  13. Review of Research on Environmental Public Relations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grunig, James E.

    1977-01-01

    Reviews existing knowledge on the behavior of public relations practitioners in environmental problems, public concern and media coverage of pollution and deterioation of the natural environment. Available from: Public Relations Review, Ray Hiebert, Dean, College of Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. (MH)

  14. 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."…

  15. The Genesis of an ‘Interesting’ and Important Social and Environmental Accounting Conversation: Celebrating the Contribution of Professor David Owen to Social and Environmental Accounting and Auditing (SEAA) Research and Practice

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Brendan ODwyer

    2011-01-01

    This paper reflects on the nature of ‘interesting’ research in the context of the contributions Professor David Owen has made to the social and environmental accounting and auditing (SEAA) research field over his academic career. The paper reviews some of Professor Owen's key research themes and research papers related to the topic of (corporate) social accountability as examples of ‘interesting’

  16. 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.

  17. Scientific Quality of Original Research Articles on Environmental Tobacco Smoke

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Deborah Barnes

    1997-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the scientific quality of original research articles on the health effects of environmental tobacco smoke; to determine whether poor article quality is associated with publication in non-peer-reviewed symposium proceedings or with other article characteristics. DESIGN: Cross sectional study of original research articles on the health effects of environmental tobacco smoke published in peer reviewed journals and non-peer-reviewed

  18. 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.

  19. Focus on the Future: Using Environmental Scanning To Effect Institutional Change. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Knutzen, Judi

    An environmental scanning process was used to solicit opinions about the future of Columbia Basin College, Washington, from various interest groups. The interest groups were formed to research topics and areas important to the future of the college. Ten interest groups, with a total of 37 members, were founded and the scanning process was also…

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

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 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...

  1. 40 CFR 18.3 - Purpose of Environmental Protection Research Fellowships.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. Go to Energy Plenary Lecture * Go to Bridge Scouring Paper Energy Problems and Environmental

    E-print Network

    Kostic, Milivoje M.

    and global change, wind energy, hydrogen energy, biomass, solar energy - photovoltaic systems, geothermalGo to Energy Plenary Lecture * Go to Bridge Scouring Paper #12;Energy Problems and Environmental Engineering Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on ENERGY PLANNING, ENERGY SAVING

  5. Preliminary Assessment of the Environmental Benefits of Enzyme Bleaching for Pulp and Paper Making (7 pp)

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gloria Zhi Fu; Albert W. Chan; David E. Minns

    2005-01-01

    Goal and Background. The LCA methodology is used to compare the potential environmental benefits of an emerging biotechnology, enzyme-bleaching, with those of elemental chlorine free (ECF) bleaching, an existing technology that is widely used in paper making. Through the use of biodegradable enzymes to supplement, or eventually to replace, chemicals in the bleaching process to extract lignin, enzyme bleaching processes

  6. ECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY -ORIGINAL PAPER The influence of environmental water on the hydrogen stable

    E-print Network

    Pace, Michael L.

    to quantify. Stable isotope ratios of hydrogen (deuterium:hydrogen; dD) potentially distin- guishECOSYSTEM ECOLOGY - ORIGINAL PAPER The influence of environmental water on the hydrogen stable isotope ratio in aquatic consumers Christopher T. Solomon Ã? Jonathan J. Cole Ã? Richard R. Doucett Ã?

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

    E-print Network

    Vrugt, Jasper A.

    used to describe the suitability of ephemeral 49stream channels to support riparian vegetation (Hupp show a strong correlation between the drainage 19 velocity and the temperature of the stream waterORIGINAL PAPER1 2 Environmental controls on drainage behavior of an ephemeral 3 stream 4 Kyle W

  8. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS OF SELECTED ENERGY CONSERVING MANUFACTURING PROCESS OPTIONS. VOLUME V. PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY REPORT

    EPA Science Inventory

    This study assesses the likelihood of new process technology and new practices being introduced by energy intensive industries and explores the environmental impacts of such changes. Volume 5 examines four options in the pulp and paper industry in depth: (1) alkaline-oxygen pulpi...

  9. 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…

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

    MedlinePLUS

    ... well as outcomes research and health services research. Critical Assessment of the Work Publishing is one way ... but it comes with some responsibility to be critical of what we read. Know the source. If ...

  11. An Overview of the Research Base of PLATO. Technical Paper.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Foshay, Rob

    Professional educators demand that their methods and instructional resources be soundly based on research and theory. From its origins nearly 40 years ago, the PLATO[R] system has built the largest base of basic research on computer-based learning in the field. Beginning with research funded by the National Science Foundation and conducted at the…

  12. The Research-to-Practice Dilemma. Occasional Paper No. 123.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Merriam, Sharan B.

    The relative newness of the field of adult education and the newness of its research has been one of the problems in the research-to-practice dilemma. Edcuators have a sense of uncertainty and hence uneasiness in their role as social scientists. Others feel that adult education research is too flawed or impoverished for adoption. Dissemination…

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. An exploration of future trends in environmental education research

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nicole M. Ardoin; Charlotte Clark; Elin Kelsey

    2012-01-01

    This article describes future trends in environmental education (EE) research based on a mixed-methods study where data were collected through a content analysis of peer-reviewed articles published in EE journals between 2005 and 2010; interviews with experts engaged in EE research and sustainability-related fields; surveys with current EE researchers; and convenings with EE researchers and practitioners. We discuss four core

  16. Creating Meaningful Partnerships Between Communities and Environmental Health Researchers

    PubMed Central

    De Souza, Rachael; Aguilar, Genevieve C.; de Castro, A. B.

    2014-01-01

    Community engagement is a necessary, although challenging, element of environmental health research in communities. To facilitate the engagement process, direct action community organizing agencies can be useful in bringing together communities and researchers. This article describes the preliminary activities that one direct action community organizing agency used in partnership with researchers to improve community engagement in the first 6 months of an environmental health study conducted in a major U.S. city. Activities included developing communication strategies, creating opportunities for researcher–community interaction, and sustaining project momentum. To conduct environmental research that is both scientifically rigorous and relevant to communities, collaborating partners had to develop professional skills and strategies outside of their areas of expertise. PMID:23875568

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. [Environmental Hazards Assessment Program annual report, June 1992--June 1993]. Summer undergraduate research program: Environmental studies

    SciTech Connect

    McMillan, J. [ed.

    1993-12-01

    The purpose of the summer undergraduate internship program for research in environmental studies is to provide an opportunity for well-qualified students to undertake an original research project as an apprentice to an active research scientist in basic environmental research. Ten students from throughout the midwestern and eastern areas of the country were accepted into the program. These students selected projects in the areas of marine sciences, biostatistics and epidemiology, and toxicology. The research experience for all these students and their mentors was very positive. The seminars were well attended and the students showed their interest in the presentations and environmental sciences as a whole by presenting the speakers with thoughtful and intuitive questions. This report contains the research project written presentations prepared by the student interns.

  20. 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.

  1. Call for Papers Special Issue of Annals of Operations Research on

    E-print Network

    Call for Papers Special Issue of Annals of Operations Research on Operations Research and Systems, algorithms, and applications of operations research. Numerous papers presented at these conferences have, algorithms, and practice of successful applications of operations research in its broadest sense. Papers

  2. Exploring Evolutionary Technical Trends From Academic Research Papers Teng-Kai Fan, Chia-Hui Chang

    E-print Network

    Chang, Chia-Hui

    Exploring Evolutionary Technical Trends From Academic Research Papers Teng-Kai Fan, Chia-Hui Chang the techniques used in academic research papers, and in this paper, we use focused technical terms to explore technical terms from research papers; (2) classifying these terms into predefined technology categories; (3

  3. SECOND FOOD SECURITY MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH CONFERENCE, VOLUME II: PAPERS

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Anonymous; Mark A. Prell

    2001-01-01

    The Second Food Security Measurement and Research Conference (23-24, 1999) was co-sponsored by the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service and Economic Research Service and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Center for Health Satistics. The conference was the second in a series and was attended by researchers from government, academia, and the private

  4. The Research of Paper Datum Mmanagement Information System

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Zhigang, Ji; Gaifang, Niu; Lingxi, Liu

    Now, paper management is becoming an important work in many colleges and universities, and the digitization of paper management is a significant constituent part of the information of college management. We have studied a universal framework of comprehensive management system spanning departments and geographical positions by taking the opportunity of the developing of the paper management system. The framework provides support for setting up large complicated distributed application fleetly, efficiently, expansively and safely, and it is a new project to realize the standardization of paper information management.

  5. Directions for environmentally biodegradable polymer research

    SciTech Connect

    Swift, G. (Rohm and Haas Company, Spring House, PA (United States))

    1993-03-01

    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 polymers commonly referred to as commodity plastics. Both types of polymers are widely used in many applications. Water-soluble polymers are used, for example, in cosmetics, water treatment, dispersants, thickeners, detergents, and superabsorbents, and they include poly(acrylic acid), polyacrylamide, poly(vinyl alcohol), and poly(ethylene glycol). Plastics are used in packaging, disposable diaper backing, fishing nets, and agricultural film; they include polymers such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, poly(vinyl chloride), poly(ethylene terephthalate), and Nylon 6.6. In this Account, the author presents a personal perspective on definitions and test protocols for biodegradable polymers as well as how they will influence the future direction and developments in the field. However, before doing so he digresses briefly to present a commentary on the role of biodegradable polymers in environmental waste management. This should be useful for those readers unfamiliar with the subject, and it will set the stage for the rest of the discussion. 36 refs., 3 figs.

  6. 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…

  7. 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

  8. QUALITY ASSURANCE GUIDELINES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    This document is a statement of the quality assurance (QA) policy of the Health Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina (HERL-RTP). It describes the HERL-RTP QA organization and the QA responsibilities of both mana...

  9. An Exploration of Future Trends in Environmental Education Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ardoin, Nicole M.; Clark, Charlotte; Kelsey, Elin

    2013-01-01

    This article describes future trends in environmental education (EE) research based on a mixed-methods study where data were collected through a content analysis of peer-reviewed articles published in EE journals between 2005 and 2010; interviews with experts engaged in EE research and sustainability-related fields; surveys with current EE…

  10. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

    E-print Network

    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No. 667, 2008 Denmark's National Institute, University of Aarhus. 701 pp. ­ NERI Technical Report no. 667. http://www.dmu.dk/Pub/FR667.pdf

  11. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

    E-print Network

    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No. 632, 2007 Denmark's Nationa Institute, University of Aarhus. 642 pp. ­ NERI Technical Report no. 632. http://www.dmu.dk/Pub/FR632

  12. Viewpoint Paper: People and Organizational Issues in Research Systems Implementation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joan S. Ash; Nicholas R. Anderson; Peter Tarczy-Hornoch

    2008-01-01

    Knowledge about people and organizational issues pertinent to implementation and maintenance of clinical systems has grown steadily over the past fifteen years. Less is known about implementation of systems used for clinical and biomedical research. In conjunction with current National Institutes of Health Roadmap efforts that promote translational research, these issues should now be identified and addressed. During the 2007

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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)

  14. RESEARCH PAPER Enhancing Compassion: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Gross, James J.

    , and self-compassion. The amount of formal meditation practiced during CCT was associated with increased-compassion Á Meditation Á Training 1 Introduction Most psychosocial intervention research has focused Happiness Stud DOI 10.1007/s10902-012-9373-z #12;and Evers 2011). Recent research has been suggesting

  15. Biological sample collections from minors for genetic research: a systematic review of guidelines and position papers

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    Hens, Kristien; Nys, Herman; Cassiman, Jean-Jacques; Dierickx, Kris

    2009-01-01

    Stored tissue samples are an important resource for epidemiological genetic research. Genetic research on biological material from minors can yield valuable information on the development and genesis of early-onset genetic disorders and the early interaction of environmental and genetic factors. The use of such tissue raises some specific ethical and governance questions, which are not completely covered by the discussion on biological materials from adults. We have retrieved 29 guidelines and position papers pertaining to the storage and use of biological tissue samples for genetic research, originating from 27 different organizations. Five documents have an international scope, three have an European scope and 21 have a national scope. We discovered that 11 of these documents did not contain a section on biological materials from minors. The content of the remaining 18 documents was categorized according to four themes: consent, principles of non-therapeutic research on vulnerable populations, ethics committee approval and difference between anonymous and identifiable samples. We found out that these themes are not consistently mentioned by each document, but that documents discussing the same themes were mostly in agreement with their recommendations. However, a systematic reflection on the ethical and policy issues arising from the participation of minors in biobank research is missing. PMID:19223929

  16. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. International Trade Issues Section. Papers.

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

    Two papers consider the effects and advantages of a nation's development of a modern information technology. The first paper, "Information, Information Technology, Modern Telecommunications and Economic Growth: A Case Study of New Zealand" (Herbert S. Dordick), examines the effects of information technology on the economies of such nations as New…

  17. 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, which were presented at the 1983 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference, include: (1) "Need for and Use of Parliamentary Papers," a report by Eeva-Maija Tammekann on the results of a 1983 survey of 37 parliamentary libraries (with a 51% response rate) covering types of…

  18. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. International Comparisons I (Europe) Section. Papers.

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

    Three papers consider telecommunications policy in Great Britain and Germany specifically, and the nations of the European Economic Community generally. The first paper, "German Telecommunications Law and Policies" (Ernst-Joachim Mestamacker) outlines the present structure of telecommunications in West Germany, and discusses deregulation…

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

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    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.

  20. Issues in environmental epidemiological research: the example of environmental lead and health.

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    McMichael, A J

    1989-01-01

    Modern environmental epidemiology encompasses the "traditional" area of physico-chemical hazards, along with health hazards in the societal environment (e.g. noise, stress, social organisation), and, increasingly, supranational problems (e.g. ozone depletion, global warming). As governments undertake environmental management, improved quantitative estimates of environmental risks to health are needed. Methodological difficulties of environmental epidemiological research include problems of exposure measurement, of estimating exposure at the level of the individual, and of detecting relatively small effects (particularly at low exposure levels). The health hazards of occupational lead exposure are well documented. The health hazards of environmental exposure to lead, within the general population, remain a focus of continuing epidemiological research. Indeed, the reported adverse effects upon the developing central nervous system of young children are now central to public health debate about environmental lead exposure standards. Recent evidence from cohort studies in several countries indicates adverse effects of environmental lead exposure upon early childhood mental development. In South Australia, a cohort study of children born in a lead smelter community, Port Pirie, has revealed evidence of such an effect. After controlling for many potential confounding factors (social, behavioural, family, and medical), cumulative postnatal lead exposure was found to be weakly associated with an adverse effect upon mental development at age two years and, more strongly, at age four years. The relations between environmental epidemiological research and public health policy are discussed. PMID:2803846

  1. New view of environmental health: Toward an environmental research policy for international strategies

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    Ayala, Hana L.

    1987-03-01

    We are witnessing a growing concern with the global dimension of many environmental issues, reflected in the increase in the number and significance of international environmental organizations. Yet there is no internationally applicable strategy for environmental research which is management oriented. A new type of research policy, which integrates ideas derived from environmental and human ecology, is required in order to deal with cultural and ecological diversity and their interactions as reflected in the ecology of landscapes. The newly defined concept of environmental health is proposed to fill this gap. This concept integrates the latest developments in landscape evolutionary ecology and environmental health, bringing out a conflict between making the environment conducive to human health and increasing the available options for supporting the essential biological and ecological processes of the environment. Lessons derived from the evolution of human environments are used in order to illustrate how health may become un umbrella for developing an environmental research policy, which could also serve as a catalyst for international environmental projects.

  2. 2009 Progress Report Environmental Research Group

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    to the Mat to Test Sediment-Scrubbing Technology Center for Contaminated Sediments Research 4 Up and Running Center 11 Got a Drinking Water Problem? New England Water Treatment Technology Assistance Center 12 things, land waste includes things beach- goers leave behind, such as cigarette butts, six-pack rings

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

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    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...

  4. Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center

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    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...

  5. Enhancing Student Understanding of Environmental Sciences Research.

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    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)

  6. Environmental Research Group 2014 Fall Seminar Series

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    :00 Mathias J. Collins Restoration Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA Incorporating Climate climate changes. Dams, bridges, culverts, and other floodplain infrastructure are frequent components have a shared interest in climate-informed design and a stake in the active discussion in the research

  7. Paper

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    Kamata, Masahiro; Yajima, Seiko

    2013-01-01

    An educational experiment illustrates the electrolysis of water and copper chloride to middle school science students. The electrolysis cell is composed of filter paper soaked with Na[subscript 2]SO[subscript 4] or CuCl[subscript 2] aqueous solution sandwiched, along with a sheet of platinum foil, between two coin-type lithium batteries. When the…

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

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    Pandolf, Kent B; Francesconi, Ralph; Sawka, Michael N; Cymerman, Allen; Hoyt, Reed W; Young, Andrew J; Zambraski, Edward J

    2011-12-01

    The United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) celebrated its 50th anniversary on July 1, 2011. This article reviews its history, evolution, and transition of its research programs as well as its scientific and military accomplishments, emphasizing the past 25 yr. During the 1990s, USARIEM published a series of pocket guides providing guidance for sustaining Warfighter health and performance in Southwest Asia, Somalia, the former Republic of Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Haiti. Issues identified during Operation Desert Storm elicited research that improved nutritional guidelines for protracted desert operations; safer use of nuclear, chemical, and biological protective clothing; equipment, development, and fielding of efficient microclimate cooling systems; and effective evaluation of pharmaceuticals to protect soldiers from chemical and biological threats. During the first decade of the 21st century, USARIEM and the Department of the Army published official medical/performance doctrines for operations in the heat and cold and at high altitude. The current Global War on Terrorism focused research to improve doctrines for hot, cold, and high-altitude operations, reduce musculoskeletal training injuries, provide improved field nutrition, more efficient planning for operational water requirements, and improve both military clothing and materiel. This article also describes the critically important interactions and communications between USARIEM and deployed units and the benefits to Warfighters from this association. This report presents USARIEM's unique and world-class facilities, organizational changes, scientific and support personnel, and major research accomplishments, including the publication of 2,200 scientific papers over the past 25 yr. PMID:22139770

  9. Radiological and Environmental Research Division annual report, July 1979-June 1980. [Lead abstract

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    Rowland, R.E.; Stehney, A.F.

    1981-05-01

    Separate abstracts were prepared for 19 of the 33 papers presented by the Center for Human Radiobiology for the Radiological and Environmental Research Division Annual Report. The 14 items not included are abstracts only and deal with the mechanisms and dosimetry for induction of malignancies by radium. (KRM)

  10. Island Explorations: Discovering Effects of Environmental Research-Based Lab Activities on Analytical Chemistry Students

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    Tomasik, Janice Hall; LeCaptain, Dale; Murphy, Sarah; Martin, Mary; Knight, Rachel M.; Harke, Maureen A.; Burke, Ryan; Beck, Kara; Acevedo-Polakovich, I. David

    2014-01-01

    Motivating students in analytical chemistry can be challenging, in part because of the complexity and breadth of topics involved. Some methods that help encourage students and convey real-world relevancy of the material include incorporating environmental issues, research-based lab experiments, and service learning projects. In this paper, we…

  11. Lessons of Researcher-Teacher Co-Design of an Environmental Health Afterschool Club Curriculum

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    Hundal, Savreen; Levin, Daniel M.; Keselman, Alla

    2014-01-01

    This paper addresses the impact of teachers' beliefs about argumentation and their community of practice framed views of teaching on co-designing an environmental health afterschool club curriculum with researchers. Our team collaborated with a group of four middle school teachers, asking them to co-design a club that would facilitate (1)…

  12. Statistical and Scientometric Analysis of International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education

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    Papadimitriou, Fivos; Kidman, Gillian

    2012-01-01

    Certain statistic and scientometric features of articles published in the journal "International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education" (IRGEE) are examined in this paper for the period 1992-2009 by applying nonparametric statistics and Shannon's entropy (diversity) formula. The main findings of this analysis are: (a) after 2004,…

  13. Research in Distance Education 1. Revised Papers from the Research in Distance Education Seminar (1st, Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 1989).

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    Evans, Terry, Ed.

    This collection of 16 papers grew out of a seminar held in 1989 on Research in Distance Education (RIDE). The participants in the seminar and those whose papers are included here were searching for new research methodologies, broadening their research agendas, and putting the practice of distance education under scrutiny. The following papers are…

  14. 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...

  15. 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+.

  16. Oklahoma State University proposed Advanced Technology Research Center. Environmental Assessment

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    NONE

    1995-06-01

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating the construction and equipping of the proposed Advanced Technology Research Center (ATRC) at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Based on the analysis in the EA, the 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 (NEPA) of 1969. Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

  17. Applying EMSL Capabilities to Biogeochemistry and Environmental Research

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    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.

  18. EPA priorities for biologic markers research in environmental health

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    Fowle, J.R. III; Sexton, K. (Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC (United States))

    1992-11-01

    Recent advances in molecular and cellular biology allow for measurement of biologic events or substances that may provide markers of exposure, effect, or susceptibility in humans. The application of these new and emerging techniques to environmental health offers the possibility of significantly reducing the uncertainties that traditionally hamper risk assessments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) health research program emphasizes the validation of appropriate biologic markers and their application to high-priority Agency issues. The rationale for EPA's biomarker research program is presented, and future research directions are discussed. Exposure biomarkers will receive most of the research emphasis in the near term, particularly body burden indicators of exposure to high-priority chemicals, such as benzene, ozone, selected heavy metals, and organophosphate pesticides. Research on effects biomarkers will attempt to validate the relationship between the observed biological effects and adverse health consequences in humans, especially for cancer, pulmonary toxicity, immunotoxicity, and reproductive/developmental toxicity.

  19. Copyright 2011, Amy L. Stuart als@usf.edu1 How To: Outlining a Research Paper

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    Stuart, Amy L.

    Copyright 2011, Amy L. Stuart als@usf.edu1 How To: Outlining a Research Paper Amy L. Stuart, als@usf.edu Note to Students. This document was produced to aid students writing a research paper for my graduate with many of the common elements in a research paper is shown below: I Introduction A. Motivation (Why

  20. Visual Overviews for Discovering Key Papers and Influences Across Research Fronts

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    Golbeck, Jennifer

    Visual Overviews for Discovering Key Papers and Influences Across Research Fronts Aleks Aris1 , Ben publication and citation links among papers can help researchers and analysts to see the rate of growth clues to key papers. As the researchers and analysts begin to make insights about an emerging topic

  1. A CDTL, GRADUATE RESIDENCE@UTOWN & CELC SEMINAR WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER: CONFRONTING THE

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    A CDTL, GRADUATE RESIDENCE@UTOWN & CELC SEMINAR WRITING A RESEARCH PAPER: CONFRONTING of Writing Research Papers Positioning Yourself Establishing yourself as a valued member of the academic of attention and consideration Contributing new ideas to your chosen field #12;Why is writing a research paper

  2. Guidelines for writing a research paper And the basis of evaluation

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    Guidelines for writing a research paper And the basis of evaluation Vision: At an early stage this aim the Faculty has adopted asking students to prepare a research paper in each of the specialization of the general evaluation of the module. And in order to organize the preparation of the research paper

  3. Working Papers m 2013:03 University efforts to support interdisciplinary research

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    Working Papers m 2013:03 University efforts to support interdisciplinary research Leadership. By publishing papers as works in progress, it aims to encourage and promote the interdisciplinary research work, Tony Townsend and Jamila Razzaq March 2013 #12;Adam Smith Research Foundation . Working Papers Series

  4. The Institutional Costs of Student Attrition. Research Paper

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    Johnson, Nate

    2012-01-01

    Previous research on attrition has focused on the economic consequences of low graduation rates in terms of costs to students and families (from tuition and fees that do not culminate in a credential), lost time, and income and tax losses from low educational attainment in the workforce. However, no systematic attention has been given to another…

  5. Review of Peer Evaluation Research. Technical Paper 342.

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    Downey, Ronald G.; Duffy, Paul J.

    Peer evaluation research was reviewed from three major perspectives--validity, methodology, and situational factors. Most of the studies focused on either concurrent or predicitve validity in a military training situation. Evaluation criteria included leadership potential, promotion potential, personality traits, and supervisory skills.…

  6. Program Evaluation and Research Designs. NBER Working Paper No. 16016

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    DiNardo, John; Lee, David S.

    2010-01-01

    This chapter provides a selective review of some contemporary approaches to program evaluation. One motivation for our review is the recent emergence and increasing use of a particular kind of "program" in applied microeconomic research, the so-called Regression Discontinuity (RD) Design of Thistlethwaite and Campbell (1960). We organize our…

  7. 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…

  8. Research on paper currency recognition by neural networks

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    Er-Hu Zhang; Bo Jiang; Jing-Hong Duan; Zheng-Zhong Bian

    2003-01-01

    Paper currency recognition is widely applied in many fields such as bank system and automatic selling-goods system. How to extract highly qualified monetary characteristic vectors from currency image is an important problem needing to be solved now. It is a key process to select original characteristic information from currency image with noises and uneven gray. This article, aiming at the

  9. Empirical Research-Based and Theory-Building Papers

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    Megumi Suto

    2003-01-01

    This is an empirical study analysing the corporate finance and governance structure in Malaysia before and after the financial crisis of 1997, utilising the agency cost approach. The contribution of this paper is to link the corporate governance mechanism with the role of banks and corporate ownership structure peculiar to Malaysia, taking into account the institutional framework and historical background

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

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

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

    Papers on national networks and national libraries and information centers presented at the 1982 International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) conference include: (1) "Networking Developments in the U.S. at the National Level," in which Warren J. Haas predicts the development of links between existing library bibliographic networks, the…

  15. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Capital Recovery Section. Papers.

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

    Two papers consider the capital recovery difficulties of telephone companies in the current deregulatory environment. The first, "Capital Recovery in the Transition Period" (Gail Garfield Schwartz, New York State Public Service Commission) describes the process determining depreciation in both regulated and deregulated environments, and argues…

  16. Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program White Paper

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    A White Paper from the California Energy Commission's California Climate Change Center JULY 2012 CEC ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank the many experts in California water law and policy who Energy Commission's PIER Program established the California Climate Change Center to document climate

  17. Handwriting; A State of the Art Research Paper.

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    Brown, Gerald R.

    This paper investigates the state of the art of handwriting and lists 11 recommendations that were made to improve handwriting instruction in one public school system's language arts curriculum. The following topics are discussed: historical perspectives of the art of handwriting, the nature of handwriting instruction, methods and approaches to…

  18. Is Text Cohesion a Precursor to Reading Success? Research Papers

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    Salmani-Nodoushan, Mohammad Ali

    2007-01-01

    This paper underscores the effect of text cohesion on EFL reading comprehension. 160 EFL (n=80) and non-EFL (n=80) university students took two versions of a cloze test based on a passage of 750 words length, one developed with every nth word deletion and the other with cohesive word deletion. The results of analyses of variance indicated that…

  19. New Technology Industries. Skills Task Force Research Paper 10.

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    Hendry, Chris

    This paper provides an overview of the growth of new technology industries in Great Britain and the skills needed for these industries. The industries are advanced materials, biotechnology, and opto-electronics. The report profiles the current status, expected growth, and skills needed for each of these industry sectors. It also points out the…

  20. Telecommunications Policy Research Conference. Communication & Future Employment Trends Section. Papers.

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

    Three papers consider various aspects of the labor market in the telecommunications field in the United States. The first, "Employment and Worker Dislocation in Telecommunications Equipment" (Julie Gorte, Office of Technology Assessment), notes that the increasing importance of international trade in the American economy has meant both a downward…

  1. ROLE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IN THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S AIR AND ENERGY ENGINEERING RESEARCH LABORATORY

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    The paper discusses the major role played by quality assurance (QA) in the environmental engineering research programs conducted by EPA's Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory (AEERL) in Research Triangle Park, NC. Consistent with Agency policy, AEERL requires that all d...

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

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    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

  3. Radiotracer Techniques: A Unique Tool in Marine Ecotoxicological Studies This special issue of Environmental Bioindicators contains a selection of papers

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    issue of Environmental Bioindicators contains a selection of papers presented during a session co-chaired by the authors at the Fifteenth ISEBI International Conference on Environmental Bioindicators, which took place in "Environmental Bioindicators 2 (2007) 217-218" DOI : 10.1080/15555270701714822 #12;global bioaccumulation process

  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. GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION Addressing the Future of Texas Transportation

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    GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION Addressing the Future of Texas Transportation The Texas-student research paper competition. Our goal: Encourage developing researchers to think about the future of Texas or sustain the Texas transportation system in the near- and long-term future. Research topics are not limited

  6. 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…

  7. Genomics:GTL Bioenergy Research Centers White Paper

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    Mansfield, Betty Kay [ORNL; Alton, Anita Jean [ORNL; Andrews, Shirley H [ORNL; Bownas, Jennifer Lynn [ORNL; Casey, Denise [ORNL; Martin, Sheryl A [ORNL; Mills, Marissa [ORNL; Nylander, Kim [ORNL; Wyrick, Judy M [ORNL; Drell, Dr. Daniel [Office of Science, Department of Energy; Weatherwax, Sharlene [U.S. Department of Energy; Carruthers, Julie [U.S. Department of Energy

    2006-08-01

    In his Advanced Energy Initiative announced in January 2006, President George W. Bush committed the nation to new efforts to develop alternative sources of energy to replace imported oil and fossil fuels. Developing cost-effective and energy-efficient methods of producing renewable alternative fuels such as cellulosic ethanol from biomass and solar-derived biofuels will require transformational breakthroughs in science and technology. Incremental improvements in current bioenergy production methods will not suffice. The Genomics:GTL Bioenergy Research Centers will be dedicated to fundamental research on microbe and plant systems with the goal of developing knowledge that will advance biotechnology-based strategies for biofuels production. The aim is to spur substantial progress toward cost-effective production of biologically based renewable energy sources. This document describes the rationale for the establishment of the centers and their objectives in light of the U.S. Department of Energy's mission and goals. Developing energy-efficient and cost-effective methods of producing alternative fuels such as cellulosic ethanol from biomass will require transformational breakthroughs in science and technology. Incremental improvements in current bioenergy-production methods will not suffice. The focus on microbes (for cellular mechanisms) and plants (for source biomass) fundamentally exploits capabilities well known to exist in the microbial world. Thus 'proof of concept' is not required, but considerable basic research into these capabilities remains an urgent priority. Several developments have converged in recent years to suggest that systems biology research into microbes and plants promises solutions that will overcome critical roadblocks on the path to cost-effective, large-scale production of cellulosic ethanol and other renewable energy from biomass. The ability to rapidly sequence the DNA of any organism is a critical part of these new capabilities, but it is only a first step. Other advances include the growing number of high-throughput techniques for protein production and characterization; a range of new instrumentation for observing proteins and other cell constituents; the rapid growth of commercially available reagents for protein production; a new generation of high-intensity light sources that provide precision imaging on the nanoscale and allow observation of molecular interactions in ultrafast time intervals; major advances in computational capability; and the continually increasing numbers of these instruments and technologies within the national laboratory infrastructure, at universities, and in private industry. All these developments expand our ability to elucidate mechanisms present in living cells, but much more remains to be done. The Centers are designed to accomplish GTL program objectives more rapidly, more effectively, and at reduced cost by concentrating appropriate technologies and scientific expertise, from genome sequence to an integrated systems understanding of the pathways and internal structures of microbes and plants most relevant to developing bioenergy compounds. The Centers will seek to understand the principles underlying the structural and functional design of selected microbial, plant, and molecular systems. This will be accomplished by building technological pathways linking the genome-determined components in an organism with bioenergy-relevant cellular systems that can be characterized sufficiently to generate realistic options for biofuel development. In addition, especially in addressing what are believed to be nearer-term approaches to renewable energy (e.g., producing cellulosic ethanol cost-effectively and energy-efficiently), the Center research team must understand in depth the current industrial-level roadblocks and bottlenecks (see section, GTL's Vision for Biological Energy Alternatives, below). For the Centers, and indeed the entire BER effort, to be successful, Center research must be integrated with individual investigator research, and coordination of activities,

  8. EDITORIAL: The need and challenge for Environmental Research Letters

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Kammen, Daniel M.

    2006-11-01

    Why another journal? This is the inevitable question that every effort to launch a new journal must, and should, address. A common statistic in the business world is that nine out of ten new restaurants fail. In the academic world something similar, but less definitive, can happen: a potentially interesting, but practically flawed, effort can be launched, never truly build an intellectual community, but then continue as a sub-critical, little-known journal for far too long. The challenge any new publication, academic or professional, faces is thus extreme. A new journal must find a way to usefully compete, and bring new value, in the face of multiple existing outlets for significant results, tremendous barriers to establishing a 'track record' or 'name recognition' against existing publications, and a print and a cyberspace increasingly desperate in the search for 'content', scientific or otherwise. In the case of Environmental Research Letters (ERL), however, these questions answered themselves and, as a result, I cannot imagine a more critically needed new publication. Indeed, the goal of ERL is to be more than simply one more good new journal. It is to be a place—both physical and online—that those engaged in environmental issues—from researchers within the physical and natural sciences, to those concerned with applied systems studies, modeling and simulation techniques, practical engagement in environmental activism, and developing, conducting or critiquing policy, legal, or business efforts—will all want to go to read, and to engage with colleagues. The environmental field has witnessed an incredible intellectual and professional proliferation. The areas of ecological resilience, global change science, policy, law and economics, industrial ecology, green buildings, environmental genomics, environmental archaeology, and the sociology of environmental movements have become increasingly regarded and, to varying degrees, recognized themselves as major fields. To that illustrative list, the number and diversity of emerging areas of investigation have also blossomed—from the economics of biodiversity, to the interface of synthetic biology and agro- and bioenergy crops and systems, to the potential of the nanotechnology/energy interface to become the 'next trillion dollar industry', environment, science, and technology are changing at incredible rates. While many of these areas have, or will have, highly focused journals and publications, a massive void has developed in the linking and dialog around what are the truly seminal advances in environmental science, social science, business, law, and policy. The need for this dialog is vital, and yet it is far too easy to forget in the hectic and information overloaded academic, business, governmental, and non-governmental communities. Everyone recognizes that environmental research and practice today exists within an increasingly interdisciplinary setting. That simple statement, often echoed, but easily forgotten on a day-to-day basis, is the intellectual glue that we must not neglect, and from which will come many of the advances that make understanding the environment so unique. ERL begins publication this month, October 2006, in an intellectual milieu that lacks a journal and a forum for such an environmental discussion and dialog. Until now, there has been no place to access the combination of environmental research breadth and depth that is the goal of ERL. The format of the journal is intended to facilitate such exchanges. ERL will be built around concise, high-impact original research Letters that present important results from across the environmental spectrum. As the first open-access journal to cover the whole of environmental science, our aim for ERL is to offer: Completely free access to original research of the highest quality. The environmental research and action community is diverse, both intellectually and geographically. ERL's open-access publishing model will make it a truly unique resource for scholars in developed and developing nations, as well a

  9. Technologies development for environmental restoration and waste management: International university and research institution and industry partnerships

    SciTech Connect

    Herndon, R.C.; Moerlins, J.E.; Kuperberg, J.M.

    1996-12-31

    The Institute for Central and Eastern European Cooperative Environmental Research (ICEECER) at Florida State University was formed in 1990 soon after the end of the Cold War. ICEECER consists of a number of joint centers which link FSU, and US as well as international funding agencies, to academic and research institutions in Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Russia, and the other countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States. Areas of interest include risk assessment, toxicology, contaminated site remediation/characterization, waste management, emergency response, environmental technology development/demonstration/transfer, and some specialized areas of research (e.g., advanced chemical separations). Through ICEECER, numerous international conferences, symposia, training courses, and workshops have also been conducted on a variety of environmental topics. This paper summarizes the mission, structure, and administration of ICEECER and provides information on the projects conducted through this program at FSU.

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    These curriculum series, developed at Cornell University, are intended to help students conduct environmental science research and participate in communities of fellow student scientists. The series includes two levels of inquiry, modeled after professional scientific research. First, students learn specific research protocols. Using these protocols, they conduct interactive research projects. Downloadable forms help students design feasible experiments and then analyze, interpret, and present the results. Discussion boards and an online peer review forum provide opportunities for interaction with fellow students. The four focus areas are watersheds, toxic risk, invasive species, and biological decay/renewal.

  11. The University of Birmingham - Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Research

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The University of Birmingham introduces the goal of its department of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences' (GEES) research to link climate, hydrology, geomorphology, and ecology studies in order to build integrated models of fluvial systems. Users can find ample information about the goals and significance in its many projects which include riparian hydroecology, hydrology of cold environments, hydrogeomorphology, and channel sedimentation dynamics. Most of the materials contain an abundance of links to help users fully understand the Earth Surface Systems research. Along with the research of the staff, the site supplies introductions to many of the PhD research students' work.

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

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    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.

  13. Environmental Education Policy Research--Challenges and Ways Research Might Cope with Them

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    Laessoe, Jeppe; Feinstein, Noah Weeth; Blum, Nicole

    2013-01-01

    This essay examines the relationship between research and policy and, more specifically, how researchers might relate to policy work. Given the current international policy focus on climate change, green growth and sustainability in general, it argues for strengthening and widening policy research in the areas of Environmental Education (EE),…

  14. Toward an integrated approach to nutritional quality, environmental sustainability, and economic viability: research and measurement gaps.

    PubMed

    Herforth, Anna; Frongillo, Edward A; Sassi, Franco; Mclean, Mireille Seneclauze; Arabi, Mandana; Tirado, Cristina; Remans, Roseline; Mantilla, Gilma; Thomson, Madeleine; Pingali, Prabhu

    2014-12-01

    Nutrition is affected by numerous environmental and societal causes. This paper starts with a simple framework based on three domains: nutritional quality, economic viability, and environmental sustainability, and calls for an integrated approach in research to simultaneously account for all three. It highlights limitations in the current understanding of each domain, and how they influence one another. Five research topics are identified: measuring the three domains (nutritional quality, economic viability, environmental sustainability); modeling across disciplines; furthering the analysis of food systems in relation to the three domains; connecting climate change and variability to nutritional quality; and increasing attention to inequities among population groups in relation to the three domains. For an integrated approach to be developed, there is a need to identify and disseminate available metrics, modeling techniques, and tools to researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. This is a first step so that a systems approach that takes into account potential environmental and economic trade-offs becomes the norm in analyzing nutrition and food-security patterns. Such an approach will help fill critical knowledge gaps and will guide researchers seeking to define and address specific research questions in nutrition in their wider socioeconomic and environmental contexts. PMID:25351044

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

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

    PubMed

    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

  17. [Epidemiological research on environmental health risks and their economic consequences].

    PubMed

    Haucke, F; Holle, R; Wichmann, H E

    2009-12-01

    In environmental health research, methods for quantitative analysis of human population studies data are gaining importance. In recent years, it has been realized that they can also provide an important link to the economic view on environmental health effects. In this review, fundamental concepts and methods from environmental epidemiology and health economics are presented and it is shown how they can be linked in order to support environmental policy decisions. In addition, the characteristics of environmental epidemiology and the role of epidemiologic studies in risk assessment are discussed. From the economic point of view, cost-of-illness studies and cost effectiveness studies are the main approaches, and we have placed special focus on methods of monetary valuation of health effects that are generally proposed in the environmental context. Two conceptually differing strategies to combine epidemiologic and economic evidence are presented: the environmental attributable fraction model as a top-down approach and the impact pathway approach which follows a bottom-up analysis strategy. Finally, two examples are used to illustrate the application of these concepts and methods: health risks caused by fine particle air pollution and their costs, and the cost-effectiveness of radon exposure reduction policies. PMID:19921497

  18. Health and Environmental Research: summary of accomplishments. Volume 2

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-08-01

    This is an account of some of the accomplishments of the health and environmental research program performed in national laboratories, universities, and research institutes. Both direct and indirect societal benefits emerged from the new knowledge provided by the health and environmental research program. In many cases, the private sector took this knowledge and applied it well beyond the mission of supporting the defense and energy needs of the Nation. Industrial and medical applications, for example, have in several instances provided annual savings to society of $100 million or more. The form of this presentation is, in fact, through ''snapshots'' - examples of significant, tangible accomplishments in each of the areas at certain times to illustrate the role and impact of the research program. The program's worth is not necessarily confined to such accomplishments; it extends, rather, to its ability to identify and help solve potential health and environmental problems before they become critical. This anticipatory mission has been pursued with an approach that combines applied problem solving with a commitment to fundamental research that is long-term and high-risk. The narrative of this research program concludes with a perspective of its past and a prospectus on its future.

  19. Biological and Environmental Engineering Soil & Water Research Group

    E-print Network

    Walter, M.Todd

    for generating maps of soil topographic index (STI) from TI maps and soil data. The procedure for generating a topographic index (TI) map from DEM is described in "Creating TI map". #12;Biological and Environmental Engineering Soil & Water Research Group ·STI grids are soil topographic index grids, derived from digital

  20. Research into environmental marketing\\/management: a bibliographic analysis

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Constantinos N. Leonidou; Leonidas C. Leonidou

    2011-01-01

    Purpose – This study seeks to identify, synthesize, and evaluate extant research on environmental marketing and management, with the ultimate aim of unveiling trends in this field. Specifically, it aims to focus on: the characteristics of authors and manuscripts written on the subject; the methodological aspects of empirical studies, in terms of design, scope and methodology; and the thematic areas

  1. EDITORIAL: Celebrating one year of Environmental Research Letters

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Daniel M. Kammen

    2008-01-01

    The one-year anniversary is a critical milestone for a new journal. At that point there are enough articles published to begin to define the scope and readership, yet generally not enough of a track-record for the full community to regard the new entrant as a fixture and a source of 'must read' material. Environmental Research Letters (ERL) has set itself

  2. RESEARCH Open Access Environmental determinant of malaria cases

    E-print Network

    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

  3. ISERV Pathfinder. The ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Howell, Burgess

    2011-01-01

    SERVIR integrates Earth observations (e.g., space imagery), predictive models, and in situ data to provide timely information products to support environmental decision makers. ISERV propoesed development -- ISERV-W: Internal Visible/Near-Infrared (VNIR), attached to ISS via Window Observational Research Facility (WORF), ISERV-E: External Visible/Broad-Infrared (V/IR) and ISERV-PM: External Passive Microwave.

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

    EPA Science Inventory

    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...

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

    EPA Science Inventory

    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...

  6. OSU Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group Citation Index

    E-print Network

    Building and Environmental Thermal Systems Research Group. It is current as of the 22nd of February, 2010 for the Poisson­Nernst­Planck equations. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 52(17-18):4031-4039. Li for conduction transfer function of building constructions. International Journal of Thermal Sciences 48

  7. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

    E-print Network

    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No Technical Report No. 627, 2007 Verification of the Danish emission inventory data by national. 53 pp. ­ NERI Technical Report no. 627. http://www.dmu.dk/Pub/FR627.pdf Reproduction permitted

  8. National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark

    E-print Network

    National Environmental Research Institute University of Aarhus . Denmark NERI Technical Report No Technical Report No. 672, 2008 Revised emission factors for gas engines including start/stop emissions Sub-report.: NERI Technical Report No. 672 Title: Revised emission factors for gas engines including start

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

    E-print Network

    -2002. National Environmental Research Institute, Roskilde, Denmark. 94 pp. ­ NERI Technical Report No. 460 http://technical-reports Air (AIDA) Mid-term report 2000-2002 NERI Technical Report, No. 460 #12;[Blank page] #12;National-term report 2000-2002 NERI Technical Report, No. 460 2003 Finn Palmgren Peter Wählin Ruwim Berkowicz Matthias

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

    E-print Network

    gasoline catalyst cars. For other mobile sources the fuel use, CO2 and NOX emissions have decreased with 15 for cold engines 23 3.1.5 Evaporative emissions from gasoline vehicles 24 3.1.6 Fuel use balance 24 3National Environmental Research Institute Ministry of the Environment . Denmark Danish emission

  11. International Research Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling: Problems, Prospects, and Research Needs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Parks, Bradley; Meeson, Blanche W. (Technical Monitor)

    2001-01-01

    The 4th International Conference on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling (GIS/EM4) was convened in Banff, Canada, September 2-8, 2000 at The Banff Centre for Conferences. The meeting's purpose, like it's predecessors was to reformulate, each three to four years, the collaborative research agenda for integrating spatio-temporal analysis with environmental simulation modeling.

  12. Environmental Survey Report for ORNL: Small Mammal Abundance and Distribution Survey Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park 2009 - 2010

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Neil R Giffen; R. Scott Reasor; Claire L. Campbell

    2009-01-01

    This report summarizes a 1-year small mammal biodiversity survey conducted on the Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park (OR Research Park). The task was implemented through the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Natural Resources Management Program and included researchers from the ORNL Environmental Sciences Division, interns in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Higher Education Research Experiences Program,

  13. What makes a good paper? CS6101 Exploration of Computer Science Research

    E-print Network

    Leow, Wee Kheng

    What makes a good paper? CS6101 Exploration of Computer Science Research Leow Wee Kheng Department of Computer Science, School of Computing CS6101 What makes a good paper? 1 #12;Recall a crappy paper... CS6101 What makes a good paper? 2 #12;"Good" paper means... Different meanings of "good": Ground

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

    EPA Science Inventory

    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 ...

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

    EPA Science Inventory

    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 ...

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

    SciTech Connect

    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.

  17. Discourse features of the student-produced academic research paper: variations across disciplinary courses

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Betty Samraj

    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 context. Cambridge: Cambridge

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

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    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…

  19. 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…

  20. PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

    E-print Network

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    PAPERS ON TERRITORIAL INTELLIGENCE AND GOVERNANCE PARTICIPATORY ACTION-RESEARCH AND TERRITORIAL://www.territorial-intelligence.eu 223 "Theoretical Approach of Network Communication and Collaboration in Research" Peter ACS Peter ACS cooperation research. This paper is about understanding functions of the virtual tools with the help