The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is participating in establishing the National Science Foundation national Research Traineeship (NRT) program: Training in Theory and Application of Cross-scale Resilience in Agriculturally Dominated Social Ecological Systems. Over five years the program (https://nrt.unl.edu/), led by Dr. Craig Allen (UNL School of Natural Resources), will support 21 masters and […]
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Ou, G., Munoz-Arriola, F., Uden, D.R., Martin, D., Allen, C.R., & Shank, N. (in review). Climate change implications for irrigation and groundwater in the Republican River Basin, U.S.A.
A Framework for Tracing Socio-Ecological Trajectories and Traps in Intensive Agricultural Landscapes
Uden, D.R., Allen, C.R., Munoz-Arriola, F., Ou, G., & Shank, N. (in press). A framework for tracing socio-ecological trajectories and traps in intensive agricultural landscapes. Sustainability.
Dynamics and trade-offs among social, economic, and ecological components of resilience in working agricultural landscapes Internal NU FEWS seed grant
A grand challenge for humanity is to supply increasing food and energy demands imposed by a growing human population while preserving food, energy, and water systems’ critical services. This project supported development of a multi-disciplinary team to nurture projects assessing the interactions and adaptations of working agricultural landscapes on human decision-making and of human decision-making […]
Increasing the Capacity for Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin States
This project, under the leadership of Natalie Umphlett of the High Plains Regional Climate Center, aims to strengthen the incorporation of climate information into long-term municipal planning strategies for cities in lower Missouri River Basin states (IA, KS, MO, NE). The partnerships and interactions between the project researchers and municipal leaders and planners will help […]
Center staff worked with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) to develop content and materials that NDEQ staff could use during public engagement events held all across the state. Materials were designed to help the general public understand the Clean Power Plan so that they could give informed input on preferred carbon mitigation strategies […]
Public Policy Center staff piloted a survey developed by the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality to stakeholders across a spectrum of attitudes and viewpoints, conducted interviews, and compiled a list of recommendations for possible changes to the survey. Center researchers presented their recommendations in a final report.
CLOUD-MAP: Collaboration Leading Operational UAS Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics
Unmanned aerial systems (UASs) can revolutionize the study of the atmosphere, but their routine application for studying and surveilling the atmosphere requires careful consideration of the public response to such proposed use in the United States (US) national airspace system. The Public Policy Center will help CLOUD-MAP project researchers understand likely public reactions to large-scale […]
Abdel-Monem, T., PytlikZillig, L. M., Bernadt, T. K., Wall, N. A., (2014). Climate change survey measures: Exploring perceived bias and question interpretation. Great Plains Research, 24(2), 153–168. doi: 10.1353/gpr.2014.0035