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.
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
Hibbs, A., Kahl, D., PytlikZillig, L., Champion, C., Abdel-Monem, T., Steffensmeier, T., Rice, C., Hubbard, K. (2014). Agricultural producer perceptions of climate change and climate education needs for the Central Great Plains. Journal of Extension, 52(3), #3FEA2
Although various theories of trust and confidence have been proposed, no comprehensive framework yet exists. Trust and confidence research has been undermined by failures to develop models that incorporate the various trust- and confidence-related factors, a lack of clarity regarding what is even meant by trust- and confidence-related terms, and so on. This postdoctoral fellow […]