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School of Global Environmental Sustainability Announces New Global Challenges Research Teams, Resident Faculty Fellowship Awards

School of Global Environmental Sustainability Announces New Global Challenges Research Teams, Resident Faculty Fellowship Awards

Projects by several Political Science faculty were among those selected by the School of Global Environmental Sustainability as 2012-2013 Resident Faculty Fellows or as Global Challenges Research Teams (GCRTs) The awards are a way to encourage interdisciplinary understanding of complex global environmental issues.

One of the SOGES Global Challenge Research Teams will focus on environmental governance issues in the areas of energy, water, forests and climate change in the Intermountain West, and will address governance challenges by building on existing strengths and ongoing research activities across several colleges and disciplines at CSU. The Principal Investigators  are Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science; Tony Cheng, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship; and Pete Taylor, Department of Sociology.

Robert Duffy and Ursula Daxecker were selected as SOGES Resident Faculty Fellows. Duffy will be working on a new book on U.S. energy policy. Professor Daxecker plans to continue her research on whether the depletion of states’ fisheries increases individuals’ incentives to engage in piracy. According to Professor Daxecker, “Funding as a resident fellow will make a major difference in the amount of time I can dedicate to collecting data for the project, carrying out the analyses and sharing my research with other scholars interested in the link between resource scarcity and security issues.”

For more information about the SOGES announcement, please visit their website:
http://sustainability.colostate.edu/content/2012-2013-gcrt-fellows