Fellows in the News

Jan 25, 2021
MCLA’s annual Green Living Seminar Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and continues through April, presenting a series of virtual lectures on the theme of “Individual Actions and Environmental Sustainability.” Dr. Seth Wynes, a postdoc at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, will kick...Read more >
Jan 18, 2021
Community science, the enlisting of volunteers to collect biodiversity data, is now common and widespread. In theory, the benefits of this model are complementary: community science programs produce useful datasets while engaging the public in conservation. However, in practice there may be tradeoffs regarding data quality, economic cost, and public engagement, which are rarely quantified. This paper adds to a growing body of literature that suggests community science can increase scientific literacy and efficiently produce data of similar quality to technicians, particularly for common species.Read more >
Jan 6, 2021
Kristin Dobbin and Meredith Niles contributed articles to a new special issue of Society & Natural Resources titled, "Sustainable Groundwater Management in California: A Grand Experiment in Environmental Governance" released in December 2020. Kristin Dobbin "'Good Luck Fixing the Problem':...Read more >
Jan 5, 2021
In November 2020 Maria Jesus discussed her research with Naomi Fraga for the California Botanic Garden. Maria is a graduate student at Claremont Graduate University (at California Botanic Garden) where she is completing a vascular flora of the southern Inyo Mountains. Thanks to a chance encounter...Read more >
Jan 5, 2021
In November 2020 Environmental Health News annouced their second round of Agents of Change in Environmental Health fellows, which includes Regan Patterson, a Transportation Equity Research Fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. From the EHN website: Amplifying voices of next...Read more >
Nov 12, 2020
During Candice Youngblood's final year at Berkeley Law, she pitched and organized a 200+ attendee environmental justice symposium to increase environmental justice scholarship and discourse within the environmental legal field. The symposium, called Ground-Truthing Injustice, was held on February 8...Read more >
Nov 12, 2020
Candice Youngblood has received a $20,000 grant from Aerie to develop Youth on Root, a state-wide youth leadership program focusing on environmental health disparities. Youth on Root seeks to be a healing space and educational resource for high schoolers in low-income communities. The initiative...Read more >
Nov 12, 2020
Evan Hansen has won reelection from Monongalia County to the West Virginia House of Delegates. Read moreRead more >
Nov 7, 2020
Lauren Richter, Alissa Cordner & Phil Brown, Sociological Perspectives Producing Ignorance Through Regulatory Structure: The Case of Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Abstract: This article examines how ignorance can be produced by regulatory systems. Using the case of contamination...Read more >
Nov 7, 2020
... As Americans cast their ballots in next Tuesday’s election, voters have a choice: continued deregulation that could lead to increased greenhouse gas emissions, worsening symptoms of climate change and mass species die-offs or a reversal of those policies and slate of new governmental...Read more >

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Connecting the Public with Natural Processes
The burst of spring is breathtaking— the tree canopy fills in, birds reappear, and plants flower. But spring isn’t the only season that brings changes to the plants and animals around us...Read more >

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