Student AERE@SEA Call for Presenters

Environmental Economics

Presenters are not expected to provide a research paper and will not be asked to serve as a discussant. Benefits of presenting include getting valuable feedback on your work and opportunities to network with economists in the field. In addition, AERE will organize a mentoring panel, which will provide student participants information on topics relevant to their success in the field From Elaine Frey: Graduate students in Ph.D.

NAAFE special session on non-market valuation: my presentation

Environmental Economics

I participated in the NAAFE Forum special session on "Non-market Valuation in Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystem Research" ( link ) last week. Here is the link to the PDF of my presentation, which has significantly changed since the SEA and CNREP meetings (surprise!). Download A Comparative Analysis of the Multi-Mode Chesapeake Bay. My co-authors are listed on the second slide [Todd Hartman, Jim Kirkley (deceased), Ted McConnell, Tanga Mohr

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Beyond Consumption: Enabling Participation for Livable Cities

The Green Changemakers

I followed the spread of "participation through consumption" with growing concern. Nowhere in the mainstream did I see the principles of self-organization, mutual support, and interaction — the elements that kindled my commitment to sustainability — recognized as valid pathways to participation. The aim of the series is to raise the profile of these inventive solutions and present them as alternatives to traditionally static forms of civic engagement. [link].


Green (Living) Review

Chic, cool and modern, GROW London seeks to inspire both the expert gardener and the novice alike to transform their outdoor space, presenting unusual and original ideas, decorative accessories and of course a vast array of plants and flowers. Short bouquet workshops will be running throughout the day hosted by a variety of participating Flower Union florists including The Flower Shop, Rebel Rebel, Hiding in the City, Miranda Hackett and Thomas Bloom.

2016 106

Landscaper Brothers Participate in Walmart Contest: Kill Weeds and Save the Planet One Vote at a Time

Green (Living) Review

This press release is presented for your information only. Landscaper Brothers have a patent pending on new technology to reduce weeds and eliminate a billion plastic mulch bags from U.S. landfills every year. Shoppers can vote daily for the Weed Recede Weed Blocking Mulch Bags through Walmart’s “Get on the Shelf Contest.” To make a difference, simply vote for their product daily. Fans of Weed Recede can also vote daily by texting 3151 to 383838 at no cost.

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Green (Living) Review

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) interim report will be presented in a briefing today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and tomorrow/the day after to the French government, as host of the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate conference. The full DDPP report will be presented in the spring of 2015. The report is a joint project of independent research teams in 15 countries, with around 30 participating scientific institutions.

Importance of Rio+20 To Be Explored in Free Webinar Presented by International Society of Sustainability Professionals

Green (Living) Review

Amy Fraenkel, UNEP's Director for North America, will be the lead presenter during the one-hour panel discussion, to be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with participants from around the world. Fraenkel and her team at The United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) are leading efforts to raise awareness on the Rio+20 themes described below and to coordinate participation in the run-up process in North America.

2012 101

Amazon's Membership Demonstrates Corporate Control of ALEC.

PR Watch

Online retail giant Amazon is being criticized for its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), and accounts of its participation in ALEC illustrate how ALECs corporate members and funders drive the ALEC agenda. In response to growing criticism of ALEC and an exodus of corporate and legislative members, ALEC has published a new set of "Frequently Asked Questions" to present a positive image of the organization. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us.

2012 53

Links Between a Poverty Fighting Present & a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Self-reliance, capacity-building, green transformation, equity and public participation are also key principles of the initiative through which EcoCity has been able to orient urban planning and investment towards sustainable development. The Ecocity Concept Drive into Ivory Park on the outskirts of Johannesburg and you are in a sub-Saharan African everyplace. Poverty extends its claws everywhere.

2008 40

Scribblers Retreat Writers' Conference

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Wednesday, May 27, 2009 Scribblers Retreat Writers’ Conference I recently came back from Georgia, where I participated in the May session of Scribblers’ Retreat Writers’ Conference. I was just one of the conference’s participating authors but they made me feel like I was the guest of honor. Sounds like a terrific experience for both presenters and attendees alike.

2009 100

I'm not at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki.

Environmental Economics

for the Western Economic Association International 90th Annual Conference (June 28- July 2, 2015); but my co-authors are: Program Addenda (6/25/15) |  Preliminary Program (5/20/15) | Participants Directory (5/20/15). Session Information & Instructions  |  Housing Information  | General Information   Participating Allied Societies  |  Exhibitor Info.

2015 156

The “Aha” of the “Aha From a Science Fiction Writer's Workshop”

The Alien Next Door

Participants ranged from budding writers interested in creating short stories to established writers of non-fiction. It really resonated with one of my workshop participants, Colin Wiebe , a singer/songwriter and an accomplished writer himself (Colin wrote several books, his latest one being an inspirational guidebook entitled Advertise Yourself ).

2009 100

Are All Canadians Fringe Dwellers?

The Alien Next Door

When I agreed to participate in a study of Romanian writers by the University of Bucharest, I didn’t expect that it would lead to meeting another Canadian writer. The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Wednesday, April 1, 2009 Are All Canadians Fringe Dwellers? That is how fate works…and serendipity.

2009 100

2016 Annual Conference | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Environmental Economics

Call for papers: The Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis (SBCA) is now accepting abstracts for participation in our 2016 annual conference on Improving the Theory and Practice of Benefit-Cost Analysis. You may submit an abstract for an individual presentation or organize a panel. The panel may involve four presentations or three presentations with one or two discussants, or be structured as a roundtable discussion.

2016 153

Maybe I need a "you won't believe #7" in the subject line

Environmental Economics

 I've conducted a number of these and the response rate is usually in the 35% - 50% range (the stated preference data is are good enough for  journals  and I'm presenting another one of these papers at the SEA meetings ). I get an email list of participants and send out a request to complete the survey via SurveyMonkey. As I mentioned the other day I'm conducting a post-road bike race survey. I've

2016 100

2014 Recreational Fisheries Economics Constituent Workshop

Environmental Economics

 You will find a detailed agenda, with a summary of key discussion points and comments, copies of the presentations (where the author granted us permission to post it), a workshop summary, two factsheets on data and models, and a list of participants. To ensure a productive dialogue, NOAA Fisheries balanced the agenda between presentations on the Agency’s the recreational fishing economics program and participant discussion.

2014 144

How are the economy (and environment) doing--without reference to politics?

Environmental Economics

Since most of the major news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Drudge (?),) spend all of their time having partisan shouting matches, I thought I would update everyone on some ongoing economic and environmental trends, without mentioning or crediting or discrediting the contribution to those trends by any particular President past or present.    I will leave the attribution of credit or blame to those who choose to participate in such attribution exercises.

2018 100

Emerging Issues in Development Policy: The winding road to growth and equity

The Green Changemakers

José-Manuel Bassat Executive Editor Development Outreach is a flagship magazine in the field of global knowledge for development which reflects the learning programs of the World Bank and presents a range of viewpoints by renowned authors and specialists worldwide. Policy Sustainable-development Economy Economics Participation[link] About this issue Some assert that development has been a clear success. Others may argue that it has failed.

The new phonebooks are here!

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Dear SEA Conference Participant, The program for the 2012 SEA Conference is now available at [link]. Friday 3 pm, Stated Preferences 2, presenter. Sunday 10 am, Applied Microeconmics IV, presenter. It always seems like a new day when the SEA schedule has been posted. Here  Here is my  schedule : Friday 10 am, Research in Economic Education, discussant. Saturday 10 am, Team-Based and Experiential Learning in Economics, panelist.

2012 116

Spider study shows there is nothing to fear but fear itself

Green Prophet

In the present study, Dr. Okon-Singer, doctoral students Elinor Abado and Jasmine Sagi, and master degree student Nir Silber, all from the School of Psychological Studies at the University of Haifa, cooperated with a team of researchers from Belgium and Switzerland.

2020 82

Challenges of Natural Resource Economics and Policy | 5th National Forum on Socioeconomic Research in Coastal Systems

Environmental Economics

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations and dedicated sessions and panels are currently being sought for CNREP 2016. A balanced mix of technical and non-technical presentations is planned, and noted research and policy professionals will be invited to present keynote addresses to the conference that provide a framework for conference sessions and discussions.   Please also indicate the presenting author and whether you would like to present orally or as a poster.

2015 197

Are all citations good citations?

Environmental Economics

Here is the abstract: Elicitation of valid statements of contingent value requires survey participants who are familiar with the environmental resource change. By presenting survey participants with information about four wetlands of varying qualities we test for information effects in a dichotomous choice contingent market for wetlands allocation.

2014 160

Ergo, no discussants

Environmental Economics

I just sent this email: AERE/SEA session participants, By now you have probably received one or more emails from the SEA explaining your duties. Over the years I've only received positive feedback from paper presenters and audience members. This is wonderful for the presenter and the audience. Lack of attendance is not a problem at the AERE sessions where 15-20 participants is the norm. The SEA meetings are just around the corner.

2014 172

2 Strategies for Cutting Unhealthy Bonds.

Elephant Journal

With time and practice, I’ve learned to be present for my patients but to not shoulder their discomfort. One strategy I teach my patients and workshop participants to help them maintain healthy relationships is. Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Love Non New-Agey Spirituality empaths highly sensitive people judith orloff narcissists self-care techniques toxic relationships unhealthy bonds wound mate relationships

Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting | Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Environmental Economics

Presentations: A Combined Revealed/Stated Preference Model for Projecting the Impact of Aquatic Nuisance Species on Recreational Angling in the Great Lakes, Upper Mississippi, and Ohio River Basins, Gregory L. The Value to Birders of Species Biodiversity: A Random Utility Model of Site Choice by eBird Participants, Sonja Kolstoe* and Trudy Ann Cameron, University of Oregon. Thursday, March 19, 3:45 – 5:15 Session 4.

The top 10 is cool, but not THAT cool

Environmental Economics

Appalachian first participated in the magazine’s “Coolest Schools” survey in 2010. In March 2011, Sierra sent a 12-page questionnaire to 940 schools, a list based on the widest collection of university contacts that the magazine’s researchers could amass; schools that requested a survey were provided one and encouraged to participate. There was no cost for participation, but schools that did not respond were not included in the ranking.

2012 136

Appalachian Experimental and Environmental Economics Workshop | April 29-30, 2016

Environmental Economics

  Participants will explore recent advances and applications of experimental methods—defined broadly to include laboratory, field and survey experiments—in the area of environmental and natural resource policy.   Participants are invited to submit a paper for the special issue. 

2016 116

A PSA for the SBCA

Environmental Economics

Workshop registration includes break refreshments for half-day workshops plus lunch for full-day participants.    This year's conference, as in previous years, includes several sessions with presentations that focus on BCA topics in relation to environmental issues:  EPA Implementation of Water Pollution Controls & the Role of Cost-Effectiveness.

2016 122

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis 2015 Conference

Environmental Economics

Here is the session I'll be participating in: E.4: Presentations: A Combined Revealed/Stated Preference Model for Projecting the Impact of Aquatic Nuisance Species on Recreational Angling in the Great Lakes, Upper Mississippi, and Ohio River Basins, Richard C. From the inbox: Dear John,   Can you please help me share the information below on the upcoming SBCA conference through the Environmental Economics blog?

2015 157

Computers now understand how to print smell

Green Prophet

In a series of experiments, the team presented volunteer participants with pairs of smells and asked them to rate these smells on how similar the two seemed to one another, ranking the pairs on a similarity scale ranging from “identical” to “extremely different.”. The scent of a woman?

2020 73

Will EPA's recent internet restriction make EPA employees more or less productive?

Environmental Economics

Maybe not, according to James Surowiecki : “A new study, done at the University of Copenhagen, asked participants to perform a simple task—watch videos of people passing balls and count the number of passes. But first they were presented with a distraction. One group of participants had a funny video come up on their screens; the rest saw a message telling them that a funny video was available if they clicked a button, but they were told not to watch it.

2011 144

Aguanomics: Best Climate Practices contest -- vote for my idea!

Environmental Economics

David Zetland: I entered my "all in auctions" idea ( post with link to paper, presentation, etc.) If you want to give the most support to your preferred candidates, participate in the BCP online polls and share the competing practices on your social networks. in this contest being run by the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG). Help us find the best climate practice to address water issues and food security.

2015 153

My First Birdathon

10,000 Birds

However, until this spring I had yet to participate in some of birding’s most time-honored traditions: a Birdathon. I had always paid attention to the birds around me, but now each day presented a novel opportunity to observe my feathered friends. Note: Erika is the Communications Director for Audubon Florida. I have been birding for about seven years now – time flies when you’re having fun.

2020 156

Kalya Mommy: Baby Yourself at Prenatal Yoga

Kalya Life

Women with the below issues during pregnancy are absolutely contraindicated for participating in a fitness program including prenatal yoga: 3 or more spontaneous miscarriages. Learning to be Present - Yoga gives us tools to use when our minds get the “best of us.&# Focusing on breath helps keep us in the moment and present with our abilities and situation; this can help in remaining calm and making informed decisions rather than reacting to our emotions.

2011 154

Crickets chirping

Environmental Economics

Several of my students thought that the panel could have used an environmental economist (to my knowledge, no one from the department was invited to participate). " I'm sure that if invited to participate in the future we could make every effort to have a representative present the economics angle in a balanced way that would benefit the audience.

2012 116

Costa Rica Tops 700 Species on Global Big Day, October 19

10,000 Birds

My high totals have happened during May, the month when GBD first took place and hosts the most participation. In terms of avian diversity, some other months are better, especially the ones when the bulk of wintering birds are present. Nearly all of the wintering species are present, flocks of other migrants are passing through, and there are those hundreds of resident species to look for too! Global Big Day (GBD).

Antidepressants severely increases dementia risk when you are over 60

Green Prophet

At present there is no cure for dementia, so it is vital to identify factors modify the incidence of the disease. The study population comprised 71,515 participants over the age of 60 who did not have a diagnosis of dementia during the period 2002-2012. The results show that of the 3,688 participants exposed to antidepressant medication 407 (11%) developed dementia, while out of the 67,827 participants not exposed to antidepressants 1,768 (2.6%) developed dementia.

2019 70

I big-timed #assa2015

Environmental Economics

I planned on finishing my presentation that night but, thanks to a 2:42 pm Lynne Lewis text, I had a late dinner with old friends and new. I finished my presentation in the morning (didn't have time to pick up my badge and program. I participated in a fantastic session. I was there for less than 24 hours. This is otherwise known as "big-timing" a conference.

2015 143

Best Bird of the Weekend (Third of December 2014)

10,000 Birds

Corey’s Best Bird of the Weekend was a surprise at Shu Swamp while participating in the North Nassau Christmas Bird Count. He’d heard reports of Virginia Rail being present there in winter but was amazed when one responded to a recording! So many people devoted serious time this weekend to acquiring gifts for family, friends, and strategic acquaintances. Hopefully, each of you found time to give yourselves the gift of a decent bird sighting or two.

2014 172

Congrats to the Appalachian State University Fed Challenge Team

Environmental Economics

"The competition provides a forum for participants to apply their knowledge in the areas of economics and finance and is intended to promote further study and perhaps even careers in these fields." " Teams competing in the College Fed Challenge finals gave 15-minute presentations and answered questions for a panel of judges. Teams were evaluated on economic analysis, responses to judges' questions, teamwork, and presentation.

2016 109

Imagine a new kind of sustainable city in the desert?

Green Prophet

Luca Curci architects studio presents Desert City, a project proposal for a sustainable way to live in the desert. In these artistic sketches the architects from Italy envision a new kind of community, one based on new characteristics and social identities, a socioeconomic model aimed to cooperation and people participation. It surely beats the maze of crazy unsustainable cities we see in regions in the United Arab Emirates, save for Masdar the zero energy city outside Abu Dhabi.

How Big is Your Plastic Footprint?

Wend Magazine

According to the website, this is how it’ll work: “Annual surveys will be presented to industry participants starting in 2011 who sign on to the PDP and volunteer to report their overall plastic use. A full annual report will be issued to supporting asset managers and industry signatories, while a summary report will be presented to industry groups, governments, educational institutions, and the public.&#.

How often do economists commit misconduct?

Environmental Economics

Behavior such as data fabrication or plagiarism are (almost) unanimously rejected and admitted by less than 4% of participants. Retraction Watch: We haven’t covered that many retractions in economics , and a 2012 paper found very few such retractions. Now, a new study based on a survey of economists tries to get a handle on how often economists commit scientific misconduct.