HERO: Human-Environment Regional Observatory


HERO Summer 2015 is a Clark University O'Connor Fund sponsorship.

Summer 2015

Back Row: (L to R): Isabel Miranda, Eli Goldman, Bao Chung Truong Nguyen
Front Row: (L to R): Ali Filipovic, Hannah Rosenblum, Yuka Fuchino

Summer 2014

Back Row: Albert Bautista, Humboldt Univ; Andrew Varuzzo, College of the Holy Cross; Elizabeth Anderson, RPI; Marina Khananayev, Clark; Ben Ewald, Clark; Hannah Rush, Clark
Front Row: Amber Todoroff, Univ. of Florida; Amy Phillips, Clark; Allison Jackman, Whitter Colege (CA); Anona Miller, Appalachian State Univ.; Gaia Khairina, Clark.

Summer 2013

Back Row: Paul Quackenbush, Millbury College; Matt Hess, Bloomsburg Univ. of Penn; Cody Litchfield, Clark; Michelle Ritchie, Southern Connecticut State Univ.; Regan Fink, Kenyon College (OH)
Front Row: Gaia Khairina, Clark; Joey Hersh, Clark; Carlee Shultz, Whittier College, (CA); Katherine Green, UC Davis; Michelle Andrews, Clark; Michino Hisabayashi, Clark; Sean Cunningham, Clark.

Summer 2012

Back Row: Joey Danko, Clark; Sean Peters, Mississippi State; Andrew Hostetler, Clark; Abigail Nehring, Bard College at Simon's Rock; Andreas Jozwiak, Trinity University (TX); Patrick Sheppard, WPI
Front Row: Shannon Palmer, Clark; Michelle Seefled, U of Wisconsin-Platteville; Martha Ziemer, Clark; Gabriella Spitzer, Barnard College (NY); Emma McDonell, UC Santa Cruz

Research areas and streams HERO Summer

Beetle Impact Assessment Stream (BIA) This stream will produce validated measures of spatial and temoporal changes in tree cover composition in the Asian Longhorn Beetle (ALB) infestation area. This stream will also evaluate impacts of ALB on the forest diversity and cover at present and in the future.

Place Making Assessment (PMA) This stream will assess management and policymaking responses to the community concerns in response to the ALB impacts, involving stakeholders throughout the analysis. This stream will also evaluate ALB impacts by socio-economic status, race/ethnicity and management/governance regime to explore how a more engaged stakeholder group would respond to the policy as a result of the ALB experience.