George Perkins Marsh Institute

Past Research Projects

The following are prior research projects (listed alphabetically by principal investigator) at the George Perkins Marsh Institute:

Organizational Dynamics of the U.S. Logistics Industry: The Impacts of Inter-firm Networks, Technologies, and Globalization
Principal Investigators: Yuko Aoyama and Samuel Ratick
Energy and Materials Intensity of Investment in the Cement Industry
Principal Investigator: David Angel
Extractive Industries, Conflict and the Possibilities of Development in the Andes
Principal Investigator: Anthony Bebbington
Mapping Overlaps between Extractive Industries, Water and Agriculture in Ghana and Peru
Principal Investigator: Anthony Bebbington & John Rogan
Emergence of an Institution for Sustainable Development: Cross-country Study of the Global Reporting Initiative
Principal Investigator: Halina S. Brown
Biodiversity of the Gulf of Maine
Principal Investigator: Verna DeLauer
Communicating the Science of Ecosystem Services to Policymakers and Managers: A Communication Training
Principal Investigator: Verna DeLauer
Ecosystem Based Roadmap
Principal Investigator: Verna DeLauer
Understanding Ecosystem Health to Advance Marine Ecosystem Based Management in the Gulf of Maine
Principal Investigator: Verna DeLauer
Indicators for Ecosystem Health in New England
Principal Investigator: Verna DeLauer
Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership (PREP): Local Decision-Makers' Conceptualizations of Municipal Water Resource Management
Principal Investigator: Verna DeLauer
Estimating Sustainable Limits of Incidental Mortality for Data-poor Marine Wildlife
Principal Investigator: Peter Dillingham
National Children's Study
Co-Principal Investigators: Timothy Downs and Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger
Strengthening Vulnerable Communities in the Worcester Built Environment
Co-Principal Investigators: Timothy Downs and Laurie Ross
Analysis and Interpretation of Hyperspectral Imagery for Mapping Distributions of Fraxinus Species and Emerald Ash Borer Host Trees
Principal Investigator: J. Ronald Eastman
Differential Effects of ENSO over the Southern Africa Region: Physical and Socioeconomic Manifestations
Principal Investigator: J. Ronald Eastman
Gypsy Moth Risk Mapping for Uninfested Portions of the United States
Principal Investigator: J. Ronald Eastman
Land-use Modeling and Prediction for Biodiversity Conservation in the Andes
Principal Investigator: J. Ronald Eastman
Spatial Monitoring of Trends in Biodiversity through Time Series Analysis of High Temporal Resolution Remotely Sensed Imagery
Principal Investigator: J. Ronald Eastman
A Study of the Effects of Environmental Organizations on the US Gold Mining Industries
Principal Investigator: Jacque Emel
Mining FDI, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development
Principal Investigator: Jody Emel
Cooperative Agreement to Disseminate Information, Build Awareness and Stimulate Emerging Industrial Strategies for Sustainable Development
Principal Investigator: Kurt Fischer
Greening of Industry
Principal Investigator: Kurt Fischer
AIDS2031: Social Drivers of the Epidemic's Cluster
Principal Investigator: William Fisher
Bridging Barriers: Meeting Youth Immigrant and Refugee Health Needs in Worcester, MA
Principal Investigator: Ellen Foley
Collaboration to Develop Community-Based Capabilities for Civil Societies
Principal Investigator: Dick Ford
Collaborative Research: A Workshop to Draft the Implementation Plan for the Arctic in Rapid Transition (ART) Initiative - Winnipeg, October 2010
Principal Investigator: Karen Frey
Impacts of Sea Ice Variability and Polynya Formation
Principal Investigator: Karen Frey
The Polaris Project: Rising Stars in the Arctic
Principal Investigator: Karen Frey
Pixeling the Social: Using Remotely Sensed Information in Social Science Models NASA/New Investigator Program
Principal Investigator: Jacqueline Geoghegan
Biologically-based Risk Modeling with a Focus on Cellular Repair Mechanisms for Radiation-induced Damage
Principal Investigator: Robert Goble
Community Based Hazard Management
Principal Investigators: Robert Goble, Octavia Taylor, and Seth Tuler
Highly Uncertain Risks: Prospects for Improved Assessment and Management
Co-Principal Investigators: Robert Goble, Dale Hattis, Roger Kasperson, and Seth Tuler
Nuclear Risk Management for Native Communities
Principal Investigator: Robert Goble
A Comprehensive Study of Visitor Safety in the National Park Safety
Principal Investigator: Dominic Golding
Visitor Risk in the National Parks
Principal Investigator: Dominic Golding
Determinants of Environmental Compliance
Principal Investigator: Wayne Gray
Environmental Regulation and Productivity Benefits in the Paper Industry
Principal Investigator: Wayne Gray
Why Do Plants Comply with Environmental Regulation? The Importance of Enforcement Activity, Abatement Costs, and Community Pressures
Principal Investigator: Wayne Gray
Age-related Differences in Susceptibility to Carcinogenesis
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Comparison of Carcinogenic Potencies in Animals and Humans: Pilot Project for Developing and Validating Methodology
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Evaluate Differences in Pharmacokinetic Handling
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Dosimetry
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Evaluate the Differences in Pharmacokinetic Handling of Chemicals between Children and Adults
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Evaluate Human Interindividual Variability & Uncertainty in Health Risk Assessment of Particulate Pollutants
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Interspecies Differences and Human Inter-individual Variability in Tissue-level Pharmacokinetic Parameters
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Methods for Evaluating Human Interindividual Variability and Uncertainty in Health Risk Assessment of Particulate Pollutants
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
PBPK Model Development and Use in Support of the IRIS Assessment for Acrylamide
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Quantitative Analysis of Empirical Data on Age-related Susceptibility to Carcinogenesis from Non-mutagenic Carcinogens
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Work with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to evaluate differences in pharmacokinetic handling of chemicals between children and adults
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
Risk Analysis for Developmental Effects of Chlorpyrifos
Principal Investigator: Dale Hattis
EcoTarium Clean Energy
Principal Investigator: Scott Jiusto
DNREC Economic Analysis of the Delaware Bay Shoreline
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Johnston
Economic and Social Science Tools for Ecosystem-based Management
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Johnston
Improved Valuation of Ecological Benefits Associated with Aquatic Living Resources: Development and Testing of Indicator-Based Stated Preference Valuation and Transfer
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Johnston
Long-Term Health Effects, Risk/Risk Perceptions, and Implications for Agricultural Product Markets: Modeling Consumption Patterns for Aquacultured Seafood
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Johnston
Public Transit Design for Smart Growth: Using Choice Experiments to Quantify Tradeoffs, Values and Funding Implications
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Johnston
Research Conference: Integrated Economic Analysis of Ecosystem Services for Agricultural and Rural Sustainability
Principal Investigator: Robert J. Johnston
Industrial Restructuring & Corporate Risk Management
Principal Investigators: Roger E. Kasperson/Wayne Gray
Encouraging the Use of Risk Concepts in Performance-Based Building and Fire Regulation Development
Principal Investigator: Roger E. Kasperson
Sustainability Science: From Knowledge into Action
Principal Investigator: Roger E. Kasperson
Wildfire and Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks in Subalpine Forests
Principal Investigator: Dominik Kulakowski
Legalizing Community: Lawyers and Citizen Activism in Neighborhood Disputes
Principal Investigator: Deborah Martin
RCN-SEES: Sustainable Energy Systems
Co-Investigator: Abigail Mechtenberg
The Role of Information-Communication Technologies in Enterprise Development and Industrial Change in Africa: Evidence from South Africa and Tanzania
Principal Investigator: James Murphy
The Socio-spatial Aspects of Industrial Change in Bolivia: Manufacturers, Regions, and the Prospects for Global Value Chain Integration
Principal Investigator: James Murphy
Continued Support of the Undergraduate Component of the HERO Program
Principal Investigator: Colin Polsky
Pathways for Reducing the Vulnerability of Water Resources to Climate Change and Urbanization Through Land-use Planning: Comparisons Across Portland and Phoenix Metropolitan Areas
Principal Investigator: Colin Polsky
REU Site: Land Change and Vulnerability Studies in New England: The Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO)
Principal Investigator: Colin Polsky
Associate Director: Verna DeLauer
Suburbanization, Water-Use, Nitrogen Cycling and Eutrophication in the 21st Century: Interactions, Feedbacks and Uncertainties in a Massachusetts Coastal Zone
Principal Investigator: Colin Polsky and Robert Pontius
Forest Futures
Principal Investigator: R. Gil Pontius
H.E.R.O. REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates
Principal Investigator: Gil Pontius
Integrated, Ecological-Economic Modeling of Watersheds and Estuaries at Multiple Scales
Principal Investigator: Gil Pontius
Assessment and Development of Census View
Principal Investigators: Samuel Ratick and Colin Polsky
Determining the Vulnerability of Populations to Mercury
Principal Investigator: Samuel J. Ratick
Social Constituencies for Adirondacks Ecologies
Principal Investigator: Dianne Rocheleau
Ecosystem-level Response to Large Scale Disturbance in Southern Yucatan
Principal Investigator: John Rogan
Action Research on a Collaborative, Multi-pronged Approach to Prevent and Reduce Youth and Gang Violence in Worcester, MA
Principal Investigator: Laurie Ross
Plan and Development Study of Renewable Energy Education and Outreach
Principal Investigator: Joseph Sarkis
Diffusion of Emerging Energy Technologies
Principal Investigator: Jennie Stephens
RAPID: Collaborative Research: Post-Sandy Discourse about Energy Infrastructure and Security
Principal Investigator: Jennie Stephens
Collaborative Research: Smart Grid: An Analysis of How Socio-Political Contexts Shape Energy Technology Development and Policy
Principal Investigator: Jennie Stephens
Type 2: Cycling in the Environment: Regional-Scale Modeling of the Linkages and Feedbacks Among Atmospheric, Terrestrial, Aquatic, and Socio-Economic Processes that Influence Climate at the Decadal Scale
Principal Investigator: Jennie Stephens
The Application of a Nuclear Risk Management Toolbox to a Consortium of DOE Site Communities
Principal Investigator: Octavia Taylor
Redressing the Shortcomings of Science by Assessing Public Health Studies
Principal Investigator: Octavia Taylor
Demonstrating a Risk-Based Approach to Rapid Vulnerability Assessment in New England Fishery Communities
Principal Investigator: Seth Tuler; Co-PI's: Tom Webler, Colin Polsky
Pilot Study on Fishing and Related Activities and Environmental Justice Issues in the Northeast
Principal Investigator: Seth Tuler
Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change Project (CIS-HDGC)
Principal Investigator: B.L. Turner II
Land-use and Land-cover Change in the Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region (LCLUC-SYPR)
Principal Investigators: B.L. Turner II
Systems of Integrated Research, Assessment & Decision Support for Global Environmental Change SUST
Principal Investigator: B.L. Turner II
Infrastructure to Develop a Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) Network
Principal Investigator: B.L. Turner II
HERO: Human-Environment Regional Observatory Network
Principal Investigator: B.L. Turner II
The Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity of Coupled Human-Environment Systems in the Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region: A Transition Effort
Principal Investigator: B.L. Turner II
Landscape Resilience-Vulnerability in the Southern Yucatán Peninsular Region: Land Cover/Land Use Change
Co-Principal Investigators: B.L. Turner II, J. Ronald Eastman, and John Rogan
Carbon Dioxide and Water Flux Response to Extreme Weather and Climate Anomalies: A Fluxnet Syntheses
Principal Investigator: Chris Williams