Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library

Research supported by the Library

The Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library supports three main areas of research: hazards and risk; sustainability and global environmental change; and international development. The following projects represent recent work by Clark professors, graduate students, and undergraduates, which draw extensively on the Kasperson Research Library's resources and materials.

  • Nuclear Risk Management for Native Communities - Professor Robert Goble is leading this ongoing study of how the United States' nuclear-weapons program has affected three Native American communities in the Southwest and uses the library's extensive collection on risk perceptions and nuclear hazards.
  • Land-use and Land-cover Change in the Southern Yucatan Peninsular Region - Geographer B.L. Turner II is examining the links between agricultural practices of peasant farmers and tropical deforestation in this region.
  • Pixeling the Social: Using Remotely Sensed Information in Social Sciences - Working with Turner on the above project, environmental economist Jacqueline Geoghegan is examining economic factors involved with peasant farming and deforestation.
  • The Human-Environment Regional Observatory for Central Massachusetts (HERO-CM) - Faculty, graduate students and undergraduates work on the HERO project, generating and archiving long-term data and research on the human-environment condition in Central Massachusetts.