Navigation Links
Stanford Woods Institute awards Environmental Venture Projects
Date:6/23/2011

The Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University has awarded seven new Environmental Venture Projects (EVP) grants for interdisciplinary research aimed at finding practical solutions promoting global sustainability.

Seven faculty teams will receive grants totaling $1,025,000 over two years to tackle a broad range of environmental challenges, from coral reefs in American Samoa to groundwater supply in China. The seven projects were selected from an initial pool of 24 letters of intent submitted to a faculty committee led by Elizabeth Hadly and Chris Francis.

"This year, we received a number of excellent proposals from departments and disciplines not represented before," said Hadly, professor of biology. As an example, she pointed to a newly funded EVP grant designed to foster long-term, pro-environmental behavior by ecotourists.

"We're very excited and honored to receive this grant," said Nicole Ardoin, principal investigator on the ecotourism project.

"Our EVP team is led by social scientists from education, anthropology, psychology and the Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab," said Ardoin, assistant professor of education and center fellow at the Woods Institute. "Given the tremendous growth of ecotourism, we believe that our interdisciplinary approach has the potential to influence environmental behavior, stewardship and decision-making on a global scale, which will have a direct impact on environmental quality."

Forty-four EVP grants totaling more than $6.4 million have been awarded to faculty from all seven schools at Stanford since the annual program was established in 2004.

"Over the years, there has been a steady rise in the number of new faculty who've received EVP funding," said Francis, associate professor of environmental Earth system science. "In coming months, we'll be exploring new opportunities for increasing the number of applicants from all schools and disciplines across ca
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Rhoads Named Director of Cancer Outreach Programs For Stanford Cancer Center, Cancer Prevention Institute of California
2. Interleukin Genetics, Inc. and Stanford University Report Genetic Test Improves Weight Loss Success With Diets
3. Mathematical innovation turns blood draw into information gold mine in Stanford study
4. Nanoscale stealth probe slides into cell walls seamlessly, say Stanford engineers
5. Eating disorder cutoffs miss some of sickest patients, Stanford/Packard study finds
6. Plant pathogen genetically tailors attacks to each part of host, say Stanford researchers
7. Stanford-led team validates, extends fMRI research on brain activity
8. Stanford/Packard study finds surprising disparity in where chronically ill kids hospitalized
9. Orphaned elderly serious casualty of African AIDS epidemic, Stanford study finds
10. Pro Ana Versus Pro Recovery Sites: New Study by Johns Hopkins and Stanford University raises concerns.
11. Melanoma-initiating cell identified by Stanford scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Are you tired of having ... with seasonal allergies or sinus congestion? Fortunately, an inventor ... , She conceived of Nose Pal to avoid ... nose in public. Since it prevents nasal drip and ... conditions, particularly when cooking or working closely with others. ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- As kids transition from elementary to ... according to a recent study. But the ... found that verbal and physical bullying declines as students ... and prevention strategies must address all types of bullying ... girls, the researchers said. The study was published recently ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Hastings ... over 30 years in the industry, announces a record number ... firm handles a wide variety of serious injury cases as ... cases along with dog bite related accident cases and others. ... Hastings and Hastings has stood the test of time when ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... According to a report from HarrisMartin ... Xarelto, named as defendants in several lawsuits filed in ... the court to dismiss those suits because the alleged ... with Philadelphia.* The cases include, for instance, Fontan v. ... Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Cty.), which was brought by a ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your brain structure could help predict ... study suggests. Researchers at Yale University found those with ... the parietal cortex may be more likely to engage in ... , , The study, funded by the U.S. National Institute ... women living in the Northeast. The researchers sought to determine ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nasal Drip Eliminator Invented by InventHelp Client (LCC-218) 2Health News: Cyberbullying Seems to Ramp Up in Middle School 2Health News:Hastings And Hastings Announces a Record Number of Visitors to Its New Phoenix Personal Injury Website 2Health News:Xarelto Makers Seek Dismissal of Cases Brought in Philadelphia, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP 2Health News:Xarelto Makers Seek Dismissal of Cases Brought in Philadelphia, Notes Rottenstein Law Group LLP 3Health News:Brain Structure Might Help Predict Risky Behavior 2
... Wants Consumers to Go Back to the Basics: Healthy Living ... Chance to Win a Luxury Resort & Spa ExperienceWESTCHESTER, Ill., ... people who make New Year,s resolutions fall off the wagon ... we give ourselves such lofty expectations in the first place? ...
... NEW YORK, March 5 HMS Holdings Corp. ... for government healthcare programs, today announced the promotions ... Christina Dragonetti to Executive Vice President, Commercial Markets; ... Markets. These promotions follow the company,s announcement on ...
... AED industry-leading commitment to research and developmentGrand opening ... the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)HAYWARD, Calif., March ... SLTM ) today announced the opening of the ... new product development, facilitate research on the innovative ...
... AAD Launches include New Technologies, Innovative Applications and New ... several new launches at the upcoming 67th annual meeting ... CA. Aligned with the company,s strategic imperative to stay ... launches will focus on the company reinforcing its ...
... they,re better able to play sports, be accepted by ... to glasses, contact lenses improve how children feel about ... acceptance among friends, a study of 484 nearsighted children ... spectacle wear on self-perception and the perception of others, ...
... Broadcasts of The Patient Channel and The Newborn ... Wegener Corporation (Nasdaq: WGNR ), a ... data distribution networks worldwide, today announced that the ... division of the iVillage Networks, recently upgraded its ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Samantha Harris Launches 'A Toast for Everyday Health' 2Health News:Samantha Harris Launches 'A Toast for Everyday Health' 3Health News:Samantha Harris Launches 'A Toast for Everyday Health' 4Health News:HMS Holdings Corp. Announces Executive Promotions 2Health News:Solta Medical, Inc. Announces State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Center 2Health News:Solta Medical, Inc. Announces State-of-the-Art Aesthetic Center 3Health News:Aesthera Announces Breakthrough Innovations at 2009 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Meeting 2Health News:Aesthera Announces Breakthrough Innovations at 2009 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Meeting 3Health News:Aesthera Announces Breakthrough Innovations at 2009 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Meeting 4Health News:Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image 2Health News:NBC Digital Health Network Upgrades WEGENER(R) Compel(R) Network Control System and Adds MediaPlan(R) Content Management System 2Health News:NBC Digital Health Network Upgrades WEGENER(R) Compel(R) Network Control System and Adds MediaPlan(R) Content Management System 3Health News:NBC Digital Health Network Upgrades WEGENER(R) Compel(R) Network Control System and Adds MediaPlan(R) Content Management System 4Health News:NBC Digital Health Network Upgrades WEGENER(R) Compel(R) Network Control System and Adds MediaPlan(R) Content Management System 5
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014 Larry J. Merlo , President ... will speak before the National Press Club in ... recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership ... health. "Dramatic changes in our health care system ... government," Merlo has said. "CVS Health has a truly unique ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  Lpath, Inc. ... in bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, announced today that it ... registered shares of common stock and 3,605,042 unregistered ... purchase price for one registered share of common ... unregistered share of common stock will be $3.475.  ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 19, 2014  Over 200 runners participated in the ... the Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI), hosted by Radiation Business ... Park in San Francisco.  "Donations are ... of Radiation Business Solutions, "but at this point, ... $70,000 for the ROI this year. This surpasses last ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3Fifth Annual 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute Breaks Attendance, Donation Records 2Fifth Annual 5K Run for the Future to Benefit the Radiation Oncology Institute Breaks Attendance, Donation Records 3
... today that it will partner with Direct Relief USA ... shots to community clinic and health center patients who ... organization that works with 1,100 clinics and health centers ... and supplies for their low-income and uninsured patients.  Most ...
... Colo., Sept. 8 N30 Pharmaceuticals, LLC today announced ... a first-in-class inhibitor of s-nitrosoglutathione reductase (GSNOR). ... administered to human beings. N6022 has the potential to ... human diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CVS Caremark to Offer $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to Uninsured Patients of Community Clinics and Health Centers Beginning September 20 2CVS Caremark to Offer $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to Uninsured Patients of Community Clinics and Health Centers Beginning September 20 3CVS Caremark to Offer $5 Million in Free Flu Shots to Uninsured Patients of Community Clinics and Health Centers Beginning September 20 4N30 Pharma Initiates Phase 1 Trials of Novel Reductase Inhibitor 2
Singe-pull lace design provides easy-on application to provide support and immobilization of the wrist while preserving finger mobility...
ManuTrain is an active wrist support that has optional features for increased stabilization....
... Bird and Cronin, Inc. ... of Patient Footwear, Orthopedic ... Care Products. Our products ... quality and available in ...
... 3-Point® Polycentric Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint uses ... the hand with ulnar deviation at the ... grasp or pinch. Radial and ulnar polycentric ... unimpeded flexion and extension. Padded, malleable finger ...
Medicine Products: