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

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Investigator: Scott Rozelle (Woods Institute/Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies).

How Marine Species Affect Ocean Acidification: Increased acidification of the ocean from atmospheric carbon dioxide negatively affects many marine species. However, marine organisms can also have a strong affect on the pH of their environment through respiration and photosynthesis. This project will look at the impact of biological and physical processes on ocean acidification and the future of coral reefs.

PI: Stephen Palumbi (Biology/Woods Institute).

Co-PIs: Stephen Monismith (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Woods Institute) and Rob Dunbar (Environmental Earth System Science/Woods Institute).

Facilitating Pro-Environmental Behavior: The goal of this project is to transform the typical nature-based tourism experience into a platform for motivating and sustaining pro-environmental behaviors among the world's 70 million-plus ecotourists. Fieldwork will be conducted in California and the Galapagos Islands.

PIs: Nicole Ardoin (School of Education/Woods Institute) and William Durham (Anthropology).

Co-PI: Ewart Thomas (Psychology).

Investigator: B.J. Fogg (Computer Science).

Rural Health and Development at the Food-Water Nexus: The researchers will explore how access to clean water and a nutritional diet affect the progression of tuberculosis and HIV infection in rural African households.

Co-PIs: Jenna Davis (Civil and Environmental Engineering/Woods Institute), Eran Bendavid (Medicine) and Roz Naylor (Woods Institute/Freeman Spogli Institute).

Electrically Conducting Nanomaterials Filter for Point-of-Use Water Disinfection: The goal of this one-year pilot grant is to investigate the feasibility of developing an ultra-speed, low-cost portable filter that removes bacteria and other pathogens from drinking water.

PI: Yi Cui (Materials S
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Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
Stanford University
Source:Eurekalert

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