We hear the word “sustainability” thrown around environmental discourse without knowing exactly what the word is referring to. What is the scientific basis behind claims promoting more sustainable initiatives?
2010 Urban Fellow
Research Topic: Land Use Planning and Management
Faculty Advisor: Mark BradfordAlex Felson
Closing the Loop: A Proposal for Alternative Land Management Practices at Yale
The purpose of this project was to establish an applied research study on campus with important management implications (Redman 1999). The parameters analyzed provide sensitive indicators of potential shifts in microbial communities under different management routines. The results of this project will provide a scientific basis that can help inform Yale’s decision on integrating ecology into its land management regime. The emphasis of the project focused on the ecological framework of Yale’s land management program; economic considerations were not addressed under the scope of this project.