Environment

Congratulations to this year’s REP winners!

Big congratulations to our three faculty members that were awarded in this year’s Research Excellence Program at UConn! The awarded projects are listed below:

Richard Christenson, PI, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet, Co-PI, Anthropology
William Ouimet, Co-PI, Geography & Center for Integrative
Geosciences
Creating New Opportunities for International Research in
Disaster Science

$50,000

Gideon Hartman, PI, Anthropology
Margaret Rubega, Co-PI, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Where Have All the Birds Gone? Using Stable Isotopes to Solve
the Mysterious Decline in Migratory Insectivorous Bird

Populations
$45,126

Alexia Smith, PI, Anthropology
Examining the Modern and Ancient Morphological and Genetic
Diversity of Grape in Armenia

$24,996

New volume edited by Merrill Singer

Book EnviroHeath
A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health

New volume edited by Merrill Singer entitled A Companion to the Anthropology of Environmental Health published by Wiley-Blackwell draws on theories from political ecology, ecobiosocial understanding, and ecosyndemic analysis. This volume brings together 23 chapters by anthropologists that examine how human health around the world is impacted by human interactions with the environment, including anthropogenic environmental restructuring that adversely impacts human wellbeing…