Thematic Pathways

Exploring the Pathways

For January 5-7, hybrid style presentations (Concurrent Panels, Flash Talks, and Poster Presentations) have been assigned to one of nine ‘Thematic Pathways’, represented by the letter next to their title. Participants can use the thematic pathways as a guide to find the content that interests them most and make connections in their field.

At the end of the day January 5 and 6, 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET, presenters and participants will come together for Pathway Synthesis Workshops, to create real outcomes and drive deeper thematic discussions. Each participant can participate in one workshop per day, as workshops will run concurrently.

 

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Tuesday the 5th will feature five Pathway Synthesis Workshops to choose from. Each one will each cover a different thematic pathway- A, B, C, D, or E.

  • A: Addressing Water Scarcity

  • B: Data and Technology Innovation for Climate Solutions and Sustainability

  • C: Traversing the Science Policy Interface in the Context of a Changing Climate    

  • D: Diverse Perspectives and Shared Approaches in Resilience and Sustainability

  • E: Innovative Practices for Sustainability Education

Wednesday the 6th will feature four Pathway Synthesis Workshops to choose from. Each one will each cover a different thematic pathway- F, G, H, or I.

  • F: Improving Water Quality

  • G: Colleges Countering COVID

  • H: Governance in a Changing World: Food, Energy and Water

  • I: Climate and COVID: The Combined Impacts of Multiple Stressors

 

The Pathway Synthesis Workshop is a culminating session for each thematic pathway that ties together all the sessions in the pathway.

A: Addressing Water Scarcity

 

Tuesday, January 5
 

  • Concurrent Session: Solutions to Quench the World’s Thirst – Solving Water Scarcity

  • FlashTalkPlus: Fresh Water in Decline: Nature-Based Solutions to the Rescue

  • Flash Talk: Water Reuse in Chile: An Emerging Debate

  • Poster Presentation: Watershed Conservation for Water Provision in Rural Chilean Patagonia

 

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: A Tale of Three Cities: A Worldly Approach to Innovative Urban Water Management Strategies

 

 

 

B: Data and Technology Innovation for Climate Solutions and Sustainability

 

Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: Decision Tools for Systems-of-Systems Approaches to Environmental Security

  • Concurrent Session: Smart Systems, People, and the Transition to Decarbonize Energy

  • FlashTalkPlus: Re-Energize Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DR3) Data Processes  
     

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: The Digital Divide: A Lesser Known Symptom Impacting Communities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Poster Presentation: Mapping Bull Kelp Forests of Puget Sound with Consumer-Level UAV Image Platforms

  • Poster Presentation: Managing With Logic: A Bayesian Causal Network Assessment of Forest Management in the Monarch Reserve Using the Critical List

 

 

 

C: Traversing the Science Policy Interface in the Context of a Changing Climate


Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: RISAs, Climate Hubs & CASCs: Federal Coordination Across Regional Networks

  • Poster Presentation: Considering Hazardous Ecosystems in Early Care and Education Programs and Policy

  • Flash Talk: Expanding the Scope of Drawdown

  • Flash Talk: Frequently Asked Questions in NCA5: Input from the NCSE Community

  • Flash Talk: Visioning a Cooler City: Participatory Planning for Extreme Heat Resilience


Thursday, January 7

  • Concurrent Session: Communicating in Crisis: Sharing Research Related to COVID-19

  • Concurrent Session: Colorado River Sustainability: Epicenter of Science, Environment, and Policy

  • Concurrent Session: Climate Change Indicators for Agriculture: Understanding Risks and Impacts

  • Poster Presentation: The Role That Values Play in the Interactions of Social and Ecological Systems

  • Poster Presentation: Urban Areas at Great Risk from Flood Damage

  • Poster Presentation: Innovative Behavior: Increasing Litter Collection on Public Lands and Waters

  • Poster Presentation: Energy Justice through Solar: The Social Construction of Low-income Households

  • Poster Presentation: Human Dimensions of Growing Bioenergy Trees Among Farmers in North Carolina

  • Poster Presentation: The CST: A Study of Tourism Certification and Sustainability in Costa Rica

       

 

 

D: Diverse Perspectives and Shared Approaches


Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: The Emergence of Local Scale Climate Action and Policy: Why, How, and Who

  • Flash Talk: COEXIST: Actionable Stories for Sustainable Change

  • Flash Talk: Cooling The Waters: A Mindful Approach To Sustainability Transformations During

  • Flash Talk: Midwest Climate Summit- Multi-Sectoral Acceleration of Climate Action

  • Poster Presentation: Indoor Environmental Dust Collection Techniques for Accurate Microbial Exposure

  • Poster Presentation: Relocalization: Challenges and Strategies


Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: Showcasing Diverse Voices for Ocean Research and Solutions with ArcGIS StoryMaps

  • Poster Presentation: Factors that Motivate Cacao Farmers’ Agricultural Decisions in Jamundí

  • Poster Presentation: Spatial Distribution of Forest Products Manufacturers in North Carolina

  • Poster Presentation: Microbial Diversity and Antibiotic Production of Tree Hole Ecosystems

  • Poster Presentation: Resilience for Refugee Women through Social and Environmental Solutions

  • Poster Presentation: Initial Assessment of Soil Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria in a large, urban park

  • Poster Presentation: Reducing Dining’s Carbon Foodprint at Penn State

  • Poster Presentation: Examining Factors That Influence Restoration of Wading Bird Nesting Colonization in Florida Everglades National Park

 

 

 

E: Innovative Practices for Sustainability Education    


Tuesday, January 5

  • Concurrent Session: Learning From Living Labs: Regenerative Social-Ecological Research and Teaching

  • Concurrent Session: Key Competencies in Sustainability – Areas of Convergence and Next Steps

  • Flash Talk: The Rationale for Economic Literacy in Sustainability Education

  • Flash Talk: Building Drawdown Research Experiences: Informing Action, Developing Leaders

  • Poster Presentation: Can Recycling Education Programs Promote Recycling Rates in the U.S.? 

  • Poster Presentation: Exploring Agrophotovoltaics in Guatemala to Foster Positive Change

  • Poster Presentation: It Is Out of Sight, but Can No Longer Be Out of Mind


Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: Getting Out of Hot Water: Moving STEM Education Areas to Actions

  • Concurrent Session: Strengthening Sustainability Programs and Curricula in Higher Education

                   

 

 

F: Improving Water Quality


Wednesday, January 6

  • FlashTalkPlus: Advanced Modelling and Water Quality Monitoring Techniques

  • Flash Talk: Nitrogen and the Anthropocene: Health and Sustainability Issues

  • Flash Talk: Source Tracking Metabolically-Active Bacteria from Rainwater to Produce

  • Poster Presentation: Citizen Science in Action: Water Quality Monitoring Using Arduino Sensors

  • Poster Presentation: Microplastic Hazards on Water Quality and Human Health

  • Poster Presentation: Molecular Inclusion Complexes of CLD and β-HCH with CD's for Water Treatment


Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: Oxybenzone Sunscreen Alters Stress and Behavioral Patterns in Sheepshead Minnows

  • Poster Presentation: Ocean Acidification and South Florida’s Coral Reefs

 

 

 

G: Colleges Countering COVID


Wednesday, January 6

  • Concurrent Session: After COVID-19, What? Community Colleges From 4 U.S. Regions Respond

  • Concurrent Session: Evolution of California's Scientific Response in the Wake of a Pandemic

  • FlashTalkPlus: Campus Sustainability Education, Research, and Outreach in the Time of COVID-19

  • Flash Talk: An Arboretum-University Educational Partnership Via Virtual Podcast Discussions

  • Flash Talk: Cultivating Key Competencies for Sustainability in an Era of Digital Learning

 

 

 

H: Governance in a Changing World: Food, Energy and Water


Wednesday, January 6

  • Concurrent Session: Food, Energy and Water in a Warming World: Individual and Collective Action

  • Concurrent Session: Vision for the Future: How to Steward the American West for the Next 100 Years

  • FlashTalkPlus: Food, Energy, and Water (FEW) Nexus in a City in Times of Climate Change

  • Flash Talk: Adaptive Governance of Rivers: All About the Capacity to Reallocate Water?

  • Flash Talk: Adaptive Water Governance and the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

  • Flash Talk: The Role of Boundary Organizations in Agriculture-Environmental Governance
     

Thursday, January 7

  • Poster Presentation: Exploring the Adoption of Hemp as a Sustainable Agricultural Crop in Nebraska

  • Poster Presentation: Investigating Mineral Precipitation and Dissolution During CO2 Injection

 

 

 

I: Climate and COVID: The Combined Impacts of Multiple Stressors


Wednesday, January 6

  • Concurrent Session: COVID-19 in Indian Country: Challenges and Innovations

  • Concurrent Session: Research and Practice Connecting Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation Planning

  • Concurrent Session: Business Disruption, COVID-19, and Climate: Impacts of Disasters on Resilience

  • FlashTalkPlus: Planning for Evacuation & Sheltering During Compound Hurricane Pandemic Threat

  • FlashTalkPlus: The Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Social-Ecological Systems

  • Flash Talk: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: Importance of Building Program Externalization

  • Flash Talk: Heat Vulnerability and Resilience among Mobile Home Owners

  • Flash Talk: Improving Resiliency to Extreme Weather Events in EJ Communities

  • Poster Presentation: Pedestrian Thermal Comfort Evaluation of Multi-Modal Corridors in Tucson, Arizona

  • Poster Presentation: The COVID-19 & Climate Change Syndemic: Recognize Global Threats & Opportunities


Thursday, January 7

  • Concurrent Session: Advancing Urban Heat Resilience

  • Concurrent Session: The Costs and Losses of Wildfires – Investment Solutions vs. Reactive Management

  • Poster Presentation: Building a Call to Action for Science and Solutions in New Virtual Communities

  • Poster Presentation: Turning Over a New Leaf: Increasing Accessibility to Urban Parks Through Creative Land Use and Infrastructure Solutions

  • Poster Presentation: Has Transportation Behavior Changed After COVID-19? Is This a Permanent Change?

  • Poster Presentation: Calming a Stressed Planet: Alternative Futures for Socio-Ecological Systems

  • Poster Presentation: Getting Out of Hot Water: Moving From Ideas to Action

  • Poster Presentation: COVID, Climate, and the Politics of Gender