Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 25.19
Liaison Robert Yelnosky
Submission Date May 14, 2015
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Juniata College
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.11 / 12.00 Douglas Glazier
Professor of Biology
Biology
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Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:
10

Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in research:
75

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
4

The total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that conduct research:
18

A copy of the sustainability research inventory that includes the names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
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Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Douglas S. Glazier (Biology): Ecology of freshwater springs, which supply many important ecological services of agricultural & economic value

Chris J. Grant (Biology): Effects of natural gas mining on the quality of aquatic resources

B. Thorpe Halloran (Environmental Science & Studies): Monitoring effects of storm floods on river-floodplain systems

Dennis L. Johnson (Environmental Science & Studies): Wetland restoration & agroecology; development of national flash flood guidance estimates

Norris Z. Muth (Biology): Effects of invasive species on forest & soil microbial communities; restoration of native plant communities

Roy D. Nagle (Environmental Science & Studies): Ecology & conservation biology of long-lived turtles

Neil W. Pelkey (Environmental Science & Studies): Watershed planning & analysis; sustainable artisanal fisheries management; sustainable forest management in India; wetland restoration & agroecology

Uma Ramakrishnan (Environmental Science & Studies): Restoration of American Chestnut; evaluating mercury bioaccumulation in coyotes; monitoring effects of warming waters on brown trout movements

Sharon S. Yohn (Chemistry): Monitoring health of Raystown Lake, especially effects of nutrient enrichment and invasive exotic aquatic plants; education outreach about climate change

Chuck Yohn (Raystown Field Station): Monitoring health of Raystown Lake, especially
effects of nutrient enrichment and invasive exotic aquatic plants


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory:

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A brief description of notable accomplishments during the previous three years by faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

8 peer-reviewed publications, many with undergraduate student co-authors

Oral or poster presentations at several scientific meetings and student scholarship conferences (> 20)

Engagement of numerous (> 20) undergraduate students in research relevant to sustainability issues

Public outreach activities (including regional restoration projects, citizen research participation, educational articles, and high school student and teacher workshops) by 6 faculty members in 3 departments (Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences).


The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:
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