Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.96
Liaison Adam Sizemore
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Miami University
AC-9: Research and Scholarship

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 12.00 / 12.00 James Oris
Associate Provost for Research and Scholarship and Dean of the Graduate School
Office of the Provost
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Total number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in research (headcount):
347

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff that are engaged in sustainability research (headcount):
98

Percentage of the institution's faculty and staff researchers that are engaged in sustainability research :
28.24

Total number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts research:
33

Number of academic departments (or the equivalent) that include at least one faculty or staff member that conducts sustainability research:
26

Percentage of research-producing departments that are engaged in sustainability research:
78.79

A copy of the institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:
The institution’s inventory of its sustainability research that includes names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

Inventory is attached.


A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the research inventory (including the types of faculty and staff included as researchers):

The Associate Provost of Research and Graduate School Dean searched sustainability research in Faculty180, Miami's faculty activity reporting system.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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In FY17-19 faculty researchers received more than $10.3 million in grants and contracts to pursue research related to the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainability. Highlights include:

Craig Williamson (Biology) works with the Global Change Limnology Lab provides service to the U.N. Environment Programme Environmental Effects Assessment Panel

Jessica McCarty (Geography) conducts research on agriculture and food security, land cover change, climate change, and natural resources management.

Rachael Morgan-Kiss (Microbiology) and Richard Lee (Biology) conduct climate change research as part of the U.S. Antarctic Research program.

Mike Vanni (Biology) and William Renwick (Geography) run an NSF funded Long-term Research in Environmental Biology (LTREB) field site near the university.

Tom Crist (Biology) researches the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems services.

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