Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.22
Liaison Rich Walker
Submission Date April 22, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.03 / 12.00 Kevin Adkins
Sustainability Officer
Vice Chancellor for Administration
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Number of the institution’s faculty and/or staff engaged in sustainability research:

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

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

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

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

Names and department affiliations of faculty and staff engaged in sustainability research:

see website siue/sustainability

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

All faculty were contacted via listserve and/or email and given the definitions and asked to self report. A committee reviewed th list and compiled a list of research meeting the criteria. When in question the departments and/or faculty members were contacted and the critieria was discussed.

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

-Dr. Jennifer Rehg of our anthropolgy department, together with a team chartered and established 380 acres of protected forest lands, secondary forest, grasslands, and lake shore habitats; the preserves are a site for transdisciplinary research.
-Dr. Connie Frey-Spurlock Faculty Sustainability Fellow and Professor of Sociology found specific correlation between Sustainability and graduation retention rates.
-Dr. Richard Essner, R. L., Jr., Z. R. French, L. M. Richter, and P. R. Minchin compiled significant novel findings on "Bohm Woods and the SIUE Nature Preserve: Valuable Conservation Assets for Southwestern Illinois."
-Dr. R. L. Richter, R. L. Essner Jr., and P. R. Minchin published "A survey of bluff forest avifauna in Southwestern Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science."
-Dr. Kurt Schulz, J. Wright, and S. Ashbaker published a study on local endangered plant species in their publication, "Comparison of invasive shrub honeysuckle eradication tactics for amateurs: stump treatment versus regrowth spraying of Lonicera maackii. Restoration Ecology."
-Master's student Chad Rieger published, "Phosphorus budget for Cougar Lake." Masters Thesis, Environmental Sciences Program.
-Master's student Tim Tripp published, "Comparisons of lead concentrations in fish tissues from two southwestern Illinois lakes." Masters Thesis, Biological Sciences Program.

The website URL where information about sustainability research is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.