Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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University of Missouri, Kansas City
AC-9: Academic Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 8.22 / 12.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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:

Jimmy Adegoke

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Climate variability, climate change impacts, satellite climatology, regional climate modeling, environmental remote sensing and urban meteorology.
Phone: (816) 235-2978
Raymond M. Coveney Jr.

Research Interests: Environmental chemistry, sustainability of natural resources, metamorphic hosted gold ores, Mississippi Valley-type lead-zinc deposits, and metalliferous black shales
E-mail: coveneyr@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2980
Caroline Davies

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Environmental science, biogeography, paleoclimatology, climate change geoarchaeology, and human-landscape relationships
E-mail: daviesc@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-1335
Steven L. Driever

Research Interests: Geography of Spain and Latin America, literature and environment, cultural geography, and historical geography
E-mail: drievers@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2971
Syed E. Hasan

Research Interests: Environmental and engineering geology, waste management & medical geology
E-mail: hasans@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2976
Daniel P. Hopkins

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Historical geography of the colonial world, history and philosophy of cartography
E-mail: hopkinsd@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2973
Wei Ji

Research Interests: GIS, remote sensing, landscape ecology, land use planning, resource assessment
E-mail: jiwei@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2981
Jejung Lee

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Hydrogeology, hydroinformatics, environmental geophysics, computational modeling, geostatistics.
E-mail: leej@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-6495
James B. Murowchick

Associate Professor and Department Chair
Research Interests: Geochemistry, environmental chemistry, instrumental analysis including x-ray diffraction and ICPMS, ore deposits, metallic sulfide minerals, and ore petrology
E-mail: murowchickj@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-2979
Tina M. Niemi

Research Interests: Neotectonics, Quaternary and environmental geology, and geoarcheology
E-mail: niemit@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-5342
Julie Urbanik

Assistant Teaching Professor
Research Interests: Role of gender in environmental politics and impact of controversial technologies like genetic engineering on animal bodies.
E-mail: urbanikj@umkc.edu
Phone: (816) 235-5150

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

Used listing on departmental website.

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

Analytical instrumentation: inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICPMS), X-ray diffraction and fluorescence, atomic absorption, gas chromatography, infrared spectroscopy, particle size analyzer, Geographic Information System (GIS), uni-axial compression tester and other geotechnical testing equipment

Spatial Analysis and Environmental Modeling: Two Computer laboratories with state-of-the-art Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Satellite Image Processing Software are available to support the research of CAER affiliated faculty and students. A 24-node PC-based computing cluster for regional climate modeling is housed in the Laboratory for Climate Analysis and Modeling (LCAM). This cluster and other high-end Unix computers support CAER's climate impact research.

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