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11/12 GES Colloquium | Cami Ryan on being a social scientist in the Ag industry

Cami Ryan joins us from Bayer CropScience and explores the challenges of food, technology, and societies through the lens of a “boundary spanning” per

10/29 GES Colloquium | Preventing dengue using Wolbachia infected mosquitoes

Learn about a possible novel vector control technique to prevent outbreaks of Dengue that relies on infection with the bacterium, Wolbachia. Also, info on live-streaming the Margaret Atwood keynote talk on 11/15 (NC State only)

10/22 GES Colloquium | Luba Kurkalova on NC crop rotations and cropland usage

North Carolina is one of the most physio-geographically diverse states in the southern U.S, resulting in the majority of the state’s crop production the eastern Coastal Plains. We analyze the dynamics of cropland use intensity here, and are developing tools to improve the precision of environmental assessments of crop production in NC.

Recruiting for AgBioFEWS PhD Fellowships

The GES Center is now recruiting PhD students for our second cohort of students for AgBioFEWS, an interdisciplinary, NSF-funded program focused on Agricultural Biotechnology in our evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems. Applicants from a wide range of disciplines—including the humanities, natural, and social sciences—are encouraged to apply.

Faculty Publications

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Scenario analysis on the use of rodenticides and sex-biasing gene drives for the removal of invasive house mice on islands

Megan E. Serr, Rene X. Valdez, Kathleen S. Barnhill-Dilling, John Godwin, Todd Kuiken & Matthew Booker. Scenario analysis on the use of rodenticides and sex-biasing gene drives for the removal of invasive house mice on islands. Biological Invasions (2020) pp 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10530-019-02192-6. Published: 02 January 2020.

Articulating ‘free, prior and informed consent’ (FPIC) for engineered gene drives

Dalton R. George, Todd Kuiken, and Jason A. Delborne. Articulating ‘free, prior and informed consent’ (FPIC) for engineered gene drives. Proc. Royal Soc. B. Vol. 286, Issue 1917. Published: 18 December 2019. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1484

Genetic Engineering and Society

Barnes, J., Pitts, E., Barnhill-Dilling, S., & Delborne, J.. (2019) Genetic Engineering and Society. In T. Pittinsky (Ed.), Science, Technology, and Society: New Perspectives and Directions (pp. 203-233). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: 10.1017/9781316691489.009. Published: November 2019.

Synthetic Biology 2020: Frontiers in Risk Analysis and Governance

Trump, B. D., Cummings, C. L., Kuzma, J. & Linkov, I. (2020). Synthetic Biology 2020: Frontiers in Risk Analysis and Governance. Springer, Cham.doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-27264-7. ISBN: 978-3-030-27263-0. First online: 29 November 2019

Economic Principles and Concepts in Area-Wide Genetic Pest Management

Zachary Brown, Mike Jones, John Mumford. (2019) Economic Principles and Concepts in Area-Wide Genetic Pest Management. Eds. Onstad, D. W., & Crain, P. in The Economics of Integrated Pest Management of Insects. (pp. 96-121) CABI. doi: 10.1079/9781786393678.0096

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