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Responsible Innovation in Biotechnology: Stakeholder attitudes and implications for research policy | Elementa

Jennifer Kuzma, September 1, 2020 | This article explores attitudes of stakeholders involved in biotechnology towards the Responsible Innovation (RI) framework.

Office of Research and Innovation Honors Three with Award for Excellence

Matt Simpson, August 10, 2020 | Three Office of Research and Innovation employees won this year’s Award for Excellence — SHRA employee Patti Mulligan and EHRA employees Daniel Findley and Nicholas Leblanc.

Returning to farming's roots in the battle against the 'billion-dollar beetle'

Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’ | Agricultural and Resource Economics

Rosemary Brandt, July 21, 2020 | Nicknamed the "billion-dollar beetle" for its enormous economic costs to growers in the United States each year, the western corn rootworm is one of the most devastating pests farmers face.

CALS News – Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

Mollie Rappe, June 29, 2020 | Jason Delborne, a researcher with the Genetic Engineering and Society Center and the College of Natural Resources, will lead the efforts to assess public opinion and analyze the potential regulatory pathway for techniques to introduce beneficial plant fungi to crops.

Blog: We must do better…

Todd Kuiken, June 11, 2020 | The following reflection was part of a special GES colloquium held on June 5, 2020, discussing the new USDA regulations on GM crops. Which was held in the midst of national protests against police brutality. They are my personal reflections in support of #blacklivesmatter and the systemic racism and inequalities seen throughout our institutions.

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida and Texas beginning this summer – silver bullet or jumping the gun?

Jennifer Kuzma, June 3, 2020 | Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.

 

Faculty Publications

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Effect of microplastics on ecosystem function: Microbial nitrogen removal mediated by benthic macroinvertebrates

Huang, Y., Li, W., Gao, J., Wang, F., Yang, W., Han, L., Lin, D., Min, B., Zhi, Y., Grieger, K., Yao, J. Effect of microplastics on ecosystem function: Microbial nitrogen removal mediated by benthic macroinvertebrates. Science of the Total Environment, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142133.
Microplastics, Nitrogen removal function, Denitrification, Anammox, Chironomids, Microorganisms

Transitioning Machine Learning from Theory to Practice in Natural Resource Management

Saia, S., Nelson, N., Huseth, A., Grieger, K., Reich, B., Transitioning Machine Learning from Theory to Practice in Natural Resource Management. Ecological Modelling, 435: 109257. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109257 PDF
Machine learning, Natural resources management, Stakeholders, Decision-support tools, Decision-making, Process-based modeling

Responsible innovation in biotechnology: Stakeholder attitudes and implications for research policy

Roberts, P, Herkert, J and Kuzma, J. 2020. Responsible innovation in biotechnology: Stakeholder attitudes and implications for research policy. Elem Sci Anth, 8(1): 47. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.446 Download PDF
Responsible innovation, Biotechnology, Governance, GMOs

Secondary Risk Theory: Validation of a Novel Model of Protection Motivation

Cummings, CL, Rosenthal, S., and Kong, W. (2020). Secondary Risk Theory: Validation of a Novel Model of Protection Motivation. Risk Analysis. doi: 10.1111/risa.13573
Protection motivation, Risk response, Risk tradeoffs, Secondary risk theory, Secondary risks

U.S. Oversight of GM Crops: A Place for Values?

Kuzma J (2020). U.S. Oversight of GM Crops: A Place for Values? In Eds Goldberg, A. Feeding the World Well. John Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD.
Food, Ethics, Values, Regulation, Governance

Consumer expectations and attitudes toward nanomaterials in foods

S. Zhao, C-H Yue, and J. Kuzma (2020) Consumer expectations and attitudes toward nanomaterials in foods. Pages 705-733. Chapter 17, Handbook of Food Nanotechnology: Applications and Approaches. Academic Press Elsevier: Cambridge MA. July 2020. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-815866-1.00017-0
Nanopackage, Nanotechnology, Experimental auction, Structural equation model, Information effect, Willingness-to-pay, Food

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COVID-19's Global Impact: Interdisciplinary perspectives from inside GES, looking out | 4/21 GES Colloquium

Please join us via Zoom for the final colloquium of the semester. The All-star GES roster of panelists includes Royden Saah, Nora Haenn, Alun Lloyd, Eli Hornstein and Dalton George.

Margo Bagley - What's Yours in Mine and What's Mine is Mine | 4/14 GES Colloquium

Digital sequences, patents, and benefit-sharing obligations; plus a new article on social license and synbio from Jason Delborne and Adam Kokotovich

Jean Goodwin on Scientists' responsibilities in the public sphere | 4/7 GES Colloquium

+ new Zoom instructions; GES Blog post: COVID-19—Biotechnology Is Never Enough; and meet the 2020 AgBioFEWS Cohort

Jean Ristaino on the global challenges of emerging plant diseases | 3/31 GES Colloquium

Jean Ristaino to discuss plant diseases such as P. infestans, the pathogen that caused the Irish famine, and their impact on global food security

Virtual GES Colloquium Info | 3/24: Carlos Iglesias - The future of protein production and its implications

The future of protein production and its implications + Jennifer Kuzma inducted to RLA, Jen Baltzegar PhD defense, & #WSJHEALTH Forum with Todd Kuiken

Anna Stepanova - Building a synbio toolbox | 3/3 GES Colloquium

+ Short lectures on Art's Work/Genetic Futures and save the date for Disruptive Biotechnologies Symposium (POSTPONED)

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