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Community-Led Governance for Gene-Edited Crops; Jennifer Kuzma and Khara Grieger, Science, 2020

Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops | Science

Press Release, November 19, 2020 | New government regulations for biotechnology will create gaps in oversight of gene-edited crops and the provision of information to consumers.

The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops

Margaret Huffman, Nov. 11 2020 | Choosing to plant genetically engineered seed that will grow insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) is more expensive at the time of planting but is common practice in places like the United States and the Philippines. This study takes a closer look at those who do not plant genetically engineered seed because their neighbors use of Bt corn eliminated the local pest pressure.

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Student Spotlight: Jabeen Ahmad, AgBioFEWS Fellow

CALS Magazine, Fall 2020 | AgBioFEWS Fellow Jabeen Ahmad's interdisciplinary journey from public defender to plant biologist.

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.

 

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Community-led governance for gene-edited crops

Kuzma, J. and Grieger, K. 2020. Community-led governance for gene-edited crops. Science, Vol. 370, Issue 6519. doi: 10.1126/science.abd1512
Responsible Innovation, Biotechnology, Governance, CRISPR, Gene-Editing

Landscape-level feedbacks in the demand for transgenic pesticidal corn in the Philippines

Brown, Zachary S., Lawson Connor, Roderick M. Rejesus, and Jose M. Yorobe Jr (2020). Landscape-level feedbacks in the demand for transgenic pesticidal corn in the Philippines. Ecological Economics, 180: 106883. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106883 PDF
Agroecology; Bioeconomic feedbacks; Areawide pest suppression; Crop choice; Discrete choice models; Endogenous sorting

Social science and infrastructure networks and the human–technology interface

Berube, D.M., Bogomoletc, E., Eng, N. et al. Social science and infrastructure networks and the human–technology interface. J Nanopart Res 22, 296 (2020). doi:10.1007/s11051-020-05022-2. PDF
Social science, Nantechnology,
Societal and ethical implications, Nanotechnology infrastructure network,

Emerging lanthanum (III)-containing materials for phosphate removal from water: A review towards future developments

Zhi, Y., Zhang, C., Hjorth, R., Baun, A., Duckworth, O.W., Call, D.F., Knappe, D.R.U., Jones, J.L., Grieger, K. (2020) Emerging lanthanum (III)-containing materials for phosphate removal from water: A review towards future developments. Environment International, 435: 109257. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106115 PDF
Lanthanum, Phosphate, Surface water restoration, Eutrophication control, Phosphorus inactivation

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

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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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