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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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Rodent gene drives for conservation: opportunities and data needs

John Godwin, Megan Serr, S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling , Dimitri V. Blondel, Peter R. Brown, Karl Campbell, Jason Delborne, Alun L. Lloyd , et al. Rodent gene drives for conservation: opportunities and data needs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Volume 286, Issue 1914, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1606. Published: 06 November 2019. Download PDF

Best practices from nano-risk analysis relevant for other emerging technologies

Khara Grieger, Jacob L. Jones, Steffen Foss Hansen, Christine Ogilvie Hendren, Keld Alstrup Jensen, Jennifer Kuzma & Anders Baun . Best practices from nano-risk analysis relevant for other emerging technologies. Nature Nanotechnology, 14, pages 998–1001(2019) doi: 10.1038/s41565-019-0572-1. Published: 06 November 2019. Download PDF

Rooted in Recognition: Indigenous Environmental Justice and the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree

S. Kathleen Barnhill-Dilling, Louie Rivers & Jason A. Delborne (2019) Rooted in Recognition: Indigenous Environmental Justice and the Genetically Engineered American Chestnut Tree. Society & Natural Resources, doi: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1685145. Published: 05 November 2019. Download PDF

Locally Fixed Alleles: A method to localize gene drive to island populations

Sudweeks, J., Hollingsworth, B., Blondel, D.V., Lloyd, A.L. et al.. Locally Fixed Alleles: A method to localize gene drive to island populations. Nature Scientific Reports, 9, Article number: 15821 (2019) doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51994-0. Published: 01 November 2019. Download PDF

Threshold-Dependent Gene Drives in the Wild: Spread, Controllability, and Ecological Uncertainty

Gregory A Backus, Jason A Delborne. Threshold-Dependent Gene Drives in the Wild: Spread, Controllability, and Ecological Uncertainty. BioScience, biz098, doi: 10.1093/biosci/biz098. Published: 18 September 2019. Download PDF

Does the U.S. public support using gene drives in agriculture? And what do they want to know?

Michael S. Jones, Jason. A. Delborne, Johanna Elsensohn, Paul D. Mitchell, Zachary S. Brown. Does the U.S. public support using gene drives in agriculture? And what do they want to know?. Science Advances 11 Sep 2019; Vol. 5, no. 9, eaau8462. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aau8462. Download PDF

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