What if we could turn the trash in our landfills into energy?
To distinguish between two hypotheses regarding the underlying mechanism for species abundance-occupancy relationship by answering the following questions
1) Do abundant, widespread species maintain their “core” status through higher rates of immigration into localities or greater rates of in situ recruitment?
2) Does the mechanism by which abundant, widespread species maintain their “core” status depend on the environmental productivity?
The sociopolitical impacts of resource extraction on the environment and people of Yasuní National Park, Ecuador
The Callacpuma Archaeological Project focuses the long-term origins and development of Cajamarca Tradition through the investigation of diachronic change in social, political, and economic organization at the site of Callacpuma, located in the Cajamarca Basin, Peru.
How the Chinese Government’s Internationalization Agenda Affects Faculty and Students in Chinese Universities
Ever since it reopened its doors, China has been using educational transformation as the primary mechanism to develop its soft power. China has harnessed the forces of globalization to help transform major Chinese universities into serious contenders for the global pool of students, faculty, and resources. In a bid to prepare its population for an increasingly interconnected world and to make their schools more competitive, China has added campus internationalization to its list of goals to be met by 2020. My research seeks to explain the mechanisms and actors driving internationalization education reforms in Chinese higher education as well as how institutional and governmental internationalization agendas affect faculty and students.
How does exposure to early literacy and music affect lifetime human capital development?
How did French fantasies of Indochina inform French representations of Cambodia in film? How did Cambodians experience the French imagined Khmer identity? How did French representations of Cambodia shape Cambodian identity?
Evaluating the Impact of Roma Inclusion Policies on the Educational Experiences of Roma Girls in Moldova
In the Republic of Moldova, 1 in 5 members of the Roma community are illiterate. Within the population of illiterate Roma, females are significantly overrepresented. It is only within the last decade that this issue has been addressed by the Moldovan government and so far, policies to reduce this inequality have been ineffective. In this research, I will analyze the impact of Moldova’s most recent Roma inclusion policy and identify the social forces which keep Roma girls from attending schools. My research will be guided by the following questions: How have Moldova’s Roma inclusion plans impacted the physical and social barriers to the education of Roma girls according to the policy’s makers, Roma leadership, Roma activists, Roma families and Roma girls themselves? What is the relationship between social reproductions for Roma girls at home and social reproduction at school and do these similarities and/or differences impact Roma girls’ access to education?
Cultural Responsiveness: Reflections on Adaptations United States Trained Counseling Faculty Make While Preparing Counselors in Uganda
Mary Jacinta Nekesa
Cultural Responsiveness: Reflections on Adaptations United States Trained Counseling Faculty make while Preparing Counselors in Uganda.
The Evolutionary History Lake Tanganyika’s Nile Perch Species, Identify morphometric differences between Nile Perch species in Lake Tanganyika.
How much detail can golden-winged manakins resolved in time and space, and does this ability exist in ancestral manakins?
East Germans made a profit by disposing of West German trash in
unmonitored landfills. By reunification, East Germany had more than 10,000 potentially polluted, unmonitored landfills. Because of this, many say that East Germans did not care for the environment like West Germans. After reunification, policy was implemented to clean up these landfill sites. This leads me to ask, how was this process carried out from a policy perspective, and what were the implications of these changes for attitudes towards environmentalism by those directly involved? Were West Germans truly more environmental than East Germans? This is what I am striving to figure out through a case study of landfills and their transformation in the state of Brandenburg Germany following reunification in 1990.
Understanding the Oil and Gas and Renewable Marriage: The Case of Royal Dutch Shell and its Renewable Energy Strategy
Opportunities within Multinational Oil and Gas Corporations: The Case of Royal Dutch Shell and its Environmental Positionality
Why do women from the developing Balkan region choose to migrate to the US through the Au Pair program? Also, why isn’t the program considered domestic labor instead of cultural exchange?
The Effects of Environmental Factors on Evolution and the Conservation of Biodiversity in Lake Tanganyika
How does the evolutionary history of Lates fishes in Lake Tanganyika correspond to environmental change throughout the history of the lake?
1) How do the perceptions of policy makers differ from those of women working in NGOs regarding the effectiveness of human trafficking legislation in the Republic of Georgia?
2) Are there cultural realities which enable political apathy toward the problem of human trafficking and the plight of its victims?
What bureaucratic comparisons can be made between the American and Georgian environmental administrations?
What is the water quality of Sulur Lake at various locations during different months of the year? Is the lake contaminated or does it meet the government regulations? Are the policies monitoring water quality effective based on the results of the samples?
I am going to be involved into an international internship in Toyota and conduct my master's thesis research concerning energy, finance and sustainable development issues at the same time. The internship will be hold in Belgium. Specifically, I have received an internship offer from Toyota, which is one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturers and a leading global corporation, founded in 1937. The internship will occur in Sales and Planning Division of Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels where I will engage into data-analytical activity of international automotive industry and sustainability of natural resources. Concerning natural resources’ issues, I am going to deepen into my international research with emphasis on determinants of oil and gas companies’ profitability using the following explanatory factors: recent oil prices’ movements, such industry- and firm-specific factors as market concentration, market share and financial risk, and some others. Furthermore, I am also going to include into my model Toyota’s activity in sustainability of natural resources and other companies’ activity with similar approaches to energy efficiency and reduction of emissions. For example, such multinational corporations as Toyota influence the profitability of oil and gas companies both in the USA and Europe by producing emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles, which consume much less petroleum and more electricity.
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