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Alan Yeakley, Connie Ozawa, Vivek Shandas, Heejun Chang, and Marion Dresner receive NSF grant
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Posted: January 10, 2011

Alan Yeakley, Environmental Sciences and Management faculty; Connie Ozawa and Vivek Shandas, Urban Studies and Planning faculty; Heejun Chang, Geography; and Marion Dresner, Environmental Sciences and Management faculty, received a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant along with colleagues at Oregon State and Washington State universities. The team will study how feedbacks between governance and biophysical systems affect the resilience of urban socio-ecological systems, with a focus on water quality, green infrastructure, and urban green spaces in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. They will collaborate with Metro, Reed College, and the U.S. Forest Service.