Crabbiness spreads!
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
1M ago
I’m just back from Norwegian midnight sun to see our research and researcher Melina Kourantidou in the Bloomberg Business news today on the invasive Red King Crab in the Barents Sea. Know what’s for dinner! https://apple.news/AC_8A0coRSnOEhWoLvMBVNA Here’s the text, if you want all the awesome pictures you will need to find them through Bloomberg or Apple news… The King Crab Kings Stalin, Putin and climate change inadvertently turned Norway’s most desperate fishing spot into a global seafood capital. By Andrew S. Lewis Photographs by Thomas Ekström Near the end of 1991, the residents of Bugøyn ..read more
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Our Ukrainian colleagues need a generator to keep up their awesome food transition work
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
3M ago
At SDU, we are part of FUSILLI, a European food system transformation project that includes partners at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Many of the staff and students have left Ukraine, but there are also many who stay and they need generators to run their computers. Our colleague, Olena Muradyan, Dean of Sociology at Karazin, selected this solar generator: https://rozetka.com.ua/371414022/p371414022/ – the batteries are called KIJO and the inverter is MUST. With your support, they hope to place it in the Karazin student hall or the botanic gardens, giving seniors access too. You may ..read more
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New Postdoc Opportunity – environmental and social impacts of pesticide usage in Danish agriculture
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
3M ago
JOB DESCRIPTION Do you want to contribute to a cutting-edge research project focused on the environmental and social impacts of pesticide usage in Danish agriculture? And do you want three-year research position as our new post doc? The Department of Business and Sustainability at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg invites applications for a post doc position as of September 1, 2024, or as agreed. For more information about the department, please visit the website.  Your research focus  The position is attached to the larger project: “Greener Fields for Safer Pla ..read more
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I want to be Shiny, permanently
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
5M ago
New colleague Ana Faria Lopes continues to do cool scientific stuff – and to share how to do it! In today’s post on her blog, she talks readers through getting a DOI for a Shiny app she’s making for Cost Benefit Analysis visualization. Check it out here: Assigning a DOI to a Shiny Application Cover image: Tamatoa. https://jaajr.com/Shiny-in-movie-Moana ..read more
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Starting from nothing (zero) in experiment design
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
7M ago
This is a re-posting of Ana Faria Lopes’ most recent post from her awesome blog, “An Environmental Economist’s Guide to R”. I encourage you to take a look at these posts, which blend practical coding advice with insights into environmental and resource economics. Designing an experiment design with the idefix package: a design with zero as priors (2) Cover image: “Zero” by geishaboy500 is licensed under CC BY 2.0 ..read more
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Playlist for the Final Thesis Push
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
1y ago
From today, the Environmental Resource and Management Masters’ students at SDU have a week and a day until they have to turn in their theses, so I’m sending out a little support music to them – it’s arranged so there is first the angst, then the reward. So I hope they make it to end of the thesis and the playlist! I learned that some of them have not heard some of these songs, so I’m also considering it as broadening the education platform Perhaps it’ll help you make your deadlines too! If you have Apple Music, it’s here. Otherwise, here it is by song, with video where possible. Feel free to ..read more
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We’re Hiring! Renewable Resources Assistant Professor needed!
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
1y ago
Want to see for yourself what all the hullaballoo about life in Denmark is really about? Want to work on resource economic issues regarding Aquatic Nature-based Solutions? Please consider and/or share widely this open position! https://www.sdu.dk/da/service/ledige_stillinger/1207441 Deadline May 22, 2023 Assistant professor in Renewable Resource Economics The Department of Economics (ECON) and Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics (SEBE) at the University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a four-year position as assistant professor. The starting date is flexi ..read more
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Weeds never perish ctd.
Mereconomics
by Maarten Punt
1y ago
I’ve written before about my use of glysophate (or RoundUp if you prefer the brand name) in my garden. Although I have since moved from Denmark to the Netherlands, the stuff is still in my shed. I very occasionally use it for those few long-rooted weeds that are nigh impossible to remove by hand because they’re stuck between a wall and the pavement. Yes, it’s potentially carcinogenic, but so are coffee, red meat and alcohol, and as with those: the dose matters. Moreover, the alternatives aren’t all that positive either, as I pointed out in that post. A recent study in this regard has been rais ..read more
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Stopping the slide… interdisciplinary work pays off
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
1y ago
Pratiwi, B. A., Kok, S., Kaiser, B. A., & Mahya, M. J. (2023) Cost-benefit analysis of mitigating subsidence damage in Semarang and Demak, Indonesia. Frontiers in Environmental Economics, 2, 5. Very proud to share this paper that started as Berlian Pratiwi’s Master’s thesis in the depths of Covid lockdowns. In bringing together the science of subsidence and the economics of water demand to compare water supply investment choices, the article exemplifies the benefits and importance of interdisciplinary work. Abstract: Since the early 1990s, the coastal Semarang City in Indonesia h ..read more
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Aqua-NbS kickoff event March 28th: join in person or online
Mereconomics
by Brooks Kaiser
1y ago
The Elite Centre of Aquatic Nature-based Solutions for climate change adaptation and mitigation (Aqua-NbS) aims to scale up and integrate approaches of Aquatic Nature-based Solutions to expand the provision of multiple ecosystem services, including carbon storage, climate regulation, water filtration, coastal protection, and food-web support. We apply cross-disciplinary approaches that span the full land-sea continuum and incorporate a comprehensive range of technological, institutional, and socio-economic settings. Aqua-NbS will investigate aquatic habitats and their valuable ecosystem servic ..read more
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