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Tippecanoe Soundscape Studies, Indiana Life Story Interviews and Social Networks Along Climate Gradients of Mt. Kenya, Kenya Muskegon River Watershed Mega Model Ecosystem Project Tipping Points of Land Use on Ecosystem Integrity NSF Chicago ULTRA Project - Balancing Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas NSF Climate-Land Interaction Project (CLIP) in East Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro) USGS Fish Habitat Assessment Project - Assessing Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use Change on Nation's Fisheries NSF III-XT: Tropical Soundscapes, Land Use and Biodiversity La Selva, Costa Rica
  • Tippecanoe Soundscape Studies, Indiana
  • Life Story Interviews and Social Networks Along Climate Gradients of Mt. Kenya, Kenya
  • Muskegon River Watershed Mega Model Ecosystem Project
  • Tipping Points of Land Use on Ecosystem Integrity
  • NSF Chicago ULTRA Project - Balancing Ecosystem Services in Urban Areas
  • NSF Climate-Land Interaction Project (CLIP) in East Africa (Mt. Kilimanjaro)
  • USGS Fish Habitat Assessment Project - Assessing Impacts of Climate Change and Land Use Change on Nation's Fisheries
  • NSF III-XT: Tropical Soundscapes, Land Use and Biodiversity La Selva, Costa Rica
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Backcast Land Change Model

 

 

Background

 

With funding from the US DoEd Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Needs (GAANN) program, Amelie Davis (PhD student of Pijanowski) has developed a GIS-based Biofuels Footprint Calculator (BFC).  This tool (see figures below) takes into consideration: average and annual (past 30 years) corn production per county, the location and spatial extent of transportation (roads and railways), local gasoline consumption rates, the spatial extent of livestock distributions for processing of DDGS (biofuel processing by-product), distribution of other land uses (e.g., urban), and location of surface/groundwater sources (e.g., 8 gallons of water are required to produce one gallon of ethanol).

 

 

 

Last updated March 6, 2011