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Submissions from 2024

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A critical cartography: mapping chapters, networks, and relationships through regional organization, Trinidad Rico and Melissa Baird

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Beyond Summer Reading: Enabling Covert Student Learning Through a Cross-Campus Connecting Theme, Laura Fiss, Brett Hamlin, Heather Love, Linda Ott, Charles Wallace, and Steven A. Walton

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Changes to Rural Migration in the COVID-19 Pandemic☆, Julia K. Petersen, Richelle Winkler, and Miranda H. Mockrin

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Climate impacts on migration in the Arctic North America: existing evidence and research recommendations, Guangqing Chi, Shuai Zhou, Megan Mucioki, Jessica Miller, Ekrem Korkut, Lance Howe, Junjun Yin, Davin Holen, Heather Randell, Ayse Akyildiz, Kathleen Halvorsen, Lara Fowler, James Ford, and Ann Tickamyer

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Engagement for Life's Sake: Reflections on Partnering and Partnership with Rural Tribal Nations, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kathleen Brosemer, and Kristin Arola

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Is Salmon Surprise on the Table? Indigenous Rights and Multi-Stakeholder Diplomacy in the Renegotiation of the Columbia River Treaty, Kinga Szálkai and Mary Durfee

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National Museum Wales and the scalar bureaucracies of institutional memory work, Mark Rhodes

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Non-traditional abiotic drivers explain variability of chlorophyll-a in a shallow estuarine embayment, Peter J. Sahwell, Danielle Bejar, Dong Min Kim, and Helena M. Solo-Gabriele

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Social determinants of rural food security: Findings from Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Hongmei Lu and Angie Carter

Works from 2023

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Adaptive capacity, Adam Wellstead

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Agent-based modeling (ABM), Mark Rouleau

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America and arbitration as an institution of international society in the nineteenth century: American and British treaties from 1783 to 1871, Mary Durfee

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“A nation built on coal”: transcalar memory work at the Big Pit, Mark Rhodes and William R. Price

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‘Being able to work has kept our life fairly constant:’ reconciling social practice models to assess the impact of (infra)structural inequities on household wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sonya Ahamed, Chelsea Schelly, Kristin Floress, William Lytle, Holly Caggiano, Cara L. Cuite, Charles Wallace, Ryan Cook, Rebekah Jarvis, Rachael Shwom, and David Watkins

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Book Review: A Different Trek: Radical Geographies of Deep Space Nine by David K Seitz, Mark Rhodes

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Built and social indices for hazards in Children's environments, Timothy Stone, Daniel Trepal, Don Lafreniere, and Richard C. Sadler

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Built and social indices for hazards in Children's environments, Timothy Stone, Daniel Trepal, Don Lafreniere, and Richard C. Sadler

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Climate change adaptation, Adam Wellstead

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Community-based natural hazard vulnerability assessment in rural Jamaica, Heather R. Thole, Kari Henquinet, and Gregory P. Waite

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Data-driven analysis of influential factors on residential energy end-use in the US, Biao Kuang, Chelsea Schelly, Ge Ou, Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, Shardul Tiwari, and Jianli Chen

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Devil in the details? Policy settings and calibrations of national excellence-centers, Anat Gofen, Adam Wellstead, and Noa Tal

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Dumping military waste into Lake Superior: the historic legacies of secrecy, censorship, and uncertainty, Elodie Charrière and Nancy Langston

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Energy efficiency, Shan Zhou

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Environmental justice, Shan Zhou

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Episode 7: Sharing Personal Narratives, Re-Shaping Societal Narratives, Angela Carter

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Feminizing Decentralized Renewable Energy Programs: A Study of a Community Renewable Energy Project from India, Aritra Chakrabarty

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Field Testing of Simulated Lunar Ice Characterization Using Ground Penetrating Radar Technology, Caleb J. Kaminski, Paul J. van Susante, and Timothy Scarlett

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Forest conservation, Adam Wellstead

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Green roles at home: exploring the impact of household social dynamic processes on consumption at the food-energy-water (FEW) nexus, Holly Caggiano, Sonya Ahamed, William Lytle, Chelsea Schelly, Kristin Floress, Cara L. Cuite, and Rachael Shwom

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Indirect Methods for Estimating Internal Migration, Richelle Winkler and Katherine J. Curtis

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It doesn't bother me: An intersectional analysis of discrimination among white women farmers in the US Corn Belt, Carly Nichols and Angie Carter

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Nationalism, David H. Kaplan and Kathryn L. Hannum

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Navigating STEMification for critical geography educators: finding leverage in classroom and institutional pedagogies, David K. Seitz, Daniel Cockayne, Ryan Z. Good, Kathryn L. Hannum, Adrianne C. Kroepsch, Mark Rhodes, Jack Swab, and Nancy Worth

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Policymaker, Adam Wellstead

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Policy Mechanisms, Adam Wellstead, Paul Cairney, and Kathryn Oliver

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Preferences and perceived barriers to pursuing energy sovereignty and renewable energy: A tribal nations perspective, Don Lee, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Sarah Smith, and Shardul Tiwari

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Preventing Discriminatory Decision-making in Evolving Data Streams, Zichong Wang, Nripsuta Saxena, Tongjia Yu, Sneha Karki, Tyler Zetty, Israat Haque, Shan Zhou, Dukka KC, Ian Stockwell, Xuyu Wang, Albert Bifet, and Wenbin Zhang

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Public-private partnerships, Shan Zhou

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Supporting Women Landowners in Wetland Conservation, Angie Carter and Rebecca Christoffel

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Theorizing Capitalism’s Cracks, Attila Dézsi and LouAnn Wurst

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The Science–Policy Interface and Evidence-Based Policymaking in Environmental Policy, Adam Wellstead, Kei Schmidt, and Anat Gofen

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The Science–Policy Interface and Evidence-Based Policymaking in Environmental Policy, Adam Wellstead, Kei Schmidt, and Anat Gofen

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Transoptic Landscape Analysis: Multidimensional Landscapes of a Multinational Wales, Mark Rhodes

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What's going on in there? Canadian government policy labs and public value management, Adam Wellstead, Nora Ottenhof, Bryan Evans, and Anat Gofen

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‘Working as Though For Their Self’: Coalwood, Class Struggle and Capitalism’s Cracks, LouAnn Wurst

Works from 2022

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Advancing agrivoltaics within the U.S. legal framework: A multidimensional assessment of barriers & opportunities, Alexis Pascaris, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Advancing the scholarship and practice of stakeholder engagement in working landscapes: a co-produced research agenda, Weston M. Eaton, Morey Burnham, Tahnee Robertson, J. G. Arbuckle, Kathryn J. Brasier, Mark E. Burbach, Sarah P. Church, Georgia Hart-Fredeluces, Douglas Jackson-Smith, Grace Wildermuth, Katherine N. Canfield, S. Carolina Córdova, Casey D. Chatelain, Lara B. Fowler, Mennatullah Mohamed Zein el Abdeen Hendawy, Christine J. Kirchhoff, Marisa K. Manheim, Rubén O. Martinez, Anne Mook, Cristina A. Mullin, A. Laurie Murrah-Hanson, Christiana O. Onabola, Lauren E. Parker, Elizabeth A. Redd, Chelsea Schelly, Michael L. Schoon, W. Adam Sigler, Emily Smit, Tiff van Huysen, Michelle R. Worosz, and Carrie Eberly

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A Historical Institutionalist Approach to Understanding the Ambiguities of Environmental Federalism: The Case of Canada and Open Federalism, Adam Wellstead

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An empirical study on the types of consumers and their preferences for E-waste recycling with a points system, Hua Zhong, Shan Zhou, Zhiyao Zhao, Hao Zhang, Jing Nie, and Palizhati Simayi

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Behaving or not? Explaining energy conservation via identity, values, and awareness in U.S. suburban homes, Pranay Kumar, Holly Caggiano, Cara Cuite, Clinton J. Andrews, Frank A. Felder, Rachael Shwom, Kristin Floress, Sonya Ahamed, and Chelsea Schelly

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Canadian professors’ views on establishing open source endowed professorships, Joshua M. Pearce, Shardul Tiwari, Alexis Pascaris, and Chelsea Schelly

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Conceptualizing resilience: An energy services approach, Shardul Tiwari, Chelsea L. Schelly, Ge Ou, Mostafa Sahraei-Ardakani, Jianli Chen, and Fatemeh Jafarishiadeh

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Deep mapping the daily spaces of children and youth in the industrial city, Timothy Stone, Don Lafreniere, and Rose Hildebrandt

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Do agrivoltaics improve public support for solar? A survey on perceptions, preferences, and priorities, Alexis Pascaris, Chelsea Schelly, Mark Rouleau, and Joshua Pearce

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Emergent regional collaborative governance in rural local food systems development, Hongmei Lu and Angie Carter

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Enacting boundaries or building bridges? Language and engagement in food-energy-water systems science, Valoree Gagnon, Chelsea Schelly, William Lytle, Andrew Kliskey, Virginia H. Dale, Anna Maria Marshall, Luis F. Rodriguez, Paula Williams, Michael Waasegiizhig Price, Elizabeth A. Redd, and Margaret A. Noodin

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Externalities as the status quo: Federal application of environmental charges in the United States, Robert Zupko

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Finding the sweet spot in climate policy: balancing stakeholder engagement with bureaucratic autonomy, Adam Wellstead and Robbert Biesbroek

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Formative Interests and Pathways to Natural Resources Careers among Historically Underrepresented People, Laura L. Burmann, Matthew C. Kelly, Chelsea L. Schelly, and Tara Bal

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Fourth Industrial Revolution and algorithms: New challenges for policy design, Adam Wellstead, Tanya Heikkila, and Matthew Wood

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From the Editor, Steven A. Walton

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Identity, Language, and Landscape in Galicia, Spain, Kathryn L. Hannum

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Intersections between rural studies and food justice in the U.S.: some implications for today and the future, Diego Thompson and Angie Carter

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Loons and the Risk of Extinction in a Warming, Toxic World, Nancy Langston and Kathleen Brosemer

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Missionary, citizen, and consumer: Evangelical American child sponsorship and humanitarian marketing in the 1950s and 1960s, Kari Henquinet

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Object Lesson: Architecture at Pullman National Monument as Both an Agent of Division and Collective Identity, Sarah Fayen Scarlett and Laura Walikainen Rouleau

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Oil palm crop: State and gaps of research and technological development at global scale, Latin America and Mexico, Luz Del Carmen Lagunes-Espinoza, César Jesús Vazquez-Navarrete, Joaquín Alberto Rincón-Ramirez, and Kathleen Halvorsen

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Policy capacity and rise of data-based policy innovation labs, Sojeong Kim, Adam Wellstead, and Tanya Heikkila

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Preserving Memory, Protecting Privacy: Challenges and Strategies for Working through Community Anxiety in Digital Environments, Shaun Boyd, Joanne Burgess, Lindsay Hiltunen, Donald Lafreniere, Daniel Morales, Sarah Scarlett, and Lindsay Passenger Wieck

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Professors want to share: preliminary survey results on establishing open-source-endowed professorships, Joshua M. Pearce, Alexis S. Pascaris, and Chelsea Schelly

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Queen's School of Policy Studies Policy Innovation Lab (Qsps-Pil) Summary of 'Changing Traditions: A Report on Queen's University Homecoming', Kaylin Mesic and Adam Wellstead

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Queen's School of Policy Studies Policy Innovation Lab (Qsps-Pil) Summary of 'Changing Traditions: A Report on Queen's University Homecoming', Kaylin Mesic and Adam Wellstead

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Social networks as conservation practice: Targeting wetland conservation for women landowners, Angie Carter and Rebecca Christoffel

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Solar adoption inequality in the U.S.: Trend, magnitude, and solar justice policies, Xue Gao and Shan Zhou

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The influence of policy design on club good provisions: A study of for-profit shopping mall roof gardens in Shanghai, Hongmei Lu and Robert L. Ryan

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Towards codes of practice for navigating the academic peer review process, Benjamin K. Sovacool, Jonn Axsen, Laurence L. Delina, Hilary Schaffer Boudet, Varun Rai, Roman Sidortsov, Sefa Awaworyi Churchill, Kirsten E.H. Jenkins, and Ray Galvin

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Trash to Hryvnias: The economics of electricity generation from landfill gas in Ukraine, Tetiana Kurbatova and Roman Sidortsov

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Two-Dimensional Electrical Resistivity Profiling for Fracture Detection in Volcanic Aquifers of the Plateaus Area of Ecuador, Miriam Rios-Sanchez, John S. Gierke, and Teresa Muñoz-Martinez

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Using policy goal ambiguity to manage policy goal conflicts: Sponge-City Program implementation in old neighbourhoods, Hongmei Lu and Shan Zhou

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What is co-creation and how does it create public value?, Adam Wellstead, Michael Howlett, and Aritra Chakrabarty

Works from 2021

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American Community: Radical Experiments in Intentional Living, Chelsea Schelly

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Application of agent-based modeling and life cycle sustainability assessment to evaluate biorefinery placement, Robert Zupko

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Applying a relationally and socially embedded decision framework to solar photovoltaic adoption: A conceptual exploration, Chelsea Schelly, Don Lee, Elise Matz, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Birds and bioenergy within the americas: A cross‐national, social–ecological study of ecosystem service tradeoffs, Jessie L. Knowlton, Kathleen E. Halvorsen, David J. Flaspohler, Christopher R. Webster, Jesse Abrams, Sara M. Almeida, Stefan L. Arriaga‐weiss, Brad Barnett, Maíra R. Cardoso, Pablo V. Cerqueira, Diana Córdoba, Marcos Persio Dantas‐santos, Jennifer L. Dunn, Amarella Eastmond, Gina M. Jarvi, Julian A. Licata, Ena Mata‐zayas, Rodrigo Medeiros, M. Azahara Mesa‐Jurado, Lízbeth Yamily Moo‐culebro, Cassandra Moseley, Erik Nielsen, Colin Phifer, Erin Pischke, Chelsea Schelly, Theresa Selfa, Chelsea A. Silva, Tatiana Souza, and Sam R. Sweitz

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Can Michigan’s upper peninsula achieve justice in transitioning to 100% renewable electricity? Survey of public perceptions in sociotechnical change, Adewale Aremu Adesanya

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Conceptual design and rationale for a new agrivoltaics concept: Pastured-raised rabbits and solar farming, Will Lytle, Theresa K. Meyer, Nagendra Gautam Tanikella, Laurie Burnham, Julie Engel, Chelsea Schelly, and Joshua M. Pearce

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Cultural imaginaries or incommensurable ontologies? Relationality and sovereignty as worldviews in socio-technological system transitions, Chelsea Schelly, Valoree Gagnon, Kristin Arola, Andrew Fiss, Marie Schaefer, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Dancing around the Subject: Memory Work of Museum Landscapes at the Welsh National Waterfront Museum, Mark Rhodes

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Degrowth, anti-capitalism or post-archaeology? A response to Nicolas Zorzin, LouAnn Wurst

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Developing a legal framework for energy storage technologies in the U.S: The case of pumped underground storage hydro, Shardul Tiwari, Chelsea Schelly, and Roman Sidortsov

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Differential Privacy and the Accuracy of County-Level Net Migration Estimates, Richelle Winkler, Jaclyn L. Butler, Katherine J. Curtis, and David Egan-Robertson

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Diverse University Students Across the United States Reveal Promising Pathways to Hunter Recruitment and Retention, Victoria R. Vayer, Lincoln R. Larson, M. Nils Peterson, Kangjae Jerry Lee, Matt Kelly, Richelle Winkler, and et. al.

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Energy democracy in practice, Douglas Bessette, Chelsea Schelly, Laura Schmitt Olabisi, Valoree Gagnon, Andrew Fiss, Kristin Arola, Elise Matz, Rebecca Ong, and Kathleen E. Halvorsen

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Equity in Designing a Summer International Research Experience: Recruitment and Partnerships for a Graduate Field School in El Salvador, John S. Gierke, Luke Bowman, Emily Clark, Kari B. Henquinet, and Angie Carter

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Evaluating sub-Saharan Africa's electrification progress: Guiding principles for pro-poor strategies, Bethel Tarekegne and Roman Sidortsov

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Examining existing policy to inform a comprehensive legal framework for agrivoltaics in the U.S., Alexis S. Pascaris

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Global Electricity Development: Technological, Geographical, and Social Considerations, Shardul Tiwari, Bethel Tarekegne, and Chelsea Schelly

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How palm oil became the world’s most hated, most used fat source, Jonathan E. Robins

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Humans and Other Pollinators in the Oil Palm Plantation Complex, Jonathan Robins

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Identifying and Quantifying Volatile Content and Geotechnical Properties in the lunar PSRs, Paul van Susante, Jeffrey Allen, Timothy C. Eisele, Timothy Scarlett, and Kris Zacny