September 24, 2012
CAP scientists Scott Yabiku, Sharon Hall, and Abigail York are among the investigators on a newly-funded National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, "Feedbacks Between Human Community Dynamics and Socioecological Vulnerability in a Biodiversity Hotspot," to study the resilience and vulnerability of communities in Nepal to an invasive weed species that rapidly colonizes fields, grasslands, and forests. This five-year project has been funded through NSF’s Coupled Natural and Human Systems program as well as the Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability portfolio of programs.
PI Yabiku and co-PIs Hall and York cite their interdisciplinary, collaborative experiences in CAP as a catalyst toward their new collaboration. To see an abstract of their proposal, please visit the NSF website at http://1.usa.gov/OlBPJW and/or check out the story on ASU News https://asunews.asu.edu/20120921_Mikania