Socioeconomic and Institutional ResearchEPA Grant Number: R828684C004
Subproject: this is subproject number 004 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828684
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
Center: EAGLES - Atlantic Slope Consortium
Center Director: Brooks, Robert P.
Title: Socioeconomic and Institutional Research
Investigators: Shortle, James S. , Finley, James , Fisher, Ann , McElfish, James M. , O'Connor, Robert E.
Current Investigators: Shortle, James S. , Thornton, Kent
Institution: Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus
Current Institution: Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus , FTN Associates Ltd.
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: March 1, 2001 through February 28, 2005 (Extended to March 15, 2006)
RFA: Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment Research Program (2000) RFA Text | Recipients Lists
Research Category: Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Water , Ecosystems
This is one of four projects under the Atlantic Slope Consortium (ASC) center. The goal of this project is to provide scientific results that support the choice and communication of suites of environmental indicators that will be meaningful to and relevant for environmental managers and other intended audiences. Specific objectives are to examine: (1) human perceptual and attitudinal dimensions of the types of indicators that different audiences find useful; (2) risk communication methods for presenting indicator information; (3) institutional and jurisdictional obstacles to indicator use; (4) their value for environmental management; and (5) their relationships to socioeconomic indicators at multiple scales.
Publications and Presentations:Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 40 publications for this subproject | View all 158 publications for this center
Journal Articles:Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 6 journal articles for this subproject | View all 36 journal articles for this center
Supplemental Keywords:ecological indicator, human dimension, environmental management, risk assessment, value of information, quality of life, environmental law., RFA, Economic, Social, & Behavioral Science Research Program, Scientific Discipline, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ECOSYSTEMS, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, Economics, Ecological Effects - Environmental Exposure & Risk, Ecological Monitoring, decision-making, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Social Science, Economics & Decision Making, Ecological Indicators, Risk Assessment, ecosystem valuation, ecoindicator, model-based analysis, policy making, valuation, environmental decision making, decision making, economic incentives, economic models, environmental benefits assessment, environmental values, socioeconomics, cost of pollution abatement, ecological assessment, ecosystem management, environmental policy, estuarine ecosystems, environmental decision-making, public values, environmental protection, cost-effective ecosysem protection, preference survey, economic objectives
Progress and Final Reports:
Main Center Abstract and Reports:R828684 EAGLES - Atlantic Slope Consortium
Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R828684C001 Integrated Assessment of Estuarine Ecosystems
R828684C002 Development of an Optical Indicator of Habitat Suitability for Submersed Aquatic Vegetation
R828684C003 Integrated Assessment of Watersheds
R828684C004 Socioeconomic and Institutional Research