Wednesday September 18, 2013
107 Norman Smith Hall
Applications of Network Science to Environmental Policy
Professor Mark Lubell, Director of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at the University of California-Davis, will share lessons learned from more than 15 years conducting economics valuation research to inform public policy decisions. He will speak about social networks as core components of policy processes and individual decision-making. The emerging field of network science is developing theories and methods for studying networks in empirical settings. This talk provides an overview of the application of network science to public policy, including case studies of water management, sustainable viticulture, and climate change on public lands.