Environment

Environment

FSI scholars approach their research on the environment from regulatory, economic and societal angles. The Center on Food Security and the Environment weighs the connection between climate change and agriculture; the impact of biofuel expansion on land and food supply; how to increase crop yields without expanding agricultural lands; and the trends in aquaculture. FSE’s research spans the globe – from the potential of smallholder irrigation to reduce hunger and improve development in sub-Saharan Africa to the devastation of drought on Iowa farms. David Lobell, a senior fellow at FSI and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant, has looked at the impacts of increasing wheat and corn crops in Africa, South Asia, Mexico and the United States; and has studied the effects of extreme heat on the world’s staple crops.

Recent Projects

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The Cult of the Cross in Byzantium

My dissertation discusses the cult of the cross in the Byzantine Empire from the reign of its first emperor Constantine the Great (r.
English

Semantic Information Systems and Visualization

Business InformaticsIn today’s businesses information technology plays a central role.
English

Nuclear Proliferation, Nuclear Safety, and the Transport of Hazardous Material

Under the leadership of CISAC Consulting Professor George Bunn and Fritz Steinhausler (University of Salzburg), a visiting professor at CISAC and IIS, the European Forum and CISAC co-sponsored...
English

Europe, America and the Multilateral Trade System

 This project examines the complex trade relationships between the US and the EU and their key roles in the development of the multilateral trade system.
English

Comparative Study of Farm Policy Reform in the EU and US

This project involves David Orden, Virginia Tech., who was a visitor at IIS in the 1998-99 academic year, and Wayne Moyer, Grinnell College, together with Tim Josling (TEC and FSI).
English

Comparative Regulatory Approaches to Biotechnology

This project includes comparative regulatory structures in advanced industrial states, i.e.
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People

josling Timothy E. Josling Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Food Research Institute, Emeritus, 1940-2018