The SCALes (Sustainability of Communities and Agricultural Landscapes) research group at Kansas State University examines the joint influences of environmental hazards, land use, and socioeconomic conditions in socioenvironmental systems. Our goal is to identify policy and practice solutions that promote social equity and the preservation of natural resources and ecosystems for future generations.
Our paper on equity of a strategic retreat program, Differential disadvantages in the distribution of federal aid across three decades of voluntary buyouts in the United States, has been published in Global Environmental Change!
Our recent paper examining the relationship between landscape complexity and yields of corn, soy, and wheat in the U.S. was recently published in NatureFood and highlighted in NIFA’s latest newsletter! Read the full-text article at https://rdcu.
Michael Madin is joining our group as a research assistant in August 2021. Michael has an M.A. in Geography from the University of Denver where he worked on the sustainability of small-holder farming in Ghana.
Wildcat Creek flows through the heart of Manhattan, but how much do you know about our local watershed? Prairiewood has teamed up with K-State Libraries and the geography and geospatial sciences department along with other partners to organize a series of free events in August all about Wildcat Creek.