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.
GRA Michael Madin recently published a paper on his Masters research on smallholder seed security in Ghana in the journal Environmental Challenges. Congratulations!
SCALes is recruiting a graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D. track) to begin in fall 2022 as part of a new project studying the intersection of water, agriculture, and community resilience to climate change.
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.