Poster Session

NCSE’s National Conference and Global Forum is seeking submissions for our 2017 Poster Session. The Poster Session provides the opportunity for research scientists, university faculty, students, and others to share their work with over 1,000 conference attendees. Posters highlight research, innovations, and initiatives relevant to improving the health and well-being of people, the planet, and its ecosystems.

The poster session will run from the opening of registration on Tuesday, January 24, until after the closing keynote on Thursday, January 26. Posters will be available to conference attendees throughout the course of the conference.

*Undergraduate student
**Graduate student


  1. The Debris Project and Cartage
    Lee Lee, The Debris Project
  2. **An Evaluation of the UK’s Regulatory Framework to Mitigate Environmental and Public Health Risk Associated with ‘Fracking’
    Miriam Aczel, Imperial College London
  3. **Conserving Habitat of Endangered Floodplain Species by Modeling Sandbars and Islands in Connecticut River Watershed
    Backiel Bogumila, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  4. **“Clean dirt”: Remedial Efficacy and Project Sustainability in Nigerian Villages Affected by Severe Lead Poisoning Outbreak
    Casey Bartrem, University of Idaho and Simba Trima, Ian von Lindern and Margrit von Braun, TerraGraphics International Foundation
  5. **Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of Urban Road Transport in Lisbon, Portugal
    Joana Bastos and Stuart Batterman University of Michigan; Pedro Marques and Fausto Freire, University of Coimbra
  6. **Exposure to Neighborhood Crime is Associated with Weight Status in Elementary School Children
    Rachel Blair, Nicole Slesinger, Richard Suminski, and Freda Patterson, University of Delaware
  7. **Improving Quantitative Measurement of Microbial DNA in Homes with Digital PCR
    Ashleigh Bope, Samuel Cochran, Karen C. Dannemiller, The Ohio State University
  8. **Integrating Economic and Biophysical Models for Ecosystem Services Valuation in the Florida Everglades
    Christina Brown, Mahadev Bhat, Jennifer Rehage, Ross Boucek, and Michael Sukop, Florida International University; Victor Engel, U.S. Geological Survey
  9. **Pet Ownership, Indoor Air Quality. and the Prevalence of Respiratory Conditions: A Cross-Sectional Study in Rural Georgia
    Amanda Brown, Errol Spence, and Jiann-Ping Hsu, Georgia Southern University; Javanta Gupta, Florida Coast University; Atin Adhikari, Department of Health Policy and Management
  10. **EnviroAtlas Connects Urban Ecosystem Services and Human Well-Being
    Ferdouz Cochran, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education
  11. **Marketing Conservation with Private Woodland Owners to Build a Wildlife Corridor in New England
    Kelly Dennings, University of South Florida
  12. Exploring the Food-Health-Environment Nexus: Linking Nutrition Adequacy to Environmental Impacts of China’s Diet
    Pan He, University of Maryland
  13. **Impact of Antibiotics and Manure on Uptake and Fate in Greenhouse Grown Bermuda Grass (Tifton 85)
    Sheldon Hilaire, Barbara Bellows, Jeff Brady, Jim Muir, and Janice Speshock, Tarleton State University
  14. **Evaluation of Health Effects of Air Pollution On the Elderly in China
    Boya Liu, University of Maryland
  15. **Indonesian Palm Oil Moratorium: A Conceptual Framework of its Science-Policy Interface
    Caryn Massey, Andika Putraditama, Amelie Simons, Wesley McDaniel, and Jackson Massey
  16. **Visual Recognition of Disease-Carrying Insects
    Juan Pablo Muñoz, City University of New York; Rebecca Boger and Justin Li, Brooklyn College; Russanne Low, Globe Observer
  17. **A Viral Invader of the Laurentian Great Lakes: Genetic and Geographic Trends of VHSV-IVb
    Megan Niner, University of Toledo
  18. **Instream Health of Limestone Bay Watershed, AL: A Study of Heavy Metal and Bacterial Contamination
    Chloe Phillips and D. Lemke, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University; F. Okafor, Agricultural and Mechanical University
  19. **Case Study: Feasibility of a Per-Passenger Environmental Cruise Tax in Ísafjarður, Iceland
    Michaela Stith, Duke University
  20. **An Integrative, Non-Invasive, and Cost-Effective Study Relating Resident’s Health, Indoor Air Quality, and Infrastructure Defects in the Northeastern U.S.
    Nirmala Thomas and Leonardo Calderon, Rutgers University
  21. **Water Infrastructure and Education: An Analysis of Developing Rural Communities on the U.S.-Mexico Border
    Margie Vela, New Mexico State University
  22. **Community-Level Metrics for Linking Ecosystem Services and Human Health
    Laura Wood and Lydia Olander, Duke University; Bobby Cochran, Wiliamette Partnership; Kathy Wolf, University of Washington
  23. **Carbon Lock-In: An Obstacle to Campus Decarbonization
    Matthew Worsham and Robert J. Brecha, University of Dayton Hanley Sustainability Institute
  24. *The Occurrence of Pharmaceuticals in Surface Water of the Huntsville Spring Branch Watershed
    Shynna Dale, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) University
  25. *A Breath of Fresh Air – Life Without Coal
    Barbara Elliot, Nadine Elmehriki, Emma Griff, Colin Johnson, and Alexandre Walsh, Sir Stanford Fleming College
  26. *Plan for Plants: Controlling Allergens in the Urban Environment
    Barbara Elliot, Stacey Andrews, Jaclyn Craig, Meidan Leiderman, Jennifer Nieuwland, Sir Stanford Fleming College
  27. *Management Versus Eradication: Applying Ecological Principles to Mitigate Risk
    Barbara Elliot, Dan Featherstone, Nicole Lindman, Jean Paul Morris, and Kim Stephens, Sir Stanford
    Fleming College
  28. *A Comparative Study of Arsenic Distributions in Fractured Bedrock Wells of Connecticut
    Madeleine Haynes, Connecticut State University
  29. *Impacts of Beach Renourishment on the Distribution and Abundance of Escherichia Coli
    Jordan Lewis, Matthew Heard, Victoria Frost, Winthrop University
  30. *Examining the Relationship Between Household Health and Environmental Conditions in Haiti’s Central Plateau
    Duncan Pearce and Deborah McGrath, Sewanee: The University of the South
  31. *Integrating Undergraduates in Research: Evaluating Land Use Influence on Water Quality in North Alabama Streams
    Jordan Rhodes, Alabama A&M University
  32. *Identification and Enumeration of E. coli and the Impact of Climate Change and Variability to Determine the Water Quality in the Flint Creek Watershed (FCW)
    Gabrielle Russaw-Scissum, Alabama A&M University
  33. *Project Embrace: A Non-Profit Dedicated to Address Global Health Disparities Through Medical Waste Reduction
    Mohan Sudabattula, University of Utah and Project Embrace
  34. *Water Sanitation and Waste Management in Latin America, Colombia, and Cartagena
    Andrea Sullivan, University of Central Florida
  35. “Changing Times:” An Educational Intervention for Senior Citizens to Prepare For Climate Change
    Julie Becker, University of the Sciences and Teresa Méndez-Quigley, NOAA Climate Stewards Education Project
  36. The Environmental Grand Challenge: How Interdisciplinary Research and Community Engagement Work to Build Resilience
    Phil Berke, John Cooper, Nasir Gharaibeh, Jennifer Horney, and Galen Newman, Texas A&M University
  37. Attitudes and Behaviors Concerning Exposures to Toxic Chemicals Towards a Vulnerable Population: An Environment Health and Risk-Perception Survey of Massachusetts Childcare Providers
    Ryan Bouldin, Bentley University and Danielle Bianch-Hartigan, Vanessa Coloma Gonzalez
  38. *Possible Linkages Between Aerosols and Respiratory Health in West Africa
    Avery Bowers, Pennsylvania State University
  39. Environmental Biotechnology: Improved Data Quality for Citizen Science
    Ellen R. Campbell and WH Campbell, NECi Superior Enzymes
  40. as Hybrid Forum: A Semi-Automated Qualitative Analysis of 70,000 Public Comments on GM Seed Regulation
    Daniel Card, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  41. Integrating Climate Change and Health: Building Expertise and Leadership
    Jane Chang, Bob Perkowitz, and Jennifer Tabola, ecoAmerica
  42. The Beloit College Pathways to Sustainability Leadership Program, Integrating Sustainability into Curriculum and Student Life
    Lindsay Chapman, Beloit College
  43. Wearable Tattoo Electronics Capable of Dissolving in the Human Body
    Huanyu Cheng, Pennsylvania State University
  44. The Impact of China’s Increase in Meat Consumption on Global Climate Change: Questions of Sustainability, Economic Growth, and International Trade
    Jennifer Cole, Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Suzanne McCoskey, University of Maryland
  45. CRESSIDA: Cross-Boundary Approaches for Improving Watershed Resilience and Promoting Public Health in the Western Balkans
    Clayton Cox, Maryann Cairns, Alex Lan, Joseph Flotemersch, Gordana Kozhuharova, Mihallaq Qirjo, and Jose Zambrana, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  46. Wind Turbine Noise and Health: Findings of an Expert Panel
    Tee L. Guidotti, Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health
  47. Modeling Microbial Growth in Carpet Dust Under Diurnal Variations in Relative Humidity
    Sarah Haines and Karen C. Dannemiller, The Ohio State University
  48. Ecofriendly Antibacterial Finishing of Wool Fabrics Using Zataria Multiflora Boiss. Extracts
    Soudabeh Hajaahmadi, Islamic Azad University
  49. Assessing Climate Adaptation Financing Structures
    Beverly Harp and Younsung Kim, George Mason University
  50. Environmental Policies and Management through Education at Florida International University
    Krish Jayachandran, Florida International University
  51. Evaluating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency‘s Green Chemistry Program
    Lauretta Joseph, Natasha Henry and Gabrielle Fekete, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  52. Improving Human and Environmental Health: How Provision of Health Care Service’s and Training in Alternative Livelihoods Positively Influences Conservation Behavior of Citizens Living in Villages that Surround Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia
    Bethany Kois, Health in Harmony
  53. Do Air Pollutants Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction Have Endocrine Activity?
    Carol Kwiatkowski, University of Colorado, Boulder
  54. Activities of the Federal Interagency Work Group on Pharmaceuticals in Water
    James Laurenson, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; O. Conerly, B. Behl, D.M. Eignor, J.M. Lazorchak, J. Rogers, J. Strong, USEPA; R.A. Bloom, H. Zahner, USFDA; C.F. Williams, USDA; K.E. Lee, USGS; L. Backer, H. Vesper, CDC; B. McIntyre, NIEHS/NTP; M.H. Fulton, NOAA; L. Baetz, L. Strutz, APHC
  55. Willingness to Pay for Biodiversity Conservation and Water Supply of the Tourist Sector in Andes Mountains of the Maipo River Basin, Chile
    Alejandro León, and Jorge Soto, Universidad de Chile
  56. Understanding and Evaluating Ecosystem Services at Superfund Cleanups
    Jewel Lipps, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  57. Air Pollution, Inflammation, and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus: Turing Population Data into Action on
    Health Promotion
    Longjian Liu, Hui Liu, Ruby Sung, Jessica E. Dow, Feng Jia, Hugh P. Johnson and Charles N. Haas, Drexel University
  58. Using Probabilistic Topic Modeling to Analyze Oil Spillages in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria
    Christian Madu, Chu-hua Kuei and Ifeanyi E. Madu, Pace University; Benjamin C. Ozumba, Valentine E. Nnadi, University of Nigeria
  59. Climate Change and Human Health: An Exploration of the Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States for K-12 Students
    Leyla Erik McCurdy, Environmental Health Consultant; John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences; Dana Brown Haine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Betsy Galluzzo, Public Health Specialist
  60. An Assessment of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors of College Students Regarding Tick-Borne Diseases
    Wendi Middleton, Southern Illinois University of Carbondale
  61. Use of Water Quality Indices for Comprehensive Assessment of Water Quality
    Valeria Mijares, Margaret Gitau, and David Johnson, Purdue University
  62. BBFuels of Puerto Rico, LLC: A Sustainable Industrial Model for Bioethanol Production in Puerto Rico
    Jorge L. Nina Espinosa and Johnny Lugo Vega, University of Puerto Rico
  63. An Ecosystemic Approach to Deal with Quality of Life: Consequences for Public Policies, Research and Teaching Programmes
    André Francisco Pilon, University of São Paulo
  64. Building Capacity to Use Remote Sensing for Health and Air Quality Applications Through NASA’s ARSET Program
    Ana Prados, University of Maryland, Baltimore Country and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Pawna Gupta, USRA; Sue Estes, University of Alabama – Huuntsville; Brock Blevins, University of Maryland – Baltimore County; Elizabeth Hook, SSAI
  65. A Phenomenological Understanding of Residents’ Emotional Distress of Living in an Environmental Justice Community
    Zeyuan Qiu, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Gabriela Dory, U.S. Army Armament Research; Christina Qiu, Harvard University; Mei Fu, New York University; Caitlin Ryan, North Shore University Hospital Manhasset
  66. Evaluating Risk of Adverse Health Outcomes Associated with Drinking Water Contaminant Mixtures: Two Case Studies and the Limitations of Exposure Data
    Martha G. Rhoades, L.M. Howard, C.E. Steele, P.J. Shea, H.H. Raikes, K.M. Eskridge, E. VanWormer, T.E. Gilmore, J.J. Wallman, R.F. Spalding, M.O. New-Aaron, J.L. Meza, D. Barnes-Josiah, T.H. Rosenquist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; C.L. Beseler, Colorado State University; A.S. Flynn, U.S. Geological Survey
  67. Displacement, Environmental Health, and Urban Adaptation
    Martha E. Richmond and John C. Berg, Suffolk University; Sarah Howard, Philip Loheed, and Ninian Stein,
    Earthos Institute
  68. Warming Up Medical Lectures
    Holly A. Rosencranz, Warren G. Lavey, and Alex T. Matelski, University of Illinois
  69. Diagnostics and Monitoring of Disease Biomarkers in Exhaled Breath
    Hans A. Schuessler, Feng Zhu, and Alexandre A. Kolomenskii, Texas A&M University
  70. High Resolution Urban Heat Assessments: A Public Health Imperative
    Vivek Shandas, Jackson Voelkel, Yasuyo Makido, Portland State University
  71. Water Quality, Sanitation and Hygiene Post-Earthquake in Nepal
    Samendra Sherchan, Tulane University
  72. Projection of Future Hot Weather Events and the Potential Population Exposure in South Korea
    Changsub Shim, J. Seo, and J. Han, University of Colorado – Boulder
  73. Relationship Between Mysid Abundance and Fish Predators in Maryland Coastal Bays
    Alexis Smith, The University of Maryland – Eastern Shore
  74. The Living Building Challenge: A Pathway to Human, Community, and Ecosystem Health
    Kathleen Smith and Richard Piancentini, International Living Future Institute
  75. *Breaking Down the Practice of Composting
    Debra Socci and Caitlin McCormick, Seminole State College of Florida
  76. *Help for the Health of the Hands that Feed US
    Laura Mendez Castro, Rodrigo Alcala and Debra Socci, Seminole State College of Florida
  77. *Plant Growth and Responsiveness as a Tool in Sustainability Education
    Michael Barton and Debra Socci, Seminole State College of Florida
  78. Water Quality, Vegetation Cover, and Avoided Erosion in Wetlands of the Yeso River Basin in the High Andes Mountains
    Jorge Soto and Alejandro León, Universidad de Chile
  79. NIEHS/EPA Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Centers (Children’s Centers/CEHCs): Translation Research in Children’s Environmental Health and Neurodevelopmental Effects
    Emily Szwiec, Haleya Aja and Nica Louie U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  80. Marine Aquaculture Provides Opportunities to Meet the Protein Needs of a Growing Population While Reducing Our Ecological Footprint
    Kim Thompson, and Jerry R. Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific; Michael B. Rust, National Oceanic and
    Atmospheric Administration
  81. A Study of Private Well Owner Outreach Programs: Discovering Factors Critical to Effectively Motivating Well Owners to Act to Protect Drinking Water Quality
    Cliff Treyens, National Ground Water Association
  82. Pharmaceuticals in the Environment: A Multi-Disciplinary Systems Approach to a Complex Socio-Ecological Challenge
    Christine Vatovec, University of Vermont and Patrick Phillips, U.S. Geological Survey
  83. Evolution of the IEUBK Model for Lead: the Bunker Hill Superfund Site (BHSS) and Beyond
    Ian von Lindern and Susan Spalinger, TerraGraphics
  84. A Framework for Values-Focused and Data-Driven Decision Management for Climate Resilience
    Brian Wee, Neptune and Company, Inc.
  85. Probing Methane in Air With Infrared Frequency Combs
    Feng Zhu and Hans Schuessler, Texas A&M University
  86. *Environmental Determinants of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Bacteria in the Chesapeake Bay
    Benjamin Davis, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


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