ESDRI Seed Grants
The Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative (ESDRI) was excited to offer competitively awarded seed grant funding to research teams in spring semester 2018. ESDRI was established in 2017 to support faculty efforts to achieve continued scholarly success in areas of research concerning both natural and built systems.
The projects funded demonstrate the broad nature of scholarly activity addressing the environment at Kent State, including projects related to climate change, urban health and forest restoration. The teams were chosen based on their creative and cutting-edge nature, breadth of the interdisciplinary team, and future funding potential.
The teams and project titles that were funded are listed below:
Scott Sheridan, PhD, (Geography), Terry Schwarz (Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative)
“Enhancing Climate Preparedness Through Geodesign Of Urban Green Space”
Elizabeth Herndon, PhD (Geology), Lauren Kinsman-Costello, PhD (Biological Sciences)
“Designing a sensor network to investigate how redox regimes control iron and phosphorus biogeochemistry”
Reid Coffman, PhD (College of Architecture and Environmental Design), Christie Bahlai, PhD (Biological Sciences)
“Biodiversity Roofs as Novel Ecosystems”
Anne Jefferson, PhD (Geology), Christie Bahlai, PhD (Biological Sciences), Bridget Mulvey, PhD (School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies)
“Fostering Restoration Success at Cuyahoga Valley National Park”