Category Archives: Self-congratulation

Land reform FTW: #BTEHbook Friday, more good sh#t from the cutting room floor

Because I care, here is a Friday #BTEHbook update on my forthcoming book, Beginning to End Hunger, despite the fact that I’m technically still on holiday this week! (For new readers, #BTEHbook presents the story of Belo Horizonte, home to … Continue reading

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#BTEHbook Friday: Frances Moore Lappé’s piece on Belo Horizonte: “The city that ended hunger”

It’s been a busy week for me here at Coventry University’s Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience and so this week’s #BTEHbook tie-in (for the forthcoming Beginning to End Hunger) is a reprinting of Frances Moore Lappé’s 2009 piece, The city that ended … Continue reading

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New book/book chapter (and other new pieces) out!

At long last, my book chapter on the MST (Landless Rural Workers’ Movement in Brazil) is out, as part of the volume Subsistence Under Capitalism! M. J. Chappell. “Alternative agriculture, the vernacular, and the MST: Re-creating subsistence as the sustainable development … Continue reading

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Spring of 2013 Round of Congrats!

Congratulations to lab members Amber Heckelman, James Moore, Michael Lege, and Jude Wait, and lab alumnae Kat Pang and Chelsea Gwinn! Amber has racked up accomplishments recently, winning a Natural Sciences Graduate Student Summer Fellowship and a Graduate Student Professional … Continue reading

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New publication (book review)

My take on Raymond De Young and Tom Princen’s The Localization Reader: Adapting to the coming downshift is now up at Landscape Ecology. It’s (The Localization Reader) worth a read, especially for some of the beautiful and inspiring, classic and … Continue reading

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BioAg Planning Grant Awarded!

I’m pleased to announce that AgroEcoLab PhD student Jude Wait and I (MJC) were awarded an internal grant from WSU, a Project Planning Grant supporting Jude’s project, “Agroecology of Urban Food Farming: Effects of Organic and Biologically Intensive Practices on … Continue reading

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L. Michael Lege, Master of the Universe/of Science

A huge PARABENS to AgroEcoLabbie L. Michael Lege, M.S., The “OG” (my “Original Graduate” student), who successfully defended his thesis “RHIZOBIAL INOCULANTS FOR IMPROVING SOIL QUALITY AND RURAL LIVELIHOODS IN UGANDA” yesterday to audiences in Pullman and Vancouver and to … Continue reading

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A small publication from a pilot study during my first field season in Ecuador

Information Flows in Community-Based Monitoring Exercises in the Ecuadorian Amazon it’s open access! Abstract: Community-based monitoring schemes provide alternatives to costly scientific monitoring projects. While evidence shows that local community inhabitants can consistently measure environmental changes, few studies have examined … Continue reading

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New Paper from Johan in PLoS One; MJC clip from “Feeding the World while the Earth Cooks”

Congrats to Dr. Johan Oldekop, lab postdoctoral associate, for his most recent paper, “Co-Occurrence Patterns of Common and Rare Leaf-Litter Frogs, Epiphytic Ferns and Dung Beetles across a Gradient of Human Disturbance”, which just came out in PLoS One! Also, … Continue reading

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New Publication

Another paper from my PhD work is out in PLoS One: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0038922 Co-Occurrence Patterns of Common and Rare Leaf-Litter Frogs, Epiphytic Ferns and Dung Beetles across a Gradient of Human Disturbance Indicator taxa are commonly used to identify priority areas for … Continue reading

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