List of Master's Projects

Master's Project Title Faculty Advisorsort descending Client Organization Project Location Status
Understanding private sector risk to climate change and designing guidance for engagement World Wildlife Fund In Progress
Effective ESG integration: An investor road map to promote ESG considerations in Mexico’s capital market Grupo Financiero Banorte (Banorte Financial Group) Mexico D.F (Mexico) In Progress
Reducing Diesel Emissions, Improving Air Quality, and Promoting Environmental Justice in Southwest Detroit (2015) Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV) Southwest Detroit, work can be divided between Ann Arbor and Detroit Past Project
River Raisin Watershed Management Planning (2007) J. David Allan and Thomas Johengen River Raisin Watershed Council Adrian, MI Past Project
Environmental Flows for the Huron River System (2014) Allen Burton Huron River Watershed Council Southeast Michigan
"Vishwamitri " a River and its Reign (2017) Allen Burton Vadodara, Gujarat, India Past Project
Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed Management Plan (2016) Allen Burton Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (TOMWC) Headquarters will be Petoskey, MI Past Project
NOAA Regional Public Private Partnership Analysis and Recommended Strategy (2017) Allen Burton National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Region (All eight Great Lakes States MN to NY) Past Project
Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Chicago Riverwalk Allen Burton, Victoria Campbell-Arvai, and Mark Lindquist SASAKI Chicago, IL In Progress
Bridging Sustainability: Growing Triple-Bottom-Line Businesses Through Learning, Change and Leadership Andrew Hoffman Green Garage Detroit Detroit, MI Past Project
Holy Cross Abbey: Reinhabiting Place (2010) Andrew Hoffman Holy Cross Abbey Berryville, Virginia Past Project
Financed Emissions and Socio-economic Sustainability Metrics in the Financial Services Industry (2015) Andy Hoffman Comerica Bank Ann Arbor, MI (possible visits to Auburn Hills and Detroit Comerica facilities). My office is a short walk from Campus (Main & Huron), so I will be highly accessible and available for students. Past Project
Hybrid Organization Innovations Toward Sustainability (2008) Andy Hoffman William Davidson Institute Ann Arbor, MI, USA Past Project
Corporate Strategies for Addressing Climate Change (2006) Andy Hoffman Pew Center on Global Climate Change Arlington, VA Past Project
Building a Sustainable Community in Africa - Mpala Wildlife Conservancy (2011) Andy Hoffman Mpala Wildlife Foundation Nanyuki, KENYA Past Project
Sustaining Hope: A Strategic Plan for Growing Hope in Ypsilanti, MI (2009) Andy Hoffman Growing Hope Ypsilanti, MI Past Project
Facilities Energy Management Audit and Recommendations at Yellowstone National Park (2012) Andy Hoffman Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) Past Project
Building Green for the Future, Volume 2 : Hotel Development and Operations in North America (2007) Andy Hoffman Sustainable Conservation North America Past Project
Sustainable Agriculture in Tropical Forest Landscapes (2014) Arun Agrawal CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Sao Paulo, Brazil and Jakarta, Indonesia Past Project
Community Based Forest Governance and Institutions in the context of REDD+ in Tanzania (2014) Arun Agrawal International Forestry Research Center Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Past Project
Area Based Development and Climate Change (2010) Arun Agrawal The World Bank (Social Development Department) University of Michigan and possibly Dominican Republic, Mexico, or Peru Past Project
Community Based Adaptive Learning and Action in Management of forestry Resources in Nepal (2017) Arun Agrawal Forest Action in Nepal Patan, Nepal Past Project
Community Forestry and REDD+ in Nepal Arun Agrawal and Peter Newton International Forest Resources and Institutions (IFRI) International - multiple locations Past Project
Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Cattle Ranches in the Brazilian Amazon (2016) Arun Agrawal and Shelie Miller Imaflora and the Rainforest Alliance Mato Grosso and Amazonas, Brazil Past Project
Specialty Coffee Farmers' Climate Change Concern and Perceived Ability to Adapt (2016) Avik Basu CIMS Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center, Costa Rica Alajuela, Costa Rica Past Project
Transit Oriented Development in Detroit (2010) Beth Diamond Detroit Department of Transportation Detroit, MI Past Project
Urban Revitalization through Art, Community and Ecology: The Heidelberg Project (2011) Beth Diamond The Heidelberg Project Detroit, MI Past Project
Inspiration Ridge Preserve Base-line Ecological Inventory and Environmental Education Enhancement Plan (2017) Bill Currie Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Homer, Alaska Past Project
Supporting conservation and decision-making in the Northwoods: Mapping forest values, services, and threats (2017) Bill Currie The Nature Conservancy in Michigan Lansing, MI Past Project
The Demand for Carbon Offsets in the United States: A Snapshot of U.S. Buyers on the Global Voluntary and California Compliance Markets Bill Currie The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, A.C. Ann Arbor, MI & Doha, Qatar Past Project
Sleeping Bear Dunes Bay to Bay Paddle/Backpack Trail (2014) Bob Grese National Park Service - Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) Empire, MI Past Project
Jocko Valley Trails (2011) Bob Grese Jocko Valley Trails Committee Arlee, MT Past Project
Six Points Property Master Plan (2016) Bob Grese The Wyandot of Anderdon Nation, Trenton, Michigan Gibraltar, Michigan Past Project
Institutionalizing Sustainable Food: Creation and Implementation of the UM Sustainable Food Program and Campus Farm Bob Grese University of Michigan Botanical Garden Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Reinventing Wingfield Pines: Creating a Regional Showcase for Floodplain Rehabilitation in a Post-mined Landscape (2007) Bob Grese Allegheny Land Trust Pittsburgh, PA Past Project
Pewabic: “Tiling” the Story of Revitalization in Detroit Through Public Gardens (2017) Bob Grese Pewabic Society, Inc. Detroit, MI Past Project
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge New Area Master Plan and Public Access Study Bob Grese Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Berlin Charter Township, Monroe County, Michigan In Progress
Developing a Land Management Plan for the Kalamazoo Nature Center (2016) Bob Grese and Ines Ibanez Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo, Michigan Past Project
Site Designs and Habitat Mapping for Increasing Organizational Capacity of an Alaskan Outdoor Education Organization (2015) Bob Grese and Karen Marzonie Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Homer, Alaska Past Project
Reef Recreation: Designing with Nature to Redevelop an Ecological Catastrophe in the Atlantic Ocean into a Flourishing Aquatic Habitat and Coastal Protection Site (2015) Bob Grese and Kathy Velikov Osborne Reef Fort Lauderdale, Florida Past Project
More than Me! Sustainable School Yard Design, Liberia (2015) Bob Grese and Shelie Miller Sustainability Without Borders More than Me, Girl's Elementary School Liberia, West Africa Past Project
Forecasting Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms (2017) Bradley Cardinale and Mark Rowe Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Fish Consumption and Environmental Justice on the Detroit River AOC (2008) Bunyan Bryant and Elaine Hockman Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) Detroit, MI Past Project
Project Katrina (2007) Bunyan Bryant, Gregory Button, and Elaine Hockman Louisiana Bucket Brigade Louisiana, USA Past Project
Measuring Impact: Evaluating the Economic, Social, and Ecological Services of the City of Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program Catherine Riseng The Conservation Fund Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, Michigan In Progress
Restoration of a Multi-Functional Landscape: Mill Creek after Dam Removal (2010) Chet Hill Village of Dexter, MI Dexter, MI Past Project
Lower Boardman River Revitalization Chet Hill City of Traverse City, Michigan Traverse City, MI Past Project
Redesigning the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway - Improving Environmental and Cultural Sustainability by Creating Identity (2012) Chet Hill and MaryCarol Hunter Scenic Highway Foundation Escambia Bay Bluffs, FL Past Project
Boyne Mountain Resort Environmental Sustainability Management Plan (2009) Chris Ellis Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls, MI Past Project
Ecological Assessment, Mapping, and Prioritization of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks (2011) Dan Brown Huron-Clinton Metroparks Brighton, MI; Greater Detroit Metropolitan Area Past Project
Evaluation of Impact of Rural Environmental Rehabilitation projects in Northern Shewa, Ethiopia Dan Brown ADHENO Integrated Rural Development Association Northern Shewa Zone, Ethiopia In Progress
Enhancing Resiliency in Baltimore's Urban Forest (2015) Dan Brown City of Baltimore, Office of Sustainability Baltimore, MD Past Project
Climate Ready Great Lakes Cities (2015) Dave Allan National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Regional Team Ann Arbor, MI (covering the entire Great Lakes Basin for project work) Past Project
Crucial Creeks Dave Allan and Allen Burton Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Petoskey, MI Past Project
Assessing the Freshwater Conservation Potential of Terrestrial Protected Areas (2010) Dave Allan and Allen Burton The Nature Conservancy Northern Michigan Past Project
Kalamazoo River Watershed Land Conservation Plan (2014) David Allan Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Kalamazoo, MI Past Project
Transmission-Related Policy Options to Facilitate Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes (2011) David Allan Great Lakes Commission Ann Arbor, MI though research will be conducted for the entire Great Lakes Basin Past Project
Sustainability at Banorte: A Comprehensive CSR Strategy (2011) Deborah Burand and Rick Bunch ImpactOmh and Banorte Mexico Past Project
Water Resource Management at the Mpala Conservancy (Laikipia District, Kenya) Don Scavia Mpala Wildlife Foundation Laikipia District, Kenya Past Project
Northeast Michigan Integrated Assessment: Connecting Great Lakes Coastal Access, Tourism, and Economic Development (2007) Don Scavia and Jennifer Read Michigan Sea Grant Presque Isle, Alpena, and Alcona Counties in Northeast Michigan Past Project
Evaluation of Different Approaches for Controlling Phosphorus Pollution in the Maumee River Watershed (2015) Don Scavia and Michael Moore Great Lakes Commission Ann Arbor, Michigan Past Project
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations - Phase 2 (2015) Dorceta E. Taylor MELDI Michigan. This project can include other states depending on student interest. Past Project
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations (2014) Dorceta E. Taylor MELDI Michigan. This project can include other states depending on student interest. Past Project
Greener Golf: An Ecological, Behavioral, and Communal Study of the University of Michigan Golf Courses (2015) Drew Horning University of Michigan Athletics, University of Michigan Golf Course (The Blue Course), Radrick Farms Golf Course Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Aurora Organic Dairy Phase III: Corporate Sustainability Report (2011) Greg Keoleian Aurora Organic Dairy Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Bringing Renewable Energy to Camp Michigania: An Assessment and Educational Plan for Implementing Renewable Energy Strategies Greg Keiolian Camp Michigania Boyne City, MI Past Project
Dynamic Pricing Tariffs for DTE's Residential Electricity Customers (2010) Greg Keoleian DTE Energy USA Past Project
Meijer Renewable Energy Evaluation and Strategy Greg Keoleian Meijer Grand Rapids, Michigan In Progress
Evaluating Renewable Energy Options for BHP Billiton's Global Assets (2008) Greg Keoleian BHP Billiton Mozambique; northern Chile Past Project
Charting the Course for Sustainability at Aurora Organic Dairy: Phase 2 Water Use, Nutrient Use and Waste Generation (2010) Greg Keoleian Aurora Organic Dairy Boulder, Colorado; Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Double Energy Productivity at the University of Michigan by 2030 (2016) Greg Keoleian Johnson Controls, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Michigan at a Climate Crossroads: Strategies for Guiding the State in a Carbon-Constrained World (2006) Greg Keoleian National Environmental Trust State of Michigan Past Project
Charting the Course for Sustainability at Aurora Organic Dairy: Phase 1 Energy & Carbon Footprint Analysis (2009) Greg Keoleian Aurora Organic Dairy Boulder, CO Past Project
PACE Renewable Energy Program Plan and Pilot Project (2017) Greg Keoleian Northport Energy Action Taskforce (Northport Energy) Village of Northport and Leelanau Township, Leelanau County Past Project
From Home Energy Audit to Retrofit and Beyond (2013) Greg Keoleian and Robb DeKleine DTE Energy Southeast Michigan Past Project
Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) -- Green House Gas Inventory for Municipal government (2014) Greg Keoleian and Rosina Bierbaum Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Ann Arbor, MI and Detroit, MI Past Project
An Analysis of Waste Management and Zero Waste in Detroit, Michigan (2017) Greg Keoleian and Tony Reames East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) Detroit, Michigan, USA Past Project
Demand Analysis and Optimization of Renewable Energy: Sustainable Rural Electrification of Mbanayili, Ghana (2007) Gregory A. Keoleian and Michael Moore Ghana Past Project
Establish a long term ecological/biological monitoring program of a Little Traverse Conservancy Working Forest Reserve Ines Ibáñez Little Traverse Conservancy In Progress
Herbivory, climate change and the future landscape of Isle Royale National Park: developing an herbivory monitoring program to adaptively manage the park’s terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems Ines Ibáñez National Park Service - Isle Royale National Park Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw County, MI In Progress
Conservation and Management Planning for Livingston Land Conservancy (2015) Ines Ibanez Livingston Land Conservancy Howell, MI Past Project
Investigating Opportunities to Strengthen the Local Food System in Southeast Michigan (2006) Ivette Perfecto Food System Economic Partnership Washtenaw, Monroe, Lenawee, Wayne and Jackson counties (Southeastern Michigan) Past Project
Exploring Possibilities for Reforestation in Southwestern Nicaragua: The Social and Ecological Dimension of Living Fence Rows (2016) Ivette Perfecto Paso Paci­fico Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor, Rivas Department, Nicaragua Past Project
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Native Species Reforestation for Carbon Sequestration, Biodiversity Conservation, and Sustainable Agroforestry in Nicaragua’s Tropical Dry Forest Ecosystem (2017) Ivette Perfecto Paso Pacifico Field work will be conducted in the Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor, Department of Rivas, Nicaragua; lab work and data analysis will be conducted at UM’s SNRE. Past Project
Bijagual River Watershed, Costa Rica: Improving Watershed Health and Engaging Local Communities in Monitoring and Outreach Ivette Perfecto and Catherine Riseng Bijagual Center for Environmental Education and Conservation La Virgen de Sarapiquí, Costa Rica In Progress
Biodiversity Conservation and Collaborative Management in Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (2008) Ivette Perfecto and Kevin Hill Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust Jamaica Past Project
Expanding Food Bank Impact: Healthy Food Access and Sustainable Farm Production (2015) Ivette Perfecto and Leslie Hoey Greater Lansing Food Bank Lansing, Michigan Past Project
The St. Marys River Watershed: Planning for Biodiversity Conservation (2009) J. David Allan The Nature Conservancy Sault Sainte Marie, MI Past Project
An Analysis of Offshore Wind Development: A Non-market, Stated-Preference Approach to Measure Community Perceptions and Opinions and Estimate Willingness to Pay in Two Michigan Regions Jared Kelly and Craig Landry Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Ann Arbor, MI and two research locations Past Project
Campus Energy Management via the IP Network: A Feasibility Study for Achieving Energy Efficiency via EnergyWise (2011) Jarod Kelly Cisco Systems Ann Arbor, MI and San Jose, CA Past Project
Kruzof and Baranof Islands Integrated Natural Resource Management Assessment (2015) Jeff Schaeffer and Bob Grese Sitka Conservation Society Katlian Bay; Sitka, Alaska 99835 Past Project
Interdisciplinary Assessment of Utility Scale Solar Opportunities in the United States (2015) Jeremiah Johnson Sun Edison USA Past Project
Public Transport Systems and Infrastructure Solutions to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence on Hawaii Island (2014) Jeremiah Johnson The Kohala Center 1/4 Hawai'i Island, HI and 3/4 Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Creating a Plan to Convert Streetlights in Southeast Michigan to Energy Efficient LEDs by 2025 (2016) Jeremiah Johnson Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office Southeast Michigan region - 25 communities Past Project
Climate Ready Great Lakes (2011) Jim Diana NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Great Lakes Regional Team Ann Arbor, MI, and additional locations throughout the Great Lakes basin Past Project
Sustainable Redevelopment of a Post-Industrial Brownfield Site: A Case Study in the Nation's “Vehicle City," Flint, Michigan (07) Joan Nassauer Genesee Institute & Genesee County Land Bank Flint, Michigan Past Project
Landscape Ecological Strategies for Pollinator Habitat at Denver International Airport Joan Nassauer SASAKI Denver, CO In Progress
Creating Sustainable Neighborhood Design for Legacy Cities: A New Framework for Sustainability Assessment (2012) Joan Nassauer Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP) Detroit, MI Past Project
Corridor Performance: Measuring the Impacts and Benefits of Design on Urban Retail Corridors (2014) Joan Nassauer Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA) Detroit, MI Past Project
Visions of Argo: Alternative Futures for Ann Arbor's Riverfront (2008) Joan Nassauer and Dave Allan Huron River Watershed Council Ann Arbor, MI, USA Past Project
Innovations for LEAP GI: Green Infrastructure Analysis, Design, and Application in Detroit's Lower East Side Joan Nassauer, Josh Newell and Ming Xu Lower East Side Action Plan (LEAP) Detroit, MI Past Project
Responsible Sourcing of Sugar Cane Joe Arvai Kellogg Company Battle Creek, Michigan In Progress
Green Bay Packers - Titletown Development Sustainability Recommendations (2017) Joe Arvai and Mark Lindquist Green Bay Packers Green Bay, WI Past Project
Corn Ethanol and Wildlife: How are policy- and market-driven increases in corn plantings affecting habitat and wildlife? (2009) Johannes Foufopoulos, Michael Moore, and Steve Yaffee National Wildlife Federation Prairie Pothole Region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota) Past Project
Renewable Energy Strategy for Southern Company (2011) John DeCicco Southern Company USA Past Project
Vehicle Electrification Facilitating the Integration of Renewable Energy: An Analysis of the Provision of Ancillary Services via Networked EVs (2011) John DeCicco Better Place California Past Project
The Potential for Micro-algae and Other "Micro-crops" to Produce Sustainable Biofuels (2011) John DeCicco National Wildlife Federation U.S. Past Project
Air Emission Characterization for Hydraulic Fracturing Operations in the United States John DeCicco Major Oil & Gas Servicing Company Houston, TX Past Project
Visioning the Allen Creek Greenway: Designing a Path, Creating a Place (2012) Jonathan Bulkley Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Valuing Water: A Globally Sustainable Approach for the Pharmaceutical Industry (2008) Jonathan Bulkley and Jeremy Semrau Merck & Co., Inc. USA Past Project
Integrating Renewables in a Micro-Grid in Congo Jose Alfaro Kivu Green Energy Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo In Progress
Assessing the prospects for renewable energy (RE)-enabling technologies Jose Alfaro IRENA Bonn, Germany In Progress
Strategic Options to Expand Local Market Access to MakaPads (2015) Jose Alfaro and Avik Basu Sustainability Without Borders Technology for Tomorrow, Kampala, Uganda Past Project
Michigan Green Communities (2012) Josh Newell U.S. Department of Energy Michigan Past Project
Creating a Collective Impact Network Organization for Increasing Perennial Restoration Agriculture in Michigan Julia Wondolleck The Stewardship Network (TSN) Ann Arbor, Michigan In Progress
Saco River Watershed Collaborative Assessment Julia Wondolleck Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve Wells, Maine, USA In Progress
Community-based Tools for U.S. Marine Protected Area Planning and Management (2014) Julia Wondolleck NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center U.S.-wide and British Columbia, Canada Past Project
Fostering Implementation of the Roaring Fork Watershed Plan (2010) Julia Wondolleck Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) Basalt, CO Past Project
Fostering Implementation of a Regional Water Conservation Plan for the Roaring Fork Watershed (2014) Julia Wondolleck Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) Basalt, CO Past Project
The Detroit SUN Project: SUN = Sustainable Urban Neighborhood (2011) Kerry Duggan Detroit, MI Past Project
Northport Renewable Energy Community Plan (2015) Kim Wolske and Greg Keoleian Northport Energy Action Taskforce Northport, MI Past Project
Workplace Engagement around Stewardship and Recycling in a Healthcare Setting (2016) Kim Wolske and Michaela Zint Beaumont Health System (BHS) Royal Oak, Michigan Past Project
Planning for the Strategic Redevelopment of Downtown Detroit (2006) Larissa Larsen Downtown Detroit Partnership Detroit, MI Past Project
Integrating Social Science into Urban Sustainability Metrics (2017) Maria Carmen Lemos City of Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Climate Change Adaptation in Great Lakes Cities Maria Carmen Lemos U-M Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Great Lakes Climate Change Cities Assessment- GLACC-C Project Great Lakes region Past Project
Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Case Studies in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, MI (2012) Maria Lemos Great Lakes Cities Climate Change Integrated Assessment Michigan Past Project
Planning trails and interpretation in the nation’s newest NPS unit (2017). Mark Lindquist VALL: Valles Caldera National Preserve (one of the nation’s newest park units) Jemez Springs, New Mexico, United States Past Project
Sustainability Initiatives for Beaumont Health System (2014) MaryCarol Hunter Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, MI, U.S.A. Past Project
Revitalizing the Grand River Corridor: Activating the Rouge River (2016) MaryCarol Hunter Farmington/Farmington Hills Corridor Improvement Authority (F/FHCIA) Farmington and Farmington Hills, MI Past Project
ReFashion Livernois (2015) MaryCarol Hunter Dickinson by Design 19350 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 Past Project
Residential Green Roof Implementation in Washington, DC: A Stormwater Management Tool for an Impervious Urban Environment (2008) MaryCarol Hunter and Peter Adriaens Washington, D.C. Past Project
Greening Brownfield Properties (2010) Michael Moore ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc Various locations Past Project
Linking Land Use to Inland Lake Ecosystem Service Values Michael Moore and Allen Burton The Natural Capital Project Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Modeling Effective Behavior Change Strategies for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2012) Michaela Zint Chesapeake Bay Trust Maryland/Chesapeake Bay watershed Past Project
Designing an Evaluation System for the Walking Mountains Science Center Community Programs (2016) Michaela Zint Walking Mountains Science Center Avon, Colorado Past Project
Growing Our Place: Beecher High School Outdoor Classroom Project Michaela Zint UM-Flint Office of University Outreach Flint, MI Past Project
A Forest in the City: Exploring place-based education with the US Forest Service (2010) Michaela Zint USDA Forest Service, Urban Connections Program Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL Past Project
Behavior Change Campaign for Strategic Urban Composting Michaela Zint Hudson River Park New York, NY In Progress
Assessment of the India River Linking Plan: A Closer Look at the Ken-Betwa Pilot Link (2007) Mike Wiley and Bunyan Bryant Center for Environmental Education Madhya Pradesh, India Past Project
Restoring the Shiawassee Flats: Estuarine Gateway to Saginaw Bay Mike Wiley, Sara Adlerstein, and Kurt Kowalski U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Saginaw Bay watershed, MI Past Project
Valuing Natural Capital & Assessing Waste Recovery: A Study of Amcor’s Flexible Packaging (2017) Ming Xu Amcor Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Defining Next Generation Supply Chain Sustainability (2015) Ming Xu Schneider Electric, Energy & Sustainability Various locations Past Project
Water for All: Sustainable Solutions for Reducing and Utilizing Sarvajal's Reverse Osmosis Brine in Northwestern India (2012) Ming Xu Piramal Water Private Ltd, -- a leading social enterprise in India (under the brand Sarvajal, Water for all) Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Past Project
Water Sensitive Design Urban Design and Ecological Landsape Design in Hebei, China (2016) Ming Xu SPD Planning & Design Corporation Hebei, China Past Project
Carbon Sources, Sinks and Offsets in Global Forest Investments (2016) Ming Xu Global Forest Partners LP Ann Arbor, Michigan; Various Coastal Locations, South Carolina; Various Locations, Uruguay Past Project
Stone Paper LCA (2016) Ming Xu Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Co. Ltd Tainan, Taiwan Past Project
Pursuing Sustainability with UMHS' Patient Food & Nutrition Services: Aligning Sustainable Practices with Healthcare Delivery Ming Xu and Damian Beil University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Environmental Trade-offs in Commodity Production (2014) Ming Zu The World Wildlife Fund, Transforming Markets Initiative Washington, D.C./ Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Hannahville Indian Community Forestland Acquisition and Forest-based Business Planning Initiative (2012) Nick Reo and Bob Grese Hannahville Indian Community Hannahville Indian Community, Wilson, Michigan (near Escanaba in the central Upper Peninsula) Past Project
Establishing the Center for Environmental Stewardship: Developing a Programmatic Master Plan to Facilitate Research, Collaboration, Education, and Activism Paige Fischer Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Michigan In Progress
Resilience of Coastal Communities in Response to External Stressors (2016) Paige Fischer, Julia Wondolleck Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Oregon Coast Past Project
Developing Policy on Environmental Quality, Schools, and Health (2012) Paul Mohai and Byung-Suk Kweon Kresge Foundation Michigan Past Project
Improving Institutional Access to Clean Energy Incentives through Research and Education (2016) Paul Mohai and Tony Reames Ecology Center Washtenaw and Oakland County, Michigan Past Project
Scaling up Payments for Watershed Services: Recommendations for Increasing Participation in Watershed Conservation Among Non-Industrial Private Forest Landowners in the Sebago Lake Watershed, Maine (2012) Peter Adriaens World Resources Institute Washington, DC is where the office is located, but the project location will be in the southern U.S. Past Project
An analysis to promote additional renewable energy resources in the European marketplace Peter Adriaens ECOHZ AS Oslo, Norway In Progress
Mobilizing New Mobility Innovation, Industry Development and Consumer Uptake for the Detroit Region (2014) Peter Adriaens, Ross School of Business and Susan Zielinski, SMART Ford Motor Company Greater Detroit Area/ SE Michigan Past Project
People, Parks, and Partnerships (2006) Rachel Kaplan National Park Service USA Past Project
A Comprehensive Plan for an Ecological Restoration-based Eco-toursim Program at Glacial Park (2012) Rachel Kaplan and Bob Grese McHenry County Conservation District Ringwood, IL Past Project
Education and Community at the UM Campus Farm (2014) Ray De Young UM Sustainable Food Program Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
The Farm at St. Joe’s: Expanding an innovative farm-to-institution food system. (2017) Raymond De Young The Farm at St. Joe’s Hospital St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Campus, 5555 McAuley Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Past Project
Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities, and Trade: Mapping Environmental Justice Project (2014) Rebecca Hardin European Commission: Community Research and Development Information Service Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Creating Shared Value: Managing Water-Related Risk and Opportunity through Corporate Social Investment (2015) Rebecca Hardin and Terry Nelidov Global Water Challenge Washington, D.C. and/or Multiple African countries for project case studies. Past Project
Renewing Ranobe for Tomorrow: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development in Madagascar (2011) Rebecca Hardin, Secondary Advisor Ho avy Ranobe, Toliara, (SW) Madagascar Past Project
Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in Eastern Europe & Russia: Accomplishments, Impacts & Lessons Learned from IUCN's "Forest Law Enforcement & Governance Program" (2016) Robyn Meeks and Julia Wondolleck International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Gland, Switzerland Past Project
Building a Carbon Dioxide Removal Supply Curve (2017) Rosina Bierbaum and Daniel Raimi University of Michigan Energy Institute Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Climate Change Adaptation in U.S. Cities (2011) Rosina Bierbaum, Arun Agrawal and Larissa Larsen USA Past Project
Supporting Cisco (Coregonus artedi) Restoration in Northeast Lake Michigan Sara Adlerstein Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Most the research performed by Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians NRD staff takes place in the 1836 waters of Lake Michigan. As such, the proposed Cisco project will be centered on this same area (roughly Grand Rapids MI to Escanaba MI) In Progress
Sierra Nevada Journeys Strategic Expansion Plan 2016: Phase 1 - Environmental Education Center (2016) Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez Sierra Nevada Journeys Portola, CA Past Project
Sustainable Habitat – Renewables and Energy Efficiency Improvements for Habitat for Humanity (2015) Scott Noesen Habitat for Humanity Michigan Lansing, MI Past Project
InterNational Bank Corporate Responsibility Strategy Scott Noesen Grupo Financiero Banorte McAllen, TX Past Project
Green Brewery Project (2011) Scott Noesen Arbor Brewing Company Ypsilanti, MI Past Project
The BrightLight Foundation - Building a Business Plan for Solar Lamp & Cell Phone Charger Distribution (2013) Scott Noesen The BrightLight Foundation International - multiple pilot locations Past Project
Financing Strategies for Municipal Energy Efficiency (2011) Scott Noesen Clean Energy Coalition Ann Arbor, MI, USA Past Project
Improving Energy Sustainability for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Reservation (2015) Shelie Miller Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) LTBB Reservation, Emmet and Charlevoix counties, Harbor Springs, Michigan Past Project
Life-Cycle Modeling and Environmental Impact Assessment of Commercial Scale Biogas Production (2012) Shelie Miller Swedish Biogas International LLC Ann Arbor, MI and Flint, MI Past Project
Environmental and Economic Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Source Water at Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (2017) Shelie Miller and Joe Arvai Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Galesburg, MI, 49053 Past Project
Building the Business Case for Sustainable Agriculture in Asia (2015) Shelie Miller and Ming Xu Kellogg Company Battle Creek, MI Past Project
Enhancing Sustainability at Lower Huron Metropark (2012) Stan Jones and Josh Newell Huron-Clinton Metroparks Brighton, MI Past Project
Eco-Retreat Center Design in Jungle Farm, Liberia (2015) Stanton Jones Sustainability Without Borders Jungle Farm, Liberia, West Africa Past Project
Nature and Nurture Seeds Farmstand Operation (2017) Stanton Jones Nature and Nurture, LLC Scio Township, Michigan Past Project
Renewable Energy in the California Desert: Mechanisms for Evaluating Solar Development on Public Lands (2010) Steve Yaffee The Wilderness Society California Past Project
Working at the Landscape Scale: Lessons from the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Planning Process (2016) Steve Yaffee Bureau of Land Management Sacramento, CaliforniaRoughly 22.5 million acres of federal, state, and private land in the Mojave and Colorado desert regions of southern California. Past Project
Evaluation of the Costs and Benefits Associated with Operation or Removal of the Tower-Kleber Hydroelectric Dam on the Upper Black River in Cheboygan County, Michigan (2017) Steve Yaffee Michigan Department of Natural Resources Onaway, Cheboygan County, Michigan Past Project
Examining and Evaluating Collaborative Methods and Strategies within the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) (2014) Steve Yaffee National Forest Foundation National (13 sites) Past Project
Ungulate Pathways of the West: Examining Conservation Challenges & Opportunities for Ungulate Migrations (2009) Steve Yaffee and Julia Wondolleck Pinedale, Wyoming Past Project
Analysis of the Priorities, Obstacles & Opportunities for Implementing State Wildlife Action Plans in the Northeast U.S. (2007) Steven L. Yaffee National Council for Science and the Environment Northeast U.S. Past Project
Solar for All: Providing Electricity to the Base of the Pyramid Through Social Entrepreneurship (2014) Thomas Gladwin Ashoka: Solar for All Initiative Global with a focus on Haiti Past Project
Nashville's Public Transit Future Tierra Bills Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority Nashville, Tennessee In Progress
Sustainability Business Case (2014) Tom Gladwin General Motors Company Ann Arbor and surrounding Detroit Metropolitan area Past Project
New Mobility Solutions for South Africa & India: A Framework for Success (2008) Tom Gladwin Ford Motor Company India; South Africa Past Project
New Mobility: Providing Solutions to Social and Environmental Problems in Urban Slums of Developing Regions (2009) Tom Gladwin Ford Motor Company Sao Paulo, Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa Past Project
New Mobility Strategies for Ford Motor Company (2006) Tom Gladwin Ford Motor Company Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, U.S. Past Project
Sustainable Urban Redevelopment in Detroit (2010) Tom Gladwin Jefferson East Business Association Detroit, MI Past Project
Getting it Right: Policy Recommendations on Distributed Energy Resources for the Evolving Electric Power Sector (2014) Tom Lyon Institute for Electric Innovation (IEE), DTE Energy Managed from Washington, DC in coordination with DTE's Ann Arbor, MI office. Past Project
Pricing Policies for the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Utility Systems (2017) Tom Lyon DTE Energy Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
REI (2014) Tom Lyon REI Seattle, Washington Past Project
Renewables, Policy and the Cost of Capital Tom Lyon United Nations Environment Program, Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative Basel, Switzerland Past Project
The Case for New Transmission in the U.S.: Meeting the Need for Large-Scale Renewable Energy (2009) Tom Lyon American Wind Energy Association Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Sustainable Sourcing and Expansion for Frita Batidos (2016) Tom Lyon Frita Batidos Ann Arbor, MI Past Project
Future Management Strategies for El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico (2008) Tom Princen El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Past Project
Roadmap to Water Security Tony Reames EcoWorks Detroit, MI In Progress