Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations - Phase 2 (2015)

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Project Location : 
Michigan. This project can include other states depending on student interest.
Summary of Project Idea: 

This Master's Project is the second phase of work and one component of the larger MELDI "Examining Disparities" project, which aims to "promote strategies for enhancing food security of underserved populations in the state (of Michigan) - through "research, education and extension activities."  Michigan was identified as a state from which larger lessons on global food security issues could be drawn.

SEAS Program Areas: 
Conservation Ecology (Aquatic Sciences, Terrestrial Ecosystems, and Conservation Biology)
Behavior, Education, and Communication
Sustainable Systems
Contact full name: 
Maren Spolum
Job title: 
Project Coordinator
Ann Arbor
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SEAS Faculty Advisor: 
Dorceta E. Taylor
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Advisor Confirmed: 
Contact information: 
Member of a SNRE/Erb advisory committee
Master Students Involved in Project: 
  • Justin Burdine, MS Conservation Ecology
  • Beatriz Canas, MS Behavior, Education and Communication
  • Kristine Schantz, MBA/MS Sustainable Systems
Primary Contact - SNRE faculty member, Professor Dorceta E. Taylor
Project Status: 
Past Project