List of Master's Projects

Master's Project Title Client Organizationsort ascending Description Project Location SEAS Faculty Advisor Project Status
Facilities Energy Management Audit and Recommendations at Yellowstone National Park (2012) Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming) Andy Hoffman Past Project
Understanding private sector risk to climate change and designing guidance for engagement World Wildlife Fund 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) World Resources Institute Washington, DC is where the office is located, but the project location will be in the southern U.S. Peter Adriaens Past Project
Hybrid Organization Innovations Toward Sustainability (2008) William Davidson Institute Ann Arbor, MI, USA Andy Hoffman Past Project
Saco River Watershed Collaborative Assessment Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve Wells, Maine, USA Julia Wondolleck Past Project
Designing an Evaluation System for the Walking Mountains Science Center Community Programs (2016) Walking Mountains Science Center Avon, Colorado Michaela Zint Past Project
Restoration of a Multi-Functional Landscape: Mill Creek after Dam Removal (2010) Village of Dexter, MI Dexter, MI Chet Hill Past Project
Planning trails and interpretation in the nation’s newest NPS unit (2017). VALL: Valles Caldera National Preserve (one of the nation’s newest park units) Jemez Springs, New Mexico, United States Mark Lindquist Past Project
A Forest in the City: Exploring place-based education with the US Forest Service (2010) USDA Forest Service, Urban Connections Program Milwaukee, WI and Chicago, IL Michaela Zint Past Project
Pursuing Sustainability with UMHS' Patient Food & Nutrition Services: Aligning Sustainable Practices with Healthcare Delivery University of Michigan Health System Ann Arbor, MI Ming Xu and Damian Beil Past Project
Building a Carbon Dioxide Removal Supply Curve (2017) University of Michigan Energy Institute Ann Arbor, MI Rosina Bierbaum and Daniel Raimi Past Project
Institutionalizing Sustainable Food: Creation and Implementation of the UM Sustainable Food Program and Campus Farm University of Michigan Botanical Garden Ann Arbor, MI Bob Grese Past Project
Greener Golf: An Ecological, Behavioral, and Communal Study of the University of Michigan Golf Courses (2015) University of Michigan Athletics, University of Michigan Golf Course (The Blue Course), Radrick Farms Golf Course Ann Arbor, MI Drew Horning Past Project
Improving Climate Resilience in the Seychelles: Evaluating the Impacts of Sea-Level Rise and Storm Surges on Seychelles’ ‘Critical Infrastructure’ United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Mahé, Seychelles Avik Basu In Progress
Renewables, Policy and the Cost of Capital United Nations Environment Program, Sustainable Energy Finance Initiative Basel, Switzerland Tom Lyon Past Project
Growing Our Place: Beecher High School Outdoor Classroom Project UM-Flint Office of University Outreach Flint, MI Michaela Zint Past Project
Education and Community at the UM Campus Farm (2014) UM Sustainable Food Program Ann Arbor, MI Ray De Young Past Project
Restoring the Shiawassee Flats: Estuarine Gateway to Saginaw Bay U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge Saginaw Bay watershed, MI Mike Wiley, Sara Adlerstein, and Kurt Kowalski Past Project
Michigan Green Communities (2012) U.S. Department of Energy Michigan Josh Newell Past Project
Managing Forests across Social and Ecological Boundaries: Collaboration among Multiple Landowners in the Context of Wildfire Risk U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service OR, USA Paige Fischer In Progress
Business Models for Energy Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Emerging Markets U-M William Davidson Institute (WDI) Ann Arbor, MI, USA Joe Arvai In Progress
Climate Change Adaptation in Great Lakes Cities U-M Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute, Great Lakes Climate Change Cities Assessment- GLACC-C Project Great Lakes region Maria Carmen Lemos Past Project
Elk River Chain of Lakes Watershed Management Plan (2016) Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council (TOMWC) Headquarters will be Petoskey, MI Allen Burton Past Project
Crucial Creeks Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Petoskey, MI Dave Allan and Allen Burton Past Project
Six Points Property Master Plan (2016) The Wyandot of Anderdon Nation, Trenton, Michigan Gibraltar, Michigan Bob Grese Past Project
Environmental Trade-offs in Commodity Production (2014) The World Wildlife Fund, Transforming Markets Initiative Washington, D.C./ Ann Arbor, MI Ming Zu Past Project
Area Based Development and Climate Change (2010) The World Bank (Social Development Department) University of Michigan and possibly Dominican Republic, Mexico, or Peru Arun Agrawal Past Project
Renewable Energy in the California Desert: Mechanisms for Evaluating Solar Development on Public Lands (2010) The Wilderness Society California Steve Yaffee Past Project
Environmental and Social Impact Assessment of Alley Maintenance in the City of Detroit The Villages Community Development Corporation (TVCDC) Detroit, MI, USA Mark Lindquist In Progress
Creating a Collective Impact Network Organization for Increasing Perennial Restoration Agriculture in Michigan The Stewardship Network (TSN) Ann Arbor, Michigan Julia Wondolleck Past Project
Supporting conservation and decision-making in the Northwoods: Mapping forest values, services, and threats (2017) The Nature Conservancy in Michigan Lansing, MI Bill Currie Past Project
The St. Marys River Watershed: Planning for Biodiversity Conservation (2009) The Nature Conservancy Sault Sainte Marie, MI J. David Allan Past Project
Assessing the Freshwater Conservation Potential of Terrestrial Protected Areas (2010) The Nature Conservancy Northern Michigan Dave Allan and Allen Burton Past Project
Linking Land Use to Inland Lake Ecosystem Service Values The Natural Capital Project Ann Arbor, MI Michael Moore and Allen Burton 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 The Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature, A.C. Ann Arbor, MI & Doha, Qatar Bill Currie Past Project
Public Transport Systems and Infrastructure Solutions to Reduce Fossil Fuel Dependence on Hawaii Island (2014) The Kohala Center 1/4 Hawai'i Island, HI and 3/4 Ann Arbor, MI Jeremiah Johnson Past Project
Urban Revitalization through Art, Community and Ecology: The Heidelberg Project (2011) The Heidelberg Project Detroit, MI Beth Diamond Past Project
The Farm at St. Joe’s: Expanding an innovative farm-to-institution food system. (2017) The Farm at St. Joe’s Hospital St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Campus, 5555 McAuley Drive Ypsilanti, MI 48197 Raymond De Young Past Project
Enhancing knowledge sharing and collaboration among farms in healthcare The Farm at St. Joe's Ypsilanti, MI, USA Raymond De Young In Progress
Measuring Impact: Evaluating the Economic, Social, and Ecological Services of the City of Ann Arbor Greenbelt Program The Conservation Fund Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, Michigan Catherine Riseng Past Project
The BrightLight Foundation - Building a Business Plan for Solar Lamp & Cell Phone Charger Distribution (2013) The BrightLight Foundation International - multiple pilot locations Scott Noesen Past Project
Stone Paper LCA (2016) Taiwan Lung Meng Technology Co. Ltd Tainan, Taiwan Ming Xu Past Project
Life-Cycle Modeling and Environmental Impact Assessment of Commercial Scale Biogas Production (2012) Swedish Biogas International LLC Ann Arbor, MI and Flint, MI Shelie Miller Past Project
Building Green for the Future, Volume 2 : Hotel Development and Operations in North America (2007) Sustainable Conservation North America Andy Hoffman Past Project
Biomass Residue Fueled Micro-Grid for a Rural Community in Puerto Rico Sustainability Without Borders (SWB) Ann Arbor, MI, USA & Puerto Rico Jose Alfaro, Ivette Perfecto In Progress
Eco-Retreat Center Design in Jungle Farm, Liberia (2015) Sustainability Without Borders Jungle Farm, Liberia, West Africa Stanton Jones Past Project
More than Me! Sustainable School Yard Design, Liberia (2015) Sustainability Without Borders More than Me, Girl's Elementary School Liberia, West Africa Bob Grese and Shelie Miller Past Project
Strategic Options to Expand Local Market Access to MakaPads (2015) Sustainability Without Borders Technology for Tomorrow, Kampala, Uganda Jose Alfaro and Avik Basu Past Project
Interdisciplinary Assessment of Utility Scale Solar Opportunities in the United States (2015) Sun Edison USA Jeremiah Johnson Past Project
Implementation and Evaluation of Water Filter Distribution in Rural Uganda SPOUTS of Water Kampala, Uganda Jose Alfaro In Progress
Water Sensitive Design Urban Design and Ecological Landsape Design in Hebei, China (2016) SPD Planning & Design Corporation Hebei, China Ming Xu Past Project
Kalamazoo River Watershed Land Conservation Plan (2014) Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy Kalamazoo, MI David Allan Past Project
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
Renewable Energy Strategy for Southern Company (2011) Southern Company USA John DeCicco Past Project
Creating a Plan to Convert Streetlights in Southeast Michigan to Energy Efficient LEDs by 2025 (2016) Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office Southeast Michigan region - 25 communities Jeremiah Johnson Past Project
Kruzof and Baranof Islands Integrated Natural Resource Management Assessment (2015) Sitka Conservation Society Katlian Bay; Sitka, Alaska 99835 Jeff Schaeffer and Bob Grese Past Project
Sierra Nevada Journeys Strategic Expansion Plan 2016: Phase 1 - Environmental Education Center (2016) Sierra Nevada Journeys Portola, CA Sara Adlerstein-Gonzalez Past Project
Defining Next Generation Supply Chain Sustainability (2015) Schneider Electric, Energy & Sustainability Various locations Ming Xu Past Project
Redesigning the Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Highway - Improving Environmental and Cultural Sustainability by Creating Identity (2012) Scenic Highway Foundation Escambia Bay Bluffs, FL Chet Hill and MaryCarol Hunter Past Project
Landscape Ecological Strategies for Pollinator Habitat at Denver International Airport SASAKI Denver, CO Joan Nassauer Past Project
Post-Occupancy Evaluation of Chicago Riverwalk SASAKI Chicago, IL Allen Burton, Victoria Campbell-Arvai, and Mark Lindquist Past Project
Fostering Implementation of the Roaring Fork Watershed Plan (2010) Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) Basalt, CO Julia Wondolleck Past Project
Fostering Implementation of a Regional Water Conservation Plan for the Roaring Fork Watershed (2014) Roaring Fork Conservancy (RFC) Basalt, CO Julia Wondolleck Past Project
River Raisin Watershed Management Planning (2007) River Raisin Watershed Council Adrian, MI J. David Allan and Thomas Johengen Past Project
REI (2014) REI Seattle, Washington Tom Lyon Past Project
Water for All: Sustainable Solutions for Reducing and Utilizing Sarvajal's Reverse Osmosis Brine in Northwestern India (2012) Piramal Water Private Ltd, -- a leading social enterprise in India (under the brand Sarvajal, Water for all) Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India Ming Xu Past Project
Pewabic: “Tiling” the Story of Revitalization in Detroit Through Public Gardens (2017) Pewabic Society, Inc. Detroit, MI Bob Grese Past Project
Corporate Strategies for Addressing Climate Change (2006) Pew Center on Global Climate Change Arlington, VA Andy Hoffman Past Project
Exploring Possibilities for Reforestation in Southwestern Nicaragua: The Social and Ecological Dimension of Living Fence Rows (2016) Paso Paci­fico Paso del Istmo Biological Corridor, Rivas Department, Nicaragua Ivette Perfecto 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) 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. Ivette Perfecto 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) Osborne Reef Fort Lauderdale, Florida Bob Grese and Kathy Velikov Past Project
Resilience of Coastal Communities in Response to External Stressors (2016) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Oregon Coast Paige Fischer, Julia Wondolleck Past Project
PACE Renewable Energy Program Plan and Pilot Project (2017) Northport Energy Action Taskforce (Northport Energy) Village of Northport and Leelanau Township, Leelanau County Greg Keoleian Past Project
Northport Renewable Energy Community Plan (2015) Northport Energy Action Taskforce Northport, MI Kim Wolske and Greg Keoleian Past Project
100% Renewable Energy Plan for Leelanau County, MI Northport Energy Northport, MI, USA Greg Keoleian In Progress
Community-based Tools for U.S. Marine Protected Area Planning and Management (2014) NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center U.S.-wide and British Columbia, Canada Julia Wondolleck Past Project
Climate Ready Great Lakes (2011) NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), Great Lakes Regional Team Ann Arbor, MI, and additional locations throughout the Great Lakes basin Jim Diana Past Project
Nature and Nurture Seeds Farmstand Operation (2017) Nature and Nurture, LLC Scio Township, Michigan Stanton Jones Past Project
The Potential for Micro-algae and Other "Micro-crops" to Produce Sustainable Biofuels (2011) National Wildlife Federation U.S. John DeCicco Past Project
Corn Ethanol and Wildlife: How are policy- and market-driven increases in corn plantings affecting habitat and wildlife? (2009) National Wildlife Federation Prairie Pothole Region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota) Johannes Foufopoulos, Michael Moore, and Steve Yaffee Past Project
Sleeping Bear Dunes Bay to Bay Paddle/Backpack Trail (2014) National Park Service - Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA) Empire, MI Bob Grese Past Project
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 National Park Service - Isle Royale National Park Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw County, MI Ines Ibáñez Past Project
People, Parks, and Partnerships (2006) National Park Service USA Rachel Kaplan Past Project
Climate Ready Great Lakes Cities (2015) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Great Lakes Regional Team Ann Arbor, MI (covering the entire Great Lakes Basin for project work) Dave Allan Past Project
NOAA Regional Public Private Partnership Analysis and Recommended Strategy (2017) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Region (All eight Great Lakes States MN to NY) Allen Burton Past Project
Examining and Evaluating Collaborative Methods and Strategies within the Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) (2014) National Forest Foundation National (13 sites) Steve Yaffee Past Project
Michigan at a Climate Crossroads: Strategies for Guiding the State in a Carbon-Constrained World (2006) National Environmental Trust State of Michigan Greg Keoleian Past Project
Analysis of the Priorities, Obstacles & Opportunities for Implementing State Wildlife Action Plans in the Northeast U.S. (2007) National Council for Science and the Environment Northeast U.S. Steven L. Yaffee Past Project
Nashville's Public Transit Future Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority Nashville, Tennessee Tierra Bills Past Project
Water Resource Management at the Mpala Conservancy (Laikipia District, Kenya) Mpala Wildlife Foundation Laikipia District, Kenya Don Scavia Past Project
Building a Sustainable Community in Africa - Mpala Wildlife Conservancy (2011) Mpala Wildlife Foundation Nanyuki, KENYA Andy Hoffman Past Project
Northeast Michigan Integrated Assessment: Connecting Great Lakes Coastal Access, Tourism, and Economic Development (2007) Michigan Sea Grant Presque Isle, Alpena, and Alcona Counties in Northeast Michigan Don Scavia and Jennifer Read Past Project
Leveraging environmental restoration to advance economic and social revitalization in Michigan’s coastal communities: sustaining community leadership and restoration gains Michigan Office of the Great Lakes (MOGL) Lansing, MI, USA Paul Seelbach In Progress
Michigan Environmental Justice Assessment: determinants of racial disparities for an equitable future Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition Detroit, MI, USA Paul Mohai In Progress
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) Michigan Department of Natural Resources Onaway, Cheboygan County, Michigan Steve Yaffee Past Project
Valuing Water: A Globally Sustainable Approach for the Pharmaceutical Industry (2008) Merck & Co., Inc. USA Jonathan Bulkley and Jeremy Semrau Past Project
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations - Phase 2 (2015) MELDI Michigan. This project can include other states depending on student interest. Dorceta E. Taylor Past Project
Examining Disparities in Food Access and Enhancing Food Security in Underserved Populations (2014) MELDI Michigan. This project can include other states depending on student interest. Dorceta E. Taylor Past Project
Meijer Renewable Energy Evaluation and Strategy Meijer Grand Rapids, Michigan Greg Keoleian Past Project
A Comprehensive Plan for an Ecological Restoration-based Eco-toursim Program at Glacial Park (2012) McHenry County Conservation District Ringwood, IL Rachel Kaplan and Bob Grese Past Project
Natural Areas Management Planning for Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Nichols Arboretum, Horner-McLaughlin Woods, and Mud Lake Bog Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI Bob Grese In Progress
Air Emission Characterization for Hydraulic Fracturing Operations in the United States Major Oil & Gas Servicing Company Houston, TX John DeCicco Past Project
Localizing the Mackinac Island Foodshed Mackinac Food Forest Mackinac Island, MI, USA Raymond De Young In Progress
Creating Sustainable Neighborhood Design for Legacy Cities: A New Framework for Sustainability Assessment (2012) Lower Eastside Action Plan (LEAP) Detroit, MI Joan Nassauer Past Project
Innovations for LEAP GI: Green Infrastructure Analysis, Design, and Application in Detroit's Lower East Side Lower East Side Action Plan (LEAP) Detroit, MI Joan Nassauer, Josh Newell and Ming Xu Past Project
Project Katrina (2007) Louisiana Bucket Brigade Louisiana, USA Bunyan Bryant, Gregory Button, and Elaine Hockman Past Project
Conservation and Management Planning for Livingston Land Conservancy (2015) Livingston Land Conservancy Howell, MI Ines Ibanez Past Project
Establish a long term ecological/biological monitoring program of a Little Traverse Conservancy Working Forest Reserve Little Traverse Conservancy Ines Ibáñez Past Project
Improving Energy Sustainability for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) Reservation (2015) Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians (LTBB) LTBB Reservation, Emmet and Charlevoix counties, Harbor Springs, Michigan Shelie Miller Past Project
Supporting Cisco (Coregonus artedi) Restoration in Northeast Lake Michigan 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) Sara Adlerstein Past Project
Developing Policy on Environmental Quality, Schools, and Health (2012) Kresge Foundation Michigan Paul Mohai and Byung-Suk Kweon Past Project
Integrating Renewables in a Micro-Grid in Congo Kivu Green Energy Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo Jose Alfaro Past Project
Responsible Sourcing of Sugar Cane Kellogg Company Battle Creek, Michigan Joe Arvai Past Project
Building the Business Case for Sustainable Agriculture in Asia (2015) Kellogg Company Battle Creek, MI Shelie Miller and Ming Xu Past Project
Sustainable Food Systems Design and Education at a Multi-use Community Site Kalamazoo Valley Community College (Food Innovation Center) Kalamazoo, MI, USA MaryCarol Hunter In Progress
Developing a Land Management Plan for the Kalamazoo Nature Center (2016) Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo, Michigan Bob Grese and Ines Ibanez Past Project
Establishing the Center for Environmental Stewardship: Developing a Programmatic Master Plan to Facilitate Research, Collaboration, Education, and Activism Kalamazoo College Kalamazoo, Michigan Paige Fischer In Progress
Evaluating human and environmental well-being in Alaskan watersheds through ecosystem services modeling and monitoring Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Homer, AK, USA Julia Wondolleck In Progress
Double Energy Productivity at the University of Michigan by 2030 (2016) Johnson Controls, Inc. Ann Arbor, MI Greg Keoleian Past Project
Jocko Valley Trails (2011) Jocko Valley Trails Committee Arlee, MT Bob Grese Past Project
Corridor Performance: Measuring the Impacts and Benefits of Design on Urban Retail Corridors (2014) Jefferson East Business Association (JEBA) Detroit, MI Joan Nassauer Past Project
Sustainable Urban Redevelopment in Detroit (2010) Jefferson East Business Association Detroit, MI Tom Gladwin Past Project
Biodiversity Conservation and Collaborative Management in Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park (2008) Jamaica Conservation and Development Trust Jamaica Ivette Perfecto and Kevin Hill Past Project
Assessing the prospects for renewable energy (RE)-enabling technologies IRENA Bonn, Germany Jose Alfaro Past Project
Promoting Sustainable Forest Management in Eastern Europe & Russia: Accomplishments, Impacts & Lessons Learned from IUCN's "Forest Law Enforcement & Governance Program" (2016) International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Gland, Switzerland Robyn Meeks and Julia Wondolleck Past Project
Community Based Forest Governance and Institutions in the context of REDD+ in Tanzania (2014) International Forestry Research Center Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Arun Agrawal Past Project
Community Forestry and REDD+ in Nepal International Forest Resources and Institutions (IFRI) International - multiple locations Arun Agrawal and Peter Newton Past Project
Getting it Right: Policy Recommendations on Distributed Energy Resources for the Evolving Electric Power Sector (2014) Institute for Electric Innovation (IEE), DTE Energy Managed from Washington, DC in coordination with DTE's Ann Arbor, MI office. Tom Lyon Past Project
Sustainability at Banorte: A Comprehensive CSR Strategy (2011) ImpactOmh and Banorte Mexico Deborah Burand and Rick Bunch Past Project
Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Cattle Ranches in the Brazilian Amazon (2016) Imaflora and the Rainforest Alliance Mato Grosso and Amazonas, Brazil Arun Agrawal and Shelie Miller Past Project
Enhancing Sustainability at Lower Huron Metropark (2012) Huron-Clinton Metroparks Brighton, MI Stan Jones and Josh Newell Past Project
Ecological Assessment, Mapping, and Prioritization of the Huron-Clinton Metroparks (2011) Huron-Clinton Metroparks Brighton, MI; Greater Detroit Metropolitan Area Dan Brown Past Project
Environmental Flows for the Huron River System (2014) Huron River Watershed Council Southeast Michigan Allen Burton
Visions of Argo: Alternative Futures for Ann Arbor's Riverfront (2008) Huron River Watershed Council Ann Arbor, MI, USA Joan Nassauer and Dave Allan Past Project
Behavior Change Campaign for Strategic Urban Composting Hudson River Park New York, NY Michaela Zint Past Project
Holy Cross Abbey: Reinhabiting Place (2010) Holy Cross Abbey Berryville, Virginia Andrew Hoffman Past Project
Renewing Ranobe for Tomorrow: An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Development in Madagascar (2011) Ho avy Ranobe, Toliara, (SW) Madagascar Rebecca Hardin, Secondary Advisor Past Project
Hannahville Indian Community Forestland Acquisition and Forest-based Business Planning Initiative (2012) Hannahville Indian Community Hannahville Indian Community, Wilson, Michigan (near Escanaba in the central Upper Peninsula) Nick Reo and Bob Grese Past Project
Sustainable Habitat – Renewables and Energy Efficiency Improvements for Habitat for Humanity (2015) Habitat for Humanity Michigan Lansing, MI Scott Noesen Past Project
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
InterNational Bank Corporate Responsibility Strategy Grupo Financiero Banorte McAllen, TX Scott Noesen Past Project
Sustaining Hope: A Strategic Plan for Growing Hope in Ypsilanti, MI (2009) Growing Hope Ypsilanti, MI Andy Hoffman Past Project
Bridging Sustainability: Growing Triple-Bottom-Line Businesses Through Learning, Change and Leadership Green Garage Detroit Detroit, MI Andrew Hoffman Past Project
Green Bay Packers - Titletown Development Sustainability Recommendations (2017) Green Bay Packers Green Bay, WI Joe Arvai and Mark Lindquist Past Project
Expanding Food Bank Impact: Healthy Food Access and Sustainable Farm Production (2015) Greater Lansing Food Bank Lansing, Michigan Ivette Perfecto and Leslie Hoey 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 Great Lakes Wind Collaborative Ann Arbor, MI and two research locations Jared Kelly and Craig Landry Past Project
Evaluation of Different Approaches for Controlling Phosphorus Pollution in the Maumee River Watershed (2015) Great Lakes Commission Ann Arbor, Michigan Don Scavia and Michael Moore Past Project
Transmission-Related Policy Options to Facilitate Offshore Wind in the Great Lakes (2011) Great Lakes Commission Ann Arbor, MI though research will be conducted for the entire Great Lakes Basin David Allan Past Project
Urban Climate Change Adaptation: Case Studies in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, MI (2012) Great Lakes Cities Climate Change Integrated Assessment Michigan Maria Lemos Past Project
Creating Shared Value: Managing Water-Related Risk and Opportunity through Corporate Social Investment (2015) Global Water Challenge Washington, D.C. and/or Multiple African countries for project case studies. Rebecca Hardin and Terry Nelidov Past Project
Carbon Sources, Sinks and Offsets in Global Forest Investments (2016) Global Forest Partners LP Ann Arbor, Michigan; Various Coastal Locations, South Carolina; Various Locations, Uruguay Ming Xu Past Project
Sustainable Redevelopment of a Post-Industrial Brownfield Site: A Case Study in the Nation's “Vehicle City," Flint, Michigan (07) Genesee Institute & Genesee County Land Bank Flint, Michigan Joan Nassauer Past Project
Sustainability Business Case (2014) General Motors Company Ann Arbor and surrounding Detroit Metropolitan area Tom Gladwin Past Project
Sustainable Sourcing and Expansion for Frita Batidos (2016) Frita Batidos Ann Arbor, MI Tom Lyon Past Project
Community Based Adaptive Learning and Action in Management of forestry Resources in Nepal (2017) Forest Action in Nepal Patan, Nepal Arun Agrawal Past Project
New Mobility Solutions for South Africa & India: A Framework for Success (2008) Ford Motor Company India; South Africa Tom Gladwin Past Project
Mobilizing New Mobility Innovation, Industry Development and Consumer Uptake for the Detroit Region (2014) Ford Motor Company Greater Detroit Area/ SE Michigan Peter Adriaens, Ross School of Business and Susan Zielinski, SMART Past Project
New Mobility: Providing Solutions to Social and Environmental Problems in Urban Slums of Developing Regions (2009) Ford Motor Company Sao Paulo, Brazil and Sub-Saharan Africa Tom Gladwin Past Project
New Mobility Strategies for Ford Motor Company (2006) Ford Motor Company Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey, U.S. Tom Gladwin Past Project
Scope 3 Emissions Assessment and Protocol Development Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MI, USA Greg Keoleian In Progress
Investigating Opportunities to Strengthen the Local Food System in Southeast Michigan (2006) Food System Economic Partnership Washtenaw, Monroe, Lenawee, Wayne and Jackson counties (Southeastern Michigan) Ivette Perfecto Past Project
Great Lakes Blue Communities FLOW (For Love of Water) Traverse City, MI, USA Paul Seelbach In Progress
Revitalizing the Grand River Corridor: Activating the Rouge River (2016) Farmington/Farmington Hills Corridor Improvement Authority (F/FHCIA) Farmington and Farmington Hills, MI MaryCarol Hunter Past Project
Greening Brownfield Properties (2010) ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc Various locations Michael Moore Past Project
Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities, and Trade: Mapping Environmental Justice Project (2014) European Commission: Community Research and Development Information Service Ann Arbor, MI Rebecca Hardin Past Project
Venture Investment opportunities in heating decarbonization Energy Impact Partners New York, NY, USA Lauren Bigelow In Progress
Future Management Strategies for El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico (2008) El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Tom Princen Past Project
Roadmap to Water Security EcoWorks Detroit, MI Tony Reames Past Project
Improving Institutional Access to Clean Energy Incentives through Research and Education (2016) Ecology Center Washtenaw and Oakland County, Michigan Paul Mohai and Tony Reames Past Project
An analysis to promote additional renewable energy resources in the European marketplace ECOHZ AS Oslo, Norway Peter Adriaens In Progress
An Analysis of Waste Management and Zero Waste in Detroit, Michigan (2017) East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) Detroit, Michigan, USA Greg Keoleian and Tony Reames Past Project
From Home Energy Audit to Retrofit and Beyond (2013) DTE Energy Southeast Michigan Greg Keoleian and Robb DeKleine Past Project
Pricing Policies for the Integration of Distributed Energy Resources in Utility Systems (2017) DTE Energy Ann Arbor, MI Tom Lyon Past Project
Dynamic Pricing Tariffs for DTE's Residential Electricity Customers (2010) DTE Energy USA Greg Keoleian Past Project
Planning for the Strategic Redevelopment of Downtown Detroit (2006) Downtown Detroit Partnership Detroit, MI Larissa Larsen Past Project
ReFashion Livernois (2015) Dickinson by Design 19350 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 MaryCarol Hunter Past Project
Detroit Climate Action Collaborative (DCAC) -- Green House Gas Inventory for Municipal government (2014) Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Ann Arbor, MI and Detroit, MI Greg Keoleian and Rosina Bierbaum Past Project
Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge New Area Master Plan and Public Access Study Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Berlin Charter Township, Monroe County, Michigan Bob Grese Past Project
Transit Oriented Development in Detroit (2010) Detroit Department of Transportation Detroit, MI Beth Diamond Past Project
Building Agroecological Systems at D-Town Farm Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN) Detroit, MI, USA Ivette Perfecto In Progress
Detroit 2030 District Transportation Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Program Detroit 2030 District Detroit, MI, USA Tierra Bills In Progress
Fish Consumption and Environmental Justice on the Detroit River AOC (2008) Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) Detroit, MI Bunyan Bryant and Elaine Hockman Past Project
Forecasting Lake Erie Harmful Algal Blooms (2017) Cooperative Institute for Limnology and Ecosystems Research (CILER) Ann Arbor, MI Bradley Cardinale and Mark Rowe Past Project
Financed Emissions and Socio-economic Sustainability Metrics in the Financial Services Industry (2015) 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. Andy Hoffman Past Project
Financing Strategies for Municipal Energy Efficiency (2011) Clean Energy Coalition Ann Arbor, MI, USA Scott Noesen Past Project
Lower Boardman River Revitalization City of Traverse City, Michigan Traverse City, MI Chet Hill Past Project
Enhancing Resiliency in Baltimore's Urban Forest (2015) City of Baltimore, Office of Sustainability Baltimore, MD Dan Brown Past Project
Integrating Social Science into Urban Sustainability Metrics (2017) City of Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Maria Carmen Lemos Past Project
Campus Energy Management via the IP Network: A Feasibility Study for Achieving Energy Efficiency via EnergyWise (2011) Cisco Systems Ann Arbor, MI and San Jose, CA Jarod Kelly Past Project
Specialty Coffee Farmers' Climate Change Concern and Perceived Ability to Adapt (2016) CIMS Sustainable Markets Intelligence Center, Costa Rica Alajuela, Costa Rica Avik Basu Past Project
Modeling Effective Behavior Change Strategies for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2012) Chesapeake Bay Trust Maryland/Chesapeake Bay watershed Michaela Zint Past Project
Sustainable Agriculture in Tropical Forest Landscapes (2014) CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Sao Paulo, Brazil and Jakarta, Indonesia Arun Agrawal Past Project
Assessment of the India River Linking Plan: A Closer Look at the Ken-Betwa Pilot Link (2007) Center for Environmental Education Madhya Pradesh, India Mike Wiley and Bunyan Bryant Past Project
Site Designs and Habitat Mapping for Increasing Organizational Capacity of an Alaskan Outdoor Education Organization (2015) Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Homer, Alaska Bob Grese and Karen Marzonie Past Project
Inspiration Ridge Preserve Base-line Ecological Inventory and Environmental Education Enhancement Plan (2017) Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Homer, Alaska Bill Currie Past Project
Inspiration Ridge Preserve Baseline Ecological Inventory-Enhancement and Continuation of 2016 Project Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Homer, AK, USA Ines Ibañez In Progress
Bringing Renewable Energy to Camp Michigania: An Assessment and Educational Plan for Implementing Renewable Energy Strategies Camp Michigania Boyne City, MI Greg Keiolian Past Project
Defining Characteristics of a Sustainable Coffee Supply Chain Califia Farms Los Angeles, CA, USA Ravi Anupindi In Progress
Working at the Landscape Scale: Lessons from the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Planning Process (2016) 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. Steve Yaffee Past Project
Boyne Mountain Resort Environmental Sustainability Management Plan (2009) Boyne Mountain Resort Boyne Falls, MI Chris Ellis Past Project
Bijagual River Watershed, Costa Rica: Improving Watershed Health and Engaging Local Communities in Monitoring and Outreach Bijagual Center for Environmental Education and Conservation La Virgen de Sarapiquí, Costa Rica Ivette Perfecto and Catherine Riseng Past Project
Evaluating Renewable Energy Options for BHP Billiton's Global Assets (2008) BHP Billiton Mozambique; northern Chile Greg Keoleian Past Project
Vehicle Electrification Facilitating the Integration of Renewable Energy: An Analysis of the Provision of Ancillary Services via Networked EVs (2011) Better Place California John DeCicco Past Project
Environmental and Economic Life Cycle Assessment of Alternative Source Water at Bell’s Brewery, Inc. (2017) Bell’s Brewery, Inc. Galesburg, MI, 49053 Shelie Miller and Joe Arvai Past Project
Sustainability Initiatives for Beaumont Health System (2014) Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, MI, U.S.A. MaryCarol Hunter Past Project
Workplace Engagement around Stewardship and Recycling in a Healthcare Setting (2016) Beaumont Health System (BHS) Royal Oak, Michigan Kim Wolske and Michaela Zint Past Project
Aurora Organic Dairy Phase III: Corporate Sustainability Report (2011) Aurora Organic Dairy Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI Greg Keoleian Past Project
Charting the Course for Sustainability at Aurora Organic Dairy: Phase 2 Water Use, Nutrient Use and Waste Generation (2010) Aurora Organic Dairy Boulder, Colorado; Ann Arbor, MI Greg Keoleian Past Project
Charting the Course for Sustainability at Aurora Organic Dairy: Phase 1 Energy & Carbon Footprint Analysis (2009) Aurora Organic Dairy Boulder, CO Greg Keoleian Past Project
Solar for All: Providing Electricity to the Base of the Pyramid Through Social Entrepreneurship (2014) Ashoka: Solar for All Initiative Global with a focus on Haiti Thomas Gladwin Past Project
Green Brewery Project (2011) Arbor Brewing Company Ypsilanti, MI Scott Noesen Past Project
The Case for New Transmission in the U.S.: Meeting the Need for Large-Scale Renewable Energy (2009) American Wind Energy Association Ann Arbor, MI Tom Lyon Past Project
Towards a Global Plastics Protocol: Policy Solutions for Closing the Loop on Plastics Amcor Plastics Ann Arbor, MI, USA Shelie Miller In Progress
Valuing Natural Capital & Assessing Waste Recovery: A Study of Amcor’s Flexible Packaging (2017) Amcor Ann Arbor, MI Ming Xu Past Project
Visioning the Allen Creek Greenway: Designing a Path, Creating a Place (2012) Allen Creek Greenway Conservancy Ann Arbor, MI Jonathan Bulkley Past Project
Reinventing Wingfield Pines: Creating a Regional Showcase for Floodplain Rehabilitation in a Post-mined Landscape (2007) Allegheny Land Trust Pittsburgh, PA Bob Grese Past Project
Evaluation of Impact of Rural Environmental Rehabilitation projects in Northern Shewa, Ethiopia ADHENO Integrated Rural Development Association Northern Shewa Zone, Ethiopia Dan Brown Past Project
The Detroit SUN Project: SUN = Sustainable Urban Neighborhood (2011) Detroit, MI Kerry Duggan Past Project
Residential Green Roof Implementation in Washington, DC: A Stormwater Management Tool for an Impervious Urban Environment (2008) Washington, D.C. MaryCarol Hunter and Peter Adriaens Past Project
"Vishwamitri " a River and its Reign (2017) Vadodara, Gujarat, India Allen Burton Past Project
Climate Change Adaptation in U.S. Cities (2011) USA Rosina Bierbaum, Arun Agrawal and Larissa Larsen Past Project
Ungulate Pathways of the West: Examining Conservation Challenges & Opportunities for Ungulate Migrations (2009) Pinedale, Wyoming Steve Yaffee and Julia Wondolleck Past Project
Demand Analysis and Optimization of Renewable Energy: Sustainable Rural Electrification of Mbanayili, Ghana (2007) Ghana Gregory A. Keoleian and Michael Moore Past Project