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Melanie Malone publishes article on failed implementations of no-till agriculture techniques

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone published an article in Progress in Physical Geography. "A physical and social analysis of how variations in no-till conservation practices lead to inaccurate sediment runoff estimations in agricultural watersheds" examines the social and physical complexities behind failed implementations of no-till agriculture techniques. The article emphasizes the need to ...

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Melanie Malone wins an Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Award

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone won an Antipode Foundation Scholar-Activist Project Award. The awards are single-year grants intended to support action-oriented and publicly-focused collaborations between academics, students, and non-academic activists. Malone will be assessing homeless populations' exposure to potentially harmful contaminants by sampling contaminants in homeless rest areas in several cities across the U.S.

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Melanie Malone publishes an article on how to track herbicides in Science of The Total Environment

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IAS faculty member Melanie Malone published an article on how to track herbicides in Science of The Total Environment.  The article considers the relation between no-till agriculture and herbicide use.  It deploys multiple methods – spatial analysis of remote sensing satellite imagery of vegetation health along streams; use of a drone fitted with an agricultural camera to detect vegetation health; and soil, sediment, and water sampling for the most commonly used herbicides in the study area – to show where stream vegetation health continues to ...

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