Chapters for this book shall compare, synthesize, bridge, or otherwise work to traverse constraints on coordination of energy impacts research. The editors are accepting abstract submissions for a forthcoming book on Coordinating Research on the Social Impacts of Energy Development to be published by Social Ecology Press and the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR). The edited volume is to be published as an outcome of the 2017 Energy Impacts Symposium and the energyimpacts.org Research Coordination Network, both supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Led by a cross-disciplinary committee of faculty from research institutions across North America, the Energy Impacts Research Coordination Network seeks to overcome topical, disciplinary, and geographic silos in order to facilitate breakthroughs in understanding the social and community impacts of energy development.
As novel forms of energy development proliferate across North America, researchers, practitioners, and community leaders seek credible and relevant information about potential human impacts. A growing cadre of experts is engaged in important new research on the social, economic, and behavioral impacts of large-scale energy development, but integration of their discoveries into broader scientific literature and policy discussions can be slow. This is in large part due to difficulties coordinating research, resulting in missed opportunities for synthesis and innovation.
EnergyImpacts.org launched in 2015. In the months to come, we will continue to roll out a library of resources for researchers, practitioners, and community stakeholders alike, including educational materials, webinars, a listserv, and more. Be sure to join the cross-disciplinary Researcher Directory or register to attend or present at the 2017 Energy Impacts Symposium to be held July 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio!
The directory connects social science and energy researchers across disciplines and energy regimes, resourcing researchers, practitioners, and community stakeholders alike. This directory is designed for researchers engaged in social science and energy-related fields. Any energy impact researcher can join the directory and upload publications for free.
The first annual Energy Impacts Symposium will be held July 26 & 27, 2017 at the The Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. The Energy Impacts Symposium will provide a forum for energy-related social science experts to present, collaborate, and review research from across energy regimes.
Energy Impacts Research Coordination Network works to positively influence the nature and magnitude of energy development outcomes by providing policy makers, community officials, and energy executives with coordinated and useful social science to understand and mitigate adverse effects of energy development.
Energy Impacts’ Webinar Series: Community Impacts of Energy Development, is presented in partnership with the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. The series focuses on synthesizing, coordinating and learning across social science disciplines that study the community impacts of energy development. A diverse team of experts from political science, public health, geography, sociology, and economics will contribute as hosts and speakers.
Julia Haggerty, Assistant Professor
Montana State University
Jeffrey Jacquet, Assistant Professor
The Ohio State University
Dr. Scott Smalley, Educaton Specialist
South Dakota State University
Anne Junod, PhD Student
The Ohio State University
John Adgate, Professor
University of Colorado
Hilary Boudet, Assistant Professor
Oregon State University
Kathryn Brasier, Associate Professor
Penn State University
Marie-José Fortin, Professor
Université du Québec
Mike Pasqualetti, Professor
Arizona State University
Gene Theodori, Professor
Sam Houston State University
Jeremy Weber, Assistant Professor
Public and International Affairs,
University of Pittsburgh