Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

Organization profile

Organization profile

With the world population projected to increase to 8 billion by 2023 — and to as much as 16 billion by 2100 — the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE) is purposed to find solutions for the ever-growing demand for food, water, and energy while ensuring a safe, productive, and sustainable environment for all global citizens.

The Institute was created to lead an interdisciplinary approach to researching solutions for the world’s pressing sustainability, energy and environmental needs today and tomorrow. We call this "actionable research" — scientific progress with the emphasis on finding real-world, immediately usable answers to these problems.

Our holistic approach to research brings together the brightest of the bright to solve the world’s current and future problems. iSEE shepherds that approach in five distinct themes: Climate Solutions, Energy Transitions, Sustainable Infrastructure, Water and Land Stewardship, and Secure and Sustainable Agriculture.

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effect Earth & Environmental Sciences
leaves Agriculture & Biology
photosynthesis Agriculture & Biology
rate Earth & Environmental Sciences
soil Earth & Environmental Sciences
water Earth & Environmental Sciences
Nanoparticles Chemical Compounds
Proteins Chemical Compounds

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Research Output 1987 2018

A Holistic Framework to Assess Drought Preparedness

Cai, X., Shafiee-Jood, M., Ge, Y., Kokoszka, S. & Apurv, T. Jan 1 2018 In : World Scientific Series on Asia-Pacific Weather and Climate. 10, p. 177-191 15 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

drought
world
crisis management
natural hazard
limiting factor

Alley cropping: Global patterns of species composition and function

Wolz, K. J. & DeLucia, E. H. Jan 15 2018 In : Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 252, p. 61-68 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

alley cropping
species diversity
crop
crops
Populus

BETYdb: a yield, trait, and ecosystem service database applied to second-generation bioenergy feedstock production

LeBauer, D., Kooper, R., Mulrooney, P., Rohde, S., Wang, D., Long, S. P. & Dietze, M. C. Jan 1 2018 In : GCB Bioenergy. 10, 1, p. 61-71 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

bioenergy
feedstocks
biofuels
ecosystem services
biofuel

Datasets

Data from: A footprint of past climate change on the diversity and population structure of Miscanthus sinensis

Clark, L. V., Brummer, J. E., Głowacka, K., Hall, M., Heo, K., Peng, J., Yamada, T., Yoo, J. H., Yu, C. Y., Zhao, H., Long, S. P., Sacks, E. J., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014

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Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively
  • 1 Other

Fellow of the American Heart Association

Pan, D. (Recipient)
2016

Activity: Types of Award - Fellowship awarded competitively

Honors & Recognition

2016 AAEA Distinguished Extension/Outreach Program

Scott H Irwin (Recipient), Nicholas D Paulson (Recipient), Gary Donald Schnitkey (Recipient), Bruce J Sherrick (Recipient), Mark Althouse (Recipient), Ryan Batts (Recipient), Jonathan Coppess (Recipient), Stu Ellis (Recipient) & Andy Goers (Recipient), 2016

Prize