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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bioenergy Earth & Environmental Sciences
energy crops Agriculture & Biology
crop Earth & Environmental Sciences
biofuel Earth & Environmental Sciences
photosynthesis Agriculture & Biology
carbon dioxide Agriculture & Biology
herbivores Agriculture & Biology
greenhouse gas Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Profiles

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X. Cai

Person: Academic

19972020
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Evan H Delucia

Person: Academic

19852019

Research Output 1987 2020

Thermoelectricity
Environmental regulations
Drought
electricity
Electricity

Adopting bioenergy crops: Does farmers’ attitude toward loss matter?

Anand, M., Miao, R. & Khanna, M., Jul 2019, In : Agricultural Economics (United Kingdom). 50, 4, p. 435-450 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

farmers' attitudes
energy crops
Miscanthus
Panicum virgatum
farmers

Are we approaching a water ceiling to maize yields in the United States?

Delucia, E. H., Chen, S., Guan, K., Peng, B., Li, Y., Gomez-Casanovas, N., Kantola, I. B., Bernacchi, C., Huang, Y., Long, S. P. & Ort, D. R., Jun 18 2019, In : Ecosphere. 10, 6, e02773.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
maize
corn
vapor pressure
water
water use efficiency

Datasets

Data for: Identifying marginal land for multifunctional perennial cropping systems in the Upper Sangamon River Watershed, Illinois

Mattia, C. (Creator), Lovell, S. T. (Creator), Fraterrigo, J. M. (Creator), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Oct 5 2018

Dataset

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

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

Dataset

Activities 2016 2016

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

Fellow of the American Applied Economics Association

Madhu Khanna (Recipient)
2016

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Fellow of the American Heart Association

Dipanjan Pan (Recipient)
2016

Activity: Other activity typesTypes 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

consumer economics
outreach
agricultural policy
decision support systems

Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship

Jesse C Ribot (Recipient), 2018

Prize

Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy and Marketing Award

Madhubalan Viswanathan (Recipient), Manoj Hastak (Recipient) & Roland Gau (Recipient), 2009

Prize

Public policy
Marketing