Projects

lens magazine

LENS Magazine

LENS Magazine, hosted on Medium.com,  is home to essays, photography & art, criticism, stories, theory & practice and interviews curated by the Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies (LENS). Medium.com is a social journalism platform that aims to tap into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring readers the smartest...

research across ecuador and beyond

Research Across Ecuador and Beyond

Overview The Center for Tropical Research conducts cutting edge research in the Amazon and the Andes to complement our primary focus on the Chocó. In these projects, CTR combines the highest quality scientific research with local outreach to achieve conservation goals. Below, is an overview of our projects. The Amazon Basin The Amazon Basin exemplifies...

photo in the news: regurgitating birds aid rain forest

Research in the Chocó Rainforest

Our Efforts Top-level scientific research is the mainstay of our efforts in Ecuador. The breadth, depth, and quality of our science is what sets us apart from other conservation organizations. We have initiated and implemented cutting-edge research projects with conservation implications throughout Ecuador, with a focus on the Chocó rainforests in the northwestern region of...

research tours

Research Tours

Our fellows inspire people who are curious to learn what environmental research looks like at a major research institution. Visitors attend group or individual tours and become inspired by seeing work the research fellows are doing in the field, on a computer, or in laboratories. We answer questions about our research and about our very...

striving for equity in public investments in water in california

Striving for Equity in Public Investments in Water in California

In 2014, California voters approved a $7.5 billion bond measure to fund water quality, supply, and infrastructure improvements. Prop 1 included significant provisions to prioritize investments in disadvantaged communities. For this report, looking at Prop 1 spending midstream, we analyzed the $2.5 billion that had been assigned to projects as of April 2019 out of...

the circular economy: reduce, reuse and recycle

The Circular Economy: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

The circular economy has come to the foreground as a promising means through which to achieve sustainable development. Despite the wealth of literature and action plans centered around the circular economy, large barriers to reduce, reuse and recycle still exist.  In this project, we study how to use information to motivate individuals and corporations to...

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