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Rainer Ass

2000- 2001 & 2001- 2002 CEIRP Fellow

Research Interest: Sustainable Development

Department: Natural Resources

My research in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell focuses on local indigenous knowledge and decision-making in land-use and natural resource management. I'm most interested in introducing students to comparative cost-benefit analyses of industrial agriculture and "traditional" agriculture.

Through such analyses students can explore the social and ecological ramifications of environmental choices they make every day. Students can also explore inquiry-based methods for assessing the environmental impacts on soil and water from everyday decisions in our society.



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