10th International Interdisciplinary

Conference on the Environment

 

July 1-3, 2004

 

Boston / USA

Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

      64 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 021116-3912, USA

          Telephone: 800-225-2008, Fax: 617-423-1708

 

2004 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

               

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INSTRUCTIONS TO PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

 

Session Time Allocations: Each session is 90 minutes long. Each presenter should take no more than 20 minutes and, for each paper discussion, discussants should take no more than 5 minutes. The remaining time should be available for open discussion.

 

Session Chairs: Assume overall responsibility for your session. Make an effort to contact the session participants before the meeting. Inform them that each presentation room will be equipped with an overhead projector. Ask them if they have any special needs relating to their presentation and/or discussion. Arrive at the session room 10 minutes in advance and make sure that it is properly equipped. Welcome and introduce the participants. Start the session on time and adhere to the time schedule. Discussants should follow presenters. Moderate the open discussion to the best of your ability.

 

Presenters: Stay within the allotted time even though it may not be enough! Be well prepared. For audio-visual equipment other than overhead projectors, which will be provided in all meeting rooms, contact the Conference Registration Desk. You must have your session number, day, and time before equipment can be reserved. All arrangements and charges for such equipment are your responsibility. Please do not just read your paper. Your presentation of main points, methods, and conclusions should lead to a fruitful discussion during and after the session. Make available copies of your paper.

 

Discussants: Be prepared to offer your "positive" remarks first. Then offer any "negative" remarks in a constructive way. Stay within the allotted time. If you cannot meet your commitment, please make an effort to find a substitute discussant, and contact the registration desk as well as the session chair immediately. Please contribute as much as you can to the discussion of all papers. If the session's chair is absent, the last discussant listed should take on the role of the chair.

 

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WEDNESDAY: June 30, 2004: Pre-Conference Reception, 7 PM

 

 

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THURSDAY: July 1, 2004

 

 

REGISTRATION AND

CONTACT TIME/COFFEE/LIGHT FARE

8:00-8:45 AM Room: Cambridge Room

 

Date: 7-1  Time: 8:45-10:00 AM  Room: Cabot

Session [1]: Women’s Roles in Environmental Policy

 

Panel A                                                                     

 

Brenda Bushell1                

Masashi Institute    of Technology, Japan

 

“Perspectives on Women’s Roles in the Environment: Voices from Nepal”

 

 

Linda Hadfield2                                                      

Greengauge Consultancy, England

 

“Women and the Environment in the U.K.: The Women’s Environmental Network”

 

 

Chair: Ram Vemuri

 

Discussants: 1Dylan McGee, 2Ram Vemuri

 

 

Contact Time/Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:00-10:30 AM Room: Cambridge Room

 

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Date: 7-1     Time: 8:45-10:00 AM  Room: Charles River

Session [2]: Radical Politics – Could It Be A Green Legacy?

 

 

Panel B        

 

Giorel Curran1                                                        

Griffith University, Australia                                                       

“21st Century Dissent: Anarchism, Environmentalism and Anti-globalism”

 

 

Eric J. Fitch2                                                           

Marietta College, Ohio                                                                                                                                         

“Right Action and the Extremism Environment: A Common Environmental Catechism,

Fundamentalism and Political”

 

 

Chair: Peter Schultz

 

Discussants: 1Mahbub Kabir, 2Beverly Kracher

 

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Date: 7-1 Time: 10:30-11:45 AM  Room: Cabot

Session [3]: Making Use of International Interdisciplinary Opportunities

 

                       

Panel A         

                                                           

Kimberly Reiter1                                                    

Delaware State University, Delaware

                                                                                                           

“The International Interaction Initiative (I3): Discussion of Environmental and Other International

Issues among College Classes in Different Countries”

 

 

Tracy Farrell2                                                          

School of Field Studies, Massachusetts                                                        

“An Academic Model for Interdisciplinary Environmental Education and Problem Solving in

Costa Rica: A Case Study of the School of Field Studies”

 

 

Chair: Michael Reiter

 

Discussants: 1Linda Hadfield, 2Michael Reiter

 

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Date: 7-1 Time: 10:30-NOON  Room: Charles River            

Session [4]: Assessing the Environment: Physical, Political and Social Motivations

 

 

Panel B        

 

Vishwanie Maharaj1                                  

South Atlantic Fisheries              

Management Council, South Carolina

 

“Globalization Effects on the Shrimp Industry in the South Atlantic”

 

 

C. Dylan McGee2                                        

Assumption College, Massachusetts  

 

“Mercury Emissions and the International Trade Debate”

 

 

Meenal Shrivastava3                                 

Univ. of Witwatersrand, South Africa

                                                                                                           

“Interest Groups and Environmental Policy Making in South Africa and India: ‘Engendering

the Debate’”

 

 

Chair: C. Dylan McGee

 

Discussants: 1N. Rajalakshmi, 2Mahbub Kabir, 3Giorel Curran

 

 

Lunch Break/Open Time

NOON - 1:30 PM

 

 

Attendees are encouraged to explore and enjoy the local restaurants!

 

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Date: 7-1   Time: 1:30-2:45 PM Room: Charles River

Session [5]: Policy Considerations: Several International Views           

 

 

Panel A                                                                     

 

M.L. Agrawal1                                                         

B. Maitra                                                       

Indian Institute of Technology, India

M.K. Ghose

Regional Remote Sensing Service Center, India                                         

“GIS Based Highway Traffic Noise Analysis for Land Use Planning”

 

 

Richard Hunt2                                                        

Worcester State College, Massachusetts

 

“The Cleavage Model and Governor Jane Swift”

 

 

Siva Ram Vemuri3                         

Charles Darwin University, Australia

 

“Improving Environments through People Management”

 

 

Chair: Ward Thomas

 

Discussants: 1Richard Hunt, 2Laurence McGlinn, 3Ward Thomas

 

 

Contact Time/Coffee/Tea Break

 

3:00-3:25 PM Room: Cambridge

 

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Date: 7-1   Time: 1:30-2:45 PM Room: Cabot

Session [6]: Gender and the Environment

 

 

Panel A         

 

Vijaya Gupta1                                                          

Neelima Naik                                                          

National Institute of Industrial Engineering, India

Meenal Shrivastava

Univ. of Witwatersrand, South Africa

 

“Indian Women and Environment: Vulnerability: Efforts and Opportunities”

 

 

Beverly Kracher2                                                   

Creighton University, Nebraska                                                

 

“Women, Business, Government and the Environment: A Voice from the Plains”

 

 

Chair: Rosalind Malcolm

 

Discussants: 1Brenda Bushell, 2Ronald Sandler

 

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Date: 7-1   Time: 1:30-2:45 PM Room: Cambridge

Session [7]: Roundtable Discussion

 

 

Topic:  Environmental Education and the World Job Market

 

 

Moderator:   Maureen Crawford Hentz

                        Director of Career Service

  Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts

 

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Date: 7-1  Time: 3:00 - 4:30 PM  Room: Charles River

Session [8]: Keynote

 

Keynote

                                                                       

Barry Chernoff                                                                   

Wesleyan University, Connecticut

 

“Challenges and Opportunities for the Conservation of Aquatic Ecosystems in the Neotropics”

 

 

Introduction:  Demetri Kantarelis

 

 

The evening is open to enjoy Boston and especially our nearby historic and theater districts!

 

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FRIDAY: July 2, 2004

 

REGISTRATION AND CONTACT TIME/COFFEE/LIGHT FARE

 

8:00-8:45 AM Room: Cambridge Room

 

Date: 7-2  Time: 8:45-10:15 AM  Room: Cabot

Session [9]: Effects of Economic Growth on the Environment: Some Considerations        

 

 

Panel A         

Temidayo Gabriel Apata1            

M.A.Y Rhaj                                                   

University of Ibadan                                 

O. Arowojolu                                   

Univ. of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria           

 

“Factors Influencing Poverty in Oil Producing Areas of Ondo  State, Nigeria”

 

                                                           

Anthony Lumby2                                       

Pranushka Naidoo                        

Univ. of Kwa Zulu-                         

Natal, South Africa

 

“Economic Growth and the Environment: A Review of the Environmental Kuznets Curve”

 

 

Rosalind Malcolm3                        

University of Surrey, England                                                   

 

“Consumption and Production Patterns: The Need for a New Regulatory Approach”

 

 

Bekir Parlak4                                                           

Uluda University, Turkey                                                

Mustafa Ökmen                                                      

Celal Bayar University, Turkey

 

“An Agenda for Urban Air Pollution of Environmental Problems and Policies: The Turkish Case”

 

 

Chair: John Trefry

 

Discussants: 1Brenda Bushell,  2Eric Fitch, 3Peter Schultz, 4Ward Thomas

 

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Date: 7-2  Time: 8:45-10:15 AM  Room: Charles River

Session [10]:           Presentation/Discussion

 

 

Panel B        

 

Michael A. Reiter                            

Delaware State University, Delaware                           

 

“Using Fuzzy Logic to Analyze Integrated Interdisciplinary ‘Four Component’  Resource

Management Models”

 

 

Discussants: Ileana Espejel and Mahbub Kabir

 

 

 

Contact Time/Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:00-10:30 AM Room: Cambridge

 

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Date: 7-2 Time: 10:30-Noon  Room: Cabot

Session [11]:           Science and History: Putting Pollution in Context

 

 

Panel A         

 

Emily Monosson1                          

Mt. Holyoke College, Massachusetts                                                                                                                           

“Toxicology and Chemical Mixtures: Can a Single Chemical Science Address this Complex Issue?”

 

 

Ileana M. Prejbeanu2                                 

Florinel Badulescu                                   

Ioan Berila                                                   

Daniel Georgescu                                     

Petrica Badea                                                         

Michael Schenker

Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

 

“The Dynamics of Nitrogenous Compounds in Environmental Factors and Their Influence

on Human Health in South-Western Romania”

 

 

Ward F. Thomas3                                       

California State University – Northridge, California

 

“Air Pollution in Post-World War II Los Angeles”

 

 

Chair: Gary O’Donovan

 

Discussants: 1Ileana Prejbeanu,  2Emily Monosson, 3Carl Herrgesell

 

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Date: 7-2   Time: 10:30-Noon  Room: Charles River

Session [12]: Workshop  [It is not necessary to have been  present at Session 8]

 

 

Panel B        

 

Michael A. Reiter                            

Delaware State University, Delaware                                                   

                                                                       

Workshop:

 

“Using Fuzzy Logic to Analyze Integrated Interdisciplinary ‘Four Component’ Resource

Management Models”

 

 

Lunch Break/Open Time

 

12:00 NOON - 1:30 PM

 

 

Attendees are encouraged to explore and enjoy the local restaurants!

 

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Date: 7-2 Time: 1:30-3:00 PM Room: Cabot

Session [13]:           Messages in Nature: Interpretations

 

Panel B                                                                    

 

Paul Bruno1                                    

Providence College, Rhode Island                                                       

“Nature as Emergent Probability: How Longergan Provides a Framework for the Integration

of Human and Non-Human”

 

 

Ronald Sandler2                                        

Northeastern University, Massachusetts                                                       

 

“Ethical Naturalism and Virtue or What Difference Does Our Rationality Make?”

 

 

P.V. Viswanath3                                         

Michael Szenberg                                     

Pace University, New York

 

“Contemporary Environmental Policy: Biblical Lessons”

 

 

Chair: P.V. Viswanath

 

Discussants: 1Beverly Kracher,  2P.V. Viswanath, 3Patrick Corrigan

 

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Date: 7-2  Time: 1:30-3:00 PM Room: Charles River

Session [14]:           Perceptions of Nature: What We Think We Know

 

Panel B        

 

Temidayo G. Apata1                                  

J. Lawoye                                                    

University of Ibadan, Nigeria                              

O. Arowojolu                                                           

Univ. of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria                       

                                                                       

“Bitumen Exploitation on Resource Use and Livelihood Activities of Rural Households in Nigeria”

 

 

Guanghwa A. Chang2                  

Youngstown University, Ohio                                                                

Yeong Nain Chi

Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana

 

“An Examination of Public Attitudes toward Forest Resources”

 

 

Linda Hadfield3                                                      

Greengauge Consultancy,  England

 

“Modifying Perceptions: The U.K. Public Debate on Genetic Modification”

 

 

Chair: Kimberly Reiter

 

Discussants: 1Meenal Shrivastava, 2Robert Leverett, 3Emily Monosson

 

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Date: 7-2       Time: 1:30-3:00 PM Room: Cambridge             

Session [15]:           Roundtable Discussion

 

 

Topic:  Information Technology and Globalization

 

 

Moderator:  Carl Herrgesell

                        Real Time Enterprises, Inc., New York

           

           

Contact Time/Coffee/Tea Break

 

3:00-3:15 PM Room: Cambridge

 

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Date: 7-2  Time: 3:15-4:15 PM  Room: Charles River

Session [16]:           Keynote

 

Keynote

                                                                       

John H. Trefry                                                                    

Dept. of Marine and Environmental Systems

Florida Institute of Technology, Florida

 

“Arctic Oil”

 

 

Introduction:  Kevin Hickey

 

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 Date: 7-2 Time: 4:30-6:00 PM  Room: Cambridge

Session [17]:           IEA Annual Meeting Everyone Invited

 

 

Discussion: IEA Constitution/Bylaws

                        Election of Officers

                        Committee Selections

                        Site Discussion for 2005

 

 

Session [18]:           IEA Dinner    7:00-9:00 PM

 

Room: Arlington

 

Dinner Speaker                                                                  

 

Robert T. Leverett                                     

Executive Director                                    

Friends of the Mohawk Trail State Forest, Massachusetts

 

“A New Forest Paradigm for Massachusetts”

 

 

Introduction:  Demetri Kantarelis

 

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SATURDAY: July 3, 2004

 

REGISTRATION AND CONTACT TIME/COFFEE/LIGHT FARE

8:00-8:45 AM Room: Cambridge Room

 

Date: 7-3 Time: 8:45-10:15 AM  Room: Cabot

Session [19]:           Water: Seen and Unseen Environmental Issues

 

Panel A         

 

Bayan G. Balt1                                                        

RCAAP, Republic of the Philippines                                                    

“The Angus HydroElectric Power Plants and the Ecology and Environment of Lake Lanao

in Mindanao, Southern Philippines”

 

 

Alfonso Blanco2                                                    

Foundan Salem                                                     

Richard Gomez                                                      

George Mason University, Virginia

 

“Hyperspectral Imaging of Chlorophyll in the Caballo Reservoir in New Mexico”

 

 

Foundan Salem3                                                    

Nenas Kafatos                                                       

George Mason University, Virginia

 

“Spectral Analysis for Oil Spill Identification Using Hyperspectral Data”

 

 

Chair: Michael Reiter

 

Discussants: 1Michael Reiter, 2Foundan Salem, 3Alfonso Blanco

 

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Date: 7-3  Time: 8:45-10:15 AM  Room: Charles River

Session [20]:           Stewardship or Management: Getting What We Need

 

Panel A         

 

Giorel Curran1                                                        

Griffith University, Australia                                           

 

“Regenerating the Urban/Nature Relationship: Sustainability Groups in Australia”

 

 

Eric J. Fitch2                                                           

Marietta College, Ohio                                                                  

 

“Coastal Zone Management Act at 30 Years: The Ideal, the Practical and the Practice in the

United States, Canada and Oceania”

 

 

Vishwanie Maharaj3                                  

South Atlantic Fisheries              

Management Council, South Carolina

 

“Ecosystem Based Approach to Fisheries Management”

 

 

N. Rajalakshmi4                                                     

University of Madras, India                                                                                                                                 

“Sustainable Organisations of Aquaculture for Proper Resource Utilisation – Balancing

Water and Soil Conflicts”

 

 

Chair: Mahbub Kabir

 

Discussants: 1Kimberly Reiter, 2Ward Thomas,

3N. Rajalakshmi, 4Vishwanie Maharaj

 

 

Contact Time/Coffee/Tea Break

 

10:15-10:30 AM Room: Cambridge

 

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Date: 7-3 Time: 10:30-11:45 AM  Room: Cabot

Session [21]:           Education’s Changing Role in Promoting Environmental Issues

 

 

Panel A         

 

Bridget Lyons1                                                       

Sacred Heart University, Connecticut                                                                                                             

“Integrating Environmentally Focused Service Learning into the Business and Economics

Curriculum”

 

 

Gary O’Donovan2                                      

Kathy Gibson                                                         

University of Tasmania, Australia

 

“Social and Environmental Accounting in Tasmania – Taking It to the World”

 

 

Ileana Espejel3                                                       

Claudia Leyva                                                        

Evarista Areilano                                       

Guillermo Aramburo

Roberto Martinez

Jose Luis Ferman

Conception Arredondo

Cecilia Lopez

The School of Science, Mexico

 

“Evaluating Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research in Developing Countries”

 

 

Chair: Peter Schultz

 

Discussants: 1Eric Fitch, 2Beverly Kracher, 3Michael Szenberg

 

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Date: 7-3 Time:10:30-11:45AM  Room: Charles River

Session [22]:           The Power of Change or Changing Power

 

Panel A         

 

Joseph Allan1                                                         

Marketing Consultant, Massachusetts

 

“Wind Energy: Prospects and Problems”

 

 

Glenn D’Alessio2                                       

Worcester State College, Massachusetts                                                                                                                   

“Take It or Leave It: An Attitude for Marketing Sustainability to Homeowners that Needs to

Be Changed”

 

 

Lawrence A. McGlinn3                  

SUNY – New Paltz, New York                                                    

 

“The Spatial Distribution of Wind Farms in the United States: Climate, Economics and Local

Culture”

 

 

Chair: Joseph Allan

 

Discussants: 1Glenn D’Alessio, 2Laurence McGlinn, 3Joseph Allan

 

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