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Impacts of Deglobalization on the
Sustainability of Regional Food, Energy, Water Systems

DRFEWS

Our Team's Research Publications

Our team's main objective is building a reliable modeling system to test the impact of deglobalization on the Great Lakes regional Food, Energy, and Water Systems, but reaching this objective has resulted in numerous fascinating studies and discoveries related to our study objectives, including ground-breaking work that will influence other modeling systems and similar projects. Here's a quick list of these outputs, much of it driven by an outstanding group of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. 

Book Chapters

Doidge M., Irwin E., Sintov N., Wilson R.S. (2020). Human Behavior and Adaptation. The Food-Energy-Water Nexus. AESS Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies and Sciences Series Saundry P., Ruddell B.. Springer.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29914-9_4.

Journals or Juried Conference Papers

Cai, Yongyang. (2019). Computational methods in environmental and resource economics. Annual review of resource economics. 11 59 - 82. 

Liu, Hongxing and Zhang, Wendong and Irwin, Elena and Kast, Jeffrey and Aloysius, Noel and Martin, Jay and Kalcic, Margaret. (2020). Best Management Practices and Nutrient Reduction: An Integrated Economic-Hydrologic Model of the Western Lake Erie Basin. Land economics. 96 (4). 

Fleming, Mark R. and Adams, Benjamin M. and Kuehn, Thomas H. and Bielicki, Jeffrey M. and Saar, Martin O.. (2020). Increased Power Generation due to Exothermic Water Exsolution in CO2 Plume Geothermal (CPG) Power Plants. Geothermics. 88 (C) 101865. doi:10.1016/j.geothermics.2020.101865

Randall, Alan. (2020). On Intergenerational Commitment, Weak Sustainability, and Safety. Sustainability. 12 (13) 5381. doi:10.3390/su12135381 

Bielicki, J. and Beetstra, M. and Kast, J. and Wang, Y. and Tang, S.. (2019). Stakeholder Perspectives on Sustainability in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus. Frontiers in environmental science. 7 (7) 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2019.00007

Conference Presentations / Papers

Cai, Y., Gong, Z., Guo, Z., Irwin, E., Randall, A., Sheldon, I. (2020). A dynamic regional economic model to evaluate impacts of deglobalizing forces on food, energy and water systems and the sustainability of the Great Lakes region. AAEA Annual Meeting. Virtual Session. 

Irwin, E. (2020). Assessment of Progress: Integrated modeling of sustainable food, energy, and water systems from regional to global scales. AAEA Annual Meeting. Virtual Session.

Kast, J. (2020). Integrating Agricultural Decision-Making Factors into Watershed Modeling of the Western Lake Erie Basin to Assess the Impact of Targeting BMP Placements. June 2020 virtual poster symposium of the American Ecological Engineering Society. Virtual Session. 

Kast, J. (2020). Targeting BMP Placement: Integrating Farmer Decision-Making Factors in Watershed Modeling of the Western Lake Erie Basin. July 2020 virtual meeting of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. Virtual Session.

Randall, A. (2019)  Validation of integrated assessment models – a methodological inquiry. Taiwan National Science Council distinguished lecture, National Chi-Nan University, Puli, TW, December 5, 2019.

Cai , Y., Cultice, B., Gong, Z., Guo, Z., Tang, S., Wang, Y., Bielicki, J., Randall, A., Sheldon, I., Irwin E. (2019). Dynamic Regional Economic Model for Food/Energy/Water System (DR FEWS). INFORMS Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA. 

Liu, H., W. Zhang, E. Irwin, J. Kast, N. Aloysius, J. Martin, M. Kalkic. (2019). Economic Incentives for Best Management Practices and Downstream Water Quality: A Spatially Integrated Economic-Hydrological Model of the Lake Erie Water Basin. Workshop on Integrated Assessment Models and the Social Costs of Water Pollution. Cornell University. 

Liu, H., W. Zhang, E. Irwin, J. Kast, N. Aloysius, J. Martin, M. Kalkic. (2019). Economic Incentives for Best Management Practices and Downstream Water Quality: A Spatially Integrated Economic-Hydrological Model of the Lake Erie Water Basin.. Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. Illinois. 

Irwin, E. (2019). The Role of Economics and Integrated Modeling for Sustainability Science: Food-Energy-Water Model of the Great Lakes. Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop. University of Illinois. 

K. Lee, S. Khanal, B. R. Bakshi (2019). Managing Technological and Ecological Systems in a Watershed While Considering the FEW Nexus, Ecological Carrying Capacity, and the Effects of Climate Change. AIChE Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. 

Irwin, E. (2019). Healthy Land-Water Systems: Water Quality, Economics, and Human Behavior.. CFAES Annual Research Conference. The Ohio State University. 

Bielicki, J ., Irwin, E., Bakshi, B., Cai, Y., Doidge, M., Jackson-Smith, D., Martin, J., Randall, A., Sheldon, I., Wilson, R. (2019). Food, Energy, and Water: Resilience and the Governance in Multi-Scale, Multi-Region, Multi-Actor Settings. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 

Irwin, E. (2019). An Integrated Economic-Hydrological Model of the Western Lake Erie Basin. Invited Seminar. Resource Economics and Management Department, Davis College of Agriculture. West Virginia University. 

Arrueta, L. and D. Jackson-Smith (2019). Reconciling Different Conceptions of Stakeholder Engagement in Large Regional Integrated Food-Energy-Water Systems (FEWS) projects. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management. June 4, 2019. Oshkosh, WI.

Cai, Y., Cultice, B., Gong, Z., Guo, Z., Tang, S., Wang, Y., Bielicki, J., Randall, A., Sheldon, I., Irwin E. (2019). DRFEWS Modeling Framework. CFAES Annual Research Conference, Columbus, April 2019.

Lui, Hongxing, Wendong Zhang, Elena G. Irwin, Noel Aloysius, Jay Martin (2019). Payment for Best Management Practices and Downstream Water Quality: A Spatially Integrated Economic-Hydrological Model of the Lake Erie Water Basin. Workshop on Integrated Assessment Models and the Social Costs of Water Pollution, Cornell University, David R. Atkinson Center, Ithaca, NY, April 3-5, 2019

Bielicki, J., Irwin, E. Bakshi, B., Cai, Y., Jackson-Smith, D., Martin, J., Randall, A. Sheldon, I. Wilson, R. Doidge, M., Beetstra, M., Chun, S., Cultice, B. Gong, Z.,  Guo, Z., Kast, J. Tang, S., Wang, Y.*, Pottschmidt, A.*, Dora de Melo, D.* (2019). Scenarios and their Construction for Investigating the Effects of Trade Barriers on the Sustainability of Food, Energy, and Water Systems in the U.S. Midwest. Scenarios Forum. University of Denver. Denver, CO. March 11-13, 2019.

Bielicki, J., Irwin, E. Bakshi, B., Cai, Y., Jackson-Smith, D., Martin, J., Randall, A. Sheldon, I. Wilson, R. Doidge, M., Beetstra, M., Chun, S., Cultice, B. Gong, Z.,  Guo, Z., Kast, J. Tang, S., Wang, Y. (2018). The Dynamic Regional Food, Energy, Water Systems Framework for Investigating Effects of Deglobalization. GC52B-06. American Geophysical Union. Fall Meeting Washington DC. December 14, 2018.

Randall, A. (2018) Optimal, Sustainable and Safe – The Sweet Spot?, keynote address, Taiwan Association of Agricultural Economists, Taipei, TW, December 8, 2018.

Randall, A. (2018) If we have Optimality and Sustainability, what does Safety add?, Taiwan National Science Council distinguished lecture, National Chung-Hsing University, Tai-Chung, TW, December 6, 2018.

Cai, Y., Tang, S., Cultice, B., Wang, Y., Bielicki, J., Randall, A., Sheldon, I., Irwin E. (2018). DRFEWS: A Dynamic Regional Food, Energy, Water Systems Modeling Framework. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Phoenix, November 2018.

Martin, Jay, Margaret Kalcic, Noel Aloysius, Anna Apostel, Jeffrey Kast, Haley Kujawa, Richard Becker, Chelsie Boles, Rem Confessor, Tian Guo, Colleen Long, Rebecca Longsdon Muenich,Todd Redder, Dale Robertson, Don Scavia, Awoke Teshager, Yu-Chen Wang (2018). Evaluating Management Options to Reduce Lake Erie’s Harmful Algal Blooms with Watershed Models and Stakeholder Input. 2018 ASABE Conference. Detroit, MI

Also presented at the IAGLR 2018 Conference on Great Lakes Research. Toronto, CN.

Jeffrey Kast, Jay Martin, Margaret Kalcic, Anna Apostel, Haley Kujawa, Colleen Long, Rebecca Logsdon Muenich, Awoke Teshager (2018). Evaluating the Importance of Manure Management on Lake Erie’s Water Quality: Data-Driven Manure Production and Application in SWAT. 2018 ASABE Conference. Detroit, MI.

Jeffrey Kast, Jay Martin (2018). Manure management in the Maumee River watershed: How do intentions align with actions? American Ecological Engineering Society Annual Meeting. June 13, 2018. Houston, TX.