Science & Policy of Ecological Approaches to Readiness, Response, Recovery, & Resilience
Within Cornell University’s Department of Natural Resources, SPEAR4 is Keith Tidball‘s lab, and serves as a platform for conducting integrated research, extension, and outreach activities in the area of ecological dimensions of human security. SPEAR4 is focused on natural resources management questions at the leading edge – “at the tip of the spear” – in places and time periods characterized by violence, conflict, disaster or war. This work includes vulnerability assessment, resilience analysis, risk management and adaptation strategies within social-ecological systems, as well as cultural systems analysis within these contexts, to include veterans and military families. Extension and outreach around these and related topics is a priority for SPEAR4.
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