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Cultural Models, Environmental Values, and  Environmental Decision-Making

Michael Paolisso, Principal Investigator

This project responds to the need for the development and evaluation of research tools for the synthesis and communication of environmental values.  Building upon environmental anthropology research that is on-going with stakeholder groups on the Chesapeake Bay (see Cultural Models of Environment and Pollution Project), this project seeks to investigate and assess how cultural model methodology can be used to identify and disseminate information on environmental values that is useful to multiple stakeholders involved in environmental decision-making for targeted resource use issues. 


Funding for this project is provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 

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