Congratulations, Sheila Reddy – 2018 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation Awardee

Durham, NC  – The Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Sheila Reddy, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), with the 2018 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation. In explaining why Dr. Reddy was chosen for the Prize, CBEAR Outreach Director Mark Masters commented, “Sheila…

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Jeremy Peters wins CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation

AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH GROUP AWARDS PRIZE FOR INNOVATION TO CONSERVATIONIST JEREMY PETERS SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV. – As part of their fall conference, the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Jeremy Peters, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), with the 2017 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental…

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PRESS RELEASE: CBEAR receives new grants from USDA-NIFA

CBEAR, the Center for Behavioral & Experimental Agri-Environmental Research, a USDA national Center of Excellence, has recently received multiple new grants to support innovative behavioral economics research at the nexus of agriculture and the environment. Understanding Agricultural Water Use Behavior Through Randomized Controlled Trials. Mr. Mark Masters (Albany State University;…

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America Isn’t That Divided on the Environment

Paul Ferraro

CBEAR Co-Director Paul Ferraro discusses a post-election reality: while politics may be dividing the U.S., many Americans agree on core environmental challenges, regardless of political affiliation. He supports this with evidence from three randomized field experiments. These studies examined the environmental actions of tens of thousands of people. They show…

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Green vs. Gray: People prefer conservation as a way to protect drinking water

Kent Messer (CBEAR Director), Sean Ellis (PhD Student, University of Delaware), Matthew Miller (PhD Student, University of Delaware) and Jacob Fooks (UD Alum and USDA Economic Research Service) recently had an article about comparing public interest in investments in “green” infrastructure compared to “gray” infrastructure to protect drinking water sources published in…

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