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2022 Success in Multidisciplinary Research

The Success in Multidisciplinary Research award is given to a team of faculty members in more than one academic college who have succeeded in gaining major external resources and recognition for multidisciplinary research.

Team lead by Paul Armsworth

Research Team lead by Paul Armsworth The multidisciplinary team examines conservation questions in our region. The team includes ecologists Paul Armsworth, Mona Papes, and Xingli Giam in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and economists Charles Sims in Economics and the Baker Center and Seong-Hoon Cho in Agricultural and Resource Economics. Their collaboration is in its 11th year. It has won more than $3 million in grants, resulted in 37 scientific papers; supported 26 students and early career researchers drawn from three colleges; and integrated key stakeholders in our region.

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The rich, collaborative dynamic of environmental and policy research at UT made this cross-campus collaboration possible. It is allowing faculty from different disciplines to combine their complementary ideas and data to address pressing environmental policy questions in the Appalachian region and US more widely.