The University of Tennessee’s Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment (ISSE) seeks to promote the development of policies, technologies, and educational programs that cut across multiple disciplines, engage the university’s research faculty and staff, and grow in response to pressing environmental and security issues facing the state, the nation, and the globe.
ISSE’s specialized centers, programs, and initiatives address a range of issues that fall under the broad rubric of sustainability.
Catherine Wilt (ISSE Research Director) was a plenary session speaker at the 25th Annual Tennessee Recycling Conference held in Franklin, TN, March 10-12, 2014. Her topic was "Twenty-Five Years of Recycling: Glancing Back, Looking Forward."
ISSE Senior Fellow Mary English has been appointed to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) working group. The group is providing advice to TVA as it develops an update of its 2011 IRP.
Bruce Tschantz, Senior Research Associate with ISSE's Tennessee Water Resources Research Center, has been invited to present a paper, Hazards and Public Safety at Low Head Dams, at the May 26-29, 2014, Annual International Conference on Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, in Athens, Greece. Dr. Tschantz will present his latest work on the extent of the low head dam problem in the U.S. and other countries and discuss remedial options for reducing the hazard to waterway users.
Wen-Juan Shi, Fu-Min Menn, Ting-Ting Xu, Zibo T. Zhuang, Clara Beasley, Steven A. Ripp, Jie Zhuang, Alice C. Layton, Gary S. Sayler. 2014. C60 reduces the bioavailability of mercury in aqueous solutions. Chemosphere 95: 324-328 (doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.09.027).
Tai-Long Guo, Quan-Jiu Wang, Ding-Qiang Li, Jie Zhuang, Lao-Sheng Wu. 2013. Flow hydraulic characteristic effect on sediment and solute transport on slope erosion. Catena 107: 145-153 (doi:10.1016/j.catena.2013.03.001).
Rachel J.C. Chen. 2013. How Can Stores Sustain Their Businesses? From Shopping Behaviors and Motivations to Environment Preferences. Sustainability 5(2): 617-628 (doi: 10.3390/su5020617)
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