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Jillian Moroney and Rebecca Som Castellano

By: Anna Webb   Published 6:17 am / January 25, 2018

Jillian Moroney and Rebecca Som Castellano

Post-doctoral Researcher, Assistant Professor
School of Public Service, Sociology
College of Arts and Sciences

Jillilan Moroney, post-doctoral researcher in the School of Public Service, and Rebecca Som Castellano, assistant professor of sociology, recently published two articles.

A studio portrait of Rebecca Som Castellano

Rebecca Castellano

Their research, which has been supported through the Idaho EPSCoR MILES program, aims to examine attitudes about and adaptation to changing climate and population growth in the Treasure Valley.

Image of Jillian Moroney

Jillian Moroney

The first article, in Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, focuses on farmer adaptation to climate change, and pays particular attention to how geography and family dynamics influence the various adaptations strategies farmers may employ. The second article, in Agriculture and Human Values, focuses on how concern over loss of farmland varies for rural and urban residents in the Treasure Valley.