Dr. David Casagrande

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Associate Professor of Anthropology

 

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Bethlehem, PA 18015

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chaired Events

  • Session Organizer and Chair: Environment and migration: Engaging research, policy and advocacy in a world of change. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 25-29, 2008. Memphis, TN. (Abstract)
  • Session Organizer and Chair: Manipulative experiments with in situ human subjects: Ethics, logistics, and experimental design. First General Scholarly Meeting of the Society for Anthropological Sciences. February 23-27, 2005 . Santa Fe, NM. (Abstract)
  • Conference Co-organizer: Central Arizona Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research 7th Annual Poster Symposium. January 19, 2005 . Tempe, AZ.
  • Presidential Session Chair and Co-organizer: Gregory Bateson and the Science of Mind and Pattern. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Dec. 15-19, 2004 . Atlanta, GA.
  • Session Co-organizer: Human ecosystems: Trajectories, information, and organization. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 1-6, 2004. Portland, OR.
  • Conference Co-organizer: Central Arizona Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research 6th Annual Poster Symposium. February 23, 2004 Tempe, AZ.
  • Session Chair: Issues in Ethnography. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 6-11, 2002 . Atlanta, GA.

conference Papers

  • 2014. Casagrande, D.G., E.C. Jones, F.S. Wyndham, J.R. Stepp, and R. Zarger. Ecomyopia in the Anthropocene. Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. December 3-7. Washington, DC. (Abstract)
  • 2014. Casagrande D.G. Impacts of Marcellus Shale Gas Development on Quality of Life in Pennsylvania. SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines Symposium: The Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing for Creating Sustainable Communities. April 10-11. Binghamton, NY. (Abstract)
  • 2014. Casagrande D.G. Methodological Issues Regarding Tzeltal Maya Consensus about Medicinal Plant Names, Properties, and Uses. Annual Meeting of the Society for Anthropological Science. March 18-22. Albuquerque, NM. (Abstract)
  • 2013. Benoit, G., D. Casagrande, S. Anisfeld, E. Schultz, C. Lewis. . Interdisciplinary Before-After Control-Impact Study of Tidal Restoration on the West River, New Haven, CT. Long Island Sound Biennial Research Conference. April 19. Port Jefferson, NY. (Abstract)
  • 2013. Casagrande, D.G., H. McIlvaine-Newsad and N. Pinter. Wet and Wild: Gaps between policy and socio-ecological reality in Mississippi River flood mitigation. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 19-23. Denver, CO. (Abstract)
  • 2012. Pinter, N., E. Ellison, D.G. Casagrande, and C Anz. Geomorphology applied: The 2011 Mississippi River flood and The Olive Branch flood recovery initiative. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. November 4-7. Charlotte, NC. (Abstract)
  • 2012. Casagrande, D.G. and H. McIlvaine-Newsad. Crossing disciplinary boundaries to achieve proactive flood mitigation along the Mississippi. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 27-31. Baltimore, MD. (Abstract)
  • 2011. Casagrande, D.G. Cultural and cognitive mnemonics of hot versus cold classification in Tzeltal Maya medicinal plant knowledge. 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnobiology. May 4-7. Columbus, OH. (Abstract)
  • 2010. Casagrande, D.G. and H. McIlvaine-Newsad. Cultural Models, Problem Definition and Mississippi River Flood Policy. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 24-27. Merida, Mexico. (Abstract)
  • 2010. McIlvaine-Newsad, H. and D.G. Casagrande. Slow Recovery: Rural Communities and Resilience After the Mississippi Floods. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 24-27. Merida, Mexico. (Abstract)
  • 2009 Casagrande, D.G. and H. McIlvaine-Newsad Slow road to recovery: Farming community resilience after the Mississippi floods. Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. July 30-August 2. Madison, WI. (Abstract)
  • 2008 Rands, G., D. Casagrande, and A. Patrick Building A Campus Sustainability Effort at a Regional Public University: A Five Year Retrospective. Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. November 9-12. Durham, NC.
  • 2008 Casagrande, D.G. Ecological sustainability and Marshallese migration. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 25-29. Memphis, TN. (Abstract)
  • 2007 Casagrande, D.G. Residential Landscape Preferences in the Phoenix Oasis. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 27-31. Tampa Bay, FL. (Abstract) (Podcast) (Download Powerpoint)
  • 2006 Casagrande, D.G., and M. Vasquez. Using ecological restoration to achieve human ecosystem sustainability. University of Zurich, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Transatlantic workshop: "Restoring or Renaturing: The Presence of the Past in Ecological Restoration." July 9-11. Zurich, Switzerland.
  • 2006 Rands, G., B. Ribbens, D. Casagrande, and H. McIlvaine-Newsad. Envisioning an Ecologically Sustainable Society: Development and Application of a Framework. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Aug. 11-16. Atlanta, GA.
  • 2006 Casagrande, D. G., D. Hope, E. Farley-Metzger, W. Cook, S. Yabiku, and C. Redman. Problem and opportunity: Integrating anthropology, ecology, and policy in the urban American Southwest. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 28-April 2. Vancouver, BC. (Abstract)
  • 2005 Farley Metzger, E., S. Yabiku, P. Gober, D. Casagrande, C. Redman, N. Grimm, S. Harlan. Landscaping Preference in a Desert City, Implications for Water Use. Society for Human Ecology 20th Anniversary Conference. Oct. 13-16. Salt Lake City, UT.
  • 2004 Casagrande, D. G. Bateson, Festinger and the recursive role of cognitive dissonance in social organization. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Dec. 15-19. Atlanta, GA. (Abstract)
  • 2004 Casagrande, D. G. Resilience as information redundancy versus discontinuity across organizational scales of human ecosystems. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 1-6. Portland, OR. (Abstract) (Download PDF)
  • 2004 Casagrande, D. G. Bridging the gap: Linking perceptions, sociality and behavior in ecological research and environmental policy. Paper presented in the Arizona State University Department of Sociology Colloquium Series. April 23. Tempe, AZ. (Abstract)
  • 2003 Casagrande, D. G. Social variables in manipulative experiments in human-dominated ecosystems. Paper presented at the Long Term Ecological Research Network, All Scientists Meeting. Sept. 18-21. Seattle, WA.
  • 2002 Casagrande, D. G. Measuring agreement within Tzeltal Maya ecological knowledge. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 6-11. Atlanta, GA. (Abstract)
  • 2001 Casagrande, D. G. Variability in Tzeltal Maya medicinal plant selection: A comparison between two communities. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. March 28-31. Merida, Mexico.
  • 2000 Casagrande, D. G. Cognitive aspects of Tzeltal Maya medicinal plant selection. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Nov. 15-19. San Francisco, CA.
  • 1999 Casagrande, D. G. Tzeltal knowledge of relict primary-forest: Implications for conservation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Tucson, AZ (Abstract)
  • 1999 Casagrande, D. G. The role of Ethnobotany in drug discovery within the Maya International Collaborative Biodiversity Group. Annual Meeting of the Association of University Technology Managers. San Diego, CA.
  • 1997 Casagrande, D. G. Values, perceptions and urban river restoration goals. American Rivers 3rd National Urban Rivers Symposium & Awards, Washington, DC.

conference Posters

  • 2009 Casagrande, D.G. and H. McIlvaine-Newsad. Social resilience after the 2008 Mississippi River floods and implications for long term socio-ecological sustainability. Visions of a Sustainable Mississippi River conference. August 10-13. Collinsville, IL.
  • 2009 Martin, C., D. Casagrande, S. Yabiku, M. McHale, and S. Earl. Evaluation of four ecosystem services provided by experimental residential neighborhood landscapes in Mesa, Arizona. Long Term Ecological Research Network All Scientists Meeting. September 14-16. Estes Park, CO.
  • 2008 Yabiku, S., D. Casagrande, and E. Farley-Metzger. Landscape Treatment and Resident Satisfaction: Results from Wave 2 of the North Desert Village Social Survey. Central Arizona Phoenix LTER 10th Annual Research Poster Symposium. January 10. Tempe, AZ.
  • 2007 Yabiku, S., D. Casagrande, and E. Farley-Metzger. Effects of Weather on Neighborhood Human Activity. Central Arizona Phoenix LTER 9th Annual Research Poster Symposium. January 10. Tempe, AZ.
  • 2006 Casagrande, D., S. Yabiku, E. Farley-Metzger, D. Hope, C. Gries, K. Larson, and N. Grimm. Effects of landscape manipulation on human behavior, knowledge, and social organization in an urban ecosystem. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. August 1-6. Memphis, TN.
  • 2006 Larson, K., R. Servis, S. Yabiku, S. Harlan, D. Casagrande, E. Farley-Metzger, and L. Larson. Landscape Preferences in the Arid Southwest: Comparative Results from the Phoenix Area Social Survey and North Desert Village. Central Arizona Phoenix LTER 8th Annual Research Poster Symposium. February 17. Tempe, AZ.
  • 2005 Farley Metzger, E., S. Yabiku, P. Gober, D. G. Casagrande, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, and S. Harlan. Initial Findings of the North Desert Village Landscaping Experiment: The Green, Green Grass of Home. Central Arizona Phoenix LTER 7th Annual Research Poster Symposium. January 19. Tempe, AZ.
  • 2004 Cook, W., D. G. Casagrande, D. Hope, C. Martin, and J. Stutz. The North Desert Village 'Suburbosphere': An experiment in urban ecology. Central Arizona Phoenix LTER 6th Annual Research Poster Symposium. February 23. Tempe, AZ.
  • 2004 Farley Metzger, E., S. Yabiku, P. Gober, D. G. Casagrande, C. L. Redman, N. B. Grimm, and S. Harlan. North Desert Village Landscaping Experiment: Monitoring Human-Environment Interactions. Central Arizona Phoenix LTER 6th Annual Research Poster Symposium. February 23. Tempe, AZ.

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