106 Marshall Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Ph.D., SUNY ESF (Forest Policy and Economics), 1997.
Natural Resources Policy and Values; Ecological Economics
Graduate Research Topic
Evaluation of the drivers and effects of the land use change in Latvia, with a particular focus on abandoned agriculture lands, including the role of renewable energy production and policy incentives.
Hello there! I received my bachelors degree in Communication Management and Design in 2009. I am currently putting my writing and organization skills to use in the field of environmental communication, with the hope of obtaining a dual degree in journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. I just completed my first marathon, I work for Apple Inc. as a Specialist, and I love to read National Geographic so much that I hope to write for them in the future!
"Good artists copy. Great artists steal." -Pablo Picasso
I would like to study the impact personal and educational experience has on sources cited and content of environmental journalism. I'm also interested in studying social media networks for environmental campaign management, water resources, and environmental issues in South East Asia.
My research interests lie at the cross section of ecological and human dimensions, particularly the complex social, political, and economic factors that play into watershed protection and the role of community participation in ecological restoration and environmental policy. I am interested in participatory planning efforts as a potential method of ecological/watershed restoration and community development. My thesis research about Onondaga Lake investigates local lake restoration programs to determine if people's participation and inclusion in restoration initiatives is related to their sense of place, including behavioral, social, cognitive and affective connections to the lake.
“The uncertainty of our times is no reason to be certain about hopelessness”- Vandana Shiva
Solomon, Barry D. and Valerie A. Luzadis, editors. 2008. Renewable energy from forest resources in the United States. Routledge: London.
Luzadis, V.A. 2008. Afteword: Prospects for the future. In: Solomon and Luzadis, eds. Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States. Routledge: London.
Luzadis, V.A., T. Volk, and T. Buchholz. 2008. Using a systems approach to improve bioenergy sustainability assessment. Chapter 9 In: Solomon and Luzadis, eds. Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States. Routledge: London.
Volk, T. and V. A.. Luzadis. 2008. Willow Biomass Production for Bioenergy, Biofuels and Bioproducts in New York. Chapter 11 In: Solomon and Luzadis, eds. Renewable Energy from Forest Resources in the United States. Routledge: London.
Castello, L., J.P. Viana, G. Watkins, M. Pinedo-Vazquez, and V.A. Luzadis. 2008. Integrating small-scale fishers in management: the case of piraracu in Mamirauá, Amazon. Environmental Management. In Press.
Buchholz, T., T. Volk, and V.A. Luzadis. 2007. A participatory systems approach to modelling social, economic, and ecological components of bioenergy. Energy Policy 35:6084-6094.
Buchholz, T., E. Rametsteiner, T. A. Volk, V. A. Luzadis. 2008. Multi criteria analysis for bioenergy systems assessments. Energy Policy. In Press.
Buchholz, T., T. Volk, and V.A. Luzadis. 2008. Results from an expert survey on sustainability criteria for bioenergy systems. Journal of Cleaner Production. Accepted in revision.
Amos Kojo Quaye, A.K., C.A.S. Hall and V.A. Luzadis. 2008. Agricultural Land Use Efficiency and Food Crop Production in Ghana. Society and Natural Resources. Accepted in revision.
Schindehutte, M. and V.A. Luzadis. 2008. Sustainability science and entrepreneurship: Toward a new paradigm for planetary stewardship. Journal of Business Venturing. Under review.
Franco, C.B., and V.A. Luzadis. 2008. The effects of economic growth-based policies on social well-being in the Dominican Republic. World Development. Under review.
Luzadis, V.A., L. Castello, J. Choi, C.B. Franco, E. Greenfield, S. Kim, J. Munsell, E. Nordman, F. Olowabi. 2008. The Science of Ecological Economics: A Preliminary Content Analysis of Ecological Economics, 1989-2004. Invited for submission to Year in Ecological Economics.
Parrish, B. D., V.A. Luzadis, and W.R. Bentley. 2005. "What Tanzanian Coffee Farmers Can Teach the World: A Results-based Look at the Fair Trade - Free Trade Debate." Sustainable Development, 13(3): 177-189.