LCSA Board Meeting Minutes - 2017-11-02
- Thomas Gloria
- Cassandra Thiel
- Yuan Yao
- Tom will write a draft proposal for Reid (using discussion points below and whatever input you want to add!)
- Next meeting – December 7.
From Last Time:
Who will be attending GRC?
- Stephan yes
- Cassie maybe
- Tom no
- Matt yes (hopefully)
- Paulina yes (hopefully)
- Yuan yes (hopefully)
- Wenjie yes (hopefully)
Conversation with Reid Lifset – Editor-in-chief of ISIE
- Wants us to move forward on this topic
- Having the specific content and moving forward on that topic helps
- A little different than our typical domain (food, social) is also helpful (and a challenge)
Brainstorm around aspects for us to cover in our food special issue (slide from Tom on SDG targets around hunger)
- Agriculture, economics, socio-economics – topics that may be a challenge for us to contribute to
- Call for papers need to have multi-disciplinary approach (to create manuscripts for the journal)
- Quantitative science perspective for multi-disciplinary groups
- What would the manuscript look like?
- Taxonomy for field itself, areas of protection we need to understand
- Working with others – addressing our biases, vocabulary, how different fields function
- Development of impact assessment around hunger alleviation?
- Impact modeling for cheaper/larger quantities of food, and agricultural impacts?
- Maybe some case studies?
- Process/inventory side – which processes could you reference (functional units) for hunger alleviation
- Development/growth of humans (stunted growth) – example of functional unit or impact category
- What is the function of food?
- Actual human impact (direct impacts) and human activities
- What it means to have an impact on human health
- We, as a field, tend to lack that human health impact; the categories have high uncertainties and many don’t include them at all
- With an increase focus on human health in other fields, this could make us fall behind
- Combined assessment – new ideas to evaluate social impact; looking at other disciplines’ assessments of social impact, how do we work with them?
- End scenario – “output” – Cultural reaction to increased child survival and increased longevity (change in dynamic of resources, education, etc.)
- Human behavior
- Obesity & diabetes
- Transition from developing to developed issues