Artwork inspired by Crossroads publications featured on journal cover
Posted 2016-06-14

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Sometimes our research ends up in unexpected places, or is adapted in unexpected ways.

We were surprised to find ourselves on the cover of the journal Environmental Research Letters, not simply because of the research findings but because of the inspiration behind the research itself!

Milicia Jevtic, a former member of the Crossroads team, created the image above after being inspired by two recent articles published in ERL:

The articles that served as the basis for this work were:

  • Miara, A., C.J. Vörösmarty, R. Stewart, W. Wollheim, and B. Rosenzweig (2013). Riverine ecosystem services and the thermoelectric sector: Strategic issues facing the Northeastern United States. Special Issue on Electricity, Water and Climate, Environmental Research Letters 8: 025017. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/025017. Link.
  • Stewart, R.J., W.M. Wollheim, A. Miara, C.J. Vörösmarty, B. Fekete, R. Lammers, and B. Rosenzweig (2013). Horizontal cooling towers: Riverine ecosystem services and the fate of thermoelectric heat in the contemporary Northeast. Environmental Research Letters 8: 025010. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/025010. Link.

The work was also featured as part of the article "A dynamic model to assess tradeoffs in power production and riverine ecosystem protection" by Ariel Miara and Charles J. Vörösmarty, which was published in the journal Environmental Science Processes and Impacts in 2013 (issue 15: 1113-1126, DOI: 10.1039/C3EM00196B. Link).