The Meaning of Place at USC Dornsife explores the physical, biological and cultural character of specific places and spaces, how human activities are organized, and how our behavior and cultural development affect local understanding and use of the environment. By documenting the origins, character, and meaning of place and spaces, we also examine threats to the environment, human health and well-being.
VoPham T, Brooks M M, Yuan J, Talbott E O, Ruddell D, Hart J E, Chang C C H, Weissfeld J L. 2015. Pesticide exposure and hepatocellular carcinoma risk: a case-control study using a geographic information system (GIS) to link SEER-Medicare and California pesticide data. Environmental Research 143:68-82
Harlan S L, Chowell G, Yang S, Petitti D B, Morales Butler E G, Ruddell B L, Ruddell D. 2014. Heat-related deaths in hot cities: estimates of human tolerance to high temperature thresholds. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 11(3): 3304-3326.
Newell J, Vos R O. 2012. Challenges and Opportunities for Incorporating Forest Carbon Pools in Consumer Product Carbon Footprints. Environmental Impact Assessment Review 37: 23-36.