Michael R. Meuser
- Community mapping projects and WWW hosting
- Interactive WWW mapping
- Database to WWW interface development
- GIS mapping
- Custom ArcView® & MapInfo® data files
- GIS web server implementation
- Environmental and social data retrieval, conversion, and analysis
- Environmental history
- Environmental inequality
Current World-Wide-Web Projects:
Santa Cruz Toxics Release Inventory - An interactive toxic mapping project of Santa Cruz County, California. Maps indicate US EPA Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) facilities from 1987 through 1994. Each facility on the map is live, meaning that a click on the facility is linked to associated reports and data. The website is also a resource for updated information, articles, and other information related to the implementation and evolution of Right-To-Know laws.
Contact: Marie Clary, [email protected], 408-458-4245
Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) - Consulting on the development of ScoreCard, a national interactive WWW toxic information project.
Contact: William Pease, Ph.D., EDF, [email protected], 510-658-8008
Californians for Alternatives to Toxics (CATs) - Developing a Sonoma and Napa County pesticide awareness program for CATs. Project includes gathering and analyzing data, creating interactive WWW maps, and developing the website, https://mapcruzin.com/cats.
Contact: Patricia Clary, Executive Director, CATs, [email protected], 707-822-8497
Fort Ord Toxics Project (FOTP) - Developing a website of interactive maps, photographs, documents and data for FOTP's website. This is part of the community education and outreach component of their U.S. EPA TAG (technical assistance grant). Visit their website at https://mapcruzin.com/fotp .
Contact: Curt Gandy, Executive Director, FOTP, [email protected], 408-375-9464.
University of California, Davis, Toxics Substances Research and Teaching Program - Research assistant for Dr. Andrew Szasz on our project, "An Historical Analysis of Environmental Inequality: The Case of Santa Clara County." Job duties include gathering environmental and demographic data, performing statitstical analysis, and creating maps. We also maintain an Environmental Justice Bibliography. This work-in-progress and the bibliography are on the WWW at http://www.cruzio.com/~meuser/EI.
Contact: Dr. Andrew Szasz, [email protected], 408-457-2579.
Relevant Employment & Education:
1994 - 1997 University of California, Santa Cruz - Candidate for the Ph.D. in Sociology with a focus on environmental sociology. Received M.A. in Sociology, June 1994. 1995 - 1996 Dr. Walter Goldfrank, UCSC - Research assistant performing statistical analysis for Dr. Goldfrank's project on worker exposure to pesticides in Chile.
Contact: Dr. Walter Goldfrank, [email protected], 408-459-2453
1995 Dr. Ronnie Lipschutz, UCSC - Research assistant gathering data and documents for Dr. Lipschutz's research on Community Wellness.
Contact: Dr. Ronnie Lipschutz, [email protected], 408-459-3275
1993 - 1994 University of California, Davis, Toxics Substances Research and Teaching Program - Research assistant for Dr. Andrew Szasz on our project, "The Demographics of Proximity to Toxic Releases: The Case of Los Angeles County." Job duties included gathering data, doing statistical analysis, report writing, and using a GIS system to produce maps.
Contact: Dr. Andrew Szasz, [email protected], 408-457-2579
1994 M.A in Sociology, University of California, Santa Cruz 1992 B.A. in Sociology with honors, B.A. in Environmental Studies with honors, University of California, Santa Cruz 1986 - 1989 Independent Computer Consultant - Developed computer database programs that allowed facilities to track their inventories of toxic materials and produce the required government reports
Presentations and Participation at Professional Meetings
Environmental Inequalities: Literature Review and Proposals for New Directions in Research and Theory, with Dr. Andrew Szasz, Current Sociology (forthcoming), 1997.
Public Participation in the Cleanup of Contaminated Military Facilities: Democratization or Anticipatory Cooptation? with Dr. Andrew Szasz, International Journal of Contemporary Sociology (forthcoming), 1997.
Environmental Inequality Bibliography, with Dr. Andrew Szasz. It is available on the WWW at http://www.cruzio.com/~meuser/ejwww.html, 1996.
Stakeholder Participation in the Toxic Cleanup of Military Facilities and its Relationship to the Prospects for Economic Reuse: The Case of Fort Ord, California, Report prepared for the Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce, with Dr. Andrew Szasz, 1995. It is available on the WWW at https://mapcruzin.com/fotp/eda.htm.
The Demographics of Proximity to Toxic Releases: The Case of Los Angeles County, with Dr. Andrew Szasz, Hal Aronson and Dr. Hiroshi Fukurai, published electronically on the Internet at (1) RTK-Network, Washington, DC; and, (2) IGC Networks, San Francisco, CA, 1994.
Participant in the Western Governor's Association (WGA) "Forum on Stakeholder Participation in the Environmental Restoration of Tribal and Federal Lands," January 1996, Reno, Nevada.
Improving Civilian Stakeholders' Participation in the Toxic Cleanup of Military Facilities at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, August 1995, Washington D.C.
Demographics of Proximity to Toxic Releases: the Case of Los Angeles County was presented at the following four meetings and conferences.
April 1994, Twentieth Annual Southwest labor Studies Conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, California.
November 1993, meeting of the University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program, University of California, Santa Cruz, California.
August 1993, meeting of the American Sociological Association's Environment and Technology Section, Miami, Florida.
November 1992, meeting of the University of California Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program, University of California, Santa Barbara, California.
Participant in the Working Group On Community Right-To-Know's workshop, The Right-To-Know-More, January 1991, Washington, D.C.
Community and Research Affiliations
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