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Hi, Permies! I'm writing a literature review, and I would love to write it on natural building or permaculture. I'll need the topic to be fairly specific and I need to be able to find studies done on it. You are all so full of brilliant ideas, if anyone has any thoughts on some topics or studies that I could read into, I'd be sooooo grateful! Thank you so much, I can't wait to hear your ideas!
 
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I get the impression there might be a useful number of rigorous studies on:

Turf roofs/green roofs/living roofs ( there are some enormous commercial installations out there).

The effect of earth walls on indoor humidity. (Clay plaster, CEB, adobe, loam, cob, rammed earth, pisé de terre.)
 
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Mike Cantrell wrote:I get the impression there might be a useful number of rigorous studies on:

Turf roofs/green roofs/living roofs ( there are some enormous commercial installations out there).

The effect of earth walls on indoor humidity. (Clay plaster, CEB, adobe, loam, cob, rammed earth, pisé de terre.)



Thank you! I couldn't find much on the humidity topic, even though I think that would be such an awesome paper and I'd love to do the studies myself! The living roof ideas was awesome also. There were more studies done on this one. I think the topic I will review will be bee conservation! It seems like there are lots of studies done on this because our little bee friends are so vital!
 
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Hi Erin,

On the topic of bees, don't miss out on Jonathan Lundgren's research on neonicotinoids!  Jonathan is an agroecologist who used to be one of the brightest stars in the USDA labortories, until he discovered a few things that did not seem to make neonicotinoid treated seeds worth the extra expense....

His summary on bees:  neonics don't kill them outright, but cause many physiological problems, which in sum are devastating.
 
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Erin Shepard wrote:I think the topic I will review will be bee conservation! It seems like there are lots of studies done on this because our little bee friends are so vital!


Here is a link to contact from my area in Washington State. Crown Bees
I think more knowledge base is desired for Alaska.
 
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