Scholarship of Interdisciplinary Integration, Scholarship of Community Application, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
An American biology professor befriends a Costa Rican farmer who through their relationship stops farming and forest clearing to establish a tourist and research center devoted to saving the country's cloud forest. The Chacon family's experience provides a studied model of sustainability, known in environmental circles as the "White Oak Model."
Neuenschwander, Dwight E., and Leo R. Finkenbinder. "The Chainsaw and the White Oak: From Astrobiology to Environmental Sustainability." Radiations Spring, 2001: 5-11.