Ricardo D. Lopez
March 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 230 Pages - 28 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054455 - CAT# K33205
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Societal Dimensions of Environmental Science: Global Case Studies of Collaboration and Transformation, brings together several key examples of the successes and the challenges that exist for environmental stakeholders trying to strike a balance between science and the societal implications of the issues involved. This book provides important methods and approaches necessary for informed decision making and a better understanding of the common threads of learning, collaboration, negotiation, and compromise. It also explains that concepts and skills needed to better understand how specific project goals can be best achieved in the rapidly changing field of environmental management, by providing practical situations and solutions, across a global landscape.
This book provides anyone who works in a community setting with the necessary tools and strategies for solving environmental problems and achieving the goals of an environmental project of any type and specifically addresses the topic of how to synthesize community engagement and the environmental science. It describes current environmental issues and lessons learned of what works and what doesn’t work in real situations, and why. It also highlights key examples, which can be used by both management practitioner and research scientist in their specific circumstances.
Showcasing a unique compilation of the diverse and specific examples from societies in Asia, Oceania, North America, and the Middle East, with an equally diverse array of authorship, this book serves all policy makers, scientists, organizers, and community members that desire to build better group dynamics for addressing environmental issues.
Overview and how to best utilize the global stories in this book. A brief history of the societal dimensions of the environmental sciences. Balancing Hawaiian traditions and scientific information to protect and restore native ecosystems in Hawai‘i. Spanning the socio-ecological needs of people across large landscapes in the Ozark Mountains, USA for improving water. Community engagement in the Latin America-Caribbean Region for accomplishing the goals of the United Nations Program on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation. A watershed-based approach to food security and sustaining biodiversity in the Federated States of Micronesia. Environmental decision making within a recovering war zone: The Republic of Iraq. Achieving meaningful stakeholder dialogues in the American Midwest: stakeholder perceptions and interactions using enhanced place-based appreciative methods. Learning together in the mangroves: communities on the front line of sea level change in the Asia-Pacific Region. Common themes across the global human landscape and implications for the future of the societal dimensions of environmental sciences.