Ricardo D. Lopez
March 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 272 Pages - 28 Color & 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054455 - CAT# K33205
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This book 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. It 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 the 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.
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.