236 pages | 28 Color Illus. | 5 B/W Illus.
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 practitioners and research scientists 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.
1. The Journey to Integrating Societal Needs and the Environmental Sciences 2. Environmental Decision-Making within a Recovering War Zone: The Republic of Iraq 3. Water Quality as a Collaborative Force in the Ozark Plateau, Missouri and Arkansas: The Long-Term Dimensions of Action through Common Interest 4. Integrating Traditional Knowledge and Geospatial Science to Address Food Security and Sustaining Biodiversity in Yap Islands, Micronesia 5. Halal Food Security: Forensic and Laboratory Management 6. Achieving Meaningful Stakeholder Dialogs in the American Midwest: Stakeholder Perceptions and Interactions Using Enhanced Place-Based Appreciative Methods 7. Community-Based Management of Mangrove Forests in Southeast Asia 8. Common Themes and Lessons from Our Global Stories of Collaboration and Transformation