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Foundations of Socio-Environmental Research: Legacy Readings with Commentaries

William R. Burnside
This anthology convenes 53 foundational readings that showcase the rich history of socio-environmental research from the late 1700s onwards. The introduction orients readers to the topic and how it has evolved and describes how to best use the book. The original readings are organised into six sections, documenting the emergence of socio-environmental research, first as a shared concern and then as a topic of specific interest to anthropology and geography; economics, sociology and political science; ecology; ethics, religious studies, and history; and technology, energy, and materials. A noted scholar introduces each section, putting the readings into historical and intellectual context. The conclusion links the legacy readings to contemporary approaches to socio-environmental research and discusses how these links can enrich the reader's understanding and work. Invaluable to students, instructors and researchers alike, this canonical reference illuminates underappreciated linkages across research domains and creates a shared basis for dialogue and collaboration

Book Details

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publish Date: Dec 8th, 2022
  • Pages: 774
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.84in - 7.87in - 1.18in - 4.25lb
  • EAN: 9781009177849
  • Categories: Environmental - General

About the Author

Burnside, William R.: - William R. Burnside is a Senior Editor at Nature Sustainability. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at SESYNC and an editor of environmental science textbooks. As an independent scholar, he is interested in ecology, sustainability science, and interdisciplinary research.
Pulver, Simone: - Simone Pulver is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she directs the endowed Environmental Leadership Incubator. Her research investigates the role of business in sustainability.
Fiorella, Kathryn J.: - Kathryn J. Fiorella is an Assistant Professor at Cornell University with a Ph.D. and MPH from the University of California and an AB from Princeton University. Her research investigates how environmental change affects human health, with a focus on food systems and livelihood, food, and nutrition security.
Avolio, Meghan L.: - Meghan L. Avolio is an Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University and an Early Career Fellow of the Ecological Society of America. She is an ecologist working in grasslands and urban environments investigating anthropogenic impacts on plant populations, communities, and ecosystems.
Alexander, Steven M.: - Steven M. Alexander is a Science Advisor at Fisheries and Oceans Canada and holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Waterloo. As an environmental social scientist, his research is centred on natural resource management, community-based conservation, and the interaction between science, policy, and practice.