Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

Handbook of Research methods and Applications in Environmental Studies

by Matthias Ruth (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783474639
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 08/15/2014
Pages: 544

About the Author

Edited by Matthias Ruth, Vice-President (Research), University of Alberta, Canada

Table of Contents

Contents:
PART I: UNDERSTANDING AND SHAPING THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
1. An Introduction to Methods and Applications in Environmental Studies
Matthias Ruth
2. Public Meanings of Science and the Environment
Simon Locke
3. Cross-Cultural Environmental Research Processes, Principles and Methods – Coastal Examples from Aotearoa/New Zealand
Derrylea Hardy, Murray Patterson, Huhana Smith and Caine Taiapa
4. Understanding Culture and Environment Dynamics Using Cultural Consensus Analysis
Michael Paolisso
5. Mixed Methods Analysis of Urban Environmental Stewardship Networks
James J.T. Connolly, Erika S. Svendsen, Dana R. Fisher and Lindsay K. Campbell
6. The Structured Mental Model Approach
Claudia R. Binder, Regina Schoell and Monika Popp
7. Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping: Applications to Urban Environmental Decision-making
Marta Olazabal and Diana Reckien
8. Action Research for Coherently Integrated Sustainability Policy Design and Implementation
Harn Wei Kua
PART II: MODELING RESOURCE USE, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE PROVISION, PRODUCTION AND EMISSIONS IN THEORY AND PRACTICE
9. Energy Return on Investment (EROI) and its Implications for Long-term Prosperity
Charles A.S. Hall
10. A Multi-region Input-output Analysis of Global Virtual Water Flows
Kuishuang Feng and Klaus Hubacek
11. Dynamic Product-centric MFA
Till Zimmermann and Stefan Gößling-Reisemann
12. Network Analysis of Industrial Ecosystems
Junming Zhu and Lei Shi
13. Linking Environmental and Economic Frameworks to Model Technology Transitions
Randall Jackson, Christa Court and Hodjat Gahdimi
14. System Dynamics for Environmental Application
Krystyna Stave
15. Using Participatory System Dynamics in Environmental and Sustainability Dialogues
Paula Antunes, Krystyna Stave, Nuno Videira and Rui Santos
16. Analyzing Green Growth: Integrating Models to Assess Green Economy: Methods and Application to Mexico
María Eugenia Ibarrarán, Andrea M. Bassi and Roy Boyd
17. Valuing Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems for Storm Protection
Edward B. Barbier
18. Are Cities Really Smart? The Environmental Impact of Urban and Rural Municipalities According to Different Methodological Perspectives
Johannes Schubert and Bernhard Gill
19. Vulnerability Assessments
Deborah S.K.Thomas
20. Multi-criteria Environmental Performance Assessment with an Additive Model
Luís C. Dias , Sandra Silva and Luís Alçada-Almeida
21. Gaming on Environmental Issues
Casper Harteveld and Anders Drachen
22. Nash Equilibria of Transboundary Pollution Games
Henk Folmer and Pierre van Mouche
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