Questions related to Environmental Studies
Although I have started to learn some techniques related to meta-analysis article, I am not sure what are the key principles or tips about choosing topics. I humbly invite experts to discuss topics about meta-analysis in social science. What are the principles researchers should know before start writing? What are the tips in choosing topic (how to choose a meaningful topic that can make contribution)? What is the potential of meta-analysis in future scholarship development and theoretical contribution?
It seems that 'the social sciences' has a clearly defined core of disciplines - sociology, politics, anthropology - but is rather fuzzy at the edges. I'm trying to get my head around the concept, recognising that it is fluid and fluctuates historically. I wonder if the humanities, in so far as they study human society, are also social sciences? Are history of science and philosophy of science also social sciences? And does the opposition between 'social sciences' and 'natural sciences' hold since the natural sciences involve socially and culturally situated activities? In addition, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary fields such as environmental studies and pandemic studies seem to transcend these categories. I would love to hear your views.
Research within the environmental science is pretty interesting and practical in nature. The journals focusing on environmental studies often have very high impact factor compared to other journals in social sciences. What is the secret?
With continued cutbacks in funding for undergraduate education as well as increasing overheads, we're struggling to maintain the course quality. A lot of time by the teaching staff is being spent on correcting classic, written exams.
I am wondering if anyone can conduct an ESIA study or does it have to be a person with specific credentials. Does it also have to be certified. If yes, what certifications are available.
Thanks a lot!
I would like to ask you about the most reliable and reputable bibliographic indices and databases in your field.
For me as a biomedical researcher, the Pubmed database is the best database to search for an article. Can you give me the best database in for example: Environmental studies, Agriculture, Astronomy, Geology, Materials, chemistry, etc..
I have a presentation and I want to give practical examples to the audients.
Thank you very much
Planet Earth inclusive of humanity is facing the unprecedented twin crisis of global warming and climate change which are impacting all systems and sectors transgressing all boundaries. There are two main approaches: mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation for preventing greenhouse gases to build up in the atmosphere by curtailing its release at the source as well as by enhancing GHG sink. The second strategy involves measures for living with the climatic changes. A balanced mix of multiprong measures is to be taken from individual to institutional levels, from local, regional to global scale.
All the researchers, thinkers and RG friends are invited to take part in this important discussion with your insightful views and useful literature about the state of the art of mitigation and adaptive strategies - both traditional ecological knowledge and modern tools and technologies.
We know the importance of a healthy environment, and we should take all the possible measures to keep our environment healthy. Environmental education and protection are crucial for the benefit of both the environment and humans. What should be our thoughts on this in the next phase of COVID-19 pandemic destruction?
Waste management and recycling from my view point is given very little attention in Nigeria. I went online to check list of Waste management companies in Port Harcourt where I reside and I was very disappointed. Why is this so? Is Waste management an irrelevant subject in Environmental Studies?
There is always a dynamic balance in nature, be it homeostasis in local ecosystem to the grand scale of global homeostasis. Human is interfering with the working of nature and tending to destabilizing the feedback systems. Still it can maintain the balance and resistance and resilience stability within limits. By to what extent? We have now some estimates of certain tipping points. Does it tell the whole story? Does it take into account all the aspects of nature's structural integrity and functional diversity and stability?
Many researcher it is recommended usage of WQPs and WQIs coupled with GIS technologies for improving comprehension of general water quality issues, communicating water quality status and illustrating the need for protective practices.
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I am interesting by " Numerical modelling for environmental studies" and I am looking for documentations, online courses ...I am at a beginner level so I don't know from where I can start?
I will be grateful to you if you could help me
The de facto slogan of modern industrial man is "Heat, beat and treat" or "take, make and throw". But Mother Nature do everything in the other way, following the sustainability principles. We can borrow the ideas, be inspired and emulated by her, can collect the pearls of wisdom and reflect them in our life - in all spheres, personal, social, industrial.
Please elucidate the master principles of Nature and her "trade secrets" and discuss how we can adopt and adapt them in our sustainability journey.
Keenly looking suggestions about the prospect and challenges of scientific study in Heritage, Indigeneity and Folklore Studies (HIFS) at the educational institution around the world.
Probiotics are working of life (living organisms, esp. bacteria) for life, by life and in life's suitable niche. They favour friends and ward off enemies, boosts immunity, maintain balance of the microbiome in gut. We can find its wide applications in the field of aquaculture.
You all please present probiotics' application in diverse fields of environmental management in tackling pollutants and toxicants. Discuss in detail and share relevant resources about how they act to fulfill the goal
Just curious to know your views on Candidatus Phyla.
Metagenomic sequencing reveals very high abundance of Candidatus Phyla (more than 50%). Tried searching articles but not getting prominent answers.
What does it indicate about that environment?
Have you all seen such dominance of these Phyla in any environment? Have you all come across any such environmental studies?
Share your experiences and knowledge about this group.
I am really interested about this topic.
keywords: metagenome, microbiome, phylum
Climate change, including global warming, are some of the biggest challenges facing humankind today. Human activities are mostly responsible for global warming because of their role in increasing greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and fluorocarbons), a heat trapper in the atmosphere. Among the mentioned gases, carbon dioxide is most devastating in terms of the global warming scenario. The Earth’s surface temperature has warmed in the last 100 years, and there is no credible hypothesis for this, other than the net effect of greenhouse gases (especially CO2).
Keeping the average rise of global temperature below 2oC (whereas concentration level CO2, lower than 550ppm) has become the focus of international efforts formed notable in the Copenhagen climate change conference (2009). And indeed, since then, we are seeing the room to tackle the global warming issue by promoting a dialogue based on policies and strategies, including adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable growth perception through the use of renewable resources for the well-being of humanity. The former statement on tackling the climate is reasonably fine and considered as the sustainable way to handle the global warming issue. But you might have noticed that there are several shortcomings in the way (for example- the world political leaders cum the policy makers have their own probable constraints and visualization) of sustainable growth based on policies and strategies. We cannot rely idea which country is doing good and which is not in holding the promise to curb CO2 and including many other such concomitant factors associated with policy making.
Keeping this as a base I suggest if we may share our views on the possible scientific approach to reduce dangerous anthropogenic (CO2) in the atmosphere other than that based on policies and strategies encompassing adaptation, mitigation, and sustainable growth (an incessant constructive growth) through the use of renewable resources. May you all please think about it and write down the likely scientific possibilities (a way to handle the problem scientifically rather than policy making) and suggestions to curb CO2.
Happy World Environment Day (05 June).
Vaid, B. H.
- Give me the free charge Pubications of Scopus indexed journals related to Environmental Studies or Environmental Science without opening one by one of the journals?
- Would you please mention the free journals of publications that published more than 4-6 times/year?
- would you please mention the journals that publised regularly and can be seen anytime the website?
I am wondering if you can help me please and if you know good journals that indexed in Scopus and publish review papers with short time as I need it for one of my master students. I will be very thankful if the journal give us the first acceptance within short time let us say couple of weeks or so.
Dr. Zainab Talib AL-Sharify
PhD chemical engineering
Lecturer at Environmental Engineering department
University of Al-Mustansiriya, Baghdad, Iraq
Academic visitor Chemical Engineering
University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Editor Journal of Engineering and Sustainable Development
Editor: Journal of Environmental Studies (JES
Please who has the statutory instruments and sectoral guidelines (of any country) for the following procedures: Environmental impact assessment, Health impact assessment, Social impact assessment, Strategic environmental assessment, Renewable energy and Biophysical EIA? Thanks.
I am a professor and researcher in the field of environmental studies from Tabriz University of Iran. Recently, a contract between Iran and Germany has been signed for a joint research project. Based on this, I have prepared a research proposal regarding the environmental impacts of drying Lake Urmia in Iran. Given that one of the conditions for this joint project is the collaboration of German and Iranian scholars, I will be grateful if a researcher from one of the universities in Germany decides to work with me. She/he could kindly announce this to me, and that the rest of the process will be done afterwards.
Please can i get research proposal sample for Masters of art in geography and environmental studies specially on urban povert
In your opinion and based on your experiences, what is the best programming language for environmental studies and modeling (e.g. climatology, hydrology, etc.)?
I am working on environmental babaseline studies on a soil creep environment in Nigeria. I am dividing the work into 3
1- Geotechnical analysis of the soil
2-- Application of hazard and vulnerability analysis on this hazards prone area
3- The environmental and socioeconomic impacts on the residents
Please I need scientific directions on how to go about it.
As I am writing the chapters of a book manuscript, I am interested in getting feedback of each chapter. This book is on the three environmental movements of India--chipko, NBA (Narmada Bacchao Andolan) and Navdanya. I am writing the second chapter right now on the NBA and I am interested in getting feedback on this chapter. My Ph.D is in Philosophy and my research interest is in the interdisciplinary area of environmental studies, women's studies and peace studies. Thnaks.
I am interested in environmental studies, such as air quality and vehicle emission modeling, so I want to be more involve in QGIS applications focus on these topics.
I am recent graduate from lund university environmental studies and sustainability science masters program and I moved back to Accra over the summer, starting work at a start up sustainability consultancy. We involve ourselves with projects from renewable energy to waste management across the urban environ. For me personally I want to build a working and smart green economy in Accra which utilizes the resources available and finds innovative ways to bu on the system currently operating. understanding green urban projects like your own is hopefully what will be my bread and butter.
hope to hear from you soon.
If we put restraint in resource exploitation/use and consumerism from personal to industrial level and local to global scale we will be able to shrink our ecological footprint and can be able to manage natural resource crunch and pollution problem and would be able to live sustainably. Let's take a pledge to tread lightly on the Earth and mother Nature.
Metal nanoparticles are showing promise in tackling different problems in different domains of environment. How they can be used in aquatic ecosystems? What are different likely interactions? What may the possible toxic effects on different ecosystem components (planktons, bacteria, macrophytes and fish)? How can we track the ecotoxicological linkages? How could we manage metal nanoparticles for positive (beneficial) uses and avert the adverse/untoward consequences?
RG friends and researchers you all are welcome to participate and help to promote a sustained brainstorming on pros and cons of apllyting metal nanoparticles in aquatic systems like, ponds, lakes, rivers, etc.
Sustainability and sustainable development are the catch phrases and centre-stage of all discussion in the arena of economic, environmental, social, educational activities and what not! Sustainability is the nature or property of something being sustained or that runs in perpetuity remaining same (may be dynamic stability!). On the other hand sustainable development is the development that meets the needs of the presents without compromising the ability of the future generations to meet their needs. SD satisfies the triple bottom lines (TBL) of environmental protection, economic development and social security. SD is always for people, planet and prosperity (3P), in other words, it's for environment (protection), economy (prosperity) and (social) equity (3E).
Agricultural productivity is undoubtedly being affected by global warming and climate change. The rise in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, associated temperature rise and rainfall have physiological effects on plant/crop growth and yield. One cannot consider single factor's effect on productivity. The interactive effects of carbondioxide enrichment, temperature rise, rainfall, soil nutrients are very complex and hard to simulate and anticipate the impacts. Again it varies from rabi to kharif, C3 to C4 plants, tropical to temperate, region to region, soil to soil, and many others. Further there are direct and indirect impacts. The issue gets more complex while considering the indirect effects of varied soil quality/nutrient status, decomsotion/mineralization, evapouration, salinization/alkalization along with the incidence and intensity of pests and pathogens which find the changing climate regime favourable for them. Coastal areas will face double jeopardy. Salt water intrusion may pose the conventional crop production before a big question! Freshwater sources will also be affected. Salinization Naturally, to ensure food security a reality the climate resilient adaptation strategies needs to be holistic and integrative in nature taking due consideration of all of the above issues.
Please participate in this very significant and thought-provoking brainstorming event on RG platform and contribute with your thoughts, information and knowledge, which is the ultimate resource to tackle the impending crisis.
With lot of subjectivity on BD and uncertainty associated Impact Assessment methods, is their a 'most credible and reliable' method that can be easily applied for a habitat to quantify BD or perhaps loss of BD?
I am trying to compare different social assessment methods including social impact assessment (SIA), social return on investment and (SROI) and social life cycle assessment (S-LCA). If someone can help to provide some good papers to understand the critique of all these three methods.
To tackle the increasing problems of draw down, depredation and degradation (pollution) of environmental resources we are trying to promote green products, green processes, green technologies, green industry. More importantly we are sensitizing people to adopt green lifestyle, green culture and green consumerism to shrink our ecological footprint and to make a peace with our Mother planet Earth. But it's easier said than done! How 'green' is green enough? How good is good enough? Please elucidate with informative thoughts, insights and illustrative inputs.
The multifaceted environmental challenges of resource degradation and drawdown facing humanity in the twenty first century demand a holistic, "win-win" problem solving approach by adopting down-to-earth solutions for achieving sustainable development that would satisfy the triple bottom line of 3P (people, planet and prosperity) or TBL of 3E (environment, economy and equity). We are now discovering that not all environmental problems are solvable by conventional technological means and within foreseeable nonrenewable energy limits. Employing conventional "end-of-the pipe" pollution clean-up approaches, in many ways, we are offering "temporary bandage" to ecological/environmental wounds or playing a “shell game” with pollution, solving one problem only to create another. The emerging discipline of Ecological Engineering or Ecotechnology is a paradigm shift - a response to the growing need for engineering practice for human welfare while at the same time protecting the natural environment and restoring the "bodily functions" of nature to ensure sustained flow of ecosystem goods and services. By definition, Ecological Engineering is the design of sustainable ecosystems that integrate human society with its natural environment for the benefit of both. It evolves out of an overdue alliance between engineering and ecology. With its root in ecology, this field has now matured to the point where it needs to have a prescriptive—rather than just a descriptive role to play in restoring existing disturbed or degraded ecosystems as well as designing and developing new sustainable ecosystems. Naturally, it offers an opportunity for an acid test of our ecological understanding.
Mother Nature has developed all life forms, processes, methods, tools, techniques, algorithms that are time-tested and developed as a result of experiments, trials and optimization in her grand laboratory. There is no pollution, no waste, no energy crisis, no material crunch in Nature. She can offer the principles of sustainability, efficiency, sufficiency and solutions to all sorts of environmental problems that humanity is facing now and years to come.
I expect an enriching and insightful exchange of ideas and informative resources from RG friends and researchers.
Instead of living within the annual interest that biophysical wealth of Nature gives us, we are using up our natural capital. We are taking more resources than Nature/Earth can provide and throwing more wastes and pollutants than that Nature can metabolize and assimilate. What are the impacts? What future is waiting for us? What should we do for restoring our ecological balance sheet?
I am conducting a study on investigation the recyclable fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW).We investigated the recyclable fractions of MSW such as PET, glass, metals, cardboard, and etc. which economic or cost-benefit analysis can be conducted to better present our findings?
I would greatly appreciate if dear researchers in the field of solid waste management could provide me with any advice or insight on this endeavor.
Open your head, heart and mind and share your thoughts on whether the carbon-based civilization is the root cause of major environmental woos and pathological symptoms of the ailing planetary health. How can we make a transition from carbon excess/ build up to carbon neutrality.
Environmental education has been introduced as compulsory subject at all levels of education from primary to graduate (college) level but often it remains as a neglected one. We hardly find any subject teacher in secondary, higher secondary schools and colleges. The very purpose has often been compromised. It is not possible for any (non-subject) teacher to impart lessons on environmental studies to the students properly. In colleges this subject remains in letters, not in spirits. Its presence can only be limited to celebration of World Environmental Day or plantation of some saplings. Environmental sensitization, awareness or beyond that real environmental education and environmental works cannot be possible through such studies. The subject itself cannot be prospered, not even the students of Environmental Science or Environmental Management cannot be moiovated and inspired to opt for those subject as carrier options if there remains ample scope for teachers/assistant professors' positions in schools and colleges..
Increased urbanization is claiming green spaces in one hand and its air, water, soil is polluted more day by day. Wastes generated are mounting at an exponential rate. Practically some cities have turned into concrete jungles,heat islands and pollution hot spot leaving little room for biodiversity. It is not an ecologically sustainable development! But we can reverse the trend by tackling pollution problem through urban forestry with selected plant species that would be home to hoard of biodiversity. Green urban areas would be more biodiversity-rich, aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to live in and it would be ecologically smart too.
We are planning on developing a project on potential use of fly ash generated from thermal power plants. It has both a number of potentials and pitfalls for use in aquaculture. There is risk of a number of environmental risks especially heavy metal contamination. It used in fish pond there will be risk of transfer of contaminants along the food chain. How the project's aim and objectives can be drawn, the technical design and work plan can be made. Above all, how the pre-application treatment of fly ash can be thought for removal and inactivation of heavy metals and other toxic contaminants.
Can anyone please suggest me some of the suitable SCI (Science Citation Index) Journals, which publishes paper rapidly pertinent to "Distribution of Heavy Metals and Contamination Assessment in the Water Environment of Coal Mining Area”.
Redox state and prevailing ambiance influence heavy metal inactivation and detoxification as well as transformation of nutrients (C, N & P) in soil and aquatic environment
The study aims to identify the main obstacles that prevent people from acting more environmental-friendly and therefore reducing their individual footprint.
Does anyone have any suggestions or open softwares that can determine the thermal conductivity of gas mixtures, such as natural gas and air or methane and air?
Could anyone please help me to access those references related to the term? Thank you very much for your support!
Models use data to predict weather patterns and floods. Is their a need within the UK to increase rain gauge spacial resolution to 0.5km and a temporal resolution to 1 minute for more accurate and reliable flood predictions? Does soil moisture content need to be monitored?
If you can't physically be in the environment you're learning about, would listening to it's sound recordings aid your learning?
I know that for calculating the environmental factor three parameters fractional covalence (fc), bond volume polarizability (αb) and presented charge (Q) are used. But I don't know how to calculate these three parameters?
I am looking for MFA-studies making inventories/estimations of the amounts of hibernating (i.e. not in-use) e-products in people's homes. My specific interest lies with survey/questionnaire-based bottom-up studies (preferably on rare earth metals). Recommendations on how to engage with this methods-wise are also greatly appreciated, i.e. what to think of when designing a questionnaire, pitfalls in making the quantitative estimations and so on.
I know of a few already (see below), but please provide me with more!
• Chan, M. Hibernating Copper in Connecticut Residences and Corporations. Master’s Thesis, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2004.
• Lin, C., (2008) "A model using home appliance ownership data to evaluate recycling policy performance" Resources, Conservation and Recycling 52 1322-1328.
• Milovantseva, N., and Saphores, J-D. (2012) “Time bomb or hidden treasure? Characteristics of junk TVs and of the US households who store them”, Waste Management 33(3) 519-529.
• Murakami, S., Oshugi, H., Murakami-Suzuki, R., Mukaida, A., Tsujimura, H. (2009) “Average lifespan of mobile phones in in-use and hibernating stocks in Japan”, Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan 5(1) 139-145. In Japanese.
• Ongondo, F.O., and Williams, I.D. (2011) "Greening Academia: Use and disposal of mobile phones among university students" Waste Management 31 1617-1634.
• Saphores, J-D. M., Nixon, H., Ogunseitan, O.A., Shapiro, A.A. (2009) ”How much e-waste is there in US basements and attics? Results from a national survey. Journal of Environmental Management 90(11) 3322-3331.
I got my PhD in energy engineering, but I did quite a bit of environmental studies research on the side. I think about things differently than most people, and question conventional wisdom. I have dozens of ideas for papers that I think could get significant attention on topics like ecological footprint, economics of CO2 reduction, water, transportation, urban planning, food, waste, animal welfare, and biodiversity. But I don’t have enough time to do them myself, so I am looking for an environmental studies collaborator. Does anyone know someone like this?
I am working on a literature review of current DSS or tools used in land use decision making. So I'm keen to hear about any DSS/tools used or developed around the world to help with making land use decisions, focusing on economics, environmental benefits/risks, social benefits/risks, cultural factors, etc.
I am currently interested in undertaking research on bio-remediation with the Niger Delta as a case study. I seek expert opinions on innovative techniques to tackle the source of environmental degradation and pollution in the Niger Delta.
Searching for articles is very critical sometimes using Google, yahoo, etc. I used to have a free access to more than 50 databases via my University account but now as I finished school I lost the free access. I need to have such flexible and free access to articles, specialized in ecology and environmental studies. Can anyone suggest a site I can use to access articular for free? I know some websites offer such access but only for universities or academic institution, in this case I can register for my institution.
Have designed an underground parking but above it is a park with vegetation and walkways that should not be polluted.
Flue gas dispersion have modeled and demonstrated decreased their concentration.
I'm carrying out a comparative study on crude oil and bitumen. I have conducted analysis on the physical properties but I need some info on the heavy metal concentration of both. Any raw data will be highly appreciated.
I ask in regard to strict species egalitarianism where one believes that all species are equal, as compared to enacting policies (that foster a respect for nature) that act as if all species are equal while perhaps not believing that all species are in fact equal.
The research is about to check the absorbed heat or temperature decrease below a tree. Different trees will be analyzed to compose suggestions to use in urbanization.
In Table 2 there are bolded some priority substances, e.g. Hexachlorobenzene and Alachlor i.e. proposed for excluding from the Pollution Reduction Programme for the Slovak Republic.
I am interested in comparing levels of interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in various disciplines and epistemic cultures that are engaged in environmental research. I plan to do surveys and I was wondering if there are existing instruments out there that measure an individual's aptitude for or values associated with interdisciplinarity or transdisciplinarity. If not, then I think it would be an excellent opportunity for us to develop one. I plan to survey graduate students and faculty from various disciplines and institutions in North America and Asia, who do some research work related to the environment and sustainable development.