For those of you who missed the first meeting, what we are hoping to do is create an open, interdisciplinary dialogue on global environmental issues, build networks, and find out what other people spend their precious time studying.
The discussion is free form, but is intended to be stimulated by one or more of:
1) questions regarding methodology and theory behind the paper
2) extensions and applications of the work described in the chosen paper,
3) different disciplinary interpretations and implications of the paper
We'll take turns choosing and presenting a paper, hopefully working in teams of 2: mixing people from the physical and social sciences and humanities....
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Facilitated by Tristan Hauser
Science News feature on iron seeding.
Facilitated by Rob Briggs and Sarah Breen
Vulnerability to climate change in the Arctic: A case study from Arctic Bay, Canada. Ford et al, 2006.
Climate Drives Sea Change, Greene and Pershing, Science Perspective, 2007.
There is a roundtable scheduled with Diana Liverman on issues related to building interdisciplinary linkages to address environmental change. This is a core purpose of this journal club, so hopefully most of you can make it out. Location will be sent out when finalized. Some topics to be discussed include:
Why do we need the social and natural sciences to work together in studying global environmental change and what does it mean for researchers to do stakeholder relevant work? What are the possibilities and problems in such interdisciplinary and outreach oriented research and how have new approaches to environmental management changed the stakes for scientific input into policies on climate change, biodiversity conservation and other issues? Are there risks for students trained as interdisciplinary scholars? Between Diana's experience as an interdisciplinary researcher and manager in the US and UK as well as the collective experience on campus, this should be a great discussion.
Tipping Point Nature news feature
Climate change policy architecture comparison