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Week 1 Further Reading

Optional extra reading on the fundamental concepts of environmental science.
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This is optional extra reading and not required for this course.

For those of you who wish to explore this week’s topic further, here is an excellent resource to get started.

Scientific journals are one of the best ways to learn about the cause, effect and solutions to environmental issues. And although it usually costs money to access an article, many important and excellent reviews are offered free by journals in a scheme called “Open access”.

At the end of each week, I’ll link to a relevant open-access review article for you to read. In the scientific literature, review articles contain technical (quantitative and qualitative) information but are often written at a level that allows someone with a passing knowledge of science to catch on. I strongly encourage you to search online for Open access review articles on any topic you’re interested in (you can start with Google Scholar).

This week’s recommended article is about getting “relevant” environmental knowledge into the hands of decision-makers.

On “success” in applied environmental research — What is it, how can it be achieved, and how does one know when it has been achieved?


Steven J. Cooke et al (2020) On “success” in applied environmental research — What is it, how can it be achieved, and how does one know when it has been achieved? Environmental Reviews 28:357–372.

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