Communicating global change science to society : an assessment and case studies / edited by Holm Tiessen ... [et al.].

Washington : Island Press, c2007.
xvii, 217 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


Related name
"A project of SCOPE, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment, of the International Council for Science."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Why this book? : an introduction and synthesis / Holm Tiessen -- 2. Steering research toward policy relevance / Mark D. Stauffer, Walter E. Baethgen, Ricardo L. Berbara, Ernesto Caetano, Alejandro Castellanos, Barbara Gobel, Michael E. McClain, Romulo S. C. Menezes and Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa -- 3. Stakeholders and global environmental change science / Mike Brklacich, I. Foster Brown, Edmo J. D. Campos, Alex Krusche, Allan Lavell, Kam-biu Liu, Juan J. Jimenez-Osornio, Susanne Reyes-Knoche and Charles Wood -- 4. Delivering global environmental change science to the policy process / John Ingram, John Stone, Ulisses Confalonieri, Theresa Garvin, Peter R. Jutro, Carlos A. Klink, Brian H. Luckman, Elke Noellemeyer and Peter M. de Toledo -- 5. Communicating science to the media, decision makers, and the public / Theo Beckers, Maureen Woodrow, Paul E. Filmer, Sonia M. F. Gianesella, Laura Gallardo Klenner, Carlos A. Klink, Jean-Francois Tourrand and Peter Weingart -- 6. Communicating science in democratic media societies / Peter Weingart -- 7. Institutions as initiators and users of science / Peter R. Jutro -- 8. Vulnerabilities of societies under global environmental change (GEC) / Mike Brklacich, May Chazan and Andrew Dawe -- 9. What social and natural sciences could learn from each other : the challenge of interdisciplinarity / Barbara Gobel -- 10. Legal frameworks and biodiversity : the impact of ownership and control of biodiversity on science / Susanne Reyes-Knoche -- 11. Integrating environmental and social agendas : the experience of the amazonian networks LBA and GEOMA / Peter M. de Toledo, Ima C. G. Vieira, Gilberto Camara and Carlos A. Nobre -- 12. Assessment of present, past, and future climate variability in the Americas from treeline environments / Brian H. Luckman -- 13. Climate variability and its impacts in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean / Victor Magana and Ernesto Caetano -- 14. Stakeholders and decision makers in a study of global changes in the South Atlantic / Edmo J. D. Campos and Alberto R. Piola -- 15. Climate variability and climate changes in the Southern Cone / Mario N. Nunez -- 16. Land use change in semiarid Americas : biogeochemistry, societal impact, and policies / Romulo S. C. Menezes, Elke Noellemeyer, Ignacio H. Salcedo, Juan J. Jimenez-Osornio and Holm Tiessen -- 17. Cattle ranching, land use, and deforestation in Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru / Charles H. Wood and Jean-Francois Tourrand -- 18. Global change effects on the vegetation of tropical high mountains and savannas / Carlos A. Klink, Juan F. Silva, Aura Azocar, Juan Gonzalez and Ricardo Herrera-Peraza -- 19. Linking global change research to improved policies and management for amazonian rivers / Michael E. McClain, Remigio Galarraga-Sanchez, Carlos A. Llerena and Jose Efrain Ruiz -- 20. Mediated modeling for integrating science and stakeholders : impacts of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation on ecosystem services / Marjan van den Belt, Robert Costanza, Serge Demers, Susana Diaz, Gustavo A. Ferreyra, Sonia M. F. Gianesella, Evamaria W. Koch, Fernando R. Momo and Maria Vernet -- 21. ENSO and risk management : natural and social sciences, policy implications, and stakeholder participation / Allan Lavell -- 22. Diagnostics and prediction of climate variation and human health impacts / Ulisses Confalonieri -- SCOPE series list -- SCOPE Executive Committee 2005-2008.
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