Transdisciplinary Environmental Research

A Practical Approach

Authors: Landström, Catharina

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  • Features conversations between social scientists, natural scientists and local residents on approaches to river management
  • Presents transdiscplinary research in practice with a local river management project undertaken by individuals from different scientific backgrounds
  • Provides insight into the strengths of Environmental Competency Groups as a methodology for transdisciplinary engagement and research
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This book explores the practice of transdisciplinary research through the narratives of different individuals taking part in a project investigating local water management. The research project ran for one year and brought seven university scientists together with seven local residents to explore relationships between water quantity, water quality, abstraction of water resources and how to reduce pollution.

Landström presents three conversations that convey the experience of transdisciplinary practice in natural language in order to offer insights into the workings of a transdisciplinary Environmental Competency Group. The conversations highlight Environmental Competency Groups as tools enabling collaboration between knowledgeable individuals who do not share a common scientific vocabulary.

Transdisciplinary Environmental Research

 will appeal to natural and social scientists interested in working collaboratively with each other and the general public on environmental research projects.


About the authors

Catharina Landström is Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford, UK. She specializes in environmental science and technology studies and has worked with the transdisciplinary Environmental Competency Groups methodology in the Understanding Environmental Knowledge Controversies: The Case of Flood Risk Management project (2007-2010) and, since 2014, in the MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of Drought and Water Scarcity) project.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: Transdisciplinary Environmental Engagement in Practice

    Landström, Catharina

    Pages 1-15

  • The Professors: Sarah Whatmore and Paul Whitehead in Conversation About the Kennet ECG

    Landström, Catharina

    Pages 17-45

  • The Postdocs: Eric Sarmiento and Mohammad Mortazavi-Naeini in Conversation About the Kennet ECG

    Landström, Catharina

    Pages 47-73

  • The Mixed Encounter: Gemma Coxon and Charlotte Hitchmough in Conversation About the Kennet ECG

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    Pages 75-100

  • Conclusion: Transdisciplinarity in Practice

    Landström, Catharina

    Pages 101-110

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transdisciplinary Environmental Research
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62846-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62846-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62845-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87410-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 110
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