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Environmental Modeling with Stakeholders

Theory, Methods, and Applications

Editors: Gray, S., Paolisso, M., Jordan, R., Gray, S. (Eds.)

  • Presents the current state of knowledge on engaging stakeholders in the environmental modeling process
  • Discussed methodologies and applications of modeling methods for applied environmental and resource management
  • Contributors to this volume include some of the world’s leading scholars working at the intersection of modeling, the natural and social sciences
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About this book

This volume brings together, in a central text, chapters written by leading scholars working at the intersection of modeling, the natural and social sciences, and public participation. This book presents the current state of knowledge regarding the theory and practice of engaging stakeholders in environmental modeling for decision-making, and includes basic theoretical considerations, an overview of methods and tools available, and case study examples of these principles and methods in practice. Although there has been a significant increase in research and development regarding participatory modeling, a unifying text that provides an overview of the different methodologies available to scholars and a systematic review of case study applications has been largely unavailable. This edited volume seeks to address a gap in the literature and provide a primer that addresses the growing demand to adopt and apply a range of modeling methods that includes the public in environmental assessment and management.
The book is divided into two main sections. The first part of the book covers basic considerations for including stakeholders in the modeling process and its intersection with the theory and practice of public participation in environmental decision-making. The second part of the book is devoted to specific applications and products of the various methods available through case study examination. This second part of the book also provides insight from several international experts currently working in the field about their approaches, types of interactions with stakeholders, models produced, and the challenges they perceived based on their practical experiences.

About the authors

Steven Gray is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability at Michigan State University. His research focuses on the theory and practice of participatory modeling and developing decision-support software to help communities, resource managers, and other decision-makers to understand the social impacts of environmental change through modeling.
Michael Paolisso is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland whose research seeks to demonstrate how cultural models of the environment have a direct bearing on the use and management of natural resources, and how cognitive-cultural approaches and collaborative learning improve scientist and public understanding, dialogue, and collaboration in addressing environmental issues.
Rebecca Jordan is a Professor in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University. Trained as a behavioral ecologist her scholarly work focusses on public participation in scientific research and the contribution of learning to the sustainability of coupled social-ecological systems.
Stefan Gray currently works as an adviser to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment in Wellington, New Zealand. At the time of the production of this book, Stefan held a Research Fellowship funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency, supporting climate change adaptation at central and local government levels in Ireland. His research in Europe focused on issues related to expanding decision-making in environmental management to incorporate complex adaptive systems theory.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Cognitive, Material and Technological Considerations in Participatory Environmental Modeling

    Paolisso, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Learning Through Participatory Modeling: Reflections on What It Means and How It Is Measured

    Tuler, Seth P. (et al.)

    Pages 25-45

  • Values in Participatory Modeling: Theory and Practice

    Voinov, Alexey (et al.)

    Pages 47-63

  • Eliciting Judgments, Priorities, and Values Using Structured Survey Methods

    Nelitz, Marc A. (et al.)

    Pages 65-81

  • Participatory Modeling and Structured Decision Making

    Robinson, K. F. (et al.)

    Pages 83-101

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25053-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-25051-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Modeling with Stakeholders
Book Subtitle
Theory, Methods, and Applications
Editors
  • Steven Gray
  • Michael Paolisso
  • Rebecca Jordan
  • Stefan Gray
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25053-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25053-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25051-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 370
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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