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Critical Skills for Environmental Professionals

Putting Knowledge into Practice

Authors: Pontius, Jennifer, McIntosh, Alan

  • Presents real-world examples of relevant environmental issues to engage students and help them apply the various skills and ways of thinking to real issues 
  • Engaging exercises stimulate student interest across a range of academic levels, increase student confidence in their skills and give them practice in problem-solving to match their preparedness 
  • Focuses on learning outcomes, skills and ways of knowing, filling a critical gap by teaching students skills and approaches necessary for success in environmental science disciplines
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About this Textbook

This textbook focuses on a set of skills-based learning outcomes common among undergraduate environmental programs. It covers critical scientific skills and ways of thinking that bridge the gap between the knowledge-based content of introductory environmental textbooks and the professional skills students of the environment need to succeed in both their academic programs and professional careers. This emphasis on skills is gaining more traction among academic programs across the country as they shift focus from knowledge delivery to learning outcomes and professional competencies. The book features clear methodological frameworks, engaging practice exercises, and a range of assessment case studies suitable for use across academic levels.  For introductory levels, this text uses guided practice exercises to expose students to the skills they will need to master. At the capstone level, this text allows students to apply the knowledge they have gained to real-world issues and to evaluate their competency in key programmatic learning outcomes.A detailed answer key with rubrics customized for specific questions and sample answers at various competency levels is available to verified course instructors. Access to these answer key resources can be obtained by contacting the Springer Textbook Team at Textbooks@springer.com or through the Springer web page for this textbook.                

About the authors

Jennifer Pontius: Professor Pontius is a research ecologist with the US Forest Service Northern Research Station, a Research Assistant Professor of remote sensing and applied statistics at the University of Vermont, Director of the Environmental Science Program at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Principal Investigator of the Vermont Monitoring Cooperative and the McIntire Stennis Forest Health and Climate Change Research Umbrella. Her primary research interests focus on scaling plot-based forest health relationships to a landscape-scale using remote sensing and GIS modeling.

Alan McIntosh
: After receiving his PhD in limnology at Michigan State University, Professor McIntosh taught at Purdue University and Rutgers University before joining the School of Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He served as Director of the Vermont Water Resources and Lake Studies Center, and he chaired the Environmental Sciences Program in the school from 1995 until 2013. He taught a number of environmental courses, including the introductory environmental science class each semester during that period.

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eBook 59,49 €
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  • 까지: December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28542-5
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 69,99 €
price for Korea, Republic of (South Korea) (gross)
  • 까지: December 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-28541-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Skills for Environmental Professionals
Book Subtitle
Putting Knowledge into Practice
Authors
Series Title
Springer Textbooks in Earth Sciences, Geography and Environment
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28542-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28542-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28541-8
Series ISSN
2510-1307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 188
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 106 illustrations in colour
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