Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises

Editors: Esteban, M., Akiyama, T., Chiahsin, C., Ikeda, I., Mino, T. (Eds.)

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  • Describes the theory and practice of field methods in Sustainability Science, a program at a growing number of universities
  • Provides detailed methodologies on field survey techniques in the field of sustainability science, highlighting case studies from different countries around the world
  • Includes numerous photographs and figures illustrating the various topics and locations covered
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This book builds up on the experience and lessons learnt by academics at the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science, Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) at the University of Tokyo. A number of scholars in the new field of sustainability science describe how field methods and exercises are carried out in this discipline, together with the theoretical basis for such exercises. Case studies of various countries around the world where these exercises are carried out are showcased, emphasizing the various socio-economic considerations and problems facing humanity and possible ways forward to build more sustainable and resilient societies. The final objective is to enrich the field of sustainability science by describing the novel aspects used in the field exercises carried out by practitioners of this cross-disciplinary field.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Philosophy of Field Methods in the GPSS-GLI Program: Dealing with Complexity to Achieve Resilience and Sustainable Societies

    Mino, Takashi (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

  • Designing Field Exercises with the Integral Approach for Sustainability Science: A Case Study of the Heihe River Basin, China

    San Carlos, Ricardo O. (et al.)

    Pages 23-39

  • Field Survey Key Informant Interviews in Sustainability Science: Costa Rica’s PES Policy of Changing Focus from Quantity to Quality

    Allasiw, Doreen (et al.)

    Pages 41-64

  • Assessment of Fieldwork Methodologies for Educational Purposes in Sustainability Science: Exercise on Resilience, Tohoku Unit 2015

    San Carlos, Ricardo O. (et al.)

    Pages 67-91

  • Drawing Lessons from the Minamata Incident for the General Public: Exercise on Resilience, Minamata Unit AY2014

    Amasawa, Eri (et al.)

    Pages 93-113

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81402-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainability Science: Field Methods and Exercises
Editors
  • Miguel Esteban
  • Tomohiro Akiyama
  • Chen Chiahsin
  • Izumi Ikeda
  • Takashi Mino
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32930-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32930-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32929-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81402-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 243
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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