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Environmental Science arose from disparate disciplines as a distinct field in the last half of the 20th century. Initially fueled by awareness of environmental degradation, risk of species loss, and global climate change, it straddles the divisions and seeks to integrate synergies between them in research and application. This includes but is not limited to the physical sciences, the planning and social sciences, the health sciences, engineering, governance, policy, and more. Here, environmental physics, chemistry, and biology; risk analysis and public health; ecosystem governance, management, and planning; social and legal issues toward sustainability; and environmental engineering all come into play. Such complexity, which speaks to the cross-disciplinary nature of the science, also characterizes its diverse configurations in academia and research institutions. Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science engages this complexity. It provides the base for initiating, continuing, or expanding your research on all issues related to the environment and our interaction with it.
Editor in Chief
Ellen Wohl, PhD, is Professor of Geology, Department of Geosciences, Colorado State University, and a renowned expert on mountain streams. She is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Fellow of the Geological Society of America and the 2009 recipient of its prestigious Kirk Bryan Award. She is quite well published, with more than 150 referred publications and 28 chapters in books; she has authored or edited 12 books (published by American Geophysical Union, University of Chicago Press, Yale University Press, Cambridge University Press, etc.) and serves on numerous editorial boards, including currently: Environmental Management, Geomorphology, Journal of Hydrology, Geography Compass and Earth Surface Processes & Landforms. She is the recipient of 52 research grants. As keynote speaker and invited lecturer, she appears internationally, most recently presenting on river, costal and estuarine morphology and dynamics, and watershed restoration.
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