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Communicating Environmental Geoscience

Product Code: SP305
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by D G E Liverman, C Pereira and B Marker
Publication Date: 24 November 2008
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This collection of papers addresses the issues surrounding communication of environmental geoscience. Geologists whose research deals with environmental problems such as landslides, floods, earthquakes and other natural hazards that affect people’s health and safety, must communicate their results effectively to the public, policy makers and politicians. There are many examples of geological studies being ignored in policy and public action; this is in due in part to geoscientists being poor communicators. These papers document issues in communicating environmental geoscience, outline successes and failures through case studies, describe ways in which geoscientists can improve communication skills and show how new methods can make communication more effective.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-260-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-260-1
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 224
Weight: 0.75 kg

Contents

Communicating environmental geoscience: introduction, D Liverman, C P G Pereira, & B Marker • Altered priorities ahead; or how to develop fruitful relationships with the media, T Nield • Media and scientific communication: a case of climate change, M T Boykoff • Good and bad practice in the communication of uncertainties associated with the relationship between climate change and weather-related natural disasters, R E T Ward • Community participation in natural risk prevention: case histories from Colombia, M Hermelin & G Bedoya • Guidelines for landslide hazard mapping in the Andes: speaking one language, Map:Gac Project • Lead contamination, the media and risk communication: a case study from the Ribeira Valley, Brazil, G M Di Giulio, N M Pereira & B R De Figueiredo • Communicating uncertainty in climate-change adaptation and decision support; further development of the Gdańsk case study, P Schmidt-Thomé & D Kaulbarsz • GeoSure; a bridge between geology and decision-makers, J C Walsby • The modelling and visualization of digital geoscientific data as a communication aid to land-use planning in the urban environment: an example from the Thames Gateway, K R Royse, H J Reeves & A R Gibson • Communication in geology: a personal perspective and lessons from volcanic, mining, exploration, geotechnical, police and geoforensic investigations, L J Donnelly • Hazard and vulnerability assessment and adaptive planning: mutual and multilateral community–researcher communication, Arctic Canada, N R Catto & K Parewick • Communicating geoscience to indigenous people: examples from the Solomon Islands, M G Petterson, D Tolia, S J Cronin & R Addison • Framing volcanic risk communication within disaster risk reduction: finding ways for the social and physical sciences to work together, J Barclay, K Haynes, T Mitchell, C Solana, R Teeuw, A Darnell, H S Crosweller, P Cole, D Pyle, C Lowe, C Fearnley & I Kelman • Communicating environmental geoscience; Australian communication pathways, C J Simpson • Communication of geoscience information in public administration: UK experiences, B Marker • Environmental geoscience; communication challenges, D G E Liverman • Index

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