Become a member of ESS

become a memberWhen you become an ISA member, you can add on an ESS membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards. The ESS is a very good networking community and we encourage new members to join us!

This is also a great opportunity for grad students and junior scholars to meet with other researchers in their field.

 

Winner of the 2016 Sprout Award

sikina_jinnah2_hiresThe Harold and Margaret Sprout award is bestowed annually for a book that “makes a contribution to theory and interdisciplinarity, shows rigor and coherence in research and writing, and offers accessibility and practical relevance.”

While we had an embarrassment of riches this year in terms of worthy books to consider, the Committee was particularly impressed by Post-Treaty Politics (published by MIT Press) by American University professor Sikinna Jinnah.

The book, which focuses on how treaty secretariats contribute to Post treaty politicsregime overlap management, utilized a series of case-studies to examine the influence and skills utilized by treaty bureaucracies to navigate the increasingly byzantine thicket of overlapping treaties that affect the environment.

Journal of interest: Strategic Behavior and the Environment

SBE Journal pictureThe increased level of policy debate regarding environmental and natural resources is well reflected in a rising trend of published analytical work that addresses the interaction between needed policies to better manage environmental and natural resources and the strategic behavior of those who are involved in its design and implementation, and those affected by them.

Environmental policy and strategic behavior has become a field that interests researchers from several disciplines in the social sciences, employing different methodologies while addressing similar research questions. Simultaneously, policy makers seek more help from researchers in the process of developing and implementing environmental policies.

New ranking for environemental science programs – College Affordability Guide

College Affordability Guide logo-medium-darkhttp://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/

This group fronts a new site that helps students research affordable, not-for-profit environmental science programs with a track record of student success.

The team (based in Washington, DC) just finished analyzing over 10 million data points related to the 5,000+ colleges and universities in the US, to find the ones that offer both financial accessibility (the lowest costs for low and middle income students, as well as flexibility in learning & credit), and positive outcomes.

Assistant Professor position (tenure track): “Water and environment in the context of Global Change”

The faculty of Sciences of Ghent University, Belgium, has a vacancy for an Assistant Professor position (tenure track) in the field of “water and environment in the context of Global Change”, starting on 1 October 2016.

Duties include academic teaching, academic research and carrying out academic services within the Department of Geology and Soil Science.

For more information:

https://edit.ugent.be/en/work/vacancies/professorial-staff/20151212waterenmilieue.htm/