Research to protect, restore, and manage the environment / Committee on Environmental Research, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council.

Contributor(s): National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Environmental Research [issuing body.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1993Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 242 pages)) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780309585620; 0309585627; 0585019975; 9780585019970; 9786610195992; 6610195994; 1280195991; 9781280195990Subject(s): Environmental sciences -- Research -- United States | Environmental policy -- United States | Environmentalism | SCIENCE | Environmental Science (see also Chemistry / Environmental) | SCIENCE -- Environmental Science (see also Chemistry -- Environmental) | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy | Environmental policy | Environmental sciences -- Research | Environmentalism | United States | Environmental Policy | Environmental Monitoring | Conservation of Natural Resources | Research Design | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Research to protect, restore, and manage the environment.DDC classification: 363.7/0072073 LOC classification: GE80 | .N38 1993ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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""Research to Protect, Restore, and Manage the Environment""; ""Copyright""; ""PREFACE""; ""Contents""; ""Executive Summary""; ""CULTURAL CHANGES""; ""RESEARCH DIRECTED TO PROTECTION, RESTORATION, AND MANAGEMENT""; ""NATIONAL-LEVEL LEADERSHIP AND COORDINATION""; ""NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN FOR RESEARCH""; ""LINKAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND POLICY""; ""PERFORMANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH""; ""BALANCE""; ""CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF THE NATION'S ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS""; ""ORGANIZING ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND MAKING IT AVAILABLE""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION""
""Organizational changes""""framework a""; ""framework d""; ""frameworks b and c""; ""costs and other factors""; ""1 introduction""; ""origin, scope, and organization of the report""; ""other reports""; ""national commission on the environment: choosing a sustainable future""; ""carnegie commission on science, technology, and government: environmentalresearch and development: s ... ""; ""committee for the national institute for the environment""; ""recent national events""; ""2 perspective""; ""our environmental problems are serious""
""WE HAVE LEARNED MANY LESSONS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS""""WE MUST UNDERSTAND COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS""; ""WE HAVE NEW TOOLS""; ""WE NEED NEW ORGANIZATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH""; ""SCIENCE BY ITSELF IS NOT ENOUGH""; ""SUMMARY""; ""3 STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF CURRENT FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS ""; ""CREATING THE KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO CHARACTERIZE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMSAND CHALLENGES""; ""GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC, OCEANIC, AND EARTH SYSTEM""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ECOLOGY""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""
""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""""BIODIVERSITY""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""SOCIAL SCIENCES""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""CREATING AND MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEMS""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""SUPPORTING THE RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""
""SETTING AND COORDINATING A NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PLAN""""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""BRINGING KNOWLEDGE AND PERSPECTIVE TO BEAR ON POLICY ISSUES""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ESTABLISHING APPROPRIATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ESTABLISHING AND NURTURING STRONG LINKS WITH BUSINESS""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ESTABLISHING AND NURTURING COMMUNICATION LINKS WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC""
Action note: digitized 2010 committed to preserveAbstract: This book assesses the strengths and weaknesses of current environmental research programs, describes the desirable characteristics of an effective program, and recommends cultural and organizational changes to improve the performance of environmental research. Research areas in need of greater emphasis are identified, and overall directions for environmental research are recommended. The book also comments on the proposal to establish a National Institute for the Environment and on the elevation of the Environmental Protection Agency to cabinet status.
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This book assesses the strengths and weaknesses of current environmental research programs, describes the desirable characteristics of an effective program, and recommends cultural and organizational changes to improve the performance of environmental research. Research areas in need of greater emphasis are identified, and overall directions for environmental research are recommended. The book also comments on the proposal to establish a National Institute for the Environment and on the elevation of the Environmental Protection Agency to cabinet status.

This study by the National Research Council's Commission on Life Sciences was sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency contract 68-C1-0025, National Science Foundation contract BSR-9109994, Department of Agriculture contract 59-0700-2-154, Department of the Interior contract 4-01-0001-91-C-25, Department of Energy contract DE-FG05-91ER61172, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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""Research to Protect, Restore, and Manage the Environment""; ""Copyright""; ""PREFACE""; ""Contents""; ""Executive Summary""; ""CULTURAL CHANGES""; ""RESEARCH DIRECTED TO PROTECTION, RESTORATION, AND MANAGEMENT""; ""NATIONAL-LEVEL LEADERSHIP AND COORDINATION""; ""NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL PLAN FOR RESEARCH""; ""LINKAGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND POLICY""; ""PERFORMANCE OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH""; ""BALANCE""; ""CONTINUOUS MONITORING OF THE NATION'S ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS""; ""ORGANIZING ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND MAKING IT AVAILABLE""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION AND INFORMATION""

""Organizational changes""""framework a""; ""framework d""; ""frameworks b and c""; ""costs and other factors""; ""1 introduction""; ""origin, scope, and organization of the report""; ""other reports""; ""national commission on the environment: choosing a sustainable future""; ""carnegie commission on science, technology, and government: environmentalresearch and development: s ... ""; ""committee for the national institute for the environment""; ""recent national events""; ""2 perspective""; ""our environmental problems are serious""

""WE HAVE LEARNED MANY LESSONS ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS""""WE MUST UNDERSTAND COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS""; ""WE HAVE NEW TOOLS""; ""WE NEED NEW ORGANIZATIONAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH""; ""SCIENCE BY ITSELF IS NOT ENOUGH""; ""SUMMARY""; ""3 STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF CURRENT FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS ""; ""CREATING THE KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO CHARACTERIZE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMSAND CHALLENGES""; ""GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC, OCEANIC, AND EARTH SYSTEM""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ECOLOGY""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""

""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""""BIODIVERSITY""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""SOCIAL SCIENCES""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""CREATING AND MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEMS""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""SUPPORTING THE RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""

""SETTING AND COORDINATING A NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PLAN""""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""BRINGING KNOWLEDGE AND PERSPECTIVE TO BEAR ON POLICY ISSUES""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ESTABLISHING APPROPRIATE EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ESTABLISHING AND NURTURING STRONG LINKS WITH BUSINESS""; ""How Well Are We Doing?""; ""Why Are We Not Doing Better?""; ""ESTABLISHING AND NURTURING COMMUNICATION LINKS WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC""

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