TIA Senior Research Fellow Dr Peat Leith has co-authored a new book Enhancing Science Impact: Bridging Research, Policy and Practice for Sustainability with Kevin O'Toole, Marcus Haward and Brian Coffey, published by CSIRO Publishing.
The book focusses on the interactions between science and decision-making, particularly in natural resource management and other sustainability issues.
“There are very different types of environmental problems and these require different sorts of science projects and programs set up in very different ways to contribute towards addressing these problems,” Peat said. “In short, our book is a guide for embedding environmental research and science more effectively into the governance of such problems.”
Enhancing Science Impact provides principles and frameworks for integrating science into policy and governance.
“We’ve designed the book to provide helpful tools for scientists, research managers and science policy advisers to design projects and programs that can contribute as effectively as possible to outcomes,” Peat explained.
The book will be officially launched by Dr Mark Stafford-Smith, Chair of the Science Committee at FutureEarth and Chief Coordinating Scientist for Adaptation at CSIRO.
The book launch will be co-hosted by the University of Tasmania’s Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies and will take place at IMAS on 6 October, 4–5:30pm.
Enquiries about the book or the launch can be directed to Peat Leith: Peat.Leith@utas.edu.au or (03) 6226 6391.
Published on: 18 Sep 2017 5:09pm