Dana Biomedical Library Acquisitions during July 2018

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa can enhance the growth of streptococci
Scott, Jessie Elizabeth, author
Rauner D.C. Hist Thesis Masters 2018

Communicating climate change : the path forward
Priest, Susanna Hornig, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
The communication challenge of our century -- What's the rush? : reacting to a slow-moving disaster -- Talking climate : understanding and engaging publics -- The evolving social ecology of science communication -- Science communication : new frontiers -- Critical science literacy : making sense of science -- Ingredients of a successful climate movement -- The path forward : making change happen.

This book asks and answers the question of what communication research and other social sciences can offer that will help the global community to address climate change by identifying the conditions that can persuade audiences and encourage collective action on climate. While scientists often expect that teaching people the scientific facts will change their minds about climate change, closer analysis suggests this is not always the case. Communication scholars are pursuing other ideas based on what we know about influence and persuasion, but this approach does not provide complete answers either. Some misconceptions can be corrected by education, and some messages will be more powerful than others. The advent of the Internet also makes vast stores of information readily available. But audiences still process this information through different filters, based on their own values and beliefs - including their understanding of how science works. In between momentous events, media coverage of climate tends to recede and individuals turn their attention back to their daily lives. Yet there is a path forward: Climate change is a social justice issue that no individual - and no nation - can solve on their own. A different sort of communication effort can help. Effective reactions to climate change require collective, ultimately global, responses. Susanna Priest makes this argument eloquently and, through an adept evidentiary look at journalistic and strategic communication processes, sets the stage for building a strong societal demand for climate solutions. Sharon Dunwoody, Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison *** Communication and other social processes are the essence of science, and Susanna Priest applies that principle to communication about climate science. She makes a strong argument that we will only achieve successful climate communication when we recognize the collective, communal nature of climate knowledge. Individual knowledge and actions aren't enough; we must adapt communication research and action to focus on climate change as a social problem. Bruce V. Lewenstein, Professor of Science Communication and Chair, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University *** Susanna Priest provides a concise but comprehensive look at climate change communication. This book provides an invaluable overview of relevant research and theory, from cognitive processes to social dynamics, and makes a compelling argument that we need to cultivate critical science literacy among citizens of today's politically charged, media-saturated societies. Her insights should prove useful to both science communicators and science communication researchers. William Evans, Professor, Department of Journalism and Creative Media, University of Alabama. --
Dana QC902.9 .P75 2016

Growing Community Forests : Practice, Research, and Advocacy in Canada
edited by Ryan Bullock, Gayle Broad, Lynn Palmer, and M.A. (Peggy) Smith
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada : UMP, University of Manitoba Press, [2017]
Characterizing institutional diversity in Canada's community forests / Ryan Bullock, Sara Teitelbaum, and Julia Lawler -- Transformative community organizing for community forests : the Northern Ontario sustainable communities partnership / Lynn Palmer and Margaret Anne (Peggy) Smith -- Thirty years of community forestry in Ontario : bridging the gap between communities and forestry / Stephen Harvey -- Factors affecting success in a First Nation, government and forest industry collaborative process / Giuliana Casimirri and Shashi Kant -- Northeast Superior Regional Chiefs' Forum (NSRCF) : a community forestry framework development process / Colin Lachance -- The local trap and community forest policy in Nova Scotia : pitfalls and promise / Kris MacLellan and Peter Duinker -- Community forestry on the cusp of reality in New Brunswick / Tracy Glynn -- The British Columbia Community Forest Association : realizing strength in regional networking / Jennifer Gunter and Susan Mulkey -- Harrop-Procter Community Forest : learning how to manage forest resources at the community level / Felicitas Egunyu and Maureen Reed -- Fire and water : climate change adaptation in the Harrop-Procter Community Forest / Erik Leslie -- Maple syrup value systems and value chains : considering Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal perspectives / Brenda Murphy, Annette Chretien and Grant Morin -- The economic advantage of community forestry / David Robinson.

"Canada is experiencing an unparalleled crisis involving forests and communities across the country. While municipalities, policy makers, and industry leaders acknowledge common challenges such as an overdependence on U.S. markets, rising energy costs, and lack of diversification, no common set of solutions has been developed and implemented. Ongoing and at times contentious public debate has revealed an appetite and need for a fundamental rethinking of the relationships that link our communities, governments, industrial partners, and forests. The community forest is one path that promises to build social, economic, and ecological resilience. This model provides local control over common forest-lands in order to activate resource development opportunities, benefits, and social responsibilities. Implementing community forestry in practice has proven to be a complex task, however: there are no road maps or well-developed and widely-tested models for community forestry in Canada. But in settings where community forests have taken hold, there is a rich and growing body of experience to draw on. Growing Community Forests brings leading researchers, practitioners, Indigenous representatives, government representatives, local advocates, and students together to share resources, and tools to forest communities, policy makers, and industry."--
Dana SD567 .G76 2017