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Naito et al., An integrative framework for transformative social change

Naito, R., J. Zhao and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “An integrative framework for transformative social change: a case in global wildlife trade.” Sustainability Science 17: 171–189. Doi: 10.1007/s11625-021-01081-z

Great personal stories about transformative change and sustainability

The CoSphere site has two new Personal Stories posts:

John Robinson aka Mr. Sustainability, Kai’s long-time colleague at UBC, talks about transitions vs. transformations, the path to building one of North America’s greenest buildings, and updating the history of environmental thought.

Alanna Mitchell, one of Canada’s leading environmental journalists who now performs theatrically about the oceans and the climate crisis, wrote about her journey from the Globe and Mail and Oxford University to centre stage.

How to Identify a Research Problem, and Scan the Horizon (of Literature)—two new posts

Kai continues his blog series on Interdisciplinary Research Design for Sustainability Impact with two new posts.

The first addresses how to pick a research topic, and argues that “An Impactful Interdisciplinary Research Project Is One that Fulfills You”.

The second addresses the key issue of how to scan the horizon (of literature), to make sure you’re not blindsided by fields and literatures that you overlooked, and to realize great opportunities from cross-pollination.

Eyster et al., Motivating conservation using genetic uniqueness and relational values

Eyster, H.N., P. Olmsted, R. Naidoo and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “Motivating conservation even for widespread species using genetic uniqueness and relational values.” Biological Conservation 266: 109438. Doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2021.109438

Kai is appointed as a Canada Research Chair

Kai is appointed as a Canada Research Chair

Our PI Kai Chan is now a Tier 1 CRC in Re-Wilding and Social-Ecological Transformation. UBC announcement

Kreitzman et al., Woody perennial polycultures in the U.S. Midwest

Kreitzman, M., H. Eyster, M. Mitchell, A. Czajewska, K. Keeley, S. Smukler, N. Sullivan, A. Verster and K.M.A. Chan (2022). “Woody perennial polycultures in the U.S. Midwest enhance biodiversity and ecosystem functions.” Ecosphere 13(1): e03890. 10.1002/ecs2.3890

Why You Need a Theory of Change

NGOs and Foundations all operate via a Theory of Change

Why not also sustainability and environmental scientists?

We should!

New post in the series, “How to Write a Winning Proposal—in 10 Hard Steps