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Environmental Management

  • By: Samantha L. Muller & Richard Howitt
  • In: Encyclopedia of Geography
  • Edited by: Barney Warf
  • Subject:General Geography, Earth & Environmental Science

The changing relationships between humans and their environments are fundamental elements of geographical knowledge and research. Humans are in complex and evolving relationships with their surroundings, and species are connected through interlocking relationships. Issues of environmental management are also gaining increasing attention, and communities worldwide are aware of the significant implications of environmental degradation, including accelerated climate change, water scarcity, and decreasing biodiversity. In response to the impacts of humans on the environments in which they live, the disciplines concerned with environmental management have developed a means to assess, control, and manage those relationships. While the discipline of geography is an important contributor to the discourses of environmental management, it relies on specialist knowledge from other environmental sciences and institutional management areas to operationalize environmental ...

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