Call for chapters: book on Great Lakes environment

Knight Center director Eric Freedman and University of St. Thomas journalism professor Mark Neuzil are developing a proposal for a multi-disciplinary book about habitat, biodiversity and extinction in the Great Lakes Basin.
They invite proposals for chapters of about 4,000 words based on the latest research in natural sciences, social sciences, public administration or mass communication that would fit into any of these themes:

  1. Habitat destruction, protection and restoration
  2. Extinction
  3. Species reintroduction/invasion
  4. Natural resource use and abuse, particularly water
  5. Impact of climate change on 1-4.

If you are interested in their reviewing a chapter proposal, please email them:

  • A working title of your chapter
  • An abstract of 100-200 words
  • The names and affiliations of the chapter authors
  • The CVs of the chapter authors
  • If your chapter would be based on a recently presented paper or published article, please attach a copy.

Deadline: Nov. 20, 2015.
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The Editors
Eric Freedman and Mark Neuzil are co-editors of the forthcoming Environmental Crises in Central Asia: From Steppes to Seas, from Deserts to Glaciers, to be published in November 2015 by Routledge.

Eric Freedman

Eric Freedman

Freedman is a professor and Knight Chair in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University, where he directs the environmental journalism program and is a core faculty member of the Canadian Studies Programs. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and his other books include Great Lakes, Great National Forests: A Recreational Guide.
Mark Neuzil

Mark Neuzil

Neuzil is a professor of journalism and communication at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists, and his previous books include Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America’s Green Crusades and The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy.