Case Study Collection



Participants of the Teaching Socio-Environmental (S-E) Synthesis with Case Studies short course have developed a collection of case studies, each focusing on learning goals critical for understanding and practicing S-E synthesis. These case studies provide information about the case itself, detailed teaching notes, and all materials to be used with students in the activity. Many provide suggestions for ways to modify the activities to suit different time constraints, levels, or course goals. The durations of these cases range from a small number of class periods to entire semesters. Several of these cases have been tested in the classroom and/or peer reviewed.

Unless otherwise noted in the case studies, reproduction of these materials is authorized for non-profit/non-commercial educational use only. All reproduction or distribution must provide full citation of the original work and provide a copyright notice as follows:

“Copyright 2015, by the authors of the material, with license for use granted to the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center. All rights reserved.”

Any opinions, findings and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of SESYNC.

Case Study Collection
Using existing data to improve community forestry outcomes (2016-13)
Author(s): Sarah Wilson, Reem Hajjar, and Laura Vang Rasmussen

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016.

The FiNile Solution (2016-12)
Author(s): Hoda Mostafa, Mahmoud Shaltout, Sherif Osman, and Tamer Shoeib

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested

The Three-Wattled Bellbird: Corridor, Conservation, and Costa Rica (2016-11)
Author(s): Jennifer Penner, Peter Gess, and Noelle Beckman

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested

Water pollution in Zirahuen Lake (Michoacan, Mexico) (2016-10)
Author(s): Ana Yesica Martinez Villalba and Cynthia Armendariz Arnez

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested, and includes a Spanish version.

Managing Prairie Dogs for Ferret Reintroduction (2016-9)
Author(s): A.M. Aramati Casper, Dorothy P. Hill, and Melanie K. Rathburn

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested.

Shaping Urban FUTURES (2016-8)
Author(s): Jennifer Koch

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested.

From Budgets to Boilers: Yale University's Experiment in Internal Carbon Pricing (2016-7)
Author(s): Minna Brown and Thuy Phung

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016.

Hybrid Maize Production and Climate Variability in Zambia (2016-6)
Author(s): Kurt B. Waldman

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016.

Stopping a Wildlife Disease from Becoming a Crisis: A Collaborative Leadership Success Story (2016-5)
Author(s): Margaret Krebs, Karen Lips, Tyler McIntosh, Richard Nevle, and Pam Sturner

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested.

Navigating Coastal Decision-Making: Using Shellfish Aquaculture as a Model for Socio-Ecological Knowledge Development (2016-4)
Author(s): Lindsey C. Williams, Amanda A. Wenczel, and Joana F. Taveres

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2016. This case has been classroom tested and selected by SESYNC as an exemplary S-E synthesis case study.

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