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
Big Sandy, Montana: Built on Sand or Food? (Module 2)
Author(s): Roland Ebel; Alexandra Thornton

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

Fertilizing for Fish – Fraud or the Future?
Author(s): William P. Cochlan; Charles G. Trick

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

Returns of the Unicorn: Socio-Environmental Synthesis of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros Conservation in Nepal
Author(s): Anil Shrestha

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

Resilience to Climate Change: A Socio-Ecological Case Study from Puerto Rico
Author(s): Tatiana Abatemarco, Tatiana Gladkikh, Elvia J. Melendez-Ackerman, and Christopher J. Nytch

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

Doomed to Drown? Infrastructure Governance and Environmental Justice in Bangladesh
Author(s): Kimberly G. Rogers, Udita Sanga, Annelise DeJong Hagedorn, Jacob Hagedorn, and Kelly Pearce

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

Evidence of Global Warming in Virginia and Its Effect on the Five Regions
Author(s): Darlette Meekins

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

The Scream No One Heard: Gender Equality, Relocation, and Environmental Decision-Making in Fiji
Author(s): Amanda Bertana and Natalie Blanton

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

No such thing as a free lunch: Trade-offs of trees in grassy ecosystems
Author(s): Dillon Fogarty, Victoria Donovan, Conor Barnes, and Daniel Uden

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

Big Sandy, Montana: Built on Sand or Food? (Module 1)
Author(s): Roland Ebel and Alexandra Thornton

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

Can We Have Healthy Living Environments in Mining-Impacted River Basins
Author(s): Courtney Cooper, Valerie Wade, and Chloe Wardropper

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2019.

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