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Case Studies in the Environment Prize Competition

Case Studies in the Environment is pleased to announce the seventh annual CSE Prize Competition. The prizes awarded are best environmental case study, with a $2,000 prize, and up to two honorable mention prizes, with $500 awards. All papers that have been published in CSE between Jan. 1, 2023 and Dec. 31, 2023 will be automatically entered in the competition. We encourage you to submit your article by August 31, 2023 so that the article has a chance to complete the editorial process and publish before the end of the year.

Papers awarded with this prize exemplify the core aims of the journal. Both the winning case study and honorable mentions will be made freely available to the public following the competition.

EVALUATION

Winners and honorable mentions are chosen by the editor-in-chief with input from members of the CSE editorial team.

“The journal’s overarching objective is to publish case studies that provide insights on critical environmental issues to students, educators, researchers, and environmental professionals and policymakers. A case study, in the context of environmental issues, involves close examination of an actual environmental problem or issue, commonly involving a decision, a challenge, or an opportunity faced by individuals, an organization, or a community or society at large.”

Accepted articles will be further evaluated on a number of criteria. A prize-winning article will exemplify the following:

 

  • Demonstrates how a case study can translate into broad, generalizable findings;
  • Has a strong perspective and and engaging narrative; is accessible to its intended audience;
  • Addresses a topic that is important or notable, either in its novelty, impact, or urgency;
  • Contributes to teaching environmental concepts to students and/or practitioners. To this end, it makes appropriate use of the learning support features such as Case Study Questions, Teaching Notes, and Slides.

 

THE FINE PRINT

University of California faculty and staff, while welcome to participate in the competition, are ineligible for the cash prizes, but may opt to receive an award of UC Press books of equal value in lieu of cash payment. For multi-authored articles, payment will be made to the primary author or another single author designated by the primary author. Case studies authored or co-authored by members of the CSE editorial team (editor-in-chief, associate editors, editorial board members) are ineligible to participate.

HOW TO ENTER

To enter, follow our guidance for Article Cases as outlined in our Author Information. Manuscript templates are provided within the Author Information for your convenience. Winners will be notified in Spring 2023. All entries should be submitted via our online submission system. Questions can be directed to Liba Hladik, Managing Editor, at lhladik@ucpress.edu

 

PAST WINNERS

2022 First Prize article:

How Much New Forest Land Would it Take to Offset a Coal Plant’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions? An Engineering Case Study of Georgia’s Plant Scherer

Katrina Reinhart, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA (USA)

Emily Grubert, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA (USA)

 

2022 Honorable Mention article:

Participatory Mapping and Counter-Representations in Wind Energy Planning: A Radical Democracy Perspective

Stefanie Müller, Economics and Social Sciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL (Switzerland)

Johannes Flacke, Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Matthias Buchecker, Economics and Social Sciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL (Switzerland)

 

2022 Honorable Mention article:

Monitoring the Multiple Functions of Tropical Rainforest on a National Scale: An Overview From Papua New Guinea

Ruth Turia, PNG Forest Authority (Papua New Guinea)

Gewa Gamoga, PNG Forest Authority (Papua New Guinea)

Hitofumi Abe, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Papua New Guinea)

Vojtech Novotny, New Guinea Binatang Research Centre (Papua New Guinea)

Fabio Attorre, Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)

Lauri Vesa, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (Italy)

 

2021 First Prize article:

Stakeholders and Invasive Asian Carp in the Great Lakes

Shannon Orr, Political Science, Bowling Green State University, OH (USA)

 

2021 Honorable Mention article:

The Pinelands Development Credit Program: Using Market Mechanisms to Achieve Preservation Goals

Jordan P. Howell, Management & Entrepreneurship, Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (USA)

Mahbubur Meenar, Geography, Planning & Sustainability, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (USA)

Christina Friend, Geography, Planning & Sustainability, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (USA)

Jack Kelly, Management & Entrepreneurship, Rohrer College of Business, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (USA)

Owen Feeny, Geography, Planning & Sustainability, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ (USA)

 

2021 Honorable Mention article:

Developing Collegial Relationships to Address Hurdles in Ex Situ Turtle Conservation on an Indonesian University Campus

Aceng Ruyani, University of Bengkulu, Bengkulu (Indonesia)

Deni Parlindungan, University of Bengkulu, Bengkulu (Indonesia)

Patricia G. Patrick, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA (USA)

Catherine E. Matthews, University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC (USA)

 

2020 First Prize article:

Stakeholders Reach Consensus in Troubled Waters: Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin, Southeastern USA

Kathleen Rugel, Independent Scholar and Writer, Georgia (USA)

 

2020 Honorable Mention article:

Saving ‘Ōhi‘a: A Case Study on the Influence of Human Behavior on Ecological Degradation Through an Examination of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death and Its Impacts on the Hawaiian Islands

Dayna Martinez, Center for Conservation Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Grafton, MA (USA)

Elena M. I. Duran, Center for Conservation Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Grafton, MA (USA)

Natalie Bauer, Center for Conservation Medicine, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Grafton, MA (USA)

 

2020 Honorable Mention article:

Challenges and Opportunities for Communicating Lead Exposure Risks in Idaho’s Silver Valley

Courtney Marie Cooper, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (USA)

Madeline Sarah Goebel, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (USA)

Valerie Therese Wade, Panhandle Health District, Kellogg, ID (USA)

Chloe Bradley Wardropper, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID (USA)

 

2019 First Prize article:

The Spatially Explicit Water Footprint of Blue Jeans: Spatial Methods in Action for Sustainable Consumer Products and Corporate Management of Water

Robert O. Vos, Spatial Sciences Institute, University of Southern California (USA)

Professor Vos’s article is part of the special collection Case Studies from the Spatial Sciences.

 

2019 Honorable Mention article:

Using Concepts from the Study of Social Movements to Understand Community Response to Liquefied Natural Gas Development in Clatsop County, Oregon

Trang Tran, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska, Anchorage (USA)

Casey L. Taylor, Energy and Environmental Policy Program, University of Delaware, Newark (USA)

Hilary S. Boudet, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis (USA)

Keith Baker, Department of Public Administration, SUNY College at Brockport (USA)

Holly L. Peterson, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University, Corvallis (USA)

 

2019 Honorable Mention article:

Improving the Resilience of Water Resources after Wildfire through Collaborative Watershed Management: A Case Study from Colorado

Kyle Blount, Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (USA)

Adrianne Kroepsch, Hydrologic Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (USA)

 

2018 First Prize article:

Pluralizing Science for Inclusive Water Governance: An Engaged Ethnographic Approach to WaSH Data Collection in Delhi, India

Heather O’Leary, Departments of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Anthropology, University of South Florida (USA)

Professor O’Leary’s article is part of a special collection on Water Science and Collaboration. You can read more from the author in her related blog post, “Engaging Science for Inclusive Water Governance: A Q&A with environmental anthropologist Heather O’Leary.”

 

2018 Honorable Mention article:

The Food-Energy-Water Nexus, Regional Sustainability, and Hydraulic Fracturing: An Integrated Assessment of the Denver Region

Sonya Ahamed, Joshua Sperling, Gillian Galford, Jennie C. Stephens and Douglas Arent

 

2018 Honorable Mention article:

Using a Community Vote for Wind Energy Development Decision-Making in King Island, Tasmania

R.M. Colvin, G. Bradd Witt and Justine Lacey

 

2017 First Prize article:

Evaluating Community Engagement and Benefit-Sharing Practices in Australian Wind Farm Development

Nina Lansbury Hall, University of Queensland, Australia

Jarra Hicks, University of New South Wales, and Community Power Agency, Australia

Taryn Lane, Embark

Emily Wood, independent communications contractor

 

2017 Honorable Mention article:

Community-Based Watershed Restoration in He‘eia (He‘eia ahupua‘a), O‘ahu, Hawaiian Islands

Holly V. Campbell, Oregon State University  A.M. Campbell, Catalina Island Marine Institute

 

2017 Honorable Mention article:

Environmental Impact Assessments and Hydraulic Fracturing: Lessons from Two U.S. States

Miriam R. Aczel, Imperial College London

Karen E. Makuch, Imperial College London

 

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