SCIE 1P50 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Land Ethic, George Perkins Marsh, Clifford Sifton

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Published on 9 Oct 2011
School
Brock University
Department
Science
Course
SCIE 1P50
Class #5 ! ! Science & Society!Sept. 21, 2011
Peer Review
- Science without communication is meaningless
- How can your findings be verified?
- How can others build on your work?
- How would you teach future generations?
- How would you obtain funding?
- What is the value of your work if you cannot explain it clearly and effectively?
- The peer review process keeps low-quality and incorrect scientific manuscripts from
being published
The Peer Review Process starts with the researcher... -> The researcher writes a paper
and submits it to the editor of a journal -> The editor determines whether the article is of
sufficient quality and appropriate content. He will either reject or accept it. If he accepts
the article, he gives it to the reviewers. -> These reviewers have specialized knowledge
of the subject area and are often times researchers themselves. They review the article
for quality of research. Their goal is to find any gaps in reasoning and to ensure that
nothing is overlooked. -> The article is returned to the editor along with a
recommendation to either reject the article, revise it or accept it. -> The article is
returned to the researcher along with the reviewers’ feedback and any requests for
revision. She will have to revise the article and resubmit it. -> The
Typical Questions
- Available on SAKAI
Environmental Views in Canada: 1700’s-1800’s
- Widespread environmental destruction
- European settlement
- Frontier attitude
- Resources appeared inexhaustible
Early Environmental Movement
- Henry David Thoreau
- Writer
- Lived simply
- George Perkins Marsh
- Man and Nature
-Humans as agents of change
-John James Audubon
-Artist aroused public interest
-Gifford Pinchot (1865 - 1946)
-Trained at Nancy, France
-First Chief of the US Forest Service
-National Forests
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The peer review process keeps low-quality and incorrect scienti c manuscripts from being published. The peer review process starts with the researcher -> the researcher writes a paper and submits it to the editor of a journal -> the editor determines whether the article is of suf cient quality and appropriate content. If he accepts the article, he gives it to the reviewers. > these reviewers have specialized knowledge of the subject area and are often times researchers themselves. They review the article for quality of research. Their goal is to nd any gaps in reasoning and to ensure that nothing is overlooked. > the article is returned to the editor along with a recommendation to either reject the article, revise it or accept it. > the article is returned to the researcher along with the reviewers" feedback and any requests for revision. She will have to revise the article and resubmit it. First chief of the us forest service.