January 14, 2014

Staff Pen Chapter in Book Honored as an Outstanding Publication

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Staff Pen Chapter in Book Honored as an Outstanding Publication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014

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A textbook by a Duke University faculty member, which features a chapter written by staff of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, was recently recognized as an influential publication.

Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook was named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2013 by Choice reviews online.

The reference work includes a chapter by Nicholas Institute Director Tim Profeta and Ecosystem Services Program Director Lydia Olander that outlines the Nicholas Institute’s unique structure as a university-based institute. It details the Nicholas Institute’s break from the traditional mold of affiliated faculty, relying instead on a core professional staff that leads engagement with policy makers across sectors as well as engages with on-campus faculty members who are undertaking policy-relevant research.

The book appears in the January issue of Choice under the publication’s science and technology list. All titles included in the list were selected for their excellence in presentation and scholarship, value to undergraduate students, importance relative to other literature in the field and originality of treatment.

Profeta and Olander’s chapter is one of 95 in the 1,032-page book penned by more than 150 authors. The book was edited by Nicholas School of the Environment Associate Professor Deborah Rigling Gallagher.