environmental SCIENTIST

As part of its commitment to promote environmental science and allow our members to learn about and disseminate the latest sector thinking, the IES produces four editions of its highly regarded journal environmental SCIENTIST each year. 

Each thematic issue examines a topic of pressing importance to environmental science from a variety of different angles; an expert in the relevant area often acts as guest editor, introducing the articles and providing a critical overview of the subject at hand. Articles are primarily written by our members, supplemented by contributions from experts and professionals working in the environmental field. 

The journal acts not just as way of keeping abreast with the sector, but is also a thoroughly interesting read.

If you are interested in contributing to a future edition of the journal, please get in touch with Paddy Fowler at paddy@the-ies.org with your ideas.

Latest Journals

  • From plastic in rivers and oceans to the contribution to climate change, the issue of waste can no longer be confined to landfill. Despite growing awareness of the consequences of our use of resources and our wasteful habits, there are many problems still to be solved. This edition examines how circular economy theory can be embedded across sectors, how we might tackle plastic in oceans and rivers, and provides practical case studies of waste hierarchies in action. This is one journal that won't end up in the recycling bin, but will be passed around family and colleagues.
  • In this edition of the environmental SCIENTIST our authors explore what natural disasters mean to people and the changing frames in which we view them, as well as the multitude of approaches taken to respond to disasters worldwide. From fracking-induced tremors to the influence of different names on storm damage, drought management to volcanic ash plume tracking and why we should look no further than our own shores when categorising disasters.
  • Planet earth is a particularly noisy place. From the hustle and bustle of people, traffic clogging the streets and new construction in our cites to the song of the nightingale and the sounds of water cascading down a waterfall in the countryside, we are subject to all manner of sounds, often without giving them a second thought. From the downright painful to the serene, sound impacts on the health and wellbeing of us all, never mind the impacts it may have on the other animals we share this planet with. In this edition, we seek out tranquillity and how to measure it, explore the balancing act of noise pollution mitigation in construction and learn how to safely deter bats from flying into danger.
  • Environmental engagement is on television screens, in the streets and at your local book group; everyone's doing it. Whether you're engrossed in the latest nature documentary or watching the news in the evening, environmental communicators are everywhere and everyone. In this edition of the environmental SCIENTIST we're on the front lines of the revolution, mixing with artists, comedians, unions and students; exploring the new face of environmental engagement. Read about how local cultural expertise once cast aside is at the forefront of research, why paper bags are environmentally misleading and hear from a professor arrested at the extinction rebellion protests.
  • When you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise. The treescape of Earth has changed throughout history. What once was forest is now city, and where ancient woodland stretched as far as the eye could see now lies green pasture and crop. In this edition of the environmental SCIENTIST, we walk deeper into the forest to investigate the role trees play in our environment, what potential solutions they may provide in managing the urban environment, and how the UK is increasing its forest cover sustainably. Read about the history of woodland management, why we should value our oldest trees, the impact of disease and how tree planting is inspiring development worldwide.

Forthcoming publications

(Un)natural Disasters

Will go open access in February

Waste & the Circular Economy

Due to be published to members in February 2020

War, Conflict & the Environment

Due to be published to members in May 2020

The State of Nature

Due to be published to members in August 2020

Who to contact

Paddy Fowler

Publications Officer

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Join the IES

 

Joining the IES helps your personal and professional development. Wherever you are in your career, the IES has membership services that will help you gain recognition and progress to the next level.

Benefits include:

  • 4 journals per annum
  • Regional and national events
  • Chance to apply for Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist and Registered Environmental Technician
  • Recognition of professional status
  • Use of post-nominal letters
  • CPD recording tools
  • Access to our exclusive monthly webinars
  • Regular reports on the environmental science sector
  • Discount on meeting room rates at our central London office