Environmental Science, Policy and Management

by Sheena M Campbell – April 19, 2022

Welcome to the UC Davis Library guide to environmental science, policy and management resources.  This guide provides links to key information resources and services in the subject areas of biodiversity, climate change, conservation and natural resource management, ecology, and environmental science and policy.


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In this Guide:


Mapping tool that helps identify California communities affected by pollution.   Uses environmental, health, and socioeconomic information to produce scores for every census tract in the state.

NOAA Photo Library

Captures the work, observations and studies of NASA scientists, engineers, and other personnel.

OECD Environment Statistics

Environmental statistics and data from the  Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Agroforestry World

Blog about research in agroforestry or growing trees on farms.  Focus is on the developing world.

Viewpoints The PPIC Blog

PPIC is the Public Policy Institute of California.  Blog topics include climate change and energy, economy, health and human services, political landscape, population, and water policy.

The Collaboration for Environmental Evidence

A repository of planned and published systematic reviews and (evidence) maps providing rigorous and transparent methodology to assess the impacts of human activity and effectiveness of policy and management interventions.

The site also features guidance for planning and conducting evidence syntheses, including a new free-to-use software tool for environmental evidence synthesis, CADIMA.

For additional guidance and resources for finding and conducting evidence syntheses, see this systematic reviews guide, put together by UCD health sciences librarians.

The Access Initiative

The Access Initiative is the largest civil society network in the world dedicated to ensuring that citizens have the right and ability to influence decisions about the natural resources that sustain their communities.

Keywords for Environmental Studies

This e-book analyzes the central terms and debates currently structuring research in and across environmental studies.  It includes sixty essays from humanists, social scientists, and scientists, each written about a single term or keyword.

Take Notes

Document your search process, so you can easily update and build upon it.  This useful template for note taking was developed by Carrol Community College.

Manage Citations

Software to organize and automatically reformat your bibliographies. Compare popular citation management products: EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero, and F1000

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Funding for Open Access Publishing

Access up to $1,000 per article from the UCD Library toward publishing fees in fully open access journals.

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