Reading assignments 2013

       1st Class, Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tracey Manning, Ph.D., What Legacy Leadership Means – and Can Mean to You

1.   David Rock’s blog, Your Brain at Work, online at:

2.   Legacy Institute for the Environment, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center 

3.   Andrew Ratner: Leadership for the environment

4.   Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development

5.   Learn, unlearn, and relearn, by Marcia Conner. Online at:

6.   David Rock's Mindfulness blog:

    2015: Two additional files can be found at the very bottom of this page. (Reflective Practices Judy Brown and SCARF-a model for collaboration)

Presentations by LLEI Partners

Betsy Singer, Climate Change Initiative of Howard County


      Meg Schumacher, Howard County Conservancy, ;


     Karen Learmouth, Howard County Public School System,


Marianne Pettis, The James and Anne Robinson Foundation,


      Betsy McMillion, Patapsco Heritage Greenway,


Brian Campbell, Robinson Nature Center,


      Richard Walter, University of Maryland Extension—Howard County,



Also: Consider building your environmental library around these three pillars of modern environmental thinking.  Not only are the messages powerful, but good literature as well.  You will want to read and reread these over the years.


Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold

Silent Spring, Rachel Carson

The Control of Nature, John McPhee (1990) Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 288pp.


2nd Class, Thursday, April 11, 2013


Claire Parkinson, Ph.D., Satellite Contributions to Understanding the Earth System


Claire Parkinson, Ph.D., Sea Ice Changes as a Microcosm of Climate Change

1. (home page for the Aqua satellite mission)

2.   Our Changing Planet: The View From Space, Michael D. King, Claire L. Parkinson, Kim C. Partington, and Robin G. Williams (Eds.), (2007), Cambridge University Press, 400pp.


Matthew Rodell, Ph.D., Land-based Hydrological Cycle




Horace Mitchell, Ph.D., Site Visit to GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio and Remote Sensing Labs


3rd Class, Thursday, April 18, 2013


Compton J. Tucker III, Ph.D,  Carbon Cycle

 1. Click on Feature Articles. For the carbon cycle, click on “land” or use the search engine to explore any of the areas being discussed.

Optional extra articles




Christopher A. Shuman, Ph.D., Ice Sheets: Waking Giants,

1. (use the 'view image comparison' option)






Jeremy Werdell Observing the Living Oceans from Space: The Earth teems with life, supported to a large extent by tiny ocean plants called phytoplankton,

1. (general info)

2. (Franz papers)

3. (Werdell papers)


Marc Imhoff, Ph.D., Gray Wave of the Great Transformation: A Satellite View of Urbanization, Climate Change, and Food Security

1. (Select a couple of articles of interest.)

2. (Select a couple of articles of interest.)


 4th Class, Thursday, April 25, 2013


Dana R. Fisher, Ph.D., International and National Environmental Policies

International Programs

1.   Pew Center on Global Climate Change:

2.   World Resources Institute:

US Domestic Legislation, Pew Center on Global Climate Change:


World Resources Institute:





Sabrina S Fu, Ph.D, The Roots of Our Environmental Crisis and What We Can Do Together, Taking Diversity in Stride

1.   Daily, G.C., Ehrlich, P. (1992). Population, sustainability, and earth’s carrying capacity. Bioscience 42, 761–771.

2.   Ehrlich, P.R., Holdrens, J.P. (1971). The impact of population growth. Science, 171, 1212–1217.

3.   Hardin, G. (1993). Living within limits. Oxford University Press: New York. (Book to peruse)

4.   Schulze, P. C. (2002). I=PBAT. Ecological Economics, 40, 149-150.

5.   Price, M. Changing behaviors by degrees. American Psychological Association, 39(3), 48. Retrieved from

6.   Gertner, J. (2009, April 19). Why isn't the brain green? New York Times Magazine, 39-43.

7.   Guerin, D., Crete, J. & Mercier, J. (2001, June). A multilevel analysis of the determinants of recycling behavior in the European countries. Social Science Research, 30(2), 195-218. Retrieved July 24, 2010, from ScienceDirect.

8.   Oskamp, S. (2000). Psychological contributions to achieving an ecologically sustainable future for humanity. Journal of Social Issues, 56(3) 373-390.

9.   Stuart Oskamp, et. Al. (1991, July). Factors influencing household recycling behavior. Environment and Behavior,23(4), 494-519. Retrieved January 6, 2011, from Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

10. Valle, P.O.D., Rebelo, E., Reis, E. & Menezes, J. (2005, May). Combining behavioral theories to predict recycling involvement. Environment And Behavior, 37(3), 364-396. Retrieved August 18, 2008, from Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

11. Welte, T.H.L. & Anastasio, P.A. (2010). To conserve or not to conserve: Is status the question?. Environment and Behavior,42(6), 845-863. Retrieved January 6, 2011, from Psychology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection

12. Zelezny, L.C. (2000). Elaborating on Gender Difference in Environmentalism. Journal of Social Issues, 56(3) 443-457.


Emily Becker, Ph.D., Relationship between Climate and Weather

1.   NOAA Climate Service Portal:

2.   Climate Prediction Center:

3.   IPCC Website:

4.   USGCRP Website:

5.   National Climatic Data Center site on Global Warming:

6.   Global Change Master Directory:


Cathy Hudson, Sustainability: What It Is and What It Could Look Like

Reading TBA


 5th Class, Thursday, May 2, 2013


Tracey Manning, Ph.D., Developing and Deploying Your Leadership Strengths to Make a Difference

1.   Everyday leadership, by Andre Martin. Online at:

2.   Developing everyday leadership, by Robert Stuberg. Online at:

3.   The truth about leadership, Recent YouTube discussion with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Online at:

    4.   Green Footprint Awards recognize environmental leadership


Ned Tillman, History and Current Physical Processes Impacting the Bay

What is the Status of Life in the Chesapeake Bay

Optional Field Trip along the Patapsco River


1.   The Chesapeake Watershed A Sense of Place and a Call to Action, by Ned Tillman (2009).Chesapeake Book Co, Baltimore, 240 pp.


6th Class, Thursday May 9, 2013


Joshua D. Feldmark, Effective Environmental Advocacy

Readings TBA


John McCoy, Watersheds Need Protection from Storm Water

Readings TBA


Fred Tutman, Patuxent River

The Patuxent River Watershed: Howard County





7th Class, Thursday May 16, 2013


County Government and the Environment

1. (Become familiar with the Howard County Government website.)


Lindsay DeMarzo, Office of Environmental Sustainability

Howard County Environmental Management Report from the Ho. Co. Commission on the Environment & Sustainability,

 Select "Commission Report" on a side tab marked 2007 (Office of Environmental Sustainability and the new board).


Beth Burgess, Department of Planning and Zoning, Division of Resource Conservation


John Marshall, Department of Recreation and Parks


Mark DeLuca, Department of Public Works


Tracey Manning, Ph.D., How We Change Minds, Hearts, and Behavior – and Why It’s Not Easy

1.   TED Talks. Bill Gates on energy: Innovating to zero!

2.   Why change is difficult – and how to make it

3.   David Rock’s article on how to help others change:

4.   Global warming’s “Six Americas” by Leiserowitz, A. & Maibach, E. Online at:

5.   Talking to climate skeptics: A few thoughtful blogs


8th Class, Thursday, May 23, 2013


Cathy Hudson,
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Cathy Hudson,
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