As noted on the research sites overview, a situated theme introduces a broadly defined environmental topic (e.g., toxics, environmental movements, natural disasters) and then considers one or more situated contexts to which this theme applies. Situated themes were student-generated, and later students added to them in Wikipedia fashion.
You may browse all situated themes, or choose one from the list below, derived from a variety of sources (e.g., Wikipedia’s list of environmental issues, the Vermont Law watchlist, or the [dated] Google Zeitgeist 2011). Terms in parentheses are related. Note that items on this list attend primarily to potential objects of environmental analysis, vs. disciplinary or other means of analysis.
- Land use/cover change
- Natural disasters (hazards)
- Natural resource extraction
- Political economy and environment
- Population and environment
- Recreation and environment (tourism)
- Religion and environment
- Technology and environment
- Urban and built environment
- Water pollution