Welcome to the Waterloo Journal of Environmental Studies’ inaugural issue.
We’re pleased to present five peer reviewed academic papers
and two supplementary articles to begin this exciting journey.
- Opinion: Pay to publish is an affront to the scientific methodWhen I was in journalism school, they taught us never to accept as much as a cup of coffee from a source and to never offer anything other than exposure for an interview.
- News | Elephant ambassador investigates eco-tourism and conservationI've been advocating for elephant wellbeing across Asia since 2012, earning me the title of elephant ambassador.
- Which tree species thrives best on the edge: a comparison of three communities in Steckle Woods, Kitchener-Waterloo, OntarioThis study examined which species can best survive along the edge of a woodlot in Kitchener-Waterloo, ON. Data was collected in 2017, by measuring the distance of trees and saplings from three different sample points in four separate communities of the woodland. Tree Community 1 is along the edge of the forest, Tree Community 2 … Read more
- New York City Zoning Regarding the Impacts on Urban Form, Economic, Social and Environmental ConditionsIntroduction Zoning is responsible for determining how a city looks and functions since it regulates land-use within a city (Norman, 1992). New York has always been a rapidly expanding city with a constant need to update and reevaluate their current plans. Beginning with the first Zoning Resolution in 1916, followed by the revised version in … Read more
- Ancient Cities Before the Advent of Resilience PlanningIn the ancient world, many civilizations thrived for hundreds of years and had cities with large populations (Smith, 2007). These cities existed before the development of contemporary formal urban planning practices (which started around the industrial era, when they emerged for the betterment of urban cities by improving the quality of life of the working … Read more
- Analyzing the Connection Between Gender Roles in Agricultural Practices and Food Insecurity in Developing CountriesGender roles in agricultural practices influence access to land and agricultural resources as well as responsibility for growing different crops (Spring, 2000). Women in developing countries typically have limited access to land particularly those that live in patrilineal societies (Hovorka, de Zuuew & Njenga, 2009).
- Building an Economy for the EcozoicThe Ecozoic transition, a term coined by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme, is defined as a transition from “an anthropocentric to a biocentric norm of progress. If there is to be any true progress, then the entire life community must progress. Any progress of the human at the expense of the larger life community must … Read more