Biodiversity, Habitat & Extinction in the Great Lakes Basin

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Call for chapters
December 31, 2015

Call for chapters on biodiversity, habitat and extinction in the Great Lakes region

Professors Eric Freedman (Michigan State University) and Mark Neuzil (University of St. Thomas) are developing a proposal for a multidisciplinary, research-focused scholarly book about biodiversity, habitat and extinction in the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.

We invite proposals for chapters of about 4,000 words based on your latest research in natural sciences, social sciences, public administration or mass communication that would fit into any of these themes:

  1. Habitat destruction, protection and restoration
  2. Extinction
  3. Species reintroduction/invasion
  4. Natural resource use and abuse, particularly water
  5. Impact of climate change on 1-4.


If you are interested in our reviewing a chapter proposal, please email us:

  • A working title of your chapter
  • An abstract of 100-200 words
  • The names and affiliations of the chapter authors
  • The CVs of the chapter authors
  • If your chapter would be based on a recently presented paper or published article, please attach a copy.


Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015.

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The Editors

Eric Freedman and Mark Neuzil are co-editors of the newly published Environmental Crises in Central Asia: From Steppes to Seas, from Deserts to Glaciers from Routledge.

Freedman is a professor and Knight Chair in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University, where he directs the environmental journalism program and is a core faculty member of the Canadian Studies Programs. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and his other books include Great Lakes, Great National Forests: A Recreational Guide.

Neuzil is a professor of journalism and communication at the University of St. Thomas.  He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Society of Environmental Journalists, and his previous books include Mass Media and Environmental Conflict: America's Green Crusades and The Environment and the Press: From Adventure Writing to Advocacy.