Subject Librarian Contact Information
James Wong, Subject Librarian
Collections support the Environmental Studies Major within the Division of Sciences.
Course offerings range from environmental policymaking, ecology and ecosystems, social theory and the environment, environmental humanities, biogeophysical systems, conservation biology, ecotopia, environmental governance, agrarian change and environmental transformation, China’s sustainability challenge: energy, climate and environment, environmental movements, climate science and policy, risk and geo-hazard, energy humanities, ecological economics, environmental conflict and collaboration, urban ecological systems, sustainable consumption, urbanisation and the environment, and powering the planet.
The research carried out by Environmental Studies faculty covers sustainable consumption and production, social innovations for a low-growth world, design and implementation of undergraduate programmes in environmental studies, data science applied to environmental policy evaluation, climate change governance of non-state and subnational actors, urbanisation and climate change, big data in the context of sustainable development, risk and geo-hazards, food and the green economy, environmental humanities, climate fiction, empirical ecocriticism, ecotopianism, environmental activism, climate justice, sea level rise, signalling in ecological interactions, and the ecology of forest and trees in human-modified landscapes.
Description of Materials Collected
The Library collects scholarly materials with consideration for interdisciplinary requirements in humanities and the natural and social sciences.
Only English-language materials are collected.
There are no limitations on geographic range.
The main period covered is from the 21st century to support current research and teaching activities. Other periods are considered on a case-by-case basis.
The range of call numbers under consideration is:
|GE||25-35||Communication in environmental sciences|
|GE||40-42||Environmental humanities and ethics|
|GE||70-90||Environmental education, study and teaching|
|GE||105||General works in environmental sciences|
|GE||123||Handbooks, manuals, etc.|
|GE||140-146||Environmental quality and degradation. Environmental disasters.|
|GE||149-160||Global environmental change|
|GE||195-199||Environmentalism, aka Green movement. Sustainable living.|
|GF||51||Environmental influences on humans|
|GF||75||Human influences on the environment|
|HC||79||Environmental policy and economics. Sustainability.|
|HD||75.6||Environmental aspects of economic development|
|RA||565-600||Environmental health aspects|
|TD||194-195||Environmental effects of industries and plants|
Materials are primarily electronic. Print books are purchased when they are: requested by faculty, there is no electronic version, or the material includes images, graphs, tables, equations, etc. that are difficult to see in the electronic format. Audio-visual (AV) formats are also purchased and multimedia and datasets may be purchased.
Formats that are not collected:
- Addresses, essays and lectures
- Theses and dissertations
- Study guides
Areas of concentration are:
- Environmental humanities
- Environmental policymaking
- Ecology and ecosystems
- Social theory and the environment
- Global environmental governance
- Environmental movements
- Ecological economics
- Urban ecological systems
- Urbanisation and the environment
Related Local Collections
Collections at NUS Libraries
NUS Libraries collects environmental studies materials at undergraduate and graduate levels, and for theoretical applications. These materials are primarily in electronic and print formats.
Collections at NLB Libraries and Archives
NLB Libraries collect popular materials about the environment for general readers.