Announcements of academically related work:
Professor Joseph Siry, of the
Environmental Sciences Department, recently published:
“Wetlands,” [revised article] Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, (Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press,) forthcoming, 2006.
Review article of Atmospheric Pollution: History Science and Regulation, for Journal of Environmental Education (Volume 35: Number 3, Spring 2004), pp. 47-48.
Review article of Coastal Dune Management, for Journal of Environmental Education (Volume 34: Number 4, Summer 2003), pp. 41-42.
Review article of The Great Thirst: Californians and Water, A History, for Journal of Environmental Education (Volume 33: Number 4, Summer 2002), pp. 40-41.
Managing & contributing editor, “Feeling the Heat in Florida: Global Warming on the Local Level.” with Fred Mays & Jeff Fiedler, October 2001. (New York: Natural Resources Defense Council). A peer-reviewed summary of ten scientists’ findings about impacts to Florida from global climate change.
He has presented papers on these topics:
“So is the fifth dimension hiding in a lightning bolt? The significance of the Einstein – Kaluza Letters in 1919,” AGLSP Conference, Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Annual Meeting: Creativity and Innovation: The New Story, October 6-8, 2005, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“Economic externalities and Ecologies: opportunities to solve market failures that cause air pollution," Rhetoric and Economics: An International Interdisciplinary Conference, 6-9 June 2005, Millikin University; Decatur, Illinois.
“Economic opportunities exist to solve Global ecological problems regionally: A global warming solution may exist as European Union (EU) has adopted a carbon trading system among member nations.” Accepted Paper, Meeting of International Internet, Processing, Systems for E-education and Interdisciplinaries. January 29-Feb 1, 2004. Amalfi, Italy, E.U.
Prof. Siry was invited to give a paper on the recent three decades of land use and ecological changes in the Ocklawaha Valley Watershed, which was accepted as part of a set of four other presentations on the Cross Florida Barge Canal. The paper was written for a February, 2003, meeting at Florida State University concerning southern regional history.
“Climate change and global warming: the challenges and opportunities for international solutions to sustain our Earth,” Slide presentation and speech: Sarasota Lifelong Learning Institute, March 6, 2000.
“There are no longer reasonable excuses not to act to stem the impacts of global warming,” Remarks World Wildlife Fund US. Press Conference, Miami, Florida, November 10, 1999.
High lights include a revirew of Coastal Dune Management by Houston, Edmondson and Rooney , eds. in The Journal of Environmental Education, v34:n4, (Summer 2003) The review reported on newly emerging strategies in the EU to cope with the loss of biological diversity and sea level rise due to global climate change in the context of protecting ocean facing sand beaches in several western European nations.
Siry also just completed a book review of Mark Z. Jacobson, Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
He was appointed by the Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Court's office to an advisory committee Assessing Global Warming Responses in the county's department of environmental regulation and management (DERM).