12-05-08+-+Community+Expertise+and+Environmental+Science-Corburn

12-05-08+-+Community+Expertise+and+Environmental+Science-Corburn

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Community Expertise & Environmental Science Jason Corburn jcorburn@berkeley.edu
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Street Science: Community knowledge & environmental expertise 1. Models of expertise in environmental decision making 2. Examples of Street Science ¾ subsistence fish diets ¾ air toxics exposures 3. What makes Street Science work? 4. Environmental science & community expertise
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Scientists’ view of ‘the public’ Deficit - - Lay people have deficit of technical understanding, need to be educated in ways & knowledge of experts. Complementary - - Lay people offer values, raise fairness questions; experts retain autonomy over technical questions. Co-production - - “Expertise” contested; science embedded in, and embeds society & power;
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Density of Environmentally Noxious Facilities, NYC
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Subsistence fishing & Street Science
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Angler Knowledge and Exposure Assessment • Anglers average catch = 57 fish/week. • Each family member of an angler eating approximately 9.5 fish/week. • Blue crab, American eel, blue fish and striped bass.
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