Sustainability, also commonly known as ‘resilience,’ is the ability to adapt to and overcome environmental, ecological, economic, developmental and other challenges to ensure long-term growth, and the literature available on JSTOR looks at this broad topic through a very interdisciplinary lens. Subtopics include sustainable business practices, urban planning and development, disaster readiness, conversation, climatology, resource management, energy policy, and more.
Sustainability resources on JSTOR include:
Here are five open access journals to help get you started on your research on climate change:
Conservation and Society
Published by: Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment and Wolters Kluwer India Pvt. Ltd.
A peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practice of conservation. Draws on both the natural and social sciences, including political ecology, environmental history, conservation policy and governance, human-wildlife conflicts, and conservation biology.
Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development
Published by: Columbia University
An online journal that brings together students, researchers, professors, and practitioners from a variety of disciplines and geographical regions. Publishes scholarly articles, opinion pieces, field notes, editorial columns, and photo essays to foster a global community to think more broadly and analytically about sustainable development.
Ecology and Society
Published by: Resilience Alliance Inc.
An electronic, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research in the following:
Published by: Society of Ethnobiology
Features a variety of formats for ethnobiological research--the study of the relationships between humans and environments in diverse spatial and temporal contexts--including research articles, perspectives, mini-reviews on focused topics in ethnobiology, and book reviews
RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society
Published by: Rachel Carson Center
A forum for examining the interrelationship between environmental and social changes. Published by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society to bridge the gap between scholarly and non-scholarly audiences.
Anne K. Armstrong, Marianne E. Krasny, and Jonathon P. Schuldt | Published by: Comstock Publishing Associates, Cornell University Press
Provides environmental educators with an understanding of how their audiences engage with climate change information as well as with concrete, empirically tested communication tools they can use to enhance their climate change program.
Sabine von Schorlemer and Sylvia Maus | Published by: Peter Lang AG
A fresh look at how the impacts of climate change on cultural heritage and cultural diversity may challenge sustainable global peace.
Oliver C. Ruppel, Christian Roschmann, and Katharina Ruppel-Schlichting | Published by: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
An assessment of the most pressing effects of climate change on various international law regimes; introduces international climate change law as a new discipline.
Brendan G. Mackey, Heather Keith, Sandra L. Berry, and David B. Lindenmayer | Published by: ANU Press
Examines the role of natural forests and woodlands in the storage of carbon, the impacts of human land use activities, and the implications for national and global climate change policy; Part II is also available on JSTOR.
Jago Cooper and Payson Sheets | Published by: University Press of Colorado
A set of case studies examining how eight diverse communities—ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory—faced and coped with both gradual and sudden threats to their human and environmental welfare.
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