This book assesses the strengths and weaknesses of current environmental research programs, describes the desirable characteristics of an effective program, and recommends cultural and organizational changes to improve the performance of environmental research. Research areas in need of greater emphasis are identified, and overall directions for environmental research are recommended. The book also comments on the proposal to establish a National Institute for the Environment and on the elevation of the Environmental Protection Agency to cabinet status.
Table of Contents
|3 Strengths and Weaknesses of Current Federal Environmental Research Programs||35-66|
|4 Desirable Characteristics of Federally Supported Environmental Research Programs||67-86|
|Appendix A: Environmental Programs of Federal Research Agencies||129-200|
|Appendix B: Biodiversity||201-208|
|Appendix C: Proposal of the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment||209-218|
|Information on Committee Members||225-228|
|Persons Involved in the Study||229-242|
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