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Gundersen Linda C. (Ed.)

Scientific Integrity and Ethics in the Geosciences
2017, p. 336, American Geophysical Union, Wiley, ISBN 978-1-119-06778-8



From the publisher:


Science is built on trust. The assumption is that scientists will conduct their work with integrity, honesty, and a strict adherence to scientific protocols. Written by geoscientists for geoscientists, Scientific Integrity and Ethics in the Geosciences acquaints readers with the fundamental principles of scientific ethics and shows how they apply to everyday work in the classroom, laboratory, and field. Resources are provided throughout to help discuss and implement principles of scientific integrity and ethics.

Volume highlights include:

  • Examples of international and national codes and policies

  • Exploration of the role of professional societies in scientific integrity and ethics

  • References to scientific integrity and ethics in publications and research data

  • Discussion of science integrity, ethics, and geoethics in education

  • Extensive coverage of data applications


Scientific Integrity and Ethics in the Geosciences is a valuable resource for students, faculty, instructors, and scientists in the geosciences and beyond. It is also useful for geoscientists working in industry, government, and policymaking.

Table of contents




Section I.   Examples of Recently Developed International and National Codes and Policies

Chapter 1.  The Origin, Objectives and Evolution of the World Conferences on Research Integrity
Nicholas H. Steneck, Tony Mayer, Melissa S. Anderson, Sabine Kleinert

Chapter 2.  Fostering Integrity in Research: Overview of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Report
Thomas Arrison and Robert Nerem

Chapter 3.  Scientific Integrity – Recent Department of Interior Policies, Codes, and their Implementation
Alan Thornhill and Rick Coleman

Section II.   The Role of Geoscience Professional Societies in Scientific Integrity and Ethics

Chapter 4. The American Geosciences Institute Guidelines for Ethical Professional Conduct
Maeve A. Boland and David W. Mogk

Chapter 5. American Geophysical Union Adopts and Implements A New Scientific Integrity and Professional Ethics Policy
Michael McPhaden

Chapter 6. The National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG®) Involvement in Geoscience Professional Ethics
John Williams

Chapter 7. Brief History and Application of Enforceable Professional Geoscience Ethics Codes
David M. Abbott, Jr.

Section III.   Scientific Integrity and Ethics in Publications and Data

Chapter 8. The New Landscape of Ethics and Integrity in Scholarly Publishing

Brooks Hanson

Chapter 9. Scientific Integrity and Ethical Considerations for the Research Data Life Cycle
Linda C. Gundersen

Section IV.   Ethical Values and Geoethics

Chapter 10. Understanding Coupled Ethical-Epistemic Issues Relevant to Climate Modeling and Decision Support Science
Nancy Tuana

Chapter 11. The Emerging Field of Geoethics
Peter Bobrowsky, Vincent S. Cronin, Giuseppe Di Capua, Susan W. Kieffer, Silvia Peppoloni

Section V.   Scientific Integrity, Ethics, and Geoethics in Education

Chapter 12. Experiential Ethics Education

Vance S. Martin and Donna C. Tonini

Chapter 13. Teaching Geoethics Across the Geoscience Curriculum: Why, When, What, How, and Where? 
David W. Mogk, John W. Geissman, and Monica Z. Bruckner

Chapter 14. Facilitating a Geoscience Student's Ethical Development
Vincent S. Cronin

Appendix A. Case Studies for Science Integrity and Geoethics Practice

Appendix B.  Resources and References for Scientific Integrity, Ethics, and Geoethics


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