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Chad Boda

Researcher and Teacher

Biography

Chad Boda is a recent PhD and Sustainability Scientist with a passion for researching and teaching on issues of environmental conservation and sustainable development. His PhD focused on the possibilities and constraints around sustainable coastal development in Florida, and his current interests span a wide spectrum from the philosophy of science and methodology to action-oriented and collaborative case study research

Research areas and keywords

Sustainability Science (Interdisciplinary); Environmental Conservation; Coastal Management; Philosophy of Science

Research

My research interests have grown over the years to be quite diverse. I have long maintained an interest in conservation science and sustainable development, and, along this line, my PhD research in Sustainability Science focused on the politics of planning and management in the coastal zone. I focused in particular on the management of barrier island sand dune systems in Florida and the possibility for sustainable coastal development in the face of increasing social and ecological pressures. This work produced both contributions to academic debates over coastal development and practical contributions to coastal management practitioners in the case study town of Flagler Beach. I have furthermore developed a strong interest in the history and future prospects of the field of Sustainability Science itself, in particular methodological and epistemological questions around interdisciplinarity and normativity in scientific research on which I am currently working. I am also embarking on a new (for me) area of research looking into the relationship between scientific knowledge of sustainability problems and social movements for sustainability, on which I am coordinating an Advanced Study Group at the Lund University Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies. I am also working on content and teaching strategies in sustainability education through my work with the LUMES master's degree program. 

Teaching

Beyond my research I also teach for a variety of courses for the Lund University International Master’s Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES), including:
  • MESS31- Earth System Science
  • MESS32- Social Theory and Sustainability
  • MESS33- Sustainability Science
  • MESS34- Governance and Sustainability
  • MESS35- Urban and Rural Systems and Sustainability
  • MESS36- Economy and Sustainability
  • MESS37- Knowledge to Action; Lead coordinator
  • MESS50- Deciphering Landscape; Lead coordinator; elective course.
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As well as other Lund University Departments:
  • SGEL49- Sustainable development from a global, regional and local perspective; Lead coordinator; Undergraduate course, KEG, LU
  • SIMP 35- Theories and Issues in Development; Graduate School, Faculty of Social Science, LU

Outreach

I work with a variety of organizations outside of the LUCSUS center. Some of the latest or ongoing activities include:

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E-mail: chad [dot] boda [at] LUCSUS [dot] lu [dot] se

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LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

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Introduction

Chad Boda is a recent PhD and Sustainability Scientist with a passion for researching and teaching on issues of environmental conservation and sustainable development. His PhD focused on the possibilities and constraints around sustainable coastal development in Florida, and his current interests span a wide spectrum from the philosophy of science and methodology to action-oriented and collaborative case study research.

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