Professional priorities for man-environment research should depend on the public context of environmental decision-making in the next few years. Citizen participation, environmental evalua-tion, planning, and management are likely to receive increasing emphasis. The low rate of communication between research findings and professionals suggests that the integration of social science concepts and methods in decision-making may be more urgent than basic research. Strategies for the integration of man-environment concepts with decision-making include participatory techniques, situational research, checklists, simulation, and manuals. Basic research should be seen by professionals as supportive arid innova-tive.