Studying Disciplines Separatedly Leads to Short Comings in Understanding

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This is one of the reasons I am advocating the idea of transdisciplinary, multi-disciplinary, integral studies.

Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems

Excerpts: Integrated studies of coupled human and natural systems reveal new and complex patterns and processes not evident when studied by social or natural scientists separately. Synthesis of six case studies from around the world shows that couplings between human and natural systems vary across space, time, and organizational units. They also exhibit nonlinear dynamics with thresholds, reciprocal feedback loops, time lags, resilience, heterogeneity, and surprises. Furthermore, past couplings have legacy effects on present conditions and future possibilities.

  • Source: Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems, Jianguo Liu, Thomas Dietz, Stephen R. Carpenter, Marina Alberti, Carl Folke, Emilio Moran, Alice N. Pell, Peter Deadman, Timothy Kratz, Jane Lubchenco, Elinor Ostrom, Zhiyun Ouyang, William Provencher, Charles L. Redman, Stephen H. Schneider, William W. Taylor, Science: 1513-1516., 07/09/14

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Daniel Montano
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