Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems

@article{Liu2007ComplexityOC,
  title={Complexity of Coupled Human and Natural Systems},
  author={J. Liu and T. Dietz and S. Carpenter and M. Alberti and C. Folke and E. Moran and A. Pell and P. Deadman and T. Kratz and J. Lubchenco and E. Ostrom and Z. Ouyang and William Provencher and C. Redman and S. Schneider and W. Taylor},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={317},
  pages={1513 - 1516}
}
  • J. Liu, T. Dietz, +13 authors W. Taylor
  • Published 2007
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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