Hawai‘i’s Mountain-to-Sea Ecosystems: Social–Ecological Microcosms for Sustainability Science and Practice

@article{Kaneshiro2005HawaiisME,
  title={Hawai‘i’s Mountain-to-Sea Ecosystems: Social–Ecological Microcosms for Sustainability Science and Practice},
  author={Kenneth Y. Kaneshiro and Pauline W. U. Chinn and Kristin N. Duin and Andrew P. Hood and Kepā Maly and Bruce A. Wilcox},
  journal={EcoHealth},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={349-360}
}
There is an urgent need to develop the underlying theory and principles of “sustainability science,” based on an understanding of the fundamental interactions between nature and humans. This requires a new research and education paradigm that embraces biocomplexity, integrates the physical, biological, and social sciences, and uses a coupled, human–natural systems approach. An initiative aligned with this paradigm and approach, and centered on the Hawaiian Island’s unique mountain-to-sea… CONTINUE READING

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