Publications & Results

Publications and outcomes from on-going and completed projects.
Resource Title Brief Summary
Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification Feb 23, 2015

Article published in Nature Climate Change.

Evolution of Kinship Feb 17, 2015

Article published in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition).

Inequality or injustice in water use for food? Feb 16, 2015

Article published in Environmental Research Letters.

Measuring individuality in habitat use across complex landscapes: approaches, constraints, and implications for assessing resource specialization Feb 12, 2015

Article published in Oecologia.

Developing Scientific Software throught the Open Community Engagement Process Feb 10, 2015

White paper published on figshare.

Assessment of Regional Variation in Streamflow Responses to Urbanization and the Persistence of Physiography Feb 09, 2015

Article published in Environmental Science & Technology.

Two-mode brokerage in policy networks Feb 03, 2015

Article published in Social Networks.

Recreational diver preferences for reef fish attributes: Economic implications of future change Jan 28, 2015

Article published in Ecological Economics.

Can a new form of accounting save animals from extinction? Jan 13, 2015

News article in The Guardian.

A simple example of a socio-environmental system: coupled rabbit and farm dynamics Jan 12, 2015

Quantitative models are excellent tools for understanding the dynamics of complex socio-environmental systems (SES), and for explicating those dynamics in a meaningful way to students. Here we utilize both a dynamical and an agent-based model to examine a suite of human-environment interactions in a hypothetical SES. Specifically, the hypothetical SES involves the management of rabbit populations while maximizing nearby farm productivity and profitability. The purpose of this exercise is to demonstrate how manipulating different components of these two alternative models can help students visualize and analyze key features of the SES, such as feedbacks and adaptation. The models also allow students to assess how different decisions, like implementing certain policies, influence tradeoffs and synergies in the SES.

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