Publications & Results

Publications and outcomes from on-going and completed projects.
Resource Title Brief Summary
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.

Ways of Knowing: The Integration of Indigenous Knowledge and Scientific Knowledge for Natural Resource Management (2014-14) Jan 10, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014. This case has been classroom tested.

Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: North American Beavers in Tierra del Fuego (2014-13) Jan 10, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014.

Wildland Fire, Human Perspectives, and Fire Management in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (2014-7) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014. This case has been classroom tested.

Risk Perception and Institutional Complexity in the 2014 West Virginia Chemical Spill (2014-8) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014.

Multi-'steak' holder Sustainability: Reduced Deforestation and the Cattle Agreement in Brazil (2014-9) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014. This case has been classroom tested.

Tell Them We Don't Want to Leave: The Marshallese and Sea-Level Rise (2014-10) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014. This case has been classroom tested and selected by SESYNC as an exemplary S-E synthesis case study.

Green Civil War in the California Desert: The Ocotillo Express Wind Energy Project (2014-11) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014. This case has been classroom tested.

Designing an Urban Green Infrastructure Network: Balancing Biodiversity and Stakeholder Needs (2014-4) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014.This case has been classroom tested.

When It Rains, It Pours: A Socio-environmental Approach to Understanding Coastal Flooding (2014-5) Jan 02, 2015

This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2014. This case has been classroom tested.

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