Part 1: Understanding environmental problems through a socio-environmental lens

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Oct 26, 2018
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In the first video of the three-part series, we present examples of how researchers use a socio-environmental lens to study environmental problems.  We introduce and provide examples of socio-environmental systems as complex dynamical systems, characterized by nonlinear interactions and feedback loops both within and between the social and ecological subsystems. Throughout the video, we focus in particular on feedbacks, because they can lead to unexpected and sometimes dramatic social and environmental outcomes. Because both human and ecological systems often change or adapt based on experience and outcomes, they are more correctly called complex adaptive systems.  

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