The change in socio-environmental synthesis workshop brought together five scholars to discuss theories and methods used to study change in socio-environmental systems. Over the course of the first two days, each scholar presented a lecture on the theories and methods they use from their own disciplines as well as emerging interdisciplinary frameworks and approaches for studying change. Participants were given time to reflect upon and further discuss the content of the presentations in small group discussions and informal conversation during the second half of the workshop. Scholars highlighted in their presentations the evolution and integration of theories and methods from various disciplines into interdisciplinary frameworks, and they situated their own work applying these theories and methods to complex dynamic socio-environmental systems.
- Stephen Carpenter, University of Wisconsin–Madison
- Resilience in socio-ecological systems
- Simon Levin, Princeton University
- Collective decision making and collective action
- Barbara Cosens, University of Idaho
- Law and socio-ecological systems
- Karen Seto, Yale University
- Urbanization in the 21st century
- Oran Young, UC Santa Barbara
- Institutional fit in complex systems
An edited video recording of each lecture is available below, along with a written summary of the lecture contents, an associated reading list, and the scholar's slides. A full playlist of the video lectures is available here.