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May 17, 2017

So you think you can couple systems? Reviewing our research proposals

Killian Farrell Last week’s class marked the final meeting for our course MEES620: Coupled Human and Natural Systems. Our class has gone through many different topics related to coupled systems, from resource assessment to cultural views of nature. This was reflected in the many topics and research approaches in the proposals reviewed on this last […]

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May 10, 2017

Forests, floods, and fisheries… Houston, do we have a problem here?

Veronika Leitold Last week, in our Coupled Human and Natural Systems course, we continued the presentations of our final class projects: individual research proposals to study a coupled human and natural system of our choice. The overarching theme of the presentations was natural resource use and management approached from the various angles of sustainability, stewardship […]

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May 3, 2017

Wanted – Single natural system seeks industrious human system from which to couple

David Miles It’s hard for a natural system to find a good partner in today’s world; there are so many options. Even when a natural and human system do manage to couple, their relationship is often troubled and murky at best with so many questions left unanswered. Our class found this to be true as […]

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