Chapter 1. The Challenge of Human–Environment Interactions Research

  1. Emilio F. Moran

Published Online: 23 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch1

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

How to Cite

Moran, E. F. (2010) The Challenge of Human–Environment Interactions Research, in Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405105736

Online ISBN: 9781444319057

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Keywords:

  • challenge of human–environment interactions research;
  • cumulative nature of global environmental change;
  • social ecological system evolution;
  • deleterious biological impact of strategy - genetic aberrations in some European royal families of the past;
  • characterization of contemporary global environmental changes;
  • Cartesian dichotomy, between humans and nature - peculiar notion in Western society;
  • human alteration of global nitrogen cycle;
  • Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation (THC) - multiple equilibria and multiple thresholds;
  • International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP);
  • global circulation models (GCMs)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Evolution of Social Ecological Systems

  • Characterization of Contemporary Global Environmental Changes

  • History of the Development of the Human Dimensions Agenda

  • Characteristics of the Research on the Human Dimensions

  • The Way Forward: Integrative Science