Chapter 8. Towards Sustainability Science

  1. Emilio F. Moran

Published Online: 23 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch8

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability

How to Cite

Moran, E. F. (2010) Towards Sustainability Science, in Environmental Social Science: Human-Environment Interactions and Sustainability, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319057.ch8

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:

  • towards sustainability science;
  • need for theories and methods for science of sustainability;
  • complexity theory - shedding light on interactions of human–environment systems;
  • special requests for proposals (RFPs) - by NSF;
  • sustainability science research priorities;
  • valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem goods and services;
  • urban areas, “hot spots” of sustainability - driving environmental changes at variety of scales;
  • choices between high-density urban dwellings and dispersed ones;
  • linking disciplines to climate questions - in part one of developing theories and methods;
  • sustainability science or integrative human–environment research – challenges, posed by coupled human–natural systems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sustainability Science Research Priorities

  • Scales of Sustainability

  • Cities and Sustainability Science

  • Climate Change and Sustainability

  • Conclusions