Decision Science for Future Earth

Theory and Practice

by Tetsukazu Yahara

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Book Description

This open book provides a theoretical framework and case studies on decision science for regional sustainability by integrating the natural and social sciences. The cases discussed include solution-oriented transdisciplinary studies on the environment, disasters, health, governance and human cooperation. Based on these case studies and comprehensive reviews of relevant works, including lessons learned from past failures for predictable surprises and successes in adaptive co-management, the book provides the reader with new perspectives on how we can co-design collaborative projects with various conflicts of interest and how we can transform our society for a sustainable future. The book makes a valuable contribution to the global research initiative Future Earth, promoting transdisciplinary studies to bridge the gap between science and society in knowledge generation processes and supporting efforts to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Compared to other publications on transdisciplinary studies, this book is unique in that evolutionary biology is used as an integrator for various areas related to human decision-making, and approaches social changes as processes of adaptive learning and evolution. Given its scope, the book is highly recommended to all readers seeking an integrated overview of human decision-making in the context of social transformation.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Decision Science for Future Earth ebook for free in PDF format (9.2 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2021
Pages
249
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9789811586316
ISBN10
9811586314
ISBN13 Digital
9789811586323
ISBN10 Digital
9811586322
PDF Size
9.2 MB
License
CC BY

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