Complexity Science, Modeling and Sustainability

  • Founded
    2011
  • Seminar Number
    743

Our world is becoming increasingly complex. Due in large part to biological, technological and human cultural evolution, we are being confronted with progressively more complex ecological, political, economic, technical and social problems. These problems place extreme demands on our capacities to comprehend and react adaptively, and as a consequence we may very well reach the limits of the Earth’s capacity to support our increasing population if we remain unable to understand the complexities of the human-environment interface. In this emerging world, our scholarship and evidence-based practices require new metaphors, methods, and measures. This Columbia University Seminar will provide an intellectual forum to explore and cultivate these new perspectives and tools.


Co-Chairs
Joshua Fisher
jf2788@columbia.edu

Jacqueline Klopp
jk2002@columbia.edu

Christoph Meinrenken
cmeinrenken@ei.columbia.edu

Rapporteur
Sophia Rhee
sr3107@columbia.edu

Welcome

Meetings

04/18/2018 Faculty House, Columbia University
6:00 PM
​the ​social ecologic​​al system of the arid basins under pressure from recent mining development on the Andean plateau
Felicity Arengo, American Museum of Natural History
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