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Multi-scale integrated analysis of agroecosystems

Author: Mario Giampietro
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2004.
Series: Advances in agroecology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores alternative ways to study agricultural sustainability, applying complex systems theory to actual cases. This book recognizes the changing dynamics of the multiple processes and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Giampietro
ISBN: 0849310679 9780849310676
OCLC Number: 443467291
Description: 437 str. : ilustr. ; 26 cm.
Contents: SCIENCE FOR GOVERNANCE: THE CLASH OF REDUCTIONISM AGAINST THE COMPLEXITY OF REALITYThe Crash of Reductionism Against the Complexity of Reality The Epistemological Predicament Entailed by Complexity Complex System Thinking: New Concepts and Narratives The New Terms of Reference for Science for Governance: Post-Normal ScienceIntegrated Assessment of Agroecosystems and Multi-Criteria Analysis: Basic Definitions and Challenges COMPLEX SYSTEMS THINKING: DARING TO VIOLATE BASIC TABOOS OF REDUCTIONISMForget About the Occam Razor: Looking for Multi-Scale Mosaic Effects (with Kozo Mayumi)Impredicative Loop Analysis: Dealing with Chicken-Egg processes (with Kozo Mayumi)Sustainability Requires the Ability of Generating Useful Narratives Capable of Surfing in Complex Time (with Kozo Mayumi) COMPLEX SYSTEMS THINKING IN ACTION: MULTI-SCALE INTEGRATED ANALYSIS OF AGRO-ECOSYSTEMSMulti-Scale Integrated Analysis Agroecosystems: Bridging Disciplinary Gaps and Hierarchical LevelsMulti-Scale Integrated Analysis Agroecosystems: "Technological Changes" and Ecological Compatibility Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Farming Systems: Benchmarking and Tailoring Representations Across Levels (with Tiziano Gomiero)
Series Title: Advances in agroecology.
Responsibility: Mario Giampietro.


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