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Decision Science for Future Earth

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Yahara Tetsukazu (Editor), "Decision Science for Future Earth", Springer Nature, 2021, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-8632-3, License:

This open access 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.


Conservation Biology/ecology, Science, Humanities And Social Sciences, Multidisciplinary, Health Promotion And Disease Prevention, Forestry Management, Civil Engineering, Sociology, General, Conservation Biology, Humanities And Social Sciences, Forestry, Biotechnology, Open Access, Transdisciplinary Research, Human Evolution, Cognitive Biases, Adaptive Management, Social Dilemma, Sustainable Society, Conservation Of The Environment, Interdisciplinary Studies, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Forestry & Silviculture: Practice & Techniques, Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building, Sociology

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