A list of journal articles published by CSIS members, including 3 cover stories in Nature, 24 appearances in Science, and 17 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).
Selected books (edited books) and book chapters published by CSIS members.
Published on July 16, 2022
The study aimed to quantify the SDG index of 285 Chinese cities and developed a forecasting model to simulate the performance of each SDG in each city until 2030 using varied scenarios.
NATURE FOOD - International food trade benefits biodiversity and food security in low-income countries
Published on May 12, 2022
This study calculates food trade flows among high-hotspot, low-hotspot and non-hotspot countries, including high- and low-income ones, over 2000–2018.
Published on May 12, 2022
Stuart Pimm of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment comments on Jack Liu and Min Gon Chung's Nature Food paper on the global food trade and biodiversity
Published on April 21, 2022
The Russia-Ukraine war will affect biodiversity and the environment far beyond the war zones, with implications for sustainability and well-being worldwide.
AMBIO: The metacoupled Arctic: Human–nature interactions across local to global scales as drivers of sustainability
Published on March 30, 2022
A synthesis of external influences analyzed in Arctic-coupled human and natural systems literature show the Arctic is affected by external influences, including global markets, climate change, governance, military security, and tourism.
BECHE-DE-MER INFORMATION JOURNAL - Characterising changes in a decade of Mexican sea cucumber crime (2011–2021) using media reports
Published on March 29, 2022
The recent collapse of Mexican sea cucumber populations underscores the urgency of damage that can come to wildlife and people when crime engulfs international trade
NATURE SUSTAINABILITY - Decoupling of SDGs followed by re-coupling as sustainable development progresses
Published on March 24, 2022
A correlational network approach and a global SDG database of 166 countries to analyze the evolution of SDG interactions along a progression of sustainable development measured by the SDG Index.
Published on March 18, 2022
The study sheds light on identifying regions' strengths and weaknesses in achieving all SDGs, which can inform targeted sustainability actions for regions within certain SDG bundles and promote collaborations among regions with different bundles.
SUSTAINABLE HORIZONS - How much is global business sectors contributing to sustainable development goals?
Published on January 31, 2022
Benchmarked the engagement of the Fortune Global Top 500 corporations with the SDGs based on publicly available information screened, and revealed that 304 of the 500 corporations had presented relevant content on their websites.
NATIONAL SCIENCE REVIEW - Polluted lake restoration to promote sustainability in the Yangtze River Basin, China
Published on January 15, 2022
Synthesized water pollution governance and evaluate the effectiveness of pollution mitigation actions for rivers and lakes in China. We focus on the main stem of the Yangtze River and 25 associated lakes from the mid to lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
EARTH INTERACTIONS - Complex effects of telecouplings on forest dynamics: an agent-based modeling approach
Published on January 1, 2022
Developed an agent-based model and simulated the impacts of two globally common telecouplings, nature-based tourism and labor migration, on forest dynamics of a rural CHANS, China’s Wolong Nature Reserve (Wolong).
AMBIO - Increasing collaboration between China and India in the environmental sciences to foster global sustainability
Published on December 28, 2021
We ranked the two countries on a variety of environmental challenges and solutions, illustrating quantitatively their environmental footprint and the parallels between them regarding the threats to their human populations and biodiversity.
BIODIVERSITY - Six novel interdisciplinary resilience principles emerging from interdisciplinary exchange around post-COVID-19 centres and peripheries
Published on December 7, 2021
Reported on lessons draw at an interdisciplinary, international, and virtual symposium, ‘Centres and Peripheries: Reconfiguring Post-COVID-19 Landscapes’ funded by the UK Embassy to France in the context of the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference 2021.
Published on November 18, 2021
Identify a subset of SDG indicators (principal indicators) that are relatively easy to collect data for and also are representative for all the indicators by considering the complex interrelationship among them.
METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION - INTEGRATED SDM DATABASE: ENHANCING THE RELEVANCE AND UTILITY OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT
Published on November 7, 2021
A user-friendly spatial database of predicted sites in a species’ prediction range, derived from SDM results that synthesise and summarise SDM predictions and uncertainty, human impacts, restoration features, and management priorities.
NATURE SUSTAINABILITY - Natural infrastructure in sustaining global urban freshwater ecosystem services
Published on October 21, 2021
Improved understand natural infrastructure's in urban water networks must underpin strategic decision-making to sustainably provide freshwater ecosystem services to global cities.
Published on October 7, 2021
Aimed to examine the impact of red and processed meat trade on diet-related NCDs and to identify which countries are particularly vulnerable to diet-related NCDs due to red and processed meat trade.
Published on October 1, 2021
Reviewed the advances of ABM in social, ecological, and socio-ecological systems, compare ABM with other traditional, equation-based models, provide guidelines for ABM novice, modelers.
CONSERVATION BIOLOGY - Complex effects of habitat amount and fragmentation on functional connectivity and inbreeding in a giant panda population
Published on September 20, 2021
Research shows giant pandas would benefit from some unsuitable habitat across the landscape.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & POLICY - Synthesizing social and environmental sensing to monitor the impact of large-scale infrastructure development
Published on August 5, 2021
A unique look at two enormous global projects combining remote sensing and social media to understand if early concerns about environmental damage emerged, and public sentiment.