NATURE SUSTAINABILITY -- Impacts of International Trade on Achieving Global Sustainable Development Goals
Published on July 13, 2020
International trade positively affected global progress towards seven environment-related SDGs. International trade improved SDG scores of most evaluated developed countries but reduced the SDG scores of over 60% of the evaluated developing countries
Published on July 1, 2020
Applying a social–ecological systems lens, we identified eight priority points for intervention (leverage points) and five overarching strategic actions and priority interventions (levers), which appear to be key to societal transformation
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Alleviating water scarcity and poverty in drylands through telecouplings: Vegetable trade and tourism in northwest China
Published on June 26, 2020
Water scarcity evaluated using a composite index that considered both water resources and poverty and assessed the effects of the vegetable trade and tourism on water scarcity and income.
Published on June 8, 2020
We develop a measure of gross ecosystem product (GEP) that summarizes the value of ecosystem services in a single monetary metric.
Published on May 25, 2020
Findings shed new light on the importance of microhabitat characteristics that are generally overlooked in coarse-scale models in influencing giant panda habitat selection within the home range.
Published on April 23, 2020
Our study highlights the importance of historically and contextually situating analyses linking the effects of pre-harvesting processes on harvesting outcomes, broadening the scope of inquiry beyond a narrow policy attention on harvesting.
RESOURCES, CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING - Ecological civilization and government administrative system reform in China
Published on April 13, 2020
Understanding how China's recent adaptation of ecological civilization differs from previous national sustainability strategies is critical to evaluate how China’s eco-civilization can contribute to global sustainability.
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE - Quantifying interregional flows of multiple ecosystem services – A case study for Germany
Published on March 20, 2020
A first multi-ES quantification of a nation's use of ecosystem services from abroad.
Published on February 20, 2020
A potential approach to ending poverty and increasing well‐being for smallholders is creating and increasing pericoupling flows to empower smallholders for desired livelihood and social‐ecological outcomes.
Published on January 31, 2020
We construct a new type of agent-based model (ABM) that can simulate land-use changes at multiple distant places (namely TeleABM, telecoupled agent-based model).
Published on January 6, 2020
Non‐native aquatic species escapes from aquaculture facilities can result in serious aquatic bio‐invasions. We discuss aquaculture expansion and NAS escapes, illustrate emerging risks and propose recommendations for improved aquaculture management.
Published on January 3, 2020
In Nature, scientists show that indeed all sustainability, like politics, is local. China has improved its aggregated SDG score. At the provincial level, however, there is disparity between the country’s developed and developing regions.
SCIENCE - Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change
Published on December 12, 2019
Human impacts on life on Earth are unprecedented, requiring transformative action to address root economic, social and technological causes.
AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MGT - Using the telecoupling framework to improve Great Lakes fisheries sustainability
Published on December 2, 2019
Understanding the causes and consequences of complex social-ecological fisheries interactions and develop informed strategies for sustainable fisheries management and governance
JOURNAL OF LAND USE SCIENCE - Land-use changes across distant places: design of a telecoupled agent-based model
Published on November 18, 2019
We apply the framework to design an agent-based model (TeleABM) that represents land-use changes in telecoupled systems to investigate how local land-use changes are affected by flows. The Brazil–China telecoupled soybean system is used as a demonstration.
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS - Hidden cost of conservation: A demonstration using losses from human-wildlife conflicts under a payments for ecosystem services program
Published on November 15, 2019
Conservation programs can come with hidden costs -- often to vulnerable populations.
CHINESE GEOGRAPHICAL SCIENCE - Spatial and Temporal Changes of Arable Land Driven by Urbanization and Ecological Restoration in China
Published on October 21, 2019
Arable land decreased by 3.31%. Urbanization and ecological restoration programs were the main drivers of arable land loss, while reclamation of other land cover types was the primary source of increased arable land.
ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT - How Different Forms of Social Capital Created Through Project Team Assignments Influence Employee Adoption of Sustainability Practices
Published on October 14, 2019
A practical and cost-effective way to promote organizational learning for sustainability may be to strategically form cross-organizational unit project teams that include sustainability practice innovators.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS - Interactive spatial scale effects on species distribution modeling: The case of the giant panda
Published on October 10, 2019
This study highlights the impacts of the selection of spatial scale when evaluating species' habitat and distributions
Published on September 23, 2019
Examine the sufficiency of the ‘‘no net loss'' goal for managing wetlands.