NOVEL CORONAVIRUS UPDATES AND RESOURCES

Multiple telecouplings and their complex interrelationships

DOWNLOAD FILE

October 1, 2015 - Author: Jianguo Liu, , Junyan Luo, , Wei Liu, Andrés Viña, Christine Vogt, Zhenci Xu, Hongbo Yang, Jindong Zhang, Li An, Xiaodong Chen, , Zhiyun Ouyang, Weihua Xu and Hemin Zhang

Journal or Book Title: Ecology and Society

Keywords: China; conservation; cross-scale interactions; environmental interactions; giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca); humanenvironment interactions; information dissemination; nature reserve; socioeconomic interactions; telecoupling; telecoupling framework; Wolong Nature Reserve

Volume/Issue: 20(3)

Page Number(s): 44

Year Published: 2015

Increasingly, the world is becoming socioeconomically and environmentally connected, but many studies have focused on human-environment interactions within a particular area. Although some studies have considered the impacts of external factors, there is little research on multiple reciprocal socioeconomic and environmental interactions between a focal area and other areas. Here we address this important knowledge gap by applying the new integrated framework of telecouplings (socioeconomic and environmental interactions between two or more areas over distances). Results show that even a protected area - i.e., the Wolong Nature Reserve for giant pandas in southwest China - has multiple telecoupling processes with the rest of the world; these include panda loans, tourism, information dissemination, conservation subsidies, and trade of agricultural and industrial products. The telecoupling processes exhibit nonlinear patterns, they change over time, and they have varying socioeconomic and environmental effects across the world. We also find complex relationships among different telecouplings - e.g., amplification, offsetting, spatial overlaps - which cannot be detected by traditional separate studies. Such an integrated study leads to a more comprehensive understanding of distant human-environment interactions and has significant implications for global sustainability and human well-being.

DOI: 10.5751/ ES-07868-200344

Type of Publication: Journal Article

DOWNLOAD FILE

Tags: china, conservation, cross-scale interactions, environmental interactions, giant panda (ailuropoda melanoleuca), humanenvironment interactions, information dissemination, nature reserve, socioeconomic interactions, telecoupling, telecoupling framework, wo, wolong nature reserve


Authors

Jianguo

Jianguo "Jack" Liu
517-432-5025
liuji@msu.edu

Wu Yang

Wu Yang

Andres Vina

Andres Vina
vina@msu.edu

Shuxin Li

Shuxin Li
517-432-5025
lishu@msu.edu

Vanessa Hull

Vanessa Hull
hullvane@gmail.com


For more information visit:

Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

Accessibility Questions:

For questions about accessibility and/or if you need additional accommodations for a specific document, please send an email to ANR Communications & Marketing at anrcommunications@anr.msu.edu.