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.
Published on August 5, 2019
MSU scholars apply a new, more holistic way to examine global agricultural trade to better understand what’s going on when a country as enormous as China develops a big appetite for soybeans.
Published on May 22, 2019
The extent to which the telecoupled food trade affected the pericoupled trade and intracoupled processes holds implications for the true extent of production driven by distant demands.
JOURNAL OF TRAVEL RESEARCH - International Tourism Dynamics in a Globalized World: A Social Network Analysis Approach
Published on May 16, 2019
Global tourism networks have become highly consolidated over time and that reduced transaction costs (e.g., language, distance, and visa policies) are more important in attracting international tourists than natural and cultural attractions.
Published on May 5, 2019
Book chapter -- preview of first 20 pages
Published on May 1, 2019
We evaluate whether recent land-system science research into telecoupling provides a basis to set normative goals or priorities for addressing sustainability in coupled human-natural systems.
Published on April 30, 2019
Two papers by Michigan State University (MSU) scientists begin challenging a more simplistic, input/output view of natural resources in favor of a way that better reflected how the world really works.
Published on April 14, 2019
We compile different indicators for assessing interregional ES flows and evaluate their suitability for national and regional ES assessments.
Published on April 2, 2019
We use the monarch butterfly, a migratory species of high conservation value, to illustrate how citizen science data can be utilized in telecoupling research to help inform conservation decisions.
Published on March 29, 2019
We constructed and analyzed interprovincial virtual water and energy transfer networks, using China (the largest energy consumer and is undergoing severe water scarcity) as a demonstration.
Published on March 21, 2019
The total virtual energy transferred from energy scarce to energy-abundant provinces increased from 43.2% to 47.5% from 2007 to 2012.
Published on February 21, 2019
A systematic review of the first five years of telecoupling research to evaluate the state of telecoupling science and identify strengths, areas to be improved, and promising avenues for future study.
SUSTAINABILITY -- Complex interrelationships between ecosystem services supply and tourism demand: General framework and evidence from the origin of three Asian rivers
Published on December 19, 2018
This study identifies complex interrelationships between the demand for nature-based tourism, which is a type of cultural ES, ES supply, and the economy simultaneously, using China’s Qinghai Province as a demonstration site.
Published on November 27, 2018
Systematic review of causal attribution in the telecoupling literature (n = 89 studies) and development of a standardized causal terminology and typology for consistent use in telecoupling research.
ECOSYSTEM SERVICES -- Global relationships between biodiversity and nature-based tourism in protected areas
Published on October 30, 2018
We present results on the interplay between biodiversity conservation and nature-based tourism, while controlling for environmental and socioeconomic factors in and surrounding terrestrial PAs worldwide.
Published on October 19, 2018
We suggest systems approaches such as nexus approaches and flow-centered governance to help China achieve ecological civilization and become an environmental leader on a metacoupled planet.
ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY - Network analysis as a tool for quantifying the dynamics of metacoupled systems: an example using global soybean trade
Published on October 14, 2018
Network analysis is a powerful and flexible tool that has been used to quantify social, economic, and ecological systems. We evaluate the utility of network analysis for quantifying metacoupled systems by assessing global soybean trade among 217 countries.
Published on October 4, 2018
We used the two supply-chain agreements implemented in the Amazon biome as examples and evaluated their spillover effects to the Cerrado.
ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY -- Complex effects of natural disasters on protected areas through altered telecouplings
Published on September 14, 2018
With long-term data collected in China’s Wolong Nature Reserve for giant pandas, we applied the telecoupling framework to assess the effects of the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake on telecouplings that link Wolong with the rest of the world