Published on October 1, 2015
Even a protected area like the Wolong Nature Reserve for giant pandas in southwest China has multiple telecoupling processes with the rest of the world.
Published on November 26, 2017
This paper presents an integrated framework of metacoupling: human-nature interactions within a system (intracoupling), between distant systems (telecoupling), and between adjacent systems (pericoupling).
ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY -- Telecoupling Toolbox: spatially explicit tools for studying telecoupled human and natural systems
Published on October 19, 2017
We introduce the Telecoupling Toolbox, the first set of tools developed to map and identify the five major interrelated components of the telecoupling framework: systems, flows, agents, causes, and effects.
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 October 29, 2020
The telecoupling entry gives background on the concept, illustrates the framework that helps understand telecoupling, and provides example applications of the concept and framework
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Synergies and tradeoffs among Sustainable Development Goals across boundaries in a metacoupled world
Published on September 3, 2020
Understanding SDG synergies and tradeoffs across spatial/administrative boundaries using the metacoupling framework using tourism and panda loans as an example.
SUSTAINABILITY -- Through the Lens of Telecoupling and Metacoupling: New Perspectives for Global Sustainability
Published on March 9, 2021
An editorial reviewing the contributions and impacts of telecoupling and metacoupling.
Published on February 24, 2020
From a synthesis of 12 cases, researchers found when smallholder farmers are connected to faraway systems, the key is to empower them to higher agency and more livelihood opportunities.
Published on May 21, 2021
Four years after unveiling a looming sand crisis, scientists focus on sand's sustainability implications and propose solutions to reduce impacts.
Published on December 3, 2019
Sustainability scholar Jianguo “Jack” Liu and FW assistant professor Andrés Viña were authors for a global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services that ranked as one of the year's top science discoveries.
Published on December 14, 2020
A special issue in an international journal invites articles on soil conservation and environmental sustainability. Deadline: April 30.
Published on September 7, 2017
Sand mining across the world is being linked to coastal erosion, habitat destruction and the spread of invasive species. The biggest worry addressed in Science Magazine: The true impact and economics of sand mining isn’t even clearly understood.
Published on December 15, 2020
In a collection of essays by leaders is sustainability sciences curated by the UK's Royal Society, Jianguo "Jack" Liu links global appetites to biodiversity loss
Published on December 12, 2019
International sustainability experts, including MSU's Jianguo "Jack" Liu, outline what's needed how the human/nature balance must change.