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.
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
PEOPLE AND NATURE - Levers and leverage points to sustainability
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.
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.
JASSS - Land-Use Changes in Distant Places: Implementation of a Telecoupled Agent-Based Model
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).
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.
SUSTAINABILITY - Telecoupled Food Trade Affects Pericoupled Trade and Intracoupled Production
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.
EXPLORING LAND USE CHANGE IN A GLOBALISED WORLD (Book chapter) What is Telecoupling?
Published on May 5, 2019
Book chapter -- preview of first 20 pages
CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRO SUSTAINABILITY - Governing flows in telecoupled land systems
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.
ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS - Guidance for assessing interregional ecosystem service flows
Published on April 14, 2019
We compile different indicators for assessing interregional ES flows and evaluate their suitability for national and regional ES assessments.
SUSTAINABILITY -- The Role of Citizen Science in Conservation under the Telecoupling Framework
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.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Interactive National Virtual Water-Energy Nexus Networks
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.
APPLIED ENERGY - Shift in a national virtual energy network
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.
SUSTAINABILITY -- Telecoupling Research: The First Five Years
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.
SUSTAINABILITY -- Toward rigorous telecoupling causal attribution: a systematic review and typology
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.