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
ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY -- Feedback of telecoupling: the case of a payments for ecosystem services program
Published on July 9, 2018
This study highlights that local human–nature interactions driven by telecouplings, such as human–wildlife conflicts, may trigger feedbacks that affect telecouplings themselves.
APPLIED GEOGRAPHY -- The Telecoupling GeoApp: A Web-GIS application to systematically analyze telecouplings and sustainable development
Published on May 16, 2018
To operationalize the framework, we have developed the Telecoupling GeoApp, a new web-based component of the Telecoupling Toolbox that provides researchers and practitioners with a useful platform to address globally important issues.
Published on May 4, 2018
Our study shows that international food trade can also lead to environmental pollution in importing countries.
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.
Published on September 5, 2017
Between 1900 and 2010, the global volume of natural resources used in buildings and transport infrastructure increased 23 fold. Sand and gravel are the largest portion of these primary material inputs (79% or 28.6 Gigatons per year in 2010)
LAND -- The Sino-Brazilian Telecoupled Soybean System and Cascading Effects for the Exporting Country
Published on August 31, 2017
We use the telecoupling framework to analyze (i) the international trade dynamics between Brazil and China as the cause of the increased production of Brazilian soybean since 2000.
Published on August 12, 2017
Apply the telecoupling framework to better understand the impacts of local and more distant socioeconomic and environmental interactions that alter fisheries productivity.
Published on June 12, 2017
Examining the daily minutia of climate, not just temperature, but also sunshine, precipitation and soil moisture simultaneously all over a country gives a better understanding of how variable a land’s climate can be.
ELEMENTA - SCIENCE OF THE ANTHROPOCENE -- Telecoupling framework for research on migratory species in the Anthropocene
Published on March 6, 2017
We apply the telecoupling framework to Kirtland’s warblers (Setophaga kirtlandii ), a conservation-reliant migratory songbird.
Published on February 16, 2017
A study of the spatial attributes of soybean land changes within and among trading countries at the same time.