Socio-environmental systems

The greatest challenges of the Anthropocene are complex and systemic, with causes, interactions and consequences that cascade across a wide range of interdependent, socio-environmental systems (e.g., land use, hydrology, atmosphere, agriculture, climate, energy, transportation, communication, economic, and sociocultural systems). To address these challenges (e.g., climate change, food insecurity, flooding, biodiversity loss), we are developing a system-of-systems modeling and software framework, and associated decision-support system (which focuses on the co-production of knowledge with stakeholders, scenario analysis, decision-making under deep uncertainty, visualization, and adaptive management), to help managers, stakeholders and policy makers evaluate trade-offs across systems and advantageously align goals in specific systems with those in other systems.

Short Video on Societal Challenges of the Anthropocene – A System-of-Systems Approach