Future Sustainable Ecosystems: Complexity, Risk, and Uncertainty

1st Edition

Nathaniel K Newlands

Chapman and Hall/CRC
Published August 23, 2016
Reference - 389 Pages - 49 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466582569 - CAT# K18941
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Applied Environmental Statistics

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Summary

Future Sustainable Ecosystems: Complexity, Risk, Uncertainty provides an interdisciplinary, integrative overview of environmental problem-solving using statistics. It shows how statistics can be used to solve diverse environmental and socio-economic problems involving food, water, energy scarcity, and climate change risks. It synthesizes interdisciplinary theory, concepts, definitions, models and findings involved in complex global sustainability problem-solving, making it an essential guide and reference. It includes real-world examples and applications making the book accessible to a broader interdisciplinary readership.

Discussions include a broad, integrated perspective on sustainability, integrated risk, multi-scale changes and impacts taking place within ecosystems worldwide. State-of-the-art statistical techniques, including Bayesian hierarchical, spatio-temporal, agent-based and game-theoretic approaches are explored. The author then focuses on the real-world integration of observational and experimental data and its use within statistical models.