ASA Research Areas

Systems analysis treats the coupled human-environment as a hierarchical system of interacting systems. A particular research question employs one of the three possible levels of consideration.

Levels of analysis

Particular system: focus on decisions taken by a system within a larger system

Interactions between systems: focus on (dynamic) connectivity between systems

System of systems: focus on the state and dynamics of the entire complex system

Correspondingly, ASA’s research is organized around three mutually complementing and cross-fertilizing research areas. 

Research areas



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PUBLICATIONS

Nielson SN, Fath B ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9440-6842, Bastianoni S, Marques JC, Müller F, Patten BC, Ulanowicz RE, Jørgensen SE, et al. (2020). A New Ecology: Systems Perspective, Second Edition. Elsevier. ISBN 978-0-444-63757-4 DOI:10.1016/C2015-0-01948-7.

Barbosa LF, Nascimento A, Mathias MH, & de Carvalho JA (2019). Machine learning methods applied to drilling rate of penetration prediction and optimization - A review. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering 183: e106332. DOI:10.1016/j.petrol.2019.106332.

Haller-Bull V & Rovenskaya E (2019). Optimizing functional groups in ecosystem models: Case study of the Great Barrier Reef. Ecological Modelling 411: e108806. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108806.

Wildemeersch M, Franklin O ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0376-4140, Seidl R, Rogelj J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2056-9061, Moorthy I, & Thurner S (2019). Modelling the multi-scaled nature of pest outbreaks. Ecological Modelling 409: e108745. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2019.108745.

Feichtinger G, Grass D, & Kort PM (2019). Optimal scientific production over the life cycle. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control: e103752. DOI:10.1016/j.jedc.2019.103752. (Submitted)

Hochrainer-Stigler S, Colon C, Boza G, Brännström Å, Linnerooth-Bayer J, Pflug G ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8215-3550, Poledna S, Rovenskaya E, et al. (2019). Measuring, modeling, and managing systemic risk: the missing aspect of human agency. Journal of Risk Research: 1-17. DOI:10.1080/13669877.2019.1646312. (In Press)

Tou Y, Watanabe C, Moriya K, Naveed N, Vurpillat V, & Neittaanmäki P (2019). The transformation of R&D into neo open innovation- a new concept in R&D endeavor triggered by amazon. Technology in Society 58: e101141. DOI:10.1016/j.techsoc.2019.05.005.

Hunt J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1840-7277, Byers E ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0349-5742, Balogun A-L, Leal Filho W, Viviani Colling A, Nascimento A, & Wada Y ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4770-2539 (2019). Using the jet stream for sustainable airship and balloon transportation of cargo and hydrogen. Energy Conversion and Management: X: e100016. DOI:10.1016/j.ecmx.2019.100016. (In Press)

Eker S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2264-132X, Reese G, & Obersteiner M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6981-2769 (2019). Modelling the drivers of a widespread shift to sustainable diets. Nature Sustainability DOI:10.1038/s41893-019-0331-1.

Eker S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2264-132X, Rovenskaya E, Langan S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0742-3658, & Obersteiner M ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6981-2769 (2019). Model validation: A bibliometric analysis of the literature. Environmental Modelling & Software 117: 43-54. DOI:10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.03.009.

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