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

Hunt JH ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1840-7277, Nascimento A, Diuana FA, de Assis Brasil Weber N, Castro GM, Chaves AC, Mesquita ALA, Colling AV, et al. (2020). Cooling down the world oceans and the earth by enhancing the North Atlantic Ocean current. SN Applied Sciences 2 (1) DOI:10.1007/s42452-019-1755-y.

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.

Lo Sardo DR, Thurner S, Sorger J, Duftschmid G, Endel G, & Klimek P (2019). Quantification of the resilience of primary care networks by stress testing the health care system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 48: 23930-23935. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1904826116.

Poledna S, Miess MG, & Hommes CH (2019). Economic Forecasting with an Agent-Based Model. SSRN Electronic Journal DOI:10.2139/ssrn.3484768.

Hunt J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1840-7277, Zakeri B, Falchetta G, Nascimento A, Wada Y ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4770-2539, & Riahi K ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7193-3498 (2019). Mountain Gravity Energy Storage: A new solution for closing the gap between existing short- and long-term storage technologies. Energy: e116419. DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2019.116419. (In Press)

Feichtinger G, Grass D, & Kort PM (2019). Optimal scientific production over the life cycle. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 108: e103752. DOI:10.1016/j.jedc.2019.103752.

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.

Zhang X, Zhang Y, & Fath B ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9440-6842 (2019). Analysis of anthropogenic nitrogen and its influencing factors in Beijing. Journal of Cleaner Production: e118780. DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118780. (In Press)

Zhang N, Bai Z, Winiwarter W ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7131-1496, Ledgard S, Luo J, Liu J, Guo Y, & Ma L (2019). Reducing Ammonia Emissions from Dairy Cattle Production via Cost-Effective Manure Management Techniques in China. Environmental Science & Technology 53 (20): 11840-11848. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b04284.

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