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.

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.

de Schutter L, Giljum S, Häyhä T ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9462-0408, Bruckner M, Naqvi A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0986-6009, Omann I, & Stagl S (2019). Bioeconomy Transitions through the Lens of Coupled Social-Ecological Systems: A Framework for Place-Based Responsibility in the Global Resource System. Sustainability 11 (20): p. 5705. DOI:10.3390/su11205705.

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.

Leutner M, Matzhold C, Bellach L, Deischinger C, Harreiter J, Thurner S, Klimek P, & Kautzky-Willer A (2019). Diagnosis of osteoporosis in statin-treated patients is dose-dependent. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases DOI:10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-215714. (In Press)

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)

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