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Published: 14 January 2016

304 Pages


ISBN: 9780198703556

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Pandas and People

Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability

Edited by Jianguo Liu, Vanessa Hull, Wu Yang, Andrés Viña, Xiaodong Chen, Zhiyun Ouyang, and Hemin Zhang

  • Provides an overview of the latest research and future research directions on coupled human and natural systems (CHANS), outlining key concepts, important themes, innovative methods, and emerging trends
  • The first book to synthesize the findings and approaches of long-term integrated research in a model coupled human and natural system, and to illustrate their applications to regional, national, and global scales
  • Features a classic long-term interdisciplinary research project and model coupled human and natural system: the Wolong Nature Reserve of China, which contains one of the largest wild populations of the world-famous endangered giant pandas
  • Integrates natural and social sciences for achieving environmental sustainability and improving human well-being

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