US International Association of Landcape Ecology (USIALE), Baltimore, MD
Landscapes and people in different places across the world are increasingly interconnected, both ecologically and socioeconomically. To understand and manage such complex interconnections, a new integrated framework of telecoupling is proposed (http://telecoupling.org). Telecouplings are socioeconomic and ecological interactions between multiple places over distances. They occur through payment for ecosystem services, trade, water transfer, foreign investment, migration, and tourism.
People and landscapes in different places around the world are increasingly telecoupled through flows of information, matter, energy, organisms, and various types of capital (e.g., humans, financial). Such telecouplings (socioeconomic and environmental interactions over distances) can have profound impacts on landscape patterns.
Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability Michigan State University 115 Manly Miles Building 1405 S. Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48823, USA
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About the Center
The Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability at Michigan State University integrates ecology with socioeconomics, demography and other disciplines for ecological sustainability from local, national to global scales.
Coupled Human and Natural Systems(CHANS) are integrated systems in which humans and natural components interact. CHANS research has recently emerged as an exciting and integrative field of cross-disciplinary scientific inquiry to find sustainable solutions that both benefit the environment and enable people to thrive. Visit CHANS-Net, the international network of research on coupled human and natural systems, for information and ways to engage.