Telecoupling: Understanding how small -- and connected -- the world is

To understand today’s hyper-connected world and achieve a sustainable future, it takes an umbrella.That umbrella is telecoupling, a new avenue of research that enables natural and social scientists across various disciplines to understand and generate information for managing how humans and nature sustainably coexist. 


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The 2015 Science publication
Systems Integration for Global Sustainability
has been honored with the Sustainability Science Award by the Ecological Society of America


The December 2015 Water International publication 
Telecoupling in urban water systems: an examination of Beijing’s imported water supply
 has been included in the high impact research collection of Routledge Geography, Planning and Urban Studies academic publishers.


Telecoupling paper honored as best of 2013 in Ecology and Society
and Web of Science citation from
Web of Science
As of September/October 2014, this paper received enough citations
to place it in the top 1% of the academic field of social sciences.

List of publications that have cited the paper


Featured publications:


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Systems integration for global sustainability

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*Hot Papers are in the top 0.1% cited in a 2-month period

(News release: World's challenges demand science changes - and fast, experts say)


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Framing Sustainability in a Telecoupled World

News release: Telecoupling pulls pieces of sustainability together





Scholars are talking:

Telecoupling and the IALE World Congress Part 2: Tele-whating? A NASA-MSU scholar from Texas begins to fit his head - and his work - around a telecoupling framework in his blog.


What Are We Doing with our Planet’s Land? A Report from Berlin A senior scientist reports on telecoupling work surfacing in a Global Land Project conference in the Union of Concerned Scientist blog.


Michigan Sea Grant Extension introduces telecoupling to an environment near you