Whole Systems

Whole Systems and Holistic Science Resources

Living systems are complex and interconnected.  Resources in this section explore linked human and ecological systems and a variety of approaches to holistic ecological knowledges.

Holistic Sciences

Harding, S. and L. Margulis (2006). Animate earth: science, intuition and Gaia. White River Jct, VT: Chelsea Green.

Nelson,Donald, W.    Neil Adger and Katrina Brown. (2007) Adaptation to Environmental Change: Contributions of a Resilience Framework. The Annual Review of Environment and Resources. Doi: 10.1146/annurev.energy.32.051807.090348

Seitz, Daniel David. (2009)  INTEGRATING CONTEMPLATIVE AND STUDENT-CENTERED EDUCATION: A SYNERGISTIC APPROACH TO DEEP LEARNING. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Boston.

Systems Theory

Adger, W.N. (2000). Social and ecological resilience: are they related? Progress in Human Geography 24, 3: 347-364.

Meadows, D.H. (2008). Thinking in Systems: A Primer.

Nelson,Donald, W.    Neil Adger and Katrina Brown. (2007) Adaptation to Environmental Change: Contributions of a Resilience Framework. The Annual Review of Environment and Resources. Doi: 10.1146/annurev.energy.32.051807.090348