Green Harbors Project

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

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