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Decision Science for Future Earth

Theory and Practice

Editors: Yahara, Tetsukazu (Ed.)

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  • Is the first book to conceptualize Decision Science in relation to sustainability and Future Earth
  • Provides practical case studies based on collaboration with various stakeholders for co-designed, solution-oriented research projects
  • Provides a theoretical decision science framework for social transformation, using evolutionary biology as an integrator for the natural and social sciences
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This open access book provides a theoretical framework and case studies on decision science for regional sustainability by integrating the natural and social sciences. The cases discussed include solution-oriented transdisciplinary studies on the environment, disasters, health, governance and human cooperation. Based on these case studies and comprehensive reviews of relevant works, including lessons learned from past failures for predictable surprises and successes in adaptive co-management, the book provides the reader with new perspectives on how we can co-design collaborative projects with various conflicts of interest and how we can transform our society for a sustainable future. The book makes a valuable contribution to the global research initiative Future Earth, promoting transdisciplinary studies to bridge the gap between science and society in knowledge generation processes and supporting efforts to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Compared to other publications on transdisciplinary studies, this book is unique in that evolutionary biology is used as an integrator for various areas related to human decision-making, and approaches social changes as processes of adaptive learning and evolution. Given its scope, the book is highly recommended to all readers seeking an integrated overview of human decision-making in the context of social transformation. 

About the authors

Tetsukazu Yahara Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. 
Tetsukazu Yahara is a former co-chair of the bioGENESIS core project of DIVERSITAS, the international program on biodiversity science that contributed to the foundation of Future Earth. He has been active in the fields of plant evolutionary biology and conservation ecology for many years and, more recently, has been leading transdisciplinary research on the environment, disasters, health, governance, and human cooperation, as the director of the Institute of Decision Science for a Sustainable Society (IDS3) at Kyushu University.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Decision Science for Future Earth: A Conceptual Framework

    Pages 3-64

    Yahara, Tetsukazu (et al.)

  • How Can We Develop a Co-design, Co-production, and Co-delivery Process Toward a Sustainable Local Society? Comparative Study on Transdisciplinary Research Projects

    Pages 67-91

    Hanamatsu, Yasunori (et al.)

  • Co-design, Co-production, and Co-evaluation Processes for a Mobile Health Check-Up Research Project in Jaipur, India: A Case Study of the Portable Health Clinic, 2016–2020

    Pages 93-104

    Yokota, Fumihiko (et al.)

  • Sustainability of Micro Hydropower Generation in a Traditional Community of Indonesia

    Pages 105-117

    Sato, Tatsuro (et al.)

  • Conflict of Legitimacy Over Tropical Forest Lands: Lessons for Collaboration from the Case of Industrial Tree Plantation in Indonesia

    Pages 119-131

    Fujiwara, Takahiro (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Decision Science for Future Earth
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Tetsukazu Yahara
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-8632-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-8632-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-8631-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 251
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
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