This journal is dedicated to elucidating and quantifying the effects on economies, sustainability, and human well-being of natural resource quantity and quality. Among the systemic connections and dynamic interactions explored here are: Net energy and energy return on investment, earth-society system interactions, food production, water supply, and depletion modeling of key metals and other economically important mineral and biological resources. The journal examines the relation of these factors to markets, economic growth, urban sustainability, and technological change. The emphasis is on empirical and systems-oriented studies and models, but other relevant perspectives are included. Scientists, economists, partners in industry, and policy makers will benefit from the journal’s objective, multidisciplinary research and commentary on these critical issues.

  • Describes the endpoints of incremental sustainable science and quantifies the costs of implementing new methods of energy creation through the lens of Energy Return on Investment (EROI).
  • Examines the relationship between resource quantity and quality with markets, economic growth, urban sustainability, and technological change.
  • Promotes an integrated approach to the global challenges of human well-being and sustainability.

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  • Ugo Bardi,
  • Charles A.S. Hall,
  • Feng Lianyong
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