Tagged: complexity

The complex future of ecology - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Aug 27, 2015

If you believe the next mass extinction event (caused by humans) has begun, how do humans begin to choose which species to save? Rutherford Discovery Fellow Dr Daniel Stouffer may be able to help, although he isn’t looking at kiwi, lichens, or in fact any particular species. Instead, he’s working on ways to study all of them at the same … Read More

More expansive governance - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Feb 10, 2012

Earlier this week I went to hear Prof John Benington from Warwick  University give Treasury’s Guest Lecture.  His topic was ‘Leadership, Governance and Public Value in an Age of Austerity‘. Not as dry as you may think. One of the issue’s he highlighted was what he called a “Copernican” revolution in society, driven by economic, environmental, … Read More

TOSP Episode 17: January 16th 2012 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 16, 2012

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] Greetings, listeners! This week, aimee was away in Melbourne at the inagural AdaCamp barcamp.  So Elf brought in his good friend Haritina Mogosanu, who works with KiwiSpace and World Space Week, to co-host with him. They talked about the number of planets in our galaxy, [...] … Read More

The Atlas of Economic Complexity - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Nov 02, 2011

An analysis of economic complexity by Hausmann et al. from MIT presents a different perspective on economic potential than that provided by the World Economic Forum. The main contention from Hausmann is that wealth comes from the use of productive knowledge, and that the better a country is at connecting this knowledge in different ways the … Read More