What kind of a science is sustainability science?

Date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Resource Type:
Peer-reviewed article | Research Products
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Exhibitions, Informal/Formal Connections
Audience: 
Administration/Leadership/Policymakers | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: 
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | General STEM | Nature of science
Description: 

Sustainability science, as described by the PNAS website, is “…an emerging field of research dealing with the interactions between natural and social systems, and with how those interactions affect the challenge of sustainability: meeting the needs of present and future generations while substantially reducing poverty and conserving the planet's life support systems.” Over the past 7 y, PNAS has published over 300 papers in its unique section on sustainability science and has received and reviewed submissions for many hundreds more. What kind of a science is sustainability science?

Citation
DOI:
10.1073/pnas.1116097108
Publication Name: 
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume: 
108
Number: 
49
Page Number: 
19449–19450
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