TOOLS TO EXPLORE SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

By Kirsty L. Nash | Collection of qualitative and quantitative methods and tools useful for researching social-ecological systems

Circular Migration Flow Plots in R

(This article was first published on <b>Guy Abel » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>A article of mine was published in <i>Science</i> today. It introduces …

Using Google maps API and R

(This article was first published on <b>Jose Gonzalez » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>This post shows how to use Google Maps‘ API with R. …

How to make a global map in R, step by step

(This article was first published on <b> r-bloggers – SHARP SIGHT LABS</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) <br>In the last several blog posts at Sharp …

Data Science

Coastal Hazard Wheel

Open Access Platform<p>R&D Partners<p>For coastal decision-making at local, regional and national level<p>The Coastal Hazard Wheel is a universal coastal …

Global Fishing Watch |

Download Our New Report: The Global View of Transshipment.<p>Global Fishing Watch analyzes data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS), which is …

Need solar resource data or maps? We've got an app for that

Also available in: Español<p>Last month the World Bank launched a new Global Solar Atlas: a free, online tool that lets you zoom into areas anywhere in …

Maps

Human migration

In today’s polarized political environment, public discussion about refugees and migrants has become heated and muddled. <i>Nature</i> examines the facts …

A Quick and Easy Guide to Understanding Scientists

Scientists don't use normal words when they talk about science. They use words that sound like normal words -- theory, model, significant -- but have …

Climate Change

Why We Need Scientists On Social Media, Now More Than Ever

More young scientists see social media platforms as an important way to engage the public and clear up misinformation.<p>Beth Linas has a reputation among her scientific colleagues for her love of social media. “Oh I’m ridiculed,” she tells me, via Twitter direct message (of course). “Not by everyone, …

Social Media

Systems thinking: Unlocking the Sustainable Development Goals

Twelve months in, and there’s been some good progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from governments, NGOs and businesses alike: …

'Cloud fishing' reels in precious water for villagers in rural Morocco

A fog harvesting project in an arid region of Morocco solves water stress and means women no longer have to fetch water, enabling them to train or learn<p>“Everyone was leaving the village where I grew up, and it was all because of water,” says Jamila Bargach, whose village in rural Morocco has …

Africa

A policy agenda for Sustainable Development Goals

Innovative approaches are clearly needed to bridge the funding gaps to achieve SDGs.<p>In September 2015, nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), signalling firm global intent to integrate environmental development with …

How Growing Sea Plants Can Help Slow Ocean Acidification

Researchers are finding that kelp, eelgrass, and other vegetation can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in …

Oceans

Understanding how the SDGs interact with each other is key to their success

This is the year that the hard work on translating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into action gets started, and countries got a first …

Climate models are accurately predicting ocean and global warming

A new study from my colleagues and I vindicates climate models, which are accurately predicting the rate of ocean heat accumulation<p>For those of us who are concerned about global warming, two of the most critical questions we ask are, “how fast is the Earth warming?” and “how much will it warm in …

Climate Change

Climate summaries 'for grownups,' but not too difficult for policymakers

Offering a rare insider analysis of the climate assessment process, Carnegie's Katharine Mach and colleagues at the Department of Global Ecology …

Ecology

Study reveals hidden pollution exchange between oceans and groundwater

Researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America's coastlines.<p>The study, published …

Water

Nudging: The new black in environmental policy

MENU<p>Research<br>• Education<br>• Policy<br>• News & events<p>SHORTCUTS<p><b>Want to know more about our research? Click here!</b><p>INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES<p>Stockholm Resilience …

Streaming With Tweepy — tweepy 3.5.0 documentation

Streaming With Tweepy¶<p>Tweepy makes it easier to use the twitter streaming api by handling authentication, connection, creating and destroying the …

Data Science on Twitter

<b>By: Jason O’Rawe – ODSC data science team contributor</b><p>Twitter is an indispensable resource for data scientists as well as for the broader data science …

There are 5 trillion pieces of plastic floating in our oceans. This map shows you where.

The internet abounds with articles about massive "islands" of plastic floating around in the middle of the ocean. This narrative conjures up images of trash piles congregated in certain locations, leaving the rest of the sea clear of debris.<p>But the reality is much grimmer.<p>A map from New …

Oceans

Using Open Source Libraries for Sentiment Analysis on Social Media

<i>Social media plays a crucial role in the formation of public opinion. Sentiment analysis, also known as opinion mining, is the processing of natural</i> …

Awesome Network Analysis

An awesome list of resources to construct, analyze and visualize network data.<p>Inspired by Awesome Deep Learning, Awesome Math and others.<p>Network of …

Collaboration and Tribalism in Science

Did you know that most animal species have roughly the same number of heartbeats over the course of their lives? Short-lived creatures’ hearts beat …

Thirty‐two essential questions for understanding the social–ecological system of forage fish: the case of Pacific Herring

Abstract<p>Forage fishes are ecologically and economically important low trophic level species, and in recent years interest in their biology and …

Ecosystems and human wellbeing

Happiness vs GDP: can wellbeing statistics find a place in political debate?

Despite David Cameron’s support and a £2m cheque, wellbeing measurement is struggling to make inroads in politics<p>Britain is “motoring ahead” a gleeful George Osborne declared in the summer after buoyant GDP figures, and is poised to be the fastest growing major economy this year. But, as a measure …

Economics

Social network analysis of the 4.6 million #COP21 tweets

The 21th “Conference of the Parties” of Paris was THE international event of 2015. Because of the failure of the Copenhagen negotiations in 2009, …