On knowledge generation and use for sustainability

Junguo Liu, Kamaljit S. Bawa, Thomas P. Seager, Ganquan Mao, Ding Ding, Janice Ser Huay Lee, Janet K. Swim

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In order to address sustainability challenges, we posit that knowledge generation needs to move rapidly from a disciplinary linear ‘tree’ model to an interdisciplinary ‘web’ model. We show how such a shift is useful by looking at case studies in the context of water management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalNature Sustainability
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Food Science
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Urban Studies
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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    Liu, J., Bawa, K. S., Seager, T. P., Mao, G., Ding, D., Lee, J. S. H., & Swim, J. K. (2019). On knowledge generation and use for sustainability. Nature Sustainability, 2(2), 80-82. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0229-y