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Chi, H. 2001. Theories, computer models, and sustainable futures. Conservation Ecology 5(1): r2. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/vol5/iss1/resp2/


Response to C. S. Holling 2000. "Theories for Sustainable Futures"

Theories, Computer Models, and Sustainable Futures

Hsin Chi


National Chung Hsing University

Published: April 30, 2001


I would like to point out two problems we are facing with regard to C. S. Holling's (2000) theories for sustainable futures:

1. We do need a variety of theories. The problem is that many theories have not been developed yet, and many people are still using oversimplified versions.

2. Because the study and practice of sustainability are a complex and tedious task, the second problem is how to incorporate available theories and statistical data into a well-formulated computer model. Among other abilities (Chi 2000), the computer model should be capable of simulating the complex system function and the change in system structure. We need more people to work on this problem.


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LITERATURE CITED

Chi, H. 2000. Computer simulation models for sustainability. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education 1(2): 154-167. [online] URL: http://www.emerald-library.com.

Holling, C. S. 2000. Theories for sustainable futures. Conservation Ecology 4(2): 7. [online] URL: http://www.consecol.org/Journal/vol4/iss2/art7


Address of Correspondent:
Hsin Chi
http://ftp.nchu.edu.tw/nchu/Ecology/Welcome.html
http://quarantine.entomol.nchu.edu.tw/Ecology/
http://nhsbig.inhs.uiuc.edu/wes/chi.html (Illinois Natural History Surveys, USA)
Phone: 886-4-2862982
hsinchi@nchu.edu.tw



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