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AGCI Workshop Participation
July 09, 2005 to July 15, 2005
Don's work is primarily concerned with management of resources and conservation. On the technical side, he tries to correct simple assumptions and models that typically underestimate risks and foster complacency about human impact. Don is also grappling with underlying attitudes and motivations that have produced disastrous results in management of resources. These are partially economic and social issues, but he thinks that technical difficulties are also a factor. This is especially true when substantial uncertainties are present, but decisions must be made. The economic literature on renewable and non-renewable resources would benefit more from attention to data, proper methods of inference and dealing with uncertainty. A recent paper with Walters and Hilborn led to an intense scientific discussion that was noted in a feature NY Times article.
AGCI has become an intellectual proving ground, a ferment for new ideas and concepts, and a place where the different disciplines actually talk, and progress. Hal Harvey
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The Aspen Global Change Institute has been the most prominent place for developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary dialogues between scientists and practitioners.Guy Brasseur
We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims. R. Buckminster Fuller