Integrative Systems Approaches to Natural and Social Dynamics

Systems Science 2000

  • Michael Matthies
  • Horst Malchow
  • Jürgen Kriz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVIII
  2. General Aspects of Systems Science

  3. Biological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Alexander Bobyrev, Eugeny Kriksunov, Vladimir Burmensky, Horst Malchow
      Pages 103-110
    3. Zhen-Shan Lin, Bai-Lian Li
      Pages 111-118
    4. Werner Ebeling, Frank Schweitzer
      Pages 119-142
    5. A. Barbieri, R. Daccò, F. Grizzi, N. Dioguardi
      Pages 143-151
  4. Ecological and Environmental Systems

  5. Technology and Risk Assessment

  6. Socio-Economic Systems

  7. Psychological and Cognitive Systems

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 589-593

About this book


At the start of the new millennium, mankind is challenged by a paradox: the greater the apparent knowledge becomes, the greater the uncertainty in understanding and predicting how the world works appears. This book presents the outline of a new basis of Systems Science and a methodology for its applications in complex environmental, economic, social, and technological systems.


Computer Diffusion Evaluation Nonlinear system communication decision making dynamics ecology ecosystem ecosystems environment methodology nonlinear systems system systems theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Matthies
    • 1
  • Horst Malchow
    • 1
  • Jürgen Kriz
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Systems ResearchUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.Department of Psychology and Health SciencesUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62526-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56585-4
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