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Systems Thinking

Sys­tems think­ing has been applied to social-eco­log­i­cal sys­tems, gov­er­nance, and resource use (see Eli­nor Ostrom’s paper, and how her Socio Eco­log­i­cal Sys­tems frame­work was oper­a­tional­ized to assess sus­tain­abil­i­ty in Baja Cal­i­for­nia Sur); urban ecol­o­gy (The Nature of Cities); orga­ni­za­tions (Peter Sen­ge); health care (WHO) and edu­ca­tion (Waters Foun­da­tion). We acknowl­edge here that this field is a growth area for both the Con­ser­van­cy and per­haps for the con­ser­va­tion com­mu­ni­ty more broad­ly. You can learn more about sys­tems think­ing at The Sys­tems Thinker.