A list of journal articles published by CSIS members, including 3 cover stories in Nature, 24 appearances in Science, and 17 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).
Selected books (edited books) and book chapters published by CSIS members.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT - Global hidden spillover effects among concurrent green initiatives
Published on March 20, 2024
We collected empirical data and information about green initiatives from 15 sites or countries worldwide, and explored how specific policy, intended behaviors, and gains of given green initiative may interact with those of other green initiatives.
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT - Pathways for achieving conservation targets under metacoupled anthropogenic disturbances
Published on February 27, 2024
We endeavored to model the connectivity between protected areas in rapidly urbanizing regions in China, drawing on insights from the framework of metacoupling based on connected corridors at short and long distances.
EARTH INTERACTIONS - Effects of payment for ecosystem services and tourism on conservation and development: trade-off or synergistic?
Published on February 13, 2024
We showed a trade-off between the ecological and economic effects of two PES programs, while synergistic effects exist in the ecological and economic benefits of tourism.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS - Global transboundary synergies and trade-offs among Sustainable Development Goals from an integrated sustainability perspective
Published on January 13, 2024
This study quantified the transboundary interactions between 768 pairs of SDG indicators. The results showed that high income countries comprised 14.18% of the global population, but contributed to total SDG interactions worldwide (60.60%).
JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION - Pathways for achieving conservation targets under metacoupled anthropogenic disturbances
Published on January 5, 2024
We developed a smallholder-adapted climate-resilient system (SA-CRS) conceptual framework and applied this in an empirical assessment of the adaptation of smallholder apple farmers (SAFs) to the risk of low temperature during flowering (LTF) in China
Published on January 4, 2024
We identify commonly used sharing approaches, illustrate ten principles of translation and present a protocol involving key building blocks and control steps in translation.
Published on December 7, 2023
We employed noninvasive fecal genetic sampling to identify individuals of giant pandas, then used spatiotemporal proximity thresholds to infer scent mark–based association networks and conduct social network analyses of the population.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIODIVERSITY - Evaluation of ecosystem service policies from biophysical and social perspectives: The case of China
Published on December 1, 2023
The article highlights China's major large-scale ecosystem service policies: Nature Reserve System, Natural Forest Conservation Program, and Grain-to-Green Program. Overall, these programs have produced positive biophysical and socioeconomic effects.
Published on November 20, 2023
Compared the production and consumption of coffee and tea, the most common beverages after water.
ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY - Transboundary flows in the metacoupled Anthropocene: typology, methods, and governance for global sustainability
Published on September 20, 2023
We make the first attempt to develop a typology of transboundary flows using six flow attributes (i.e., type, magnitude, direction, distance, time, and mode) to advance metacoupling flow research and governance.
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS - Complex relationships between soybean trade destination and tropical deforestation
Published on July 12, 2023
Using data for soybean-producing municipalities in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, between 2004 and 2017, we evaluated the relationships between forest cover change and the annual soybean trade destination.
FRONTIERS IN FORESTS AND GLOBAL CHANGE - Toward a forest transition across the Brazilian Atlantic Forest biome
Published on June 29, 2023
Using land-use/cover (LULC) data, we assessed the loss and successive gain in forest cover during the 1987–2001 and 2001–2015 periods.
NATIONAL SCIENCE REVIEW - Leveraging the metacoupling framework for sustainability science and global sustainable development
Published on June 8, 2023
The metacoupling framework offers a conceptual foundation and a holistic approach to integrating human–nature interactions within a place, as well as between adjacent places and between distant places worldwide.
NATURE COMMUNICATIONS - Physical and virtual nutrient flows in global telecoupled agricultural trade networks
Published on April 26, 2023
We quantified the physical and virtual nitrogen and phosphorus flows embedded in the global agricultural trade networks from 1997 to 2016 and elaborated components of the telecoupling framework.
GEOGRAPHY AND SUSTAINABILITY - Broader applicability of the metacoupling framework than Tobler’s first law of geography for global sustainability: A systematic review
Published on April 17, 2023
We reviewed and synthesized sustainability literature that used Tobler’s first law of geography and framework of metacoupling across seven major topics: land change, species migration, tourism, trade, agricultural development, conservation, and governance.
AMBIO - Global gateways as telecoupled human and natural systems: The emerging case of the Bering Strait
Published on March 28, 2023
We examine how three telecoupling processes (tourism, vessel traffic, and natural resource development) impact and are impacted by the coupled human and natural system of the Bering Strait Region.
Published on March 16, 2023
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Communications Earth & Environment - A big data approach to assess progress towards Sustainable Development Goals for cities of varying sizes
Published on March 9, 2023
We devise and test a systematic method for assessing SDG progress using open-source big data for 254 Chinese cities and compare the results with those obtained using statistical data.
Published on December 15, 2022
Devising a way to track and measure how one of the world’s most-traded commodities moves from the water to the plate within a country.
SUSTAINABILITY - International Tourism in the Arctic under COVID-19: A Telecoupling Analysis of Iceland
Published on November 17, 2022
Analyzed the materials, energy, tourist, and information flows, as well as the causes, effects, and agents of tourism in Iceland using the framework of telecoupling (human-nature interactions over distances).