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The Field of Sustainability Science

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These are some key documents about the field of sustainability science that Harvard faculty and researchers have co-authored.

Slide overview

Clark, William. 2012. Sustainability science: The state of the field. Presentation to the Sustainability Science Fellows, Harvard University.

Featured publications

Kates, R. W., ed. 2011. From the Unity of Nature to Sustainability Science: Ideas and Practice. CID Working Paper No. 218. Center for International Development, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.

Kates, R.W., 2011. What kind of a science is sustainability science? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(49): 19449-19450, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1116097108.

Kates, R. W., ed. 2010. Readings in Sustainability Science and Technology. CID Working Paper No. 213. Center for International Development, Harvard University.

Levin, Simon A., and William C. Clark, Eds. 2010. Toward a Science of Sustainability. Report from Toward a Science of Sustainability Conference, Airlie Center, Warrenton, Virginia,  November 29, 2009 – December 2, 2009. Princeton, NJ: Center for Biocomplexity, Environmental Institute, Princeton University and Cambridge, MA: Sustainability Science Program, Center for International Development, Harvard University.

Chapin FS, Carpenter SR, Kofinas GP, Folke C, Abel N, Clark WC, Olsson P, Smith DM, Walker B, Young OR, et al. 2010. Ecosystem stewardship: Sustainability strategies for a rapidly changing planet. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(4):241-9.

Clark, William C. 2007. Sustainability science: A room of its own. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(6): 1737-1738.

Holdren, John. 2008. Science and technology for sustainable well-being. Science 319 (5862): 424-434.

Clark, William C., P.J. Crutzen, and H.J. Schellnhuber. 2004. Science for global sustainability: Toward a new paradigm. In Earth System Analysis for Sustainability, H.J. Schellnhuber, P.J. Crutzen, William C. Clark, et al., eds. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Clark, William C. (ed.) 2003. Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. Special Feature of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 100(14):  8059-8091.

Clark, William C. and Nancy M. Dickson. 2003. Sustainability science: The emerging research program. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100(14): 8059-8061.

Cash, David, William C. Clark, Frank Alcock, Nancy Dickson, Noelle Eckley, David Guston, Jill Jäger, and Ronald Mitchell. 2003. Knowledge systems for sustainable development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100(14): 8086-8091.

Kates, Robert W. and Thomas M. Parris. 2003. Long-term trends and a sustainability transition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100(14): 8062-8067.

Parris, Thomas M. and Robert W. Kates. 2003. Characterizing a sustainability transition: Goals, targets, trends, and driving forces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100(14): 8068-8073.

Turner II, B.L., Roger E. Kasperson, Pamela A. Matson, James J. McCarthy, Robert W. Corell, Lindsey Christensen, Noelle Eckley, Jeanne X. Kasperson, Amy Luers, Marybeth L. Martello, Colin Polsky, Alexander Pulsipher, and Andrew Schiller. 2003. A framework for vulnerability analysis in sustainability science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100(14): 8074-8079.

Turner II, B.L.,, Pamela A. Matson, James J. McCarthy, Robert W. Corell, Lindsey Christensen, Noelle Eckley, Grete Hovelsrud-Broda, Jeanne X. Kasperson, Roger E. Kasperson, Amy Luers, Marybeth L. Martello, Svein Mathiesen, Rosamond Naylor, Colin Polsky, Alexander Pulsipher, Andrew Schiller, Henrik Selin, and Nicholas Tyler. 2003. lllustrating the coupled human-environment system for vulnerability analysis: three case studies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100(14): 8080-8085.

International Council for Science, Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability, and Third World Academy of Sciences. 2002. Science and Technology for Sustainable Development. ICSU Series on Science for Sustainable Development, No. 9. Paris, France.

Kates, Robert W., William C. Clark, Robert Corell, J. Michael Hall, Carlo C. Jaeger, Ian Lowe, James J. McCarthy, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Bert Bolin, Nancy M. Dickson, Sylvie Faucheux, Gilberto C. Gallopín, Arnulf Gruebler, Brian Huntley, Jill Jäger, Narpat S. Jodha, Roger E. Kasperson, Akin Mabogunje, Pamela Matson, Harold Mooney, Berrien Moore III, Timothy O’Riordan, and Uno Svedin. 2001. Sustainability science. Science 292: 641-2.

National Research Council, Board on Sustainable Development.1999. Our Common Journey: A Transition toward Sustainability. William C. Clark and Robert W. Kates, co-chairs. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Other publications

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Special features in sustainability science
Complete collection of sustainability science articles.

Annual Review of Environment and Resources

Weinstein, Michael P. and R. Eugene Turner, eds. 2012. Sustainability Science: The Emerging Paradigm and the Urban Environment. Springer: NY.

Krister Andersson, Krister, Michael Burns, Marcel Bursztyn, Adam D. Henry, Ann Laudati, Kira Matus, Elizabeth McNie. 2008. The Ruffolo Curriculum on Sustainability Science: 2008 Edition. CID Graduate Student and Research Fellow Working Paper No. 32. Center for International Development, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University.

Schellnhuber, H.J., P.J. Crutzen, W.C. Clark and J.Hunt. 2005. Earth systems analysis for sustainability. Environment 47(8): 10.

Buizer, James, Katharine Jacobs, and David Cash. 2010. Making short-term climate forecasts useful: Linking science and action, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.0900518107.

Buizer, J., and N. Dickson. 2004. Temozon Retreat Report, Hacienda Temozon, Yucatan, Mexico, May 20-21, 2004. Retreat on Institutions for Sustainable Research and Education. Tempe: International Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University.

Kinzig, A. P., W. C. Clark, O. Edenhofer, G. C. Gallopin, W. Lucht, R. B. Mitchell, P. Romero Lankao, S. Sreekesh, C. Tickell and O. R. Young. 2004. Group report: Sustainablity. In Earth System Analysis for Sustainability, H.J. Schellnhuber, P. J. Crutzen, W. C. Clark, M. Claussen and H. Held, eds. Cambridge: MIT Press: 409-434.

Clark, William C., James Buizer, David Cash, Robert Corell, Nancy Dickson, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Helen Doyle, Gilberto Gallopín, Gisbert Glaser, Leah Goldfarb, Anil K. Gupta, J. Michael Hall, Mohamed Hassan, Anthony Imevbore, Maurice M. Iwu, Jill Jäger, Calestous Juma, Robert Kates, Dörthe Krömker, Morihiro Kurushima, Louis Lebel, Yee Cheong Lee, Wolfgang Lucht, Akin Mabogunje, Diego Malpede, Pamela Matson, Bedrich Moldan, Gloria Montenegro, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Ling G. Ooi, Timothy O’Riordan, Dorsamy Pillay, Thomas Rosswall, Jose Sarukhán, and Judi Wakhungu. 2002. Science and Technology for Sustainable Development: Consensus Report of the Mexico City Synthesis Workshop, 20-23 May 2002. Cambridge, MA: Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability.

Kates, Robert W., William C. Clark, Robert Corell, J. Michael Hall, Carlo C. Jaeger, Ian Lowe, James J. McCarthy, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Bert Bolin, Nancy M. Dickson, Sylvie Faucheux, Gilberto C. Gallopín, Arnulf Gruebler, Brian Huntley, Jill Jäger, Narpat S. Jodha, Roger E. Kasperson, Akin Mabogunje, Pamela Matson, Harold Mooney, Berrien Moore III, Timothy O’Riordan, and Uno Svedin. 2000. Sustainability Science. Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Working Paper 2000-33. Cambridge, MA: Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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