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  • Biogeochemical Processes in Forest and Agricultural Systems


    Focusing on the effects of land use change and other human caused changes on biogeochemical processes and trace gas exchanges in tropical environments

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  • Sustainable Agriculture

     

    Carrying out interdisciplinary studies of intensive agricultural fertilization, water use, aquaculture development, and other land use changes in the tightly linked land-coast-sea system
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  • Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Adaptation


    On developing frameworks for vulnerability analyses in agricultural and coastal environments and measures and metrics that allow identification of those areas most vulnerable

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  • Sustainability Science

     

    Knowledge systems for sustainable development, vulnerability of human-environment systems, and other aspects of the management of human-environment systems
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The Matson Sustainability Science Research Laboratory is interested in sustainable agriculture, vulnerability analyses of human-environment systems, biogeochemical and ecological processes in forest and managed systems, and other areas in the emerging field of sustainability science.
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Recent Publications

Liu, X.-J., P. Vitousek, Y.H. Chang, W.F. Zhang, P. Matson, and F.-S. Zhang. 2016. Evidence for a historic change occurring in China.  Environmental Science and Technology 50: 505-506.

Matson, P.A., W.C. Clark, and K. Andersson.  2016.  Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice.  Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.  248 pp.

Becker, A., P. Matson, M. Fischer, M. Mastrandrea. 2014. Towards seaport resilience for climate change adaptation: Stakeholder perceptions of hurricane impacts in Gulfport (MS) and Providence (RI).  Progress in Planning.  DOI 10.1016/j.progress.2013.11.002.