Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Agricultural and Resource Economics Review

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Publication Date

4-2013

Publisher location

Cambridge, UK

First Page

75

Last Page

89

Issue Number

1

Volume Number

42

Abstract/ Summary

Sustainability science is an emerging field directed at advancing sustainable development. Informed by recent scholarship and institutional experiments, we identify key roles for economists and encourage their greater participation in this research. Our call to collaborative action comes from positive experiences with the Sustainability Solutions Initiative based at the University of Maine, where economists collaborate with other experts and diverse stakeholders on real-world problems involving interactions between natural and human systems. We articulate a mutually beneficial setting where economists’ methods, skills, and norms add value to the problem-focused, interdisciplinary research of sustainability science and where resources, opportunities, and challenges from science bolster economic research specifically and land/sea grant institutions broadly.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Hart, D., & Bell, K.P. 2013. Sustainability Science: A Call to Collaborative Action. Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 42(1): 75-89.

Publisher Statement

© 2013 Cambridge University Press

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