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Galaz, V., Crona, B., Dauriach, A., Jouffray, J-B., Österblom, H., and Fichtner, J. 2018. Tax havens and global environmental degradation. Nature Ecology and Evolution (Perspective). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0497-3
The release of classified documents in the past years have offered a rare glimpse into the opaque world of tax havens and their role in the global economy. Although the political, economic and social implications related to these financial secrecy jurisdictions are known, their role in supporting economic activities with potentially detrimental environmental consequences have until now been largely ignored. Here, we combine qu...
Havenhand, J., A-S. Crépin, H.L. Filipsson, S. Jagers, D. Langlet, S. Matti, S. Niiranen, M. Troell, L.G. Anderson, V. Galaz, E. Kritzberg, D. Turner, M. Winder, P. de Wit. 2017. Acidification of Swedish seas in a changing environment: causes, consequences, and responses. The Environmental committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
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Mathias, J-D., S.J. Lade, V. Galaz. 2017. Multi-level policies and adaptive social networks - a conceptual modeling study for maintaining a polycentric governance system. International Journal of The Commons 11(1): 220-247.
Information and collaboration patterns embedded in social networks play key roles in multilevel and polycentric modes of governance. However, modeling the dynamics of such social networks in multilevel settings has been seldom addressed in the literature. Here we use an adaptive social network model to elaborate the interplay between a central and a local government in order to maintain a polycentric governance. More specifica...
Galaz, V., J. Tallberg, A. Boin, C. Ituarte-Lima, E. Hey, P. Olsson, F. Westley. 2017. Global governance dimensions of globally networked risks: the state of the art in social science research. Risk Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy 8(1): 4-27.
Global risks are now increasingly being perceived as networked, and likely to result in large‐scale, propagating failures and crises that transgress national boundaries and societal sectors. These so called “globally networked risks” pose fundamental challenges to global governance institutions. A growing literature explores the nature of these globally networked or “systemic” risks. While this research has taught us much abou...
Galaz, V., A.M. Mouazen. 2017. 'New Wilderness' requires algorithmic transparency: a Response to Cantrell et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32(9): 628-629.
Can rapid advances in robotics, increasingly sophisticated algorithms, and exponential increases in data availability help us create and maintain wild places? In their recent Opinion article, Cantrell and colleagues explore the ‘potential for fully automated systems to create and sustain new forms of wild places without ongoing direct human intervention’. They also elaborate how these systems could contribute to new ways of au...
Mathias, J.D., Lade, S. and V. Galaz. 2017. “Multi-level policies and adaptive social networks–a conceptual modeling study for maintaining a polycentric governance system”, International Journal of the Commons, 11 (1).
Galaz, V., & Mouazen, A. M. 2017. “New Wilderness” Requires Algorithmic Transparency: A Response to Cantrell et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, (Letter) http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.06.013
Can rapid advances in robotics, increasingly sophisticated algorithms, and exponential increases in data availability help us create and maintain wild places? In their recent Opinion article, Cantrell and colleagues  explore the ‘potential for fully automated systems to create and sustain new forms of wild places without ongoing direct human intervention’ (p. 1). They also elaborate how these systems could contribute to new...
Galaz, V., Pierre, J. 2017. complexity; financial markets; algorithmic trade; governance; network governance. Complexity, Governance & Networks – Vol. 3, No 2 (2017), p. 12-28. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20377/cgn-55 12
Increased trading with financial instruments, new actors and novel technologies are changing the nature of financial markets making trade faster, more information dense and more globalized than ever. These changes in financial markets are not incremental and linear, but transformative with the emergence of a new “machine-ecology” with intricate system behavior and new forms of systemic financial risks. We argue that the nature...
Keys, P., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Gordon, L.J., Galaz, V., Ebbesson, J. 2017. Approaching moisture recycling governance. Global Environmental Change Volume 45, July 2017, Pages 15–23, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2017.04.007
The spatial and temporal dynamics of water resources are a continuous challenge for effective and sustainable national and international governance. The watershed is the most common spatial unit in water resources governance, which typically includes only surface and groundwater. However, recent advances in hydrology have revealed ‘atmospheric watersheds’ – otherwise known as precipitationsheds. Water flowing within a precipit...
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Daume, S., V. Galaz. 2016. “Anyone know what species this is?”: Twitter conversations as embryonic citizen science communities. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0151387.
Social media like blogs, micro-blogs or social networks are increasingly being investigated and employed to detect and predict trends for not only social and physical phenomena, but also to capture environmental information. Here we argue that opportunistic biodiversity observations published through Twitter represent one promising and until now unexplored example of such data mining. As we elaborate, it can contribute to real...
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