• Supporting stakeholders to anticipate and respond to risks in a Mekong River water-energy-food nexus 

      Gallagher, Louise; Kopainsky, Birgit; Bassi, Andrea Marcello; Betancourt, Andrea; Chanmeta, Buth; Puthearath, Chan; Simon, Costanzo; Sarah St. George, Freeman; Chandet, Horm; Sandab, Khim; Malyne, Neang; Naroeun, Rin; Ken, Sereyrotha; Kimchhin, Sok; Chansopheaktra, Sovann; Michele, Thieme; Karina, Watkins; Wyborn, Carina; Bréthaut, Christian (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The water-energy-food nexus concept is criticized as not yet fit for deeply integrated and contested governance agendas. One problem is how to achieve equitable risk governance and management where there is low consensus ...
    • Sustainable and healthy diets: Synergies and trade‐offs in Switzerland 

      Kopainsky, Birgit; Frehner, Anita (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Food systems have increasingly strong impacts on the environment, and they influence our human well-being. In Switzerland, food consumption accounts for one-third of the environmental impact caused by total final consumption. ...
    • System dynamics and simulation-gaming: Overview 

      Alessi, Stephen M.; Kopainsky, Birgit (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015)
      Purpose. This article summarizes the nine contributions to the symposium on system dynamics. The goal of the symposium is to investigate how research in system dynamics is contributing to simulation-gaming, and how the ...
    • A system dynamics approach for examining mechanisms and pathways of food supply vulnerability 

      Stave, Krystyna; Kopainsky, Birgit (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-09)
      Understanding vulnerabilities in complex and interdependent modern food systems requires a whole-system perspective. This paper demonstrates how one systems approach, system dynamics, can help conceptualize the mechanisms ...
    • Systems Education at Bergen 

      Wheat, David; Kopainsky, Birgit; Davidsen, Pål; Pedercini, Matteo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2014-04-16)
      At the University of Bergen in Norway, educating students to use computer models and to think systemically about social and economic problems began in the 1970s. The International Masters Program in System Dynamics was ...
    • Transforming food systems at local levels: using participatory system dynamics in an interactive manner to refine small-scale farmers’ mental models 

      Kopainsky, Birgit; Hager, Gerid; Herrera, Hugo; Nyanga, Progress (Journal article, 2017-10)
      Food systems will need to undergo considerable transformation. To be better prepared for and resilient to uncertainty and disturbances in the future, resource users and managers need to further develop knowledge about the ...
    • Using participatory system dynamics modeling to address complex conservation problems: Tiger farming as a case study 

      Rieder, Erica; Larson, Lincoln; 't Sas-Rolfes, Michael; Kopainsky, Birgit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Conservation practitioners routinely work within complex social-ecological systems to address threats facing biodiversity and to promote positive human-wildlife interactions. Inadequate understanding of the direct and ...
    • Using system dynamics to support a participatory assessment of resilience 

      Herrera de Leon, Hugo Jose; Kopainsky, Birgit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-28)
      Resilience has emerged as a buzzword among researchers and practitioners. However, despite its popularity, there has been little progress in moving it from a metaphor to applied projects. While case study research is rich ...