Recent Submissions

  • Validity of energy social research during and after COVID-19: challenges, considerations, and responses 

    Fell, Michael; Pagel, Laura; Chen, Chien-fei; Goldberg, Matthew; Herberz, Mario; Huebner, Gesche; Sareen, Siddharth; Hahnel, Ulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are having unprecedented impacts on people’s lives around the world. In this paper, we argue that those conducting social research in the energy domain ...
  • Assessing the Potential Replacement of Laurel Forest by a Novel Ecosystem in the Steep Terrain of an Oceanic Island 

    Sharan Devkota, Ram; Field, Richard; Vetaas, Ole Reidar; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Hoffmann, Samuel; Walentowitz, Anna; Jentsch, Anke; Medina, Felix; Weiser, Frank; Chiarukki, Allessandro (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Biological invasions are a major global threat to biodiversity and often affect ecosystem services negatively. They are particularly problematic on oceanic islands where there are many narrow-ranged endemic species, and ...
  • Investigating Energy Use, Environment Pollution, and Economic Growth in Developing Countries 

    Abdollahi, Hooman (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-05-04)
    Attaining continuous economic growth entails special consideration of energy sector and the environment. Compliance with this purpose may be more intricate in the uncertain milieu of developing countries. The present paper ...
  • Understanding model behavior using the Loops that Matter method 

    Schoenberg, William Alexander; Davidsen, Pål; Eberlein, Robert (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020-06-19)
    The relationship between structure and behavior is central to system dynamics, but effective tools required to understand that relationship still elude us. The current state of the art in the field of loop dominance analysis ...
  • Solar has greater techno-economic resource suitability than wind for replacing coal mining jobs 

    Pai, Sandeep; Zerriffi, Hisham; Jewell, Jessica; Pathak, Jaivik (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-03-06)
    Coal mining directly employs over 7 million workers and benefits millions more through indirect jobs. However, to meet the 1.5 °C global climate target, coal's share in global energy supply should decline between 73% and ...
  • Insights gained from a systematic reanalysis of a successful model-facilitated change process in health care 

    Holmström, Paul; Hallberg, Stefan; Björk-Eriksson, Thomas; Lindberg, Jesper; Olsson, Caroline; Bååthe, Fredrik; Davidsen, Pål (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-07-20)
    Health care is a complex system with multiprofessional staff and multiple patient care pathways. Time pressure and minimal margins for error make it challenging to implement new policies or procedures, no matter how ...
  • Social and technical differentiation in smart meter rollout: embedded scalar biases in automating Norwegian and Portuguese energy infrastructure 

    Sareen, Siddharth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Within the energy geographies debate on the uneven scalar effects of energy transitions, this article addresses the under-examined, increasing intersection of automation and energy transitions. Using a comparative case of ...
  • Transforming knowledge systems for life on Earth: Visions of future systems and how to get there 

    Fazey, Ioan; Schäpke, Niko; Rosenberg, Milda Nordbø; Caniglia, Guido; O'Brien, Karen; Hodgson, Anthony; Kendrick, Ian; Scoville-Simonds, Morgan; Gram-Hanssen, Irmelin; Amundsen, Helene; Grandin, Jakob; Dannevig, Halvor; Grenni, Sara; Gunnell, Jade Lauren; Gusmao, Felipe; Hamann, Maike; Harding, Brian; Harper, Gavin; Hesselgren, Mia; Hestad, Dina; Heykoop, Cheryl Anne; Holmén, Johan; Holstead, Kirsty; Hoolohan, Claire; Horcea-Milcu, Andra-Ioana; Horlings, Lummina Geertruida; Howden, Stuart Mark; Howell, Rachel Angharad; Huque, Sarah Insia; Inturias Canedo, Mirna Liz; Preiser, Rika; Rahman, Sajidur; Reed, Mark S.; Revell, Philip; Rodriguez, Iokiñe; Rogers, Briony Cathryn; Rohr, Jascha; Ross, Helen; Russell, Shona; Young, Hannah R. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Formalised knowledge systems, including universities and research institutes, are important for contemporary societies. They are, however, also arguably failing humanity when their impact is measured against the level of ...
  • European energy poverty metrics: Scales, prospects and limits 

    Sareen, Siddharth; Thomson, Harriet; Herrero, Sergio Tirado; Gouveia, Joao Pedro; Lippert, Ingmar; Lis, Aleksandra (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Energy poverty, a condition whereby people cannot secure adequate home energy services, is gaining prominence in public discourse and on political and policy agendas. As its measurement is operationalised, metrical ...
  • Legitimacy and accountability in the governance of sustainable energy transitions 

    Sareen, Siddharth; Haarstad, Håvard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    How can we enable equitable decarbonisation? There is a wide gap between power to make transformative decisions, on the one hand, and agency on the part of those affected by climate change, on the other. We converge scholarly ...
  • Getting profitable CCU off the ground: Contingent pathways and Bergen Carbon Solutions 

    Sareen, Siddharth; Sagmo, Jan (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    As carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) gains policy traction and pilot project funding, CCS usually gets the limelight, whereas CCU is often overlooked. CCU, if feasible, has two potential advantages: it obviates ...
  • 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. ...
  • Afterword 

    Kopainsky, Birgit (Journal article, 2020)
    Every European System Dynamics Workshop (EuSDW) is a highlight for me. It is an honour to be invited, it is a wonderful opportunity to be able to present, it is a fantastic forum to discuss and it is a treat to be part of ...
  • What sticks? Ephemerality, permanence and local transition pathways 

    Grandin, Jakob; Sareen, Siddharth (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Climate change is increasingly governed through local configurations that are characterised by voluntary action, weak institutions and uncoordinated efforts. The impermanent and iterative nature of such initiatives makes ...
  • Transformation as relational mobilisation: The networked geography of Addis Ababa’s sustainable transport interventions 

    Grandin, Jakob; Haarstad, Håvard (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
    Literatures on sustainability transition and transformation increasingly emphasise the role of spatiality and local agency. This paper argues that relational thinking has much more to offer this debate than presently ...
  • Long‐term impact of the proglacial lake Jökulsárlón on the flow velocity and stability of Breiðamerkurjökull glacier, Iceland 

    Baurley, Nathaniel; Robson, Benjamin Aubrey; Hart, Jane K. (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
    Proglacial lakes are becoming ubiquitous at the termini of many glaciers worldwide due to continued climate warming and glacier retreat, and such lakes have important consequences for the dynamics and future stability of ...
  • Conceptual frameworks linking agriculture and food security 

    Nicholson, Charles F.; Kopainsky, Birgit; Stephens, Emma; Parsons, David; Jones, Andrew D.; Garrett, James H.; Phillips, Erica (Journal article, 2020)
    Many conceptual frameworks have been developed to facilitate understanding and analysis of the linkages between agriculture and food security. Despite having usefully guided analysis and investment, these frameworks exhibit ...
  • Reflections on adapting group model building scripts into online workshops 

    Wilkerson, Brooke; Aguiar Rodriguez, Anaely; Gkini, Christina; Czermainski de Oliveira, Igor; Trellevik, Lars-Kristian Lunde; Kopainsky, Birgit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-09-28)
  • Do you bend or break? System Dynamics in resilience planning for food security 

    Herrera de Leon, Hugo Jose; Kopainsky, Birgit (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-02-03)
    This paper discusses our experience in using system dynamics to facilitate resilience planning for food security in rural communities that are exposed to ever‐increasing climatic pressures in Guatemala. The social–ecological ...
  • 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 ...

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