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Telecoupling Research: The First Five Years

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Kapsar, Kelly E. [1] ; Hovis, Ciara L. [1] ; Bicudo da Silva, Ramon Felipe [2] ; Buchholtz, Erin K. [3] ; Carlson, Andrew K. [1, 4] ; Dou, Yue [1] ; Du, Yueyue [5] ; Furumo, Paul R. [6] ; Li, Yingjie [1, 7] ; Torres, Aurora [8, 9] ; Yang, Di [10] ; Wan, Ho Yi [11] ; Zaehringer, Julie G. [12] ; Liu, Jianguo [1]
Total Authors: 14
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[1] Michigan State Univ, Ctr Syst Integrat & Sustainabil, E Lansing, MI 48823 - USA
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Ctr Environm Studies & Res, BR-13083870 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[3] Texas A&M Univ, Ecol & Evolutionary Biol Program, College Stn, TX 77843 - USA
[4] Michigan State Univ, Program Ecol Evolutionary Biol & Behav, E Lansing, MI 48824 - USA
[5] Peking Univ, Coll Urban & Environm Sci, Beijing 100871 - Peoples R China
[6] Univ Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Dept Environm Sci, San Juan, PR 00931 - USA
[7] Michigan State Univ, Environm Sci & Policy Program, E Lansing, MI 48824 - USA
[8] German Ctr Integrat Biodivers Res iDiv, D-04103 Leipzig - Germany
[9] Martin Luther Univ Halle Wittenberg, Inst Biol, D-06108 Halle, Saale - Germany
[10] Univ Florida, Dept Geog, Gainesville, FL 32611 - USA
[11] Univ Montana, Sch Publ & Community Hlth Sci, Missoula, MT 59812 - USA
[12] Univ Bern, Ctr Dev & Environm, Mittelstr 43, CH-3012 Bern - Switzerland
Total Affiliations: 12
Document type: Review article
Source: SUSTAINABILITY; v. 11, n. 4 FEB 2 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

In an increasingly interconnected world, human-environment interactions involving flows of people, organisms, goods, information, and energy are expanding in magnitude and extent, often over long distances. As a universal paradigm for examining these interactions, the telecoupling framework (published in 2013) has been broadly implemented across the world by researchers from diverse disciplines. We conducted a systematic review of the first five years of telecoupling research to evaluate the state of telecoupling science and identify strengths, areas to be improved, and promising avenues for future study. We identified 89 studies using any derivation of the term telecoupling. These works emphasize trade flows, information transfer, and species dispersal at international, national, and regional scales involving one or a few countries, with China, Brazil, and the United States being the most frequently studied countries. Our review showed a rising trend in publications and citations on telecoupling, with 63% of identified telecoupling studies using the framework's specific language (e.g., flows, agents). This result suggests that future telecoupling studies could apply the standardized telecoupling language and terminology to better coordinate, synthesize, and operationalize interdisciplinary research. Compelling topics for future research include operationalization of the telecoupling framework, commonalities among telecouplings, telecoupling mechanisms and causality, and telecoupled systems governance. Overall, the first five years of telecoupling research have improved our understanding of human-environment interactions, laying a promising foundation for future social-ecological research in a telecoupled world. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/25892-7 - Food security and land use: the Telecoupling challenge
Grantee:Ramon Felipe Bicudo da Silva
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/50628-9 - Food security and land use: the Telecoupling challenge - ABC Telecoupling
Grantee:Mateus Batistella
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants