Complexity Explorer Santa Fe Institute

Course Syllabus

A Primer in Quantitative Methods for Studying Complex Social-Ecological Systems

10 days over two weeks, one lecture a day (morning), one workshop a day (afternoon), with a guest lecture on the first Wednesday and reading throughout. Lectures will focus on key social-ecological concepts and the language and approaches quantitative scientists use to describe and analyze them. Key point – in the topics listed below, we are not going to teach how things are done. Rather we are looking to make students aware that these approaches exist, and give them the language with which to talk to experts in these approaches.

Stockholm Resilience Centre
James Watson, Maja Schlüter
Modeling, Agent-Based Modeling, Complex Systems, Networks, Emergence