Seminar: Perfect Order – Recognizing Complexity In Bali
Professor Steve Lansing
Professor J Stephen Lansing is Director of the Complexity Institute and professor in the Asian School of Environment at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He is also an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute and the Vienna Complexity Hub, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Arizona, and a senior research fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Venue: HSS Conference Room (HSS-05-57), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Address: 48 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639818
Three models shed light on different aspects of this process at different time scales. The first model emerges from the tradition of game-theoretical studies of the emergence of cooperation, but changes the payoff matrix to include ecological feedback relationships. The second derives from a systems-ecology approach to the ecology of watersheds, but adds adaptive social parameters to assess the feedback effects of local systems of management. The third begins with genetic markers tracing patterns of settlement and migration, but focuses on emergent community structure and relatedness networks.