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Marrying Natural and Social Sciences for Mother Earth's Sake


September 13, 2007

earth and environment graphic No one says marriage is easy--but an international group of 16 natural scientists and social scientists, including three from Michigan State University, are saying the wedding of natural sciences and social sciences is called for. For the first time, a paper published in the September 14 edition of the journal Science synthesizes complex characteristics when humans and natural systems couple up, using six case studies from around the world. Full Story

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