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Impacts of international trade on global sustainable development

The United Nations has adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets. International trade has substantial influences on global sustainability and human well-being.
August 5, 2020

Using the telecoupling framework to improve Great Lakes fisheries sustainability

Fisheries are coupled human and natural systems across space and time, involving movements of fish, money, and information in a globalized world. However, these social-ecological interactions over local to global scales are largely absent from the fisheries literature, as fisheries research to date has often been discipline- and location-specific.
August 5, 2020

Telecoupled impacts of livestock trade on non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)—chronic human health problems such as cardiovascular diseases linked to poor diets—are significant challenges for sustainable development and human health. The international livestock trade increases accessibility to cheap animal products that may expand diet-related NCDs worldwide. However, it is not well understood how the complex interconnections among livestock […]
August 5, 2020

Spatial-temporal assessment of water footprint, water scarcity and crop water productivity in a major crop production region

Irrigated agriculture has had an enormous influence on food security, water security and human wellbeing. Water footprint (how much water is used), water scarcity (how scarce water is), and crop water productivity (how much productivity irrigation adds) are important indicators for evaluating sustainability in irrigated agriculture
August 5, 2020

Telecoupled Food Trade Affects Pericoupled Trade and Intracoupled Production

Technology, transportation and global appetites have transformed trade relationships between near and distant countries. The impact of distant food demand on local agricultural production and trade has attracted considerable scientific scrutiny, yet little is known about how distant trade affects trade relationships and production between adjacent countries.
August 5, 2020

The Role of Citizen Science in Conservation under the Telecoupling Framework

Citizen science is increasingly utilized to empower people to participate in conservation work and research. Despite the profusion of citizen science projects in conservation, many lacked a coherent analytical framework for understanding broad-scale transnational human–species interactions.
August 5, 2020

Interactive National Virtual Water-Energy Nexus Networks

Across the globe, many regions import virtual resources to support their development.
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Global cropping intensity gaps: Increasing food production without cropland expansion

To feed the world’s growing population, more food needs to be produced using currently available cropland. In addition to yield increase, increasing cropping intensity may provide another promising opportunity to boost global crop production.
July 18, 2018

Importing food damages domestic environment: Evidence from global soybean trade

Protecting the environment and enhancing food security are among the world’s Sustainable Development Goals and greatest challenges. International food trade is an important mechanism to enhance food security worldwide.