Per citar aquest document: http://ddd.uab.cat/record/44407
Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MUSIASEM) : an outline of rationale and theory
Giampietro, Mario (Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Mayumi, Kozo (The University of Tokushima. Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences)
Ramos Martín, Jesús (Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Data: 2008
Descripció: 15 p.
Col·lecció: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; 0801
Resum: This paper presents an outline of rationale and theory of the MuSIASEM scheme (Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism). First, three points of the rationale behind our MuSIASEM scheme are discussed: (i) endosomatic and exosomatic metabolism in relation to Georgescu-Roegen's flow-fund scheme; (2) the bioeconomic analogy of hypercycle and dissipative parts in ecosystems; (3) the dramatic reallocation of human time and land use patterns in various sectors of modern economy. Next, a flow-fund representation of the MUSIASEM scheme on three levels (the whole national level, the paid work sectors level, and the agricultural sector level) is illustrated to look at the structure of the human economy in relation to two primary factors: (i) human time - a fund; and (ii) exosomatic energy - a flow. The three levels representation uses extensive and intensive variables simultaneously. Key conceptual tools of the MuSIASEM scheme - mosaic effects and impredicative loop analysis - are explained using the three level flow-fund representation. Finally, we claim that the MuSIASEM scheme can be seen as a multi-purpose grammar useful to deal with sustainability issues.
Drets: Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús de Creative Commons, amb la qual es permet copiar, distribuir i comunicar públicament l'obra sempre que se'n citin l'autor original, la universitat i el departament i no se'n faci cap ús comercial ni obra derivada, tal com queda estipulat en la llicència d'ús Creative Commons
Llengua: Anglès.
Document: workingPaper
Matèria: Metabolisme energètic ; Economia ambiental

Adreça alternativa: http://hdl.handle.net/2072/5232


15 p, 160.7 KB

El registre apareix a les col·leccions:
Documents de recerca > Estudis

 Registre creat el 2009-07-14, darrera modificació el 2016-06-11



   Favorit i Compartir