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When Ecology Needs Economics and Economics Needs Ecology: Interdisciplinary Exchange in the Age of Humans

Inkpen, S. Andrew and DesRoches, C. Tyler (2016) When Ecology Needs Economics and Economics Needs Ecology: Interdisciplinary Exchange in the Age of Humans. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Evidence that humans play a dominant role in most ecosystems forces scientists to confront systems that contain factors transgressing traditional disciplinary boundaries. However, it is an open question whether this state of affairs should encourage interdisciplinary exchange or integration. With two case studies, we show that exchange between ecologists and economists is preferable, for epistemological and policy-oriented reasons, to their acting independently. We call this “exchange gain.” Our case studies show that theoretical exchanges can be less disruptive to current theory than commonly thought—valuable exchange does not necessarily require disciplinary integration.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Inkpen, S. Andrewst297751@dal.ca
DesRoches, C. Tylertyler.desroches@asu.edu
Subjects: General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Depositing User: Dr. C. Tyler DesRoches
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2016 15:48
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2016 15:48
Item ID: 12610
Subjects: General Issues > Philosophers of Science
Date: 8 November 2016
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/12610

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