Peter Hovmand, the founding director of the Brown School’s Social System Design Lab at Washington University in St. Louis, delves into the field of systems dynamics and its application to solving some of the social challenges we’re facing. Hovmand demonstrates how qualitative and quantitative methods have different roles in understanding complex systems, and how they can be combined to find the right approach for your challenge.
WWF's annual Kathryn S. Fuller Science for Nature Symposium convenes scientists and entrepreneurs in science, policy, business, and development to stimulate conservation dialogue for actionable knowledge and dynamic learning for a priority conservation issue. The 2018 Symposium, presented in collaboration with National Geographic inspired thinking on why and how to integrate principles of systems theory in conservation. We brought together a diverse array of leading experts to challenge our current way of working—and to devise creative solutions to complex conservation and development challenges in the context of our dynamic planet. Learn more here: worldwildlife.org/fuller2018.