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Teaching Biocomplexity in the Geosciences
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Biocomplexity Breakout Session I

Questions for consideration:

What are the essential components of Biocomplexity?

Interfaces (between bio, geo, human)



Systems approach

"Human" vs. "Natural" systems


Implications for education

A list of key words in Biocomplexity


Key points:

Biocomplexity componenets:

Value added—beyond what has been done before


  1. Evolving science and academic culture
    • Interdisciplinary/team building
    • Change in individual thinking
  2. Paradigm shift in teaching to recognize complexity
    • We don't know all the answers


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