Lecture notes 321 closing 2011

Lecture notes 321 closing 2011 - ESR 321 Lecture Notes...

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ESR 321 Lecture Notes Portland State University Dr. Alan Yeakley 1 ESR 321 – Closing Remarks 1. Limitations of science and policy 2. Complexity vs predictability 3. Environmental management 4. You, your discipline and the job market
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ESR 321 Lecture Notes Portland State University Dr. Alan Yeakley 2 1. Limitations of science and policy Science rests on at least two beliefs: (a) Processes must be observable (i.e., measurable) to be relevant (b) Processes are governed by unchanging physical l a w s Policy arises from several factors, including: (a) Distribution of power of decision makers (b) Ever changing societal norms (c)
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ESR 321 Lecture Notes Portland State University Dr. Alan Yeakley 3 2. Complexity vs predictability Mathematical representation, and hence predictability, is inversely related to complexity of a given system: Often the perception is just the opposite (i.e., the
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