About the Authors

John M. Anderies

I am a Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University.

My research focuses on understanding how the robustness and vulnerability of social-ecological systems are affected by ecological, behavioral, social and institutional factors. My research program combines qualitative insights from present-day, historical, and archaeological case studies of social-ecological systems with formal mathematical modeling and experiments with human subjects.

More information on my ASU Profile.

Marco A. Janssen

I am a Professor in the School of Sustainability and the Director of the Center for Behavior, Institutions and the Environment at Arizona State University.

I want to understand how people solve collective problems related to sustainability at different scales and levels of organization, especially those problems. Our society is experiencing unprecedented challenges to sustain common resources for future generations at a scale we have never experienced before. How can farmers in developing countries cope with the challenges caused by globalization and climate change? How can we develop urban infrastructure to produce clear fresh water and energy and distribute water, water, energy, people, and information in a sustainable way.

To address these questions I combine behavioral experiments, agent-based modeling, and case study analysis. For more information on my research,  visit my website.