For nearly three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted human well-being and livelihoods, communities, and economies in myriad ways with consequences for social-ecological systems across the planet. The pandemic represents a global shock in multiple dimensions that has already, and is likely to continue to have, far-reaching effects on land systems and on those depending on them for their livelihoods.ObjectivesWe focus on the observed effects of the pandemic on landscapes and people composing diverse land systems across the globe.MethodsWe highlight the interrelated impacts of the pandemic shock on the economic, health, and mobility dimensions of land systems using six vignettes from different land systems on four continents, analyzed through the lens of socio-ecological resilience and the telecoupling framework. We present preliminary comparative insights gathered through interviews, surveys, key informants, and authors' observations and propose new research avenues for land system scientists.ResultsThe pandemic's effects have been unevenly distributed, context-specific, and dependent on the multiple connections that link land systems across the globe.ConclusionsWe argue that the pandemic presents concurrent "natural experiments" that can advance our understanding of the intricate ways in which global shocks produce direct, indirect, and spillover effects on local and regional landscapes and land systems. These propagating shock effects disrupt existing connections, forge new connections, and re-establish former connections between peoples, landscapes, and land systems.

Global Shocks, Cascading Disruptions, and (Re-)connections: Viewing the COVID-19 Pandemic as Concurrent Natural Experiments to Understand Land System Dynamics / Piquer-Rodríguez, María; Friis, Cecilie; Andriatsitohaina, R. Ntsiva N.; Boillat, Sébastien; Roig-Boixeda, Paula; Cortinovis, Chiara; Geneletti, Davide; Ibarrola-Rivas, Maria-Jose; Kelley, Lisa C.; Llopis, Jorge C.; Mack, Elizabeth A.; Sofía Nanni, Ana; Zaehringer, Julie G.; Henebry, Geoffrey M.. - In: LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY. - ISSN 0921-2973. - ELETTRONICO. - 2023:(2023). [10.1007/s10980-023-01604-2]

Global Shocks, Cascading Disruptions, and (Re-)connections: Viewing the COVID-19 Pandemic as Concurrent Natural Experiments to Understand Land System Dynamics

Chiara Cortinovis;Davide Geneletti;
2023-01-01

Abstract

For nearly three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted human well-being and livelihoods, communities, and economies in myriad ways with consequences for social-ecological systems across the planet. The pandemic represents a global shock in multiple dimensions that has already, and is likely to continue to have, far-reaching effects on land systems and on those depending on them for their livelihoods.ObjectivesWe focus on the observed effects of the pandemic on landscapes and people composing diverse land systems across the globe.MethodsWe highlight the interrelated impacts of the pandemic shock on the economic, health, and mobility dimensions of land systems using six vignettes from different land systems on four continents, analyzed through the lens of socio-ecological resilience and the telecoupling framework. We present preliminary comparative insights gathered through interviews, surveys, key informants, and authors' observations and propose new research avenues for land system scientists.ResultsThe pandemic's effects have been unevenly distributed, context-specific, and dependent on the multiple connections that link land systems across the globe.ConclusionsWe argue that the pandemic presents concurrent "natural experiments" that can advance our understanding of the intricate ways in which global shocks produce direct, indirect, and spillover effects on local and regional landscapes and land systems. These propagating shock effects disrupt existing connections, forge new connections, and re-establish former connections between peoples, landscapes, and land systems.
2023
Piquer-Rodríguez, María; Friis, Cecilie; Andriatsitohaina, R. Ntsiva N.; Boillat, Sébastien; Roig-Boixeda, Paula; Cortinovis, Chiara; Geneletti, Davide; Ibarrola-Rivas, Maria-Jose; Kelley, Lisa C.; Llopis, Jorge C.; Mack, Elizabeth A.; Sofía Nanni, Ana; Zaehringer, Julie G.; Henebry, Geoffrey M.
Global Shocks, Cascading Disruptions, and (Re-)connections: Viewing the COVID-19 Pandemic as Concurrent Natural Experiments to Understand Land System Dynamics / Piquer-Rodríguez, María; Friis, Cecilie; Andriatsitohaina, R. Ntsiva N.; Boillat, Sébastien; Roig-Boixeda, Paula; Cortinovis, Chiara; Geneletti, Davide; Ibarrola-Rivas, Maria-Jose; Kelley, Lisa C.; Llopis, Jorge C.; Mack, Elizabeth A.; Sofía Nanni, Ana; Zaehringer, Julie G.; Henebry, Geoffrey M.. - In: LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY. - ISSN 0921-2973. - ELETTRONICO. - 2023:(2023). [10.1007/s10980-023-01604-2]
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