CS/INFO 6702 Topics in Computational Sustainability


Computer Science and Information Science

Spring 2010

Cornell University


Instructor: Carla Gomes


Faculty Team: Jon Conrad, Steve Ellner, Carla Gomes, and Mary Lou Zeeman


Teaching Assistants: Bistra Dilkina and Georgios Piliouras


Web page: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Courses/cs6702/2010sp/



Suggested Readings




The Computational Structure of Life Cycle Assessment. Series Eco-Efficiency in Industry and Science, vol. 11, R. Heijungs, Sangwon Suh.
Springer, 2002.


Dynamic models in biology. Ellner, S. and J. Guckenheimer. 2006. Princeton University Press.


Spatial Conservation Prioritization Quantitative Methods and Computational Tools. A., Kerrie A. Wilson, and Hugh Possingham (Eds.). Oxford University Press. Moilanen, 2009.


Understanding and Reducing Persistent Poverty in Africa. Barrett, C. and P. Little, and M. Carter (Eds.). 2007Routledge.


Mathematical Bioeconomics:  The Optimal Management of Renewable Resources, (Second Edition), Clark, Colin W. 1990. John Wiley & Sons, A Wiley Interscience Publication, New York.


The worldwide crisis in fisheries. Clark, C. 2006. Cambridge University Press.


Resource Economics. Conrad, J. 1999. Cambridge University Press.


       Background Info on the State of the Planet


       Natural Resource Protection


       Economics and Human Behavior


       Energy Resources


       Human-Built Systems and Land Use