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Kineman, John J.

Overview
Works: 31 works in 54 publications in 1 language and 872 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by John J Kineman
Anticipatory systems : philosophical, mathematical, and methodological foundations by Robert Rosen( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Rosen was not only a biologist, he was also a brilliant mathematician whose extraordinary contributions to theoretical biology were tremendous. Founding, with this book, the area of Anticipatory Systems Theory is a remarkable outcome of his work in theoretical biology. This second edition of his book¡Anticipatory Systems, has been carefully revised and edited, and includes¡an Introduction by Judith Rosen. It has also been expanded with¡a set of Prolegomena by Dr. Mihai Nadin, who offers an historical¡survey of¡this fast growing field since the original work was published. There is also some exciting new work, in the form of an additional chapter on the Ontology of Anticipation, by Dr. John Kineman. ¡An addendum-- with autobiographical reminiscences by Robert Rosen, himself, and a short story by Judith Rosen about her father-- adds a personal touch.¡ This work, now¡available again, serves as the guiding foundations for the growing field of Anticipatory Systems and, indeed, any area of science that deals with living organisms in some way, including the study of Life and Mind. It will also be of interest to graduate students and researchers in the field of Systems Science
Ecological characterization : recommendations of a science review panel by Ecological characterization: recommendations of a science review panel( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Ecosystems Database, version 1.0 (on CD-ROM) : EPA Global Climate Research Program, NOAA/NGDC Global Change Database Program : user's guide by John J Kineman( )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environmental Research Laboratory - Corvallis, Oregon (ERL-C), established an Interagency Agreement with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) in September 1990. This agreement began a five year cooperative effort to develop a geographic database for modeling terrestrial climatebiosphere interactions in support of EPA's Global Climate Research Program. Although performing specific tasks under contract to the US EPA, NGDC independently operates a Global Change Database Program (GCDP) as part of its NOAA mission Considerable synergism therefore exists between the tasks performed for the JPA under the "Global Ecosystems Database Project,'' and other activities supporting NOAA Climate and Global Change Program"--Preface
Global ecosystems database( )

and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected data on the global ecosystems environment including vegetation, climate, topography, soils, and other data
A Guide to Systems Research : Philosophy, Processes and Practice by Mary C Edson( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide is designed for systems researchers - emerging and seasoned - searching for holistic approaches of inquiry into complexity, which the Systems Sciences provide. The authors share insight into the foundations of research that are not only systematic in terms of rigor, but systemic in perspective, analysis, design, development, implementation, reporting, and evaluation. This guide also explores researcher competencies necessary to conduct sound systems research. Researchers using this guide will gain understanding of what distinguishes systems research from other types of research and why it is important in research today
The Tsesis oil spill : report of the first year scientific study (October 26, 1977 to December 1978)( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global Ecosystems Database, version 1.0 (on CD-ROM) : EPA Global Climate Research Program, NOAA/NGDC Global Change Database Program : documentation manual, DISC-A by John J Kineman( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tsesis oil spill : report of the first year scientific study (October 26, 1977 to December 1978 by J. J Kineman( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Implementing a coastal ecological characterization prototype : proceedings of an analysis and characterization planning workshop by Implementing a coastal ecological characterization prototype( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshop to define requirements for an ecological characterization prototype
Global ecosystems database( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographic database for modeling terrestial climate-bioshpere interactions in support of EPA's Global Climate Research Program. Raster (cell) and vector (point, line, or polygon) data files in a geographic (longitude/latitude) projection (i.e. "unprojected") covering the world and including data on vegetation, temperature, precipitation, cloudiness, ecosystems, life zone classifications, land use, seasonal albedo, methane emissions from animals and natural wetlands, land cover, soils, surface slope, elevation, terrain, surface characteristics, and boundaries of coastlines, islands, countries, states (USA), rivers, lakes
TSESIS OIL SPILL (CLASSIC REPRINT) by John J Kineman( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconstruction of the Systems Paradigm: A Study of Green Development in China from the Perspective of Process Philosophy( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : The development of contemporary China is in a unique situation in which non-linear system behaviors stem from complex interactions among elements, structure, function and environment of the Chinese social system. One of the important features of this complex situation is the unpredictability of system evolution at the edge of chaos. A fundamental dilemma for the Chinese social system in transition is how to build an appropriate management paradigm to adapt to this complex situation. Endeavours to transplant the 'linear ideal model' from Western society failed, and the 'Simple Development Paradigm', which once dominated Chinese society, is now in deep crisis. The serious environmental problems derived from these endeavours force China to build a new approach related to 'green' development. In this paper, process philosophy will be shown to provide us with tools for enlightening thought in building a paradigm to adapt to this complex situation. First, ontologically speaking, process philosophy helps us to understand interactions between human activity systems and natural systems from the perspective of time-space-matter relationship. Second, epistemologically speaking, process philosophy emphasizes the construction of 'organismic' knowledge at the level of a living community. Third, methodologically speaking, process philosophy attempts to rebuild a coexistence relationship between human activity systems and natural systems with a 'prehension' methodology. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Developmental Progress in Conducting Action Research( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Action research is widely acknowledged as an effective framework of empowerment and emancipation to improve a social situation or condition--an intent that appeals to leaders wishing to create improvement, particularly in low socioeconomic and disadvantaged communities. Validity of such espousals has been substantially unexplored, and where evaluations have occurred, they have been focused more on process than impact. A group of international researchers were engaged in an evaluative study of more than 100 action research initiatives, using a variety of methods, tools and conceptual frameworks. The maturity model for action research is one of the conceptual frameworks adopted in this Evaluative Study of Action Research. Maturity models have their origins in the capability maturity model developed to address the poor performance of software projects delivered to the US Department of Defence in the 1980s. The purpose of the capability maturity model was to help contractors increase capability to improve their software engineering processes from an ad hoc state to a more formal and repeatable state and, eventually, to optimize the processes to deliver consistent outcomes. Maturity models have now found their way into many other organizational contexts, such as project management, knowledge management, process management and research capability. However, the term 'maturity model' is usually associated with business jargon and quantitative research. Therefore, the authors of this article felt the concept could be made more palatable to action researchers by rephrasing it as 'maturity profile' to improve the ways in which they manage their projects to deliver sustainable outcomes. This resulted in the development of the maturity profile described in this article. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Issue Information( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Elements of a Holistic Theory to Meet the Sustainability Challenge( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Sustainable development needs a holistic theory to justify setting priorities constrained by trade-offs among environmental, social and economic criteria. Five elements of a holistic theory for sustainability address fundamental philosophical, scientific, psychological and ethical implications for the dominant sustainability paradigm. The elements are openness/closure, thermodynamic basis for economy, universality of organismal experience, cognitive formation of consciousness in humans and possibly machines and narrative legitimacy of each person. Holism entails reciprocal relationships between system parts and the whole. This finds quantitative expression in an empirical scaling relation that connects numbers of people in 195 countries to the sizes of ecological footprints and biocapacities. Patterns of resource allocation support the axiom that the global system allocates resources primarily among individuals whose interactions via networks are at the root of resource capture and distribution. A holistic theory may anticipate how technological and social trends in coming decades will influence the sustainability project. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Critical Systems Thinking Review on Decentralized Drinking Water Management in Nauli City, 1 Indonesia( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract: This paper is based on a PhD project that strives to assess the performance of decentralised drinking water management in the city of Nauli, Indonesia. The implementation of decentralised government system followed by decentralizing some functions including drinking water services, is unsatisfactory in providing access to drinking water for all residents in the city of Nauli. Nauli Municipality that has just split up as an autonomous local government under the decentralized government system in Indonesia, is facing conflicts in providing water provision to the society, since there are three public water companies in this region: PDAM of Nauli City, PDAM of Nauli District, and BLUD of the Samsoir Provincial Government. Furthermore, these governments and water companies seem to forget the main objective of government in water provision as stated in the Indonesia Constitution: to fully control the water and manage it for meeting the people's needs. The aim of this research is to apply Ulrich's critical systems heuristics (CSH) to address the following research questions: (i) how effective is the current decentralized water management system?; and (ii) how the current system can be improved and what ought to be done? Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Systemic Innovation, Education and the Social Impact of the Systems Sciences( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Education, in and of itself, is neither irrelevant nor outmoded. However, the current need to educate a planetary citizenry under conditions relevant to the living context of our planet is palpable. A new education paradigm is emerging to address this need, and it takes its cue from the life sciences--biomimicry, ecosystem studies, permaculture and the like, and from the sciences of complexity--complex adaptive systems theory, second order cybernetics, social systems dynamics and the emerging field of systemic innovation. This article explores both the pressures for such a new paradigm of education, tracing their sources to contemporary dynamics in society and environment, and outlines of the new paradigm in education that is emerging in various parts of the world. Key to this new paradigm is the emphasis on lifelong learning and empathy oriented education, both critical ingredients to the transformative role of education for individual and collective thrivability. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Footprints of General Systems Theory( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Observations on Systems Literacy at the International Society for Systems Sciences (ISSS) 2016 Conference( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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