Author Archives: Tim Waring

About Tim Waring

I study the role of cooperation and culture in environmental sustainability, at the University of Maine.

Food club simulation fits purchasing data with accuracy

Model simulating the club membership as a result of success in cooperative behavior between members. Fitting the model to club membership data over time reveals high accuracy. Continue reading

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Proseminar on Evolution of Sustainability, University of Bern, Switzerland [video]

Video of Dr. Waring’s webinar for the University of Bern proseminar on the use of evolutionary social science for solving environmental dilemmas and evolving sustainable social-ecological systems. The Zoom recording is not of the highest quality, and it starts a little late. Continue reading

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Are COVID-19 environmental improvements permanent?

During the pandemic societies are re-thinking how they do things. Some of the changes also have environmental benefits. But will those benefits last? Continue reading

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Pricing Nature Reduces Monetary Support for Conservation

Great work by my former student, and now assistant professor Sandra Goff shows that people will contribute LESS to conserving nature if they are told that nature has a price. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0921800916313672 Implication: Don’t put a price tag on natural systems … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Co-operatives

Here is a nicely edited video of my recent MacPherson Lecture at the Canadian Centre for the Study of Cooperatives on “The Role of Cooperation in the Evolution of Co-operatives,” in which I attempt to highlight the role of cooperation … Continue reading

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