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Published Work

Descriptions and links to published work on Natural Security.

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico underscores the need to reinvigorate the Public Trust Doctrine to protect public trust assets, such as coastal and marine resources, argues Rafe Sagarin of the UA's Institute of the Environment.

5.19.2010 | Decentralize, adapt and cooperate | Nature

In the fight against terror, officials and agencies should look to nature for lessons in adaptation to survive in a dangerous and unpredictable environment, writes Rafe Sagarin, a research scientist at the UA's Institute of the Environment.

Two years ago Raphael D. Sagarin and colleagues proposed that security systems should learn from nature. Now they've worked with defence professionals on putting that call into practice.

2.1.2008 | Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World | University of California Press

Written by a truly multidisciplinary group including paleobiologists, anthropologists, psychologists, ecologists, and national security experts, it considers how models and ideas from evolutionary biology can improve national security strategies ranging from risk assessment, security analysis, and public policy to long-term strategic goals.