Jim Fyles


Tomlinson Chair in Forest Ecology

Department of Natural Resource Sciences

McGill University, Macdonald Campus

21,111 Lakeshore Ste Anne de Bellevue,

Quebec, Canada. H9X 3V9

Tel. 01-514-398-7758

Understanding systems, coping with complexity


“As complexity increases, precise statements lose meaning and meaningful statements lose precision” L. Zadeh


Key words: ecosystems, soil, nutrients, carbon, cycling, biogeochemistry, management, disturbance, space, complexity, organizations, leadership, interdisciplinarity, plain language, knowledge exchange, sustainability.