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
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.