Emergent patterns in nature and society

Connecting the dots

Last spring I finish my MSc thesis “The domino effect: a network analysis of regime shift drivers and causal pathways”. In a nutshell, I have been exploring how regime shifts might exacerbate each other given its drivers interactions. I was inspired by the study of Barrenas and collaborators where interactions among human diseases genes were identified using networks.

Browsing Visual Complexity I found similar ideas. Tyler Lang and Elsa Chaves from Seed Magazine create this graph showing the forces shaping the dynamics of our planet. Note most of them are the drivers we studied.

For the interested reader, Diseasome is another resource higlighted by Visual Complexity for exploring the human disease network. The project was performed in Gephi, a free software for network analysis.

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