Deliverable 4.4: Report on the experience of applications of the Nexus Structuring Space in Quantitative Storytelling

30 August 2020
Nexus Structuring Space
Relational analysis
Complex systems
Social-ecological systems
Giampietro et al.

Cite as: Giampietro M, Cadillo Benalcazar JJ, Di Felice LJ, Manfroni M, Pérez Sánchez L, Renner A, Ripa M, Velasco Fernández R & Bukkens SGF (2021), Report on the Experience of Applications of the Nexus Structuring Space in Quantitative Storytelling, MAGIC (H2020–GA 689669) Project Deliverable 4.4, Revision (version 2.0). First published 30 August 2020, revised 25 January 2021.

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