Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 395–413, 2020

Special issue: Social dynamics and planetary boundaries in Earth system...

Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 395–413, 2020

Research article 04 May 2020

Research article | 04 May 2020

Earth system modeling with endogenous and dynamic human societies: the copan:CORE open World–Earth modeling framework

Jonathan F. Donges et al.

Related authors

Interacting tipping elements increase risk of climate domino effects under global warming
Nico Wunderling, Jonathan F. Donges, Jürgen Kurths, and Ricarda Winkelmann
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 601–619,,, 2021
Short summary
The tipping points and early warning indicators for Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica
Sebastian H. R. Rosier, Ronja Reese, Jonathan F. Donges, Jan De Rydt, G. Hilmar Gudmundsson, and Ricarda Winkelmann
The Cryosphere, 15, 1501–1516,,, 2021
Short summary
Earth system data cubes unravel global multivariate dynamics
Miguel D. Mahecha, Fabian Gans, Gunnar Brandt, Rune Christiansen, Sarah E. Cornell, Normann Fomferra, Guido Kraemer, Jonas Peters, Paul Bodesheim, Gustau Camps-Valls, Jonathan F. Donges, Wouter Dorigo, Lina M. Estupinan-Suarez, Victor H. Gutierrez-Velez, Martin Gutwin, Martin Jung, Maria C. Londoño, Diego G. Miralles, Phillip Papastefanou, and Markus Reichstein
Earth Syst. Dynam., 11, 201–234,,, 2020
Short summary
Analytically tractable climate–carbon cycle feedbacks under 21st century anthropogenic forcing
Steven J. Lade, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, John M. Anderies, Christian Beer, Sarah E. Cornell, Thomas Gasser, Jon Norberg, Katherine Richardson, Johan Rockström, and Will Steffen
Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 507–523,,, 2018
Short summary
Taxonomies for structuring models for World-Earth system analysis of the Anthropocene: subsystems, their interactions and social-ecological feedback loops
Jonathan F. Donges, Wolfgang Lucht, Jobst Heitzig, Wolfram Barfuss, Sarah E. Cornell, Steven J. Lade, and Maja Schlüter
Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss.,,, 2018
Revised manuscript accepted for ESD

Related subject area

Dynamics of the Earth system: concepts
Earth system economics: a biophysical approach to the human component of the Earth system
Eric D. Galbraith
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 671–687,,, 2021
Short summary
The half-order energy balance equation – Part 1: The homogeneous HEBE and long memories
Shaun Lovejoy
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 469–487,,, 2021
Short summary
The half-order energy balance equation – Part 2: The inhomogeneous HEBE and 2D energy balance models
Shaun Lovejoy
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 489–511,,, 2021
Short summary
A dynamical systems characterization of atmospheric jet regimes
Gabriele Messori, Nili Harnik, Erica Madonna, Orli Lachmy, and Davide Faranda
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 233–251,,, 2021
Short summary
Synchronized spatial shifts of Hadley and Walker circulations
Kyung-Sook Yun, Axel Timmermann, and Malte F. Stuecker
Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 121–132,,, 2021
Short summary

Cited articles

Anderies, J. M., Carpenter, S. R., Steffen, W., and Rockström, J.: The topology of non-linear global carbon dynamics: from tipping points to planetary boundaries, Environ. Res. Lett., 8, 44048,, 2013. a, b
Anderies, J. M., Mathias, J.-D., and Janssen, M. A.: Knowledge infrastructure and safe operating spaces in social–ecological systems, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 116, 5277–5284, 2019. a
Arneth, A., Brown, C., and Rounsevell, M.: Global models of human decision-making for land-based mitigation and adaptation assessment, Nat. Clim. Change, 4, 550–557, 2014. a, b
Auer, S., Heitzig, J., Kornek, U., Schöll, E., and Kurths, J.: The dynamics of coalition formation on complex networks, Scient. Rep., 5, 13386,, 2015. a
Barfuss, W., Donges, J. F., Wiedermann, M., and Lucht, W.: Sustainable use of renewable resources in a stylized social–ecological network model under heterogeneous resource distribution, Earth Syst. Dynam., 8, 255–264,, 2017. a, b
Short summary
We present an open-source software framework for developing so-called world–Earth models that link physical, chemical and biological processes with social, economic and cultural processes to study the Earth system's future trajectories in the Anthropocene. Due to its modular structure, the software allows interdisciplinary studies of global change and sustainable development that combine stylized model components from Earth system science, climatology, economics, ecology and sociology.
Final-revised paper