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Timothy  Allen

Timothy Allen

Biological theorist of complexity working in ecological economics

Professor, botany College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-262-2692 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Food systems, including ethics and politics of food
  • Ecological economics and eventual collapse of social systems, from small Wisconsin towns to ancient empires
  • Sustainability, livability and their interrelationship


  • President, International Society for the Systems Sciences 2008-09
  • Five books on hierarchy theory and complexity, 1982-2003
  • Emil Steiger University of Wisconsin-Madison Distinguished Teaching Award, 1987