In recent years there have been growing demands for research skills tuition and guidance on the management of integrative projects.

The COMPLEX team, funded by FP7, responded by producing a short book that provides a mix of practical guidance and theoretical background: The Behavioural Ecology of Project-Based Science: a Plesionic Approach.

This is the first volume in its Human Nature book series published by the Swedish Sigtuna Foundation (Sigtunastiftelsen) who has generously made  the electronic version of the bookavailable free.

Integrative research deals with uncertainties, risks, system-flips, innovations and patterns of interaction between purposeful neighbours in a physical neighbourhood. It involves practitioners from many scientific disciplines who must work with each other and with external stakeholders.