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Open University researcher Professor Jeff Johnson talks of the importance of the science of complex systems as a means to unravel real-world, multidimensional problems that cannot be tackled by conventional reductive methods. Using bird flu as an example he demonstrates how complex systems thinking allows researchers to approach problems in novel ways.
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