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Socio-Economic Metabolism

This month’s articles include Mak Dehejia on how best to engage with industries and businesses, Weiqiang Chen sharing research on anthropogenic cycles of the elements and Reid Lifset asking what we mean by metabolism. Many of you will now have returned from the Darmstadt conference and will have enjoyed an inspiring meeting very well organised by Liselotte Schebek and Beatrix Becker. Can we invite you to send us your impressions from the Darmstadt conference for the November edition of SEM Monthly M@il? Other contributions are welcome too – please send them to


Heinz Schandl