I am always on the lookout for good graphics and diagrams for my lectures on complexity and adaptive change.
I often use the Panarchy cycle, which is a useful theoretical model for explaining how complex adaptive systems change over time. The image above is from Garry Peterson‘s excellent page describing Panarchy and the Adaptive Cycle at McGill University. There are several other images of the adaptive cycle on Google as well.
I created my own, however, which are perfectly overlaid to animate in a PowerPoint or Keynote. Please feel free to use these images in your graphics or presentations, just as long as you credit Gunderson & Holling for their original insights. If you use them in any printed publication or articles, please email me for permission first.
There are three versions of the slides below; one with full annotation, one with partial annotation, and one without any annotation. They are formatted as 300 DPI jpeg’s with the exact proportion to be dropped right into your presentation. You can download them individually by clicking on the thumbnails below.
I hope you find these useful. Please drop me a line if you do.
Version 1m with full annotation
Version 2, with partial annotation
Version 3, with no annotation