Multilevel research: a cross-disciplinary approach towards world sustainability

A multilevel view of living systems spans the domains of molecules, ecosystems, society and economics. This approach has resulted in the discovery of some recurring patterns across levels.

These patterns have given rise to two intriguing, if nascent, ideas that present deeper insights into the natural roots of socio-economic organisations and point towards new avenues for sustainability. These ideas can serve as frameworks for discussions and quite possibly  lead to further multilevel research in the organisation of living systems.