Social-ecological systems modelling and Sustainable Land Management
The overall aim of the project is to integrate social-ecological systems (SES approach) into sustainable land management in order to understand SES dynamics (e.g. interaction, feedbacks, and delay) in Kenya, Switzerland, and Bangladesh.
The specific objectives are to
- understand the co-evolution (drivers, trends, change points) of social-ecological systems in the context of sustainable land management practices and transformation towards sustainability.
- understand and model the social-ecological dynamics using system dynamic approach.
- identify trade-offs and policy implications using model outputs in order to manage sustainability challenges in social-ecological systems.
- operationalize concepts such as tipping points, early warning signals and the safe and just operating space using real-world case studies in the context of sustainable land management.
Publications and other deliverables:
Call for Paper for a Special Issue on “Sustainable Coastal Social-ecological Systems”- International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology (IF 2.37), has agreed to publish a special issue on sustainable coastal social-ecological systems. All manuscript submissions are subject to initial appraisal by the Guest Editors and if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.
Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2018: Session 23:
Sustainable social-ecological systems: from local to global challenges (https://geoscience-meeting.ch/sgm2018/program/session-program/#title23 )