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Science and Policy: Exploring the Deeper Reasons for Relationship Breakdown

Gerry Stoker adds to the ideas captured in the recent blog about University of Southampton-led workshop on the relationship between science and policy. That the relationship between science and policy is problematic is not news. Scientists accuse policy-makers of picking and choosing evidence, ignoring what they do not want to hear and caring more about getting […]

Welcome to Attaining Sustainable Services from Ecosystems Through trade-off Scenarios

The ASSETS project aims to explicitly quantify the linkages between ecosystem services that affect – and are affected by – food security and nutritional health for the rural poor at the forest-agricultural interface. The project proposes to integrate a suite of complexity tools and cutting edge models with more traditional participatory assessments in the field within a modified version of the Drivers-Pressures-States-Impacts-Response methodological framework to: identify how dynamic stocks and flows of ecosystem services at the landscape scale translate to local-level nutritional diets and health; and inform policy makers on how future land use and climate change will affect both food security and the ecosystem services associated with it.

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