On Monday 14th January, Carlos, Felix, Terry and I landed in Bilbao to attend a modelling meeting with the team at the Basque Centre for Climate Change. Despite never-ending torrents of rain, the meeting was extremely productive. We developed a modelling strategy, resolving to use processed-based models to determine the stock of ecosystem services, but an agent-based approach to incorporate the actions of humans. We elect to work at two spatial scales: a village-level scale (relevant to the rural poor); and a sub-national scale (relevant to policy makers). We will adopt the simplest adequate models, maximising the transparency of our models, but ensure they are fully-coupled, enabling possible tipping points as a result of these feedback loops to be identified. Our current modelling strategy enables us to investigate population increases, climate change, changes in land use management, and changes in policy. ASSETS plans to liaise with local policy-makers to ensure that our scenarios are both relevant and useful to those in a position to effect decision-making.
all-day Ecosystem Services Partnership C...
Ecosystem Services Partnership C...
Nov 9 – Nov 13 all-day
The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is a worldwide network, founded in 2008, to enhance the science and practical application of ecosystem services. To facilitate the needed dialogue between scientists, policy makers and practitioners ESP organises Continue reading
all-day ESPA 2015 Annual Science Conference @ The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, London
ESPA 2015 Annual Science Conference @ The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, London
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
all-day First Annual FLARE Network Confe... @ Musée de l’Homme
First Annual FLARE Network Confe... @ Musée de l’Homme
Nov 27 – Nov 30 all-day