K4. Integrated participatory systems approach for modelling socio-ecological systems

There is a growing realisation that models developed and used for socio-ecological systems must integrate key drivers, processes and responses that interact within, and have an influence on, the system that is being investigated. Often, this integrative approach requires participation and collaboration of researchers from diverse domains, decision-makers and (other) stakeholders.This holistic approach is particularly relevant for climate change assessments because it reflects the challenges in disentangling the suite of climate- and non-climate-related drivers that are acting (and interacting) on the system. The proposed session will focus on modelling socio-ecological systems using principles of systems thinking and system dynamics.

In this session, we encourage the submission of research papers that: