×J1. 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 feedback on, the system that is being investigated. Often, this integrative approach requires combining knowledge and data from a variety of sources, including the participation and collaboration of researchers from diverse domains, decision-makers and (other) stakeholders. This holistic approach is particularly relevant for ‘wicked problems’ (e.g. socio-ecological problems; climate-change adaptation) because it reflects the challenges in disentangling the suite of human- and natural-related drivers that are acting and interacting on the system.

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

Key topics: Socio-ecological, Integrated modelling, Systems modelling, Apps