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Social-Ecological Systems


A blog by social-ecological researchers at Leuphana University

Understanding Fertility Preferences in Ethiopia

In a world where family planning is becoming an increasingly important environmental concern, understanding the factors that influence women’s fertility preferences is crucial. Population growth can exacerbate food insecurity and poverty, especially in the Global South and Africa in particular. To date, fertility research has focused on demographic factors while environmental stressors have been under-explored.…

Using a visual tool to move from theory to action after a scenario planning exercise

Social-ecological governance demands the inclusion of diverse values and knowledge systems, and collective action to catalyze transformations toward sustainability. To meet this calling, there has been a push by the scientific community to provide several participatory approaches. This effort has been widely successful, yet one underdeveloped area remains- tools to support collective action. Collective action…

Exploring how tourist’s valuation of nature has been measured

Revenues from nature-based tourism is one of the key measures to finance protected areas and hence, contributes to bending the curve of biodiversity loss. The positive impacts of nature-based tourism are not limited to economic arguments but also the tourists themselves benefit from experiences with nature in protected areas through, for example, recreational and touristic…

Don’t Forget the Next Global Conversation

It is two weeks away! Are local people maintaining ecological traditions because they want to, or because they lack other options? you are welcome to distribute this email and help us advertise this event! June 1th 2023, 1:30pm – 2:30pm CET The Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) Conundrum: A Global ConversationTibor Hartel, Joern Fischer, Girma Shumi…

Measuring “sense of place” for better land management

Understanding how stakeholders relate to and value their environment is key to effective social-ecological systems management. This emotional connection to an area or a place is called “sense of place.” Understanding how and why stakeholders value a place can help better achieve management goals or alleviate conflicts between different parties. While “sense of place” has…

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