sSCAT - Fit-for-purpose models and frameworks for understanding and managing diverse social-ecological area-based conservation systems

First meeting: 22.-25.04.2024

Alta De Vos
Graeme Cumming

iDiv member:
Ralf Seppelt

Project summary:
This group will develop conceptual and modelling frameworks to support area-based conservation decision making. Most models for designing, managing, and monitoring conservation areas ignore important social-ecological complexities. We propose to quantitatively describe repeating social-ecological patterns (archetypes) in conservation systems globally, apply existing and novel theory to understand their implications for conservation, and share data and insights to test and refine key hypotheses generated by these models and frameworks. The project will contribute general and policy-relevant insights for conservation science.

In person participants: Sebastián Aguiar (University of Buenos Aires), Graeme Cumming (The University of Western Australia), Alta De Vos (Stellenbosch University), Graham Epstein (University of Waterloo), Adrienne Grêt-Regamey (ETH Zurich), Deo Kujirakwinja (Wildlife Conservation Society), Paula Mayer (PLUS (Planning of Landscape and Urban Planning), Institute for Spatial and Landscape Development, ETH Zurich), Victor Mose (African Conservation Centre), Birgit Müller (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)), Tobias Plieninger (Universität Kassel), Vasavi Prakash (Auburn University)

Remote partcipants: John Anderies (Arizona State University), Hayley Clements (Stellenbosch University), Bekezela Dube (Stellenbosch University), Varun R. Goswami (Conservation Initiatives), Georgina Gurney (James Cook University), Nelsiwe Mpapane (South African National Parks), Dirk Roux (South African National Parks)

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