Date(s) - 18 November 2015 - 20 November 2015
‘Analysis and synthesis to elucidate what processes are systematically considered as the most integrative and critical ones to capture the functioning of ecological and social systems’
We organized a first expert workshop in November 2015 to agree on which key biophysical and social processes should be considered in a functional classification and mapping of social-ecological systems. This phase was especially necessary to lay the groundwork of the search process of Essential Social-Ecological Functional Variables (ESEFVs). We also discuss the general aspects and first ideas about how to integrate these variables into a classification and mapping of Socio-Ecosystem Functional Types (SEFTs).
- In the first part, attendees discussed about how to integrate new biophysical variables and how to improve the definition of current Ecosystem Functional Types
- In the second part, researchers analyzed which are the key social-ecological processes to be considered in a functional characterization of social-ecological systems