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Date(s) - 18 November 2015 - 20 November 2015
All Day


‘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

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First Workshop in Carmen de la Victoria (University of Granada).