What is 'interdisciplinary exchanges'?
Interdisciplinary Exchanges is an ESRC funded seminar/workshop series on natural resource management in 21st century in the Global South. We aim to stimulate dialogue between academic disciplines and practitioners within the fields of conservation, climate and environmental change and international development. We are running a series of workshops between 2013 and 2015. Please explore our website and do get in touch with us if you would like further information or if you or your organization might like to attend one of our events.
Human-dominated landscapes are playing an increasingly important role in natural resource conservation and social and ecological outcomes are inherently interrelated and difficult to separate. To achieve truly sustainable outcomes, social and ecological processes must be studied simultaneously and in collaboration with practitioners that can facilitate the design of applicable solutions, especially in the world’s poorest regions.
This seminar series will focus on natural resource management issues in developing countries and specifically address these issues by creating a new network of practitioners and natural and social scientists to:
1) identify and address current interdisciplinary challenges in natural resource management (NRM) research and;
2) bridge the gap between science, policy and action.
By uniting academic disciplines tackling social and environmental issue related to the management of natural resources, and focusing on how to best convert world-class research into policy and action, this series will be vital to developing novel frameworks to study socio-ecological dynamics and successfully link knowledge to both policy and action.