Mountain ecosystem services, adaptive management and global change (1)

We have 6 presenters, both junior and well- established scholars, with different backgrounds, representing all parts of the world, but Asia, and addressing, from different perspectives, a whole range of ecosystem services (ES) and trade-offs between them. Presenters paid attention to analysing of Drivers, Pressures, Impacts and Responses of ES to changes, and then, to either building scenarios of mountain socio-ecological systems’ dynamics, or developing best management practices to tackle challenges, enhance the resilience and to put the development on a more sustainable path. There was a mutual understanding that the trade-offs merit further exploration and that more attention is to be given to trans-disciplinarity and to the co-contraction of knowledge with stakeholders, particularly with local communities. The ideas: from ‘knowledge to action’, and ‘think globally act locally’ were highlighted in a number of our talks.

E-Mail: Maria.Nijnik@hutton.ac.uk

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