Bringing human adaptive behavior into SES analysis from local to global scales
Contributed session - Approaches and methods for understanding social-ecological system dynamics
Room 27 (60)
11:30 - 13:00
Birgit Müller, Maja Schlüter, Nanda Wijermans
Humans individually and collectively adapt their behavior to changing social and environmental conditions. They do this in diverse ways, following a variety of motivations while being embedded in specific social and ecological contexts. This adaptive behavior not only affects the future development of a social-ecological system (SES), it is also critical for the effectiveness of policy interventions or the response of a society to global change. However, diverse human responses to social-ecological change and their consequences are still largely neglected in analysis and modeling of SES or oversimplified. This session aims to investigate how we can better do justice to complex human behavior and build on diverse knowledge from the social sciences. It will provide examples from modeling human adaptive behavior in local natural resource management and in global studies.
Roslyn Henry1, Peter Alexander 1, Peter Anthoni 2, Almut Arneth 2, Thomas Pugh 2, 4, Sam Rabin 2, Mark Rounsevell 1, 2
1 (1) School of Geosciences, The University of Edinburgh, Drummond Street, Edinburgh EH8 9XP, United Kingdom, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2 (2) Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research / Atmospheric Environmental Research, 82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 3 (3) Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford OX10 8BB, United Kingdom, Wallingford, United Kingdom, 4 (4) School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Science, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom, Birmingham, United Kingdom