Theme C - Socio/Ecological Analysis and Modelling for Environmental Decision-Making

Theme leader: Prof Sarah Bekessy

Theme C publication output

This theme recognises that environmental management is, by definition, a social and political process, so responses to environmental problems must focus at least in part on human behaviour and social preferences

Our researchers build on techniques from a range of disciplines, and develop methods to analyse, model and integrate knowledge about socio-economic and ecological processes to improve environmental decision-making.

Our research will encompass:

1. Integrating human responses to climate change into conservation planning, developing an integrated decision framework. 

2. Reconciling the triple bottom line of social equity, economic return, and environmental benefits in conservation decision making. 

3. Modelling the social dimensions of market based instruments for biodiversity conservation; and 

4. Evaluating environmental research and it's accountability