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Facing the Future 2017 – Collaborative Working for a Sustainable Future

Facing the Future is an annual two-day postgraduate conference for Masters, PhD and early career researchers from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, organised through the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR), at the University of Dundee, and James Hutton Institute. Continue reading

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Octasynthesis as a systems approach to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Sam Poskitt, Cathel de Lima Hutchison, Tony Hodgson, Christopher Lyon, Nandan Mukherjee, and Ioan Fazey Following the 2016 Facing the Future conference in Aberdeen, the authors compiled a report explaining the Octasynthesis methodology, pulling together the recommendations we made for … Continue reading

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FtF 2016 – Interdisciplinarity and the Sustainable Development Goals

In the very first blog post for the Facing the Future Community, I explored the complex nature of problems that link human and environmental systems. As I sit here, now, on the eve of the 2016 Facing the Future Conference, … Continue reading

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A Climate (in need) of Interdisciplinarity – Exploring interdisciplinary responses to the impacts of climate change in Southern Africa

It’s June 2013, I’m in a village in Zambia on fieldwork for my masters. The rainy season should have just passed, refreshing the soil, turning the mopani woodland from brown to green, filling up the river for the livestock to … Continue reading

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A Journey in Interdisciplinarity

As a world, we face formidable ‘wicked’ problems that straddle human and environmental systems. Wicked problems are mired in immense complexity – involving eye watering networks of different drivers, all interacting with each other in diverse ways. Just as an … Continue reading

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