Taking a systems approach: defining the agenda for ecological forecasting
Image courtesy of Matthew Evans.
Organised by Professor Matthew Evans, Professor Tim Benton and Professor Ken Norris
Rigorous methods are required to enable robust predictions to be made about the future state of the biological world under conditions of environmental change. The development of robust process-based approaches to modelling ecological systems, to provide these predictions, will be a challenging task. A well-defined research agenda is required so that new approaches can be brought to bear, with some urgency, onto questions of societal need. Input is required from diverse communities to better understand the nature of the challenges and the types of questions both for which society needs answers and for which data exists to provide these answers.
Programme available to download here (PDF).
Biographies and audio recordings are available below.