Aims and Objectives:
This Work Package will synthesise the other research areas within the ASSIST programme and produce new research to address the following areas:
- Optimisation of land-use at multiple scales, integrating across farm, landscape and national scales and incorporating trade-offs
- Resilience to present shocks and future change, bringing together multiple scales and considering socio-ecological systems
- Scenarios of future change and responses, considering impacts to future policy and societal changes
Key Outcomes Include:
- Identifying optimal trajectories towards sustainable intensification
- Supporting the design of future multi-functional landscapes delivering sustainable and resilient food production
- Providing stakeholders with a valuable tool to position farms along the trade-off continuum of environmental services vs. productivity
We have contributed to the following paper which will be published during 2017. See our summary diagram below.
Bullock, James M.; Dhanjal-Adams Kiran L.; Milne Alice, Ilver T.H.; Todman Lindsay C.; Whitmore, Andy P. & Pywell, Richard F. (in press) Resilience and food security: rethinking an ecological concept. Journal of Ecology.
Prof James Bullock (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)
Dr Andy Whitmore (Rothamsted Research)
Dr Alice Milne (Rothamsted Research)