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Socio-Ecological Land Systems (SELS) include different processes and contexts that enable integrating the socio-ecological aspects of territories with regional land-uses. There are many disciplines that study them, from the social or economic sciences, the environmental or the land use sciences. A thorough and holistic understanding and definition of large scale SELS is a challenging synthesis endeavor that must be addressed collectively by an array of specialists. This group is building an interdisciplinary team of researchers to integrate their expertise and territorial knowledge into understanding the intertwined relations between land-use patterns and their associated socio-ecological systems (and vice versa) of Latin America.
The overall goal of this WG is to generate a channel for discussion and collaboration on the understanding and defining of SELS for Latin America by contrasting and synthesizing experts’ territorial knowledge with available socio-ecological data. Our overarching aim is to contribute to the Land System Science community by generating a reference framework for analyzing patterns and processes in land science, management and planning under the umbrella of SELS in Latin America. Above all, we hope this Working Group can be a catalyst for generating new avenues and empowering the GLP community to work closely together, while expanding multidisciplinary work in the context of Socio-Ecological Land Systems.
This group’s research interests include:
Specifically, the group proposes the following concrete work outputs:
The GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America Working Group would like to invite you to their third webinar, featuring presentations by Ignacio Gasparri and Graziano Ceddia.
The GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America Working Group would like to invite you to their second webinar, an exciting discussion on the relationship between international trade and land use change.
Webinar 1: Socio-Ecological Land Systems of South America (December 2020)
Webinar 2: Global market agreements & impacts on land-use conversions and the environment (March 2021)