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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:
Dr. Eugenio Arima, University of Texas at Austin, United States
Dr. Sébastien Boillat, University of Bern, Switzerland
Dr. Martha Bonilla, INECOL, Mexico
Dr. Ignacio Gasparri, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán - CONICET, Argentina
Dr. Ricardo Grau, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán - CONICET, Argentina
Dr. Esteban Jobbagy, CONICET & Universidad Nacional de San Luis, Argentina
Dr. Sarah-Lan Mathez-Stiefel, University of Bern, Switzerland
GLP Themes: Telecoupling of land use systems, Land governance, Land change trade-offs for ecosystem services and biodiversity , Land management systems
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED! The GLP Socio-Ecological Land Systems of Latin America working group is happy to invite you to their next webinar led by Sébastien Boillat. This webinar aims at bringing together different perspectives of decolonizing land system science with a focus on Latin America, including indigenous perspectives on the land, knowledge co-construction, cartography and representation, and challenges faced by land system researchers in Latin America.
The GLP Socio-ecological Land Systems of Latin America Working Group is very excited to announce their next webinar to be held on October 28th 2021 at 16:00 CEST (UTC+2) where Martha Bonilla (INECOL, Mexico) and colleagues will share about social-ecological networks of Mexico.
October - December 2020
Socio-Ecological Land Systems of South America (December 2020)
Global market agreements & impacts on land-use conversions and the environment (March 2021)
Capitalism and trade in the development of South America (May 2021)
Land systems' insights from the pandemic and lock down (June 2021)