The UKRI and IIASA hosted a critical dialogue on the benefits of systems thinking in biodiversity research.
According to the 2019 IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: “Biodiversity... is declining faster than at any time in human history”, as are nature’s contributions to people. Around 1 million species are threatened with extinction in the coming decades. Direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity declines are underpinned by societal values and behaviors, and it is widely recognized that systemic changes are needed to bend the curve of ongoing biodiversity loss.
The IIASA Biology Ecology and Conservation (BEC) research group constitutes the institute’s hub for applied ecology and conservation research. This webinar brings together UK and IIASA BEC researchers to exchange perspectives on biodiversity research and highlight how biodiversity-related research could benefit from systems thinking.
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This event will also launch IIASA Connect in the UK community. Join us and network with other biodiversity experts on the platform!