Cascading failures are increasingly being recognized as an important risk factor, and IIASA research into better understanding this systemic risk is progressing quickly, with fruitful collaborations between EEP and the Risk, Policy and Vulnerability and Advanced Systems Analysis Programs. The challenges posed by systemic risks are addressed through a concerted application of methodological development, theoretical investigations, and insights from case studies.
Figure 1. Global seafood trade among regions as determined from the UN Comtrade Database. The abbreviation MENA is short for Middle East and North Africa .
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 Veshchinskaya V, Brännström Å, Rovenskaya E & Dieckmann U. Ecosystem vulnerability to species loss. In preparation.
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