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384T: Exploring scenario tools for sustainable mountain development –modelling session (NO ABSTRACTS BEING
Saturday, 27/Apr/2019:
9:00am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Robert Marchant
Session Chair: Enrico Celio
Session Chair: Aino Kulonen
Session Chair: Adrienne Grêt-Regamey
Session Chair: Ricardo Grau
Location: MIT-324
Mittelstrasse 43, third floor, room 324, 36 seats
Session Topics:
How do we support transformation?

Session Abstract

Tools such as the participatory scenario approaches are developed and applied in order to understand complicated socio-ecological interactions and model future scenarios under global and local changes in land use, use of ecosystem services, or impact of changes (policy to climate) on livelihoods. Such frameworks can be effective tools for management decisions towards sustainable mountain development, but they are also considered challenging to apply and adjust to meet the needs of different study systems and the visions of local stakeholders.

In this hands-on workshop/training session we will get to know and compare some of the recently developed scenario tool sets; e.g., Participatory Scenario Tools and Participatory Bayesian network-based Land-use Modeling Approach (BLUMAP).

We will start with an introduction to the theoretical background and assumptions of these models, and discuss types of questions these tools can be applied to. Finally, we will test the models with parameter sets from different mountain regions.

This session is open to all who are interested in applying such scenario tools in their own research in mountains or other systems. After the meeting, a short guide to the modelling tools presented will be prepared and made available to the wider research community through the Mountain Research Initiative. This session is a follow-up session for the Research Presentation session ‘Applying scenario tools for sustainable mountain development’.

Training Organisers: Robert Marchant, Enrico Celio, Aino Kulonen, Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, Veerle Vanacker, and Ricardo Grau

No contributions were assigned to this session.

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