Resilience, the capability of a system to maintain the same structure and functions under multiple stressors, is a concept widely used in different branches of science. However, while understanding the meaning of this concept is relatively easy, it is still difficult to concretely estimate the resilience of natural systems (populations, ecosystems, full Socio-Ecological Systems - SES). The difficulties in finding methods to reliably estimate resilience is hindering its concrete application into management.
The ReMSES workshop aims to bridge this gap by working on methods to assess resilience in different marine systems across different levels of organization, with a specific focus on applied focus on socio-ecological systems (SES). This workshop will also work to outline ways to incorporate resilience metrics into conservation and management. Over a course of 4 days, these two aims will be reached through an interdisciplinary workshop that will favour cross-fertilization between different disciplines.
- Review and evaluate ways to measure resilience in different SES components found at different hierarchical levels, through a cross-scale analysis from single populations to entire marine SES
- Identify mechanisms that enhance or dampen resilience and what stressors (e.g. fishing mortality, climate change, pollution) are relevant for the different marine system components, and understand at what scale it is useful for management to consider resilience
- Suggest methods to incorporate the concept of resilience into marine policy and management.
- A complete list of methods to empirically estimate resilience in the marine context, where pros and cons will also be illustrated, and for which system and to which resolution is best to apply them. This list will be made available through an online database.
- A scientific paper (opinion paper) about how the concept of resilience is currently treated in marine policy and management, and what needs to be done to fully incorporate it and make it operational.
- A scientific paper that will explore the optimal scale (population, ecosystem, SES, etc.) to apply resilience into marine management.
- Establishment of a network that will work at the forefront of the resilience science in Europe in the coming years that will collaborate on new grants/proposals as well as new publications.
This workshop will address the gap of knowledge by working on methods to assess resilience in different marine systems and outline ways to incorporate resilience metrics into conservation and management.
Please send an email with your CV and the reason you would like to join the workshop to the two main organizers: Dr. Camilla Sguotti (firstname.lastname@example.org ) and Prof. Alberto Barausse (email@example.com).
Deadline: the end of August 2023
PLANNED INVOLVEMENT OF EUROMARINE ORGANISATIONS
University of Padova