Sustainable cultivation of upland environments

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Award: RES-240-25-0009
Project website
PI: David Harvey, School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Newcastle University
Dates: 30/09/2010 - 30/03/2012
 
This project is looking at how we articulate and communicate whole system assessments and inherently uncertain predictions of the causes and effects of environmental change; how we reconcile conflicting interests with common necessity and purpose; and how we encourage interdisciplinary working, stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange. We believe we can identify the key systematic relationships between, for instance, land use, landscape appearance and environmental effects, and also identify the major differences of judgment and knowledge about the ways in which these key relationships work - what they mean for the management of the system. We will explore this approach with a number of stakeholders and practising landscape managers, focusing, in the first instance, on the Northumberland National Park. We expect to develop a set of mechanisms and procedures (a ‘scope’) to do this, with the primary purpose of helping articulate and communicate different perceptions and understandings of the major relationships and issues.

Data created

Stakeholder beliefs about status of farms and landscapes in the Northumberland National Park
Online responses elicited from participants via Northumberland National Park and Northern Rural Network contacts for key variables defining current status of farm land use and practice and landscape consequences.

NOT AVAILABLE

Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed
Stakeholder beliefs about future prospects and features of land management in the Northumberland National Park
Online responses elicited from participants via Northumberland National Park and Northern Rural Network contacts for key variables defining future prospects, under specified scenario conditions, and coupled with beliefs about likelihoods of scenario specifications.

NOT AVAILABLE

Data type: Quantitative
Data format: MS Excel
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed
View of Bayesian Belief Network
Comments and suggestions on framing and structure of the Bayesian Belief Network representation, collected via an online response form and participant expression of suggestions and criticisms, supplemented with phone conversations and specific meetings.

NOT AVAILABLE

Data type: Qualitative
Data format: MS Word
Sample size:
Country: United Kingdom
Status: Research completed

Publications and outputs

Conference paper (1)
How to cope with complexity? : the case of the Northumberland National Park
David Harvey; Pia Schuchert; Steve Rushton
16/10/2012