Interdisciplinary initiatives

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INNGE's interdisciplinary group

The interdisciplinary group works to

- 1) increase the links between ecology and multidisciplinary initiatives

- 2) promote interdisciplinary approaches to ecological questions

Below are some of the initiatives the group has been involved over the past couple of years and the people that have contributed to this initiatives.


Biodiversity Knowledge

- 1st conference

- Berlin meeting

- 2nd conference

Ecology and Economics

- seminar series

- Trento conference

- Future Earth conference

- Institute for New Economic Thinking - Young Scholars Initiative

Future Earth

- Future Earth Young Scientist Network Conference on "ecosystems and human well-being in the green economy"

- Future Earth youth engagement consultation and feedback

- Future Earth strategic research agenda - online consultation and workshop

- Diversitas 25 year celebration - youth reporting


Alice Hughes (governing board liason)

Peter Søgaard Jørgensen (assisting governing board liason)

Rachel White

Jenny Talbot (working group)

Carly Ziter (Future Earth youth engagement)

Jay Pocklington (Istitute for New Economic Thinkng - Young Scholars Initiative)

Jia Lyng (Ecology and economics)

Brian Swartz (Ecology and economics)

Brian Wee (NEON)

Rachel White (conservation biology)

Andre Mascharenas


Laureano Gherardi




Interdiciplinarity is a way of approaching a problem or question, which embraces the inherent complexity of ecology and is rarely “parsimonious”. Rather than taking each component piece by piece and studying how that component works in isolation, interdisciplinary research tries to understand not only each component, but how they inter-relate in space and time. Being interdisciplinary involves examining any question from multiple perspectives, and understanding the different facets using whatever tools and methods are most appropriate