WEBINAR: Integrated Land Use: What do individuals and societies need from landscapes

by Arturo Herrera on May 20, 2016


Balancing Food Production and Ecosystem Services

The ongoing extensification of agriculture is leading to historically unprecedented tradeoffs between food production and other ecosystem services such as biodiversity, non-timber forest products, landscapes aesthetics, culture, and many others. These tradeoffs are global, and sustainability scientists examine the telecoupled effects of globalization on traditional land management and societies.

This webinar discusses the difficult balance we face in feeding upwards of 9 billion while maintaining other ecosystem services, and between individual and societal benefits. Case studies include grasslands and forests in northern and southern China, farm-forest-estuary interfaces in Maritime Canada, and crop-grassland agriculture in western North America and eastern Australia.

Integrated Land Management video from Security & Sustainability Forum and IntegratedLand slideshow

Panelists include:
  • Arizona State University  Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arianne Cease, who focuses on the ecology and physiology of organisms in coupled natural and human systems.


Arianne Cease


  •  Josh MacFadyen, Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at ASU, whose work examines the social and ecological problems of energy in Canadian and U.S. agriculture, particularly during the transition from traditional to modern agro-ecosystems.
Josh MacFayden
Josh MacFayden


  • McGill University Research Scientist and Assistant Professor, Brian Robinson, who focuses onhow people meet their needs through use of ecosystems and resources, and the role this plays in development inpoorer regions of the world.
    Brian Robinson
    Brian Robinson


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