Institute of Environmental Systems Research

The Institute of Environmental Systems Research (USF) is a multi-departmental institution that develops interdisciplinary concepts and methods across traditional scientific disciplines and at the interface between the natural and social sciences to improve understanding of and find solutions for complex environmental problems.

The main research areas undertaken at the Institute include analysis and modelling of socio-ecological systems, mathematical biology and ecology, environmental exposition and risk analysis, water resource management systems and societal transformation processes towards sustainability.

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Envisioning robust climate change adaptation futures for coastal regions

The paper investigates the potential of backcasting by comparing three different cases on vision and strategy development for climate change adaptation planning in coastal regions.

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