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