ASSETS & DELTAS Launch
Multidisciplinary Research Week 2013 at the University of Southampton
Ecosystem services is a term used to describe the multitude of resources humans benefit from nature such as clean air, water, and food. As human population grow so do the demands on resources.
Research currently being undertaken at Southampton seeks to improve the lives of more than one billion people living in poverty around the world by providing policy makers with tools to enable them to manage ecosystems sustainably, and reduce poverty.
Professor Guy Poppy will discuss the ASSESTS project which is developing modelling and risk management tools to address issues linked with food security and nutritional health for the millions of rural poor living in the forest and agriculture landscapes in Amazoina and Africa.
River deltas are home to an estimated 500 million people living in significant poverty, with particular concentrations in Asia and Africa. Working in close relationship with the government of Bangladesh and other global partners, Professor Robert Nicholls will discuss the DELTAS Project and research being carried out to evaluate the effects of development policy decisions on people's living conditions.