The management of environmental issues often comes up against the segmentation of knowledge, hence the importance of identifying the links between the social, economic, ecological and physical dimensions. This segmentation results from the high degree of specialisation in the expertise of scientists and managers, which is essential for the development of knowledge and public action, but which shows its limits in understanding complex systems.

In the same way, conflicts of use result from the confrontation between different interests or representations through interactions with nature. Moreover, each management option considered has a different impact on these uses. It is therefore important that the assessment reflects these interdependencies.

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Date: 2017-2023

Improving the management of atlantic landscapes: acounting for biodiversity and ecosystem services Interreg Atlantic Area, started in 2017

Coordination by J. Ballé-Béganton and D. Bailly

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