Planning and Environmental Management
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The overarching aim of my project is to white soccer shoes explore and characterise the key biophysical and socioeconomic factors driving change within natural resource system and analyse the complex dynamics interrelationships and feedbacks mechanisms at range of spatial and temporal scales in order to determine how these interactions determine overall system behaviour, and ultimately the resilience and sustainability of the system.
In doing so, I adopt socialecological system approach in which natural resource management (NRM) system is viewed as complex adaptive system where the social and ecological elements (or subsystems) coevolve, and frequently interact dynamically across multiple scales in a resilient and sustained fashion. As complex adaptive systems, they display a number of system attributes that cannot be observed in simple systems, including nonlinearity, unpredictability, selforganisation and white soccer shoes feedbacks.
The key argument is that current approaches to assessing NRM mercurial superfly fg systems such as utilitarianism, reductionism, linear causeeffect epistemology or commandandcontrol paradigm founded on positivistic understanding of science have failed to capture the complex dynamics and adaptive interrelationships and feedbacks mechanisms inherent in linked socialecological systems. I will argue that thinking based on system theory and thinking are novel operational and analytical tools well suited to understanding complex adaptive systems as well as providing both a promising scientific gain on problems associated with sustainable NRM.
These theoretical approaches are being applied and tested in a case study research within the Volta River Basin Agroecological system in Ghana, West Africa. I seek to understand how rural farming communities are responding and adapting to these changes using resilience thinking and soft system dynamic as analytical approaches.
I have worked as Assistant Lecturer with the Department of Geography, King College London, UK, (20092010); a Visiting Assistant Lecturer with Department of Social Policy Studies, London South Bank University, UK (20102011); Research Associate with the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, UK (20082009); and an Assistant Lecturer with the National Film and Television Institute, University of Ghana (20032005).
I am currently an Associate Member of Higher Education Academy, UK and a mercurial superfly fg Graduate Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), UK mercurial superfly fg.