About the research
Socio-ecology calls forth a new paradigm for applied research which includes multiple academic disciplines and the participation of multiple stakeholder groups. Socio-ecological research is dynamic, and as such is an ongoing (and hypothetically never-ending) process. In this research we ask how socio-ecological theory is applied in practice, and whether it has led to better policy, stronger public engagement, and environmental sustainability. We are exploring these questions in European Long-Term Socio-Ecological Research (LTSER) platforms, as well as in multiple venues throughout Israel, including the Negev Highlands, the southern Carmel region and within the viticulture industry.