Novel approaches for combining social and natural science data sets in environmental research
Convener: Gemma Carr 
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 05 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Display Tue, 05 Apr, 08:00–19:30  / Halls X/Y

Interdisciplinarity between the social and natural sciences can be particularly challenging yet there is growing awareness to the essential need for integrated research to address ongoing and emerging environmental concerns. While recognition of the value of such work is clear, there are a number of issues when adopting an interdisciplinary approach. This session will offer an opportunity for researchers at the interface of the environmental and social sciences to share their experiences with a specific focus on practices of undertaking interdisciplinary research. Contributions which illuminate the challenges, the matching of methodologies across disciplines and resulting outcomes of work which has sought to combine natural and social sciences (including sociology, economics or policy research) in the context of the environment (for example, floods, droughts, heat waves, geophysical and geomorphic hazards, pollution and risk to biodiversity) are encouraged. This interactive session will have a strong focus on critical reflection to enable learning from interdisciplinary experiences. It will include both paper presentations and a discussion forum, during which the speakers will take an active role as panel members.