An Area of Conflict: The Effects of Agricultural Subsidization on Conservation Goals Worldwide
This project is the result of a partnership between the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) (Germany), the University of Leeds (UoL) (UK), and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) at the University of Maryland (UMD) (USA); the project brings together highly qualified PhD students interested in an international collaborative synthesis research experience.
The goal of this new partnership is to enhance graduate-level synthesis training and capacity building for students working at the intersections of socio-environmental systems. By bringing together European and American cultures of PhD education and providing a genuine interdisciplinary research experience, this effort will blend and build upon previous efforts independently led by all three partner institutions
The international synthesis project is organized around a series of three workshops. The assembled team will examine feedbacks and linkages between agricultural subsidization and conservation goals in and around protected areas worldwide (e.g., Natura2000, Ramsar sites, National Parks, etc.). Specifically, the project will synthesize connections between ecological protection and/or restoration sites, literature on agricultural subsidization (e.g., EU Common Agricultural Policy), and data on agricultural yields and revenues.
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