Collaboration Between Social Science Fields and Biological/Ecosystem Fields
At the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), the Social Systems Division and the Biodiversity Division have organized interdisciplinary seminars since 2011, with presentations from invited outside lecturers. We have been stimulating cross-disciplinary research activities and exploring the possibilities for solving conservation and management issues related to biodiversity and ecosystems.
Launch of the Collaborative Research Group on Environmental Economics and Evaluation
In August 2014, we launched the Collaborative Research Group on Environmental Economics and Evaluation (Group Leader: Professor Akira Hibiki of Tohoku University) to further promote research using a cross-disciplinary approach, based on the discussions conducted at previous seminars. The Group works on the analysis of environmental policies taking an integrated approach not only in the fields of social science and biology, but also in economics and other social and natural sciences. Information on past and future seminars will be announced on this page.