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Interdisciplinary research framework for identifying research needs: Case: bioenergy-biodiversity interlinkages

Publication based on ALTER-Net's work on bioenergy

Furman et al book coverSome of ALTER-Net's work in this area has been published in a book by Eeva Furman, Riku Varjopuro and Taru Peltola, Interdisciplinary research framework for identifying research needs: Case: bioenergy-biodiversity interlinkages (Lambert Academic Publishing):

A loss of biological diversity continues in spite of the existing, and in some respects, rather elaborate and heavy attempts at management and protection. It has been argued that one of the reasons for the lack of success is the unmet and challenging knowledge needs. Meeting the needs requires integration of various sciences and expertise, since attempts to manage biodiversity gives rise also to many emerging, complex and political questions. Integration of the disciplines needs practices that are able to overcome practical, institutional and cultural obstacles. ALTER-Net, a European network for research on biological diversity under the 6th framework programme, has aimed to undertake further interdisciplinary research that will feed into the addressing of societal needs.This book presents a framework which creates possibilities for communication between research and decision-making. By using the framework, relevant topics for discussion are brought up, emerging research needs are reacted to for elaboration into concrete research projects, and finally research findings are conveyed to support decision-making. To achieve this requires organised and open collaboration between research.