Keynote Lecture: Valuing Nature: The good, the bad and the unexpected of interdisciplinary endeavour

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

This Valuing Nature Keynote Lecture will be given by Dr Nicola Beaumont from Plymouth Marine Laboratory . This 45 minute lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session chaired by Professor Michael Winter with 

Venue:  Henderson lecture theatre, XFi building, University of Exeter, EX4 4ST.

Abstract: Valuing Nature requires research that brings together a variety of disciplines, as recognised by the Valuing Nature Partnership. However, the benefits, downfalls and challenges of interdisciplinary working are not always clear and often understated. The VNP funded CoastWEB project brought together 8 different disciplines, coupled with a varied stakeholder network, to research the values and wellbeing benefits of saltmarshes, with an aim of providing tangible and useful outcomes. This interdisciplinary approach proved interesting, frustrating, challenging and rewarding. In this seminar the CoastWEB experience is shared including the unique research findings, the interdisciplinary processes used, lessons learned, and recommendations for the future.