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Animesh Kumar Gain

Kiel University (CAU)
Institute of Geography


The interdependencies between social and ecological sub-systems remain poorly understood in coastal zones. The overall objective of the research project, Social-ECological interdependencies in dynamic Coastal zones (SECure-COAST) is to significantly advance the theoretical basis of human-nature interactions of coastal systems through network theory and system dynamic approach. In order to advance theoretical basis, the proposed research will analyse the interdependencies of complex human-water systems of coastal zones through the lens of Social-Ecological System (SES) framework developed by Ostrom (2009) and through dynamic network theory. With the involvement of stakeholders, the theoretical framework is then to be tested empirically in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta through system dynamic modelling. For developing future trajectories of complex systems, a system dynamic tool will be developed. The empirical research will support enhancing coastal resilience in the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta. The combination of theoretical and empirical research along with transdisciplinary approaches will enhance scientific knowledge in the field of social-ecological system science.


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Research activities

Social‐Ecological interdependencies in dynamic Coastal zones (Secure‐Coast)