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Title : Mrs. Researcher
Name : Elina Dace
Country : LATVIA
Organisation name : University of Latvia
Department / section : Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnology
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Telephone : +37126196240
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My expertise / skills : Our modelling approach allows for creating transparent models of complex dynamic systems (e.g. biological systems, agro-ecological systems, socio-economic systems, etc.) characterized by accumulations (delays) and non-linear feedback mechanisms (e.g. causal effects of atmospheric composition on biodiversity and vice versa) that explicitly reflect the relationship between cause and effect. Our models help to understand how the main elements of some specific system interact with each other over time to determine the structural origin of some identified problem behaviour and to design and assess favourable policies that may effectively govern the system in the future (e.g. changes in share of specific species, novel business models, taxation strategy, etc.). With our approach, it is possible to forecast e.g. biodiversity changes and their drivers, biodiversity response to climate change, impact of biodiversity change on climate, effects of agrobiodiversity on sustainability, socio-economic changes, etc. Finally, our models help to identify what policies and modifications in the structure have to be implemented to cause a more favourable behaviour in the system.

Relevant publications, e.g.:
Dace at al., 2015. Searching for solutions to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by agricultural policy decisions — Application of system dynamics modeling for the case of Latvia, Science of the Total Environment, 527-528: 80-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.088
I am working on :
Civil engineering and urban infrastructure (construction and transport)
Environmental Psychology
Information sciences and communication
Management sciences
Keywords : complex systems, systems thinking, computational modelling, policy, biosystems, socio-economic systems, agricultural emissions, agro-ecosystems, social behaviour, environmental engineering
Project description : We are interested in projects over a broad thematic and especially those that are aimed at developing solutions and policies for greenhouse gas emission abatement, climate change mitigation, effects of climate change on biodiversity and vice versa, sustainable development of agro-ecosystems, sustainable social behaviour, effects of/on biogeochemical cycles.
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H2020 Information and networking days on 16-17 September 2019 in Brussels.
H2020 Brokerage event on 9 October 2019 in Warsaw.

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