By exploring the interests of different disciplines in detail, the workshops will determine the overall scope for the Valuing Nature Network. They will also permit some assessment of the range of approaches, assumptions and research priorities that exist.
A generic note to help potential participants from all disciplines and backgrounds understand the conceptual framework and the questions and outputs which the workshops will address can be found attached below.
An assessment of the outputs will inform a subsequent larger, interdisciplinary meeting bringing together researchers from the natural science, economics and social sciences with decision makers from the policy and business spheres to agree an agenda for Phase 2 of the Network Programme.
The initial scoping workshops will be held over the course of May 2011.