PhD seminar on Uncertainty in decision-making
Part of the joint PhD seminars series on environmental challenges. Current PhD and advanced master-level students are welcome to attend.
This seminar will be broadcast digitally. Access to the seminar platform will be communicated to all registered participants.
How does one handle uncertainty in research? Especially when research questions involve numerous disciplines and complex variables? How can methods and tools help to reduce or embrace uncertainty? And how should uncertainty be communicated when results are designed to be used in decision-making in society?
- This seminar on uncertainty in decision-making has its starting point in these above questions. The invited speakers will each share their perspectives on the topic, coming from three different disciplines, but all of whom address some of the big environmental challenges of our time.
Alexandra Pongracz (new window), from the Department of Physical Geography & the ClimBEco graduate research school, seeks to improve how carbon cycling in high latitudes – a process particularly susceptible to climate change – is represented in the LPJ-GUESS model. How is uncertainty presented in her methods and theory, and how can uncertainty be presented in results?
Maria Blasi Romero (new window), from the Centre for Environmental and Climate Research & the ClimBEco Graduate research school, takes the perspective of insects and looks at how one can predict pollinator abundance in the future, including extreme events, using scenarios. Uncertainty is inevitable in future scenario building, so how can risk and uncertainty be embraced and communicated to support decision-making?
Soo-Hyun Lee (new window) from the Faculty of Law & the Agenda 2030 Graduate school will share how the Sustainable Development Goals and indicators can be a tool for reducing legal uncertainties, thus increasing cohesion between international economic law and sustainable development.
Moderator for the panel discussion will be Åsa Knaggård (new window), senior lecturer from the Department of Political Science.
See the seminar homepage (new window) for more information about the seminar series and for registration!