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Mr Joseph Abram MSci Natural Sciences – Geophysics with Geology (2009 – 2013)

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Mr Joseph Abram is Postgraduate research student within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

Socio-ecological system study is at the forefront of regional stability, social security, human development and poverty alleviation. Driven by internal and external pressures, including temperature, climate change, population and policy change, socio-ecological systems form dynamic and complex networks of interconnected elements and feedback mechanisms.

Having previously studied at Durham University’s Earth Science department, specialising in Geology and Geophysics I now work with Southampton University’s Institute for Complex System Simulation (ICSS) and department of Geography & Environment. My previous work has included the study of hydrostatic pressure on earthquake fault zones, with more recent projects using network analysis to further our understanding of planetary boundaries as well as local and regional socio-ecological systems. My current research focuses on using complexity theory to enhance our understanding of socio-ecological systems as dynamic system networks.

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Research interests: My academic interests focus on socio-technological system simulation including Human environment interaction, Social and Socio-Ecological systems, human population, regime shifts and regional stability with more general interests in climate change, ecology and environmental hazards.

PhD supervision: Dr James Dyke & Prof. John Dearing

MPhil/PhD research: Investigating socio-ecological systems through numerical techniques and network analysis.

Funding: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

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Global Environmental Change and Earth Observation

Demonstrating in a module starting Jan 2015 entitled ‘Global Challenges’

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