The evolution and resilience of industrial ecosystems (ERIE)

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Situated on the Humber Estuary in the UK, the area is home to a diverse set of industries ranging from fish and food processing to oil refining and chemical and bio-chemical production facilities.

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Figure 1. An overview of the system for analysing UK phosphorus and nitrogen flows.

Multi-level models have a hierarchical structure in which the lower level agents, in this case the nodes containing the chemical elements, are nested within one of the higher level groups - the Government’s policies.

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For example, nutrient rich runoff from farmland treated with fertilisers can lead to eutrophication upon reaching open waters (i.e.

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This effectively gives us a simple linear model from which we can start to work. More importantly, it also functions as an instantiation of stakeholders’ thinking about regional complexity which they can then interrogate and criticise themselves.

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The workshop was attended by a diverse range of stakeholders from local industries involved in the bio-based economy, energy from waste and large-scale energy use, as well as representatives from local govDr Kasper Kok ernment and local network or

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Latest News

ERIE Welcomes Research Fellow - Paolo Campo

In April 2014 ERIE welcomes research fellow Paolo Campo to the team.

ERIE Welcomes Research Fellow - Spencer Thomas

In April 2014 we welcome research fellow Spencer Thomas to the ERIE team.

ERIE Prepares for Policy Conference

The ERIE team have been working hard to prepare for the upcoming CSRW conference 'Complex Models for Real World Policy'.

As well as presentation by our Principal Investigator, Nigel Gilbert, ERIE will also be presenting a number of posters, hosting a break out session and engaging delegates in a number of participatory activities.

With the event now fully booked, it promises to be an enjoyable and informative day!


The ERIE project is funded by the EPSRC.

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