Illustrations of MuSIASEM: Animal production in Scotland

28 November 2017
Animal production
Dependence on imports
Regional level

Illustrations of MuSIASEM: How does it work and what new insights can it provide?

Multi-Scale Integrated Analysis of Societal and Ecosystem Metabolism (MuSIASEM) is a novel tool to analyse the water-energy-food nexus. MuSIASEM provides meta-protocols to analyse the complex metabolism of social-ecological systems. They currently focus on water, energy, food, land-use and emissions, but other elements can be added. We like to call these meta-protocols ‘grammars’. MuSIASEM grammars can be applied to a wide variety of practical situations at various levels of analysis (local, regional, national, EU, watershed).

This case study focuses on the regional level: Animal production in Scotland 

A procedure to check the level of openness of the animal production system of Scotland (dependence on imports).

Full details are available in Deliverable 4.1 - Report on Nexus Security using Quantitative Story-telling


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