What is transdisciplinarity, and how can we achieve it?

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For NbS to be effective, all stakeholders need to be appropriately involved for the entire process from conception to implementation and maintenance.

Alexandre Chausson, NbSI Researcher, co-authored a blog with Lydia Cole (University of St Andrews) exploring how transdisciplinary teams can achieve research impact. Transdisciplinarity differs from interdisciplinarity in that it involves bringing together different knowledge systems beyond academia, such as practitioner knowledge or local and indigenous knowledge, to co-produce knowledge for impact. Drawing from a workshop held in December 2020 at the British Ecological Society annual conference, the blog explains why and how transdisciplinary working is key for research to have direct societal impact such as influencing policy or practice.

Read the full blog here.