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 global level: External limits at the planetary level.
How to use MuSIASEM to check what would happen if we would scale up EU agriculture to world level?
Full details are available in Deliverable 4.1 - Report on Nexus Security using Quantitative Story-telling