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- Social-ecological modelling
- Poverty traps
- Nonlinear dynamics
- Qualitative analysis
- Nutrient dynamics
Sonja Radosavljevic's research focuses on understanding nonlinear dynamics of social-ecological systems, particularly using mechanisms that lead to and preserve poverty traps
Radosavljevic uses theoretical approaches, such as mathematical modeling and qualitative analysis of dynamical systems, to identify and study nonlinear mechanisms of social-ecological systems. She is especially focused on understanding mechanisms and feedback loops that lead to and preserve poverty.
Taking into account that the social and ecological aspects of the systems are deeply intertwined, she develops abstract multidimensional models which reflect interactions among actors of complex adaptive systems and ecosystem. The models are fitted to different scenarios and may include nutrient cycling, human ability to learn and change habits, interdependence between production and biodiversity and so on. As such, they extend classical economic poverty traps models and allow consideration of various poverty alleviation strategies and pathways.
Radosavljevic’s received her Ph.D. in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Linköping University in 2016. The topic of her project was mathematical modeling of population dynamics. Rigorous analytical treatment and ecological foundation of the problem were combined in order to extend known theory around population models. By doing this, she was able to explain some well-known phenomena, such as survival of migratory species and unsuccessful pesticide application.
News articles with Radosavljevic, Sonja
Research news | 2021-03-26
Human relationships are still missing from fisheries management models
Bioeconomic models guiding small-scale fisheries development programmes exclude important interactions between fishers, traders and consumers. This may increase existing inequalities
Research news | 2020-06-23
Dealing with rural poverty and the persistent hunger challenge
A blanket solution for persistent poverty does not exist. Researchers present three insights for action