Albert is research coordinator for the Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), which has its International Programme Office hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
Current research projects
1. Assessing and predicting regional coral reef resilience in the Hawaiian archipelago
This project will, for the first time, quantitatively assess the regional resilience of a marine ecosystem, the Hawaiian archipelago, across distinct gradients of human impact.
The analyses will be generated from one of the most comprehensive and extensive coral reef datasets available and will provide novel insights into the multi-scale dynamics of reef resilience and regime shifts. It will also produce dynamic models that will help understand the future impacts of climate change and direct human impacts on these critical marine ecosystems.
2. PECS-SEEN project
The broad scientific aim of this project is to explore the dynamics that contribute to the reliable production of ecosystem services in social-ecological systems (i.e. interdependent and linked complex systems of people and nature). We will assess the patterns of trade-offs and synergies among 6-12 key ecosystem services within local municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin and then identify the social, ecological and geographic drivers of ecosystem service change across the study region.
We will generate novel policy-and-practice relevant knowledge on ecosystem service governance in the region, and establish how historical and current governance arrangements affect the provision and deterioration of ecosystem services as well as access to these services in practice. Finally, we will prepare a regional Resilience Assessment of ecosystem services across the Norrström region through participatory engagement with relevant stakeholders - e.g. through the Stockholm metropolitan region strategic spatial planning process.