Our themes focus on particular social-ecological systems connected to marine, urban and food-producing landscapes.
Our streams focus on meta-syntheses that cut across sectors, scales and social-ecological systems.
Research news | 2018-06-20
New book chapter looks into the economic, cultural and ecological reasons why some people leave the fisheries and aquaculture sector, and what could be done to reverse the trend
Research news | 2018-06-19
Major population increases present Sub-Saharan Africa with complicated water-related challenges that requires a shift in water thinking
Research news | 2018-06-14
Swedish school project shows how children saving salamanders grow a stronger connection to nature afterwards
Research news | 2018-06-13
Celebrated for their work on furthering research on sustainable water management and resilience thinking
Research news | 2018-06-12
Questions around the popular ecosystem services framework and nature’s contribution to people has hit a nerve
Research news | 2018-06-07
Centre becomes scientific partner to new UN business platform on sustainable marine stewardship
Research news | 2018-06-06
Who owns ocean biodiversity? New study reveals how a single company has registered half of all existing patents associated with genes from marine species
Research news | 2018-06-05
The four most essential (yet risky) ingredients for small-scale fisheries to bond and build stronger ties between themselves
GEDB is a five-year Academy research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences addressing the economic dynamics of global change and its implications for a sustainable future. Read more here
The ARTS project assesses the role and impact of local sustainability initiatives in Brighton, Budapest, Dresden, Flanders and Stockholm. Read more here
A Multilevel Approach to Urban Regional Agglomerations: A Swedish Case of Transition Paths toward a “Fossil-Free Society” by 2050
Svedin, U., Liljenström, H. 2018. A Multilevel Approach to Urban Regional Agglomerations: A Swedish Case of Transition Paths toward a “Fossil-Free Society” by 2050, Urban Agglomeration Mustafa Ergen, IntechOpen, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73104. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/books/urban-agglomeration/a-multilevel-approach-to-urban-regional-agglomerations-a-swedish-case-of-transition-paths-toward-a-f
Navigating emergence and system reflexivity as key transformative capacities: experiences from a Global Fellowship program
Moore, M.-L., P. Olsson, W. Nilsson, L. Rose, and F. R. Westley. 2018. Navigating emergence and system reflexivity as key transformative capacities: experiences from a Global Fellowship program. Ecology and Society 23(2):38. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10166-230238
Preparing ocean governance for species on the move
Pinsky, M.L., Reygondeau, G., Caddell, R., Palacios-Abrantes, J., Spijkers, J., William, W.L.C. 2018. Preparing ocean governance for species on the move. Science 15 Jun 2018: Vol. 360, Issue 6394, pp. 1189-1191 DOI: 10.1126/science.aat2360
Coastal communities and livelihoods in a changing world: A comparison of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Matsushima Bay, Japan and the Salish Sea, Canada/USA
Minohara, A., Cooling, C., and Blasiak, R. 2017. Coastal communities and livelihoods in a changing world: A comparison of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in Matsushima Bay, Japan and the Salish Sea, Canada/USA. In: UNU-IAS and IGES (eds.) 2017, Sustainable livelihoods in socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (Satoyama Initiative Thematic Review vol. 3), United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, Tokyo.
Fostering children’s connection to nature through authentic situations: the case of saving salamanders at school
Barthel, S. Belton, S., Raymond, C., Giusti, M. 2018. Fostering Children’s Connection to Nature Through Authentic Situations: The Case of Saving Salamanders at School. Front. Psychol., 08 June 2018 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00928
Multi-level policies and adaptive social networks – a conceptual modeling study for maintaining a polycentric governance system
Mathias, J.D., Lade, S. and V. Galaz. 2017. “Multi-level policies and adaptive social networks–a conceptual modeling study for maintaining a polycentric governance system”, International Journal of the Commons, 11 (1).
‘New Wilderness’ Requires Algorithmic Transparency: A Response to Cantrell et al.
Galaz, V., & Mouazen, A. M. 2017. “New Wilderness” Requires Algorithmic Transparency: A Response to Cantrell et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, (Letter) http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.06.013
Corporate control and global governance of marine genetic resources
Blasiak, R., Jouffray, J-B., Wabnitz, C.C.C., Sundström, E., Österblom, H. 2018. Corporate control and global governance of marine genetic resources.Sci. Adv. 2018;4: eaar5237
State of the Art and Challenges for Offshore Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)
Buck, B. H. Troell, M.F., Krause, G., Angel, D.L., Grote, B., Chopin, T. 2018. State of the Art and Challenges for Offshore Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA). Front. Mar. Sci., 15 May 2018, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00165
Analytically tractable climate–carbon cycle feedbacks under 21st century anthropogenic forcing
Lade, S. J., Donges, J. F., Fetzer, I., Anderies, J. M., Beer, C., Cornell, S. E., Gasser, T., Norberg, J., Richardson, K., Rockström, J., and Steffen, W. 2018. Analytically tractable climate–carbon cycle feedbacks under 21st century anthropogenic forcing, Earth Syst. Dynam., 9, 507-523, https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-9-507-2018, 2018.