Key references

To request any of the articles, please send an email to

and include the publication title in the subject line.

Barthel, S., J. Colding, H. Ernstsson, H. Erixon, S. Grahn et al. 2010. QBook4-Hållbarhet. Albano Resilient Campus. Akademiska Hus.

Bergsten, A. 2012. Fragmented landscapes: assessment and communication of landscape connectivity in human-dominated landscapes. Licentiate thesis, Dept. Systems Ecology and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.

Biggs, R., F.R. Westley, and S.R. Carpenter. 2010. Navigating the back loop: fostering social innovation and transformation in ecosystem management. Ecology and Society 15(2):9./

Colding, J. 2007 Ecological land-use complementation for building resilience in urban ecosystems,, Landscape and Urban Planning 81:46-55.

Colding, J., J. Lundberg, S. Lundberg, and E. Andersson. 2009. Golf courses and wetland fauna. Ecological Applications 19:1481-1491.

Enfors, E., and L. Gordon. 2009. Dealing with drought: the challenge of using water system technologies to break dryland poverty traps. Global Environmental Change 18:607-616.

Folke, C., S.R. Carpenter, B.H. Walker, M. Scheffer, F.S. Chapin III, and J. Rockström. 2010. Resilience thinking: integrating resilience, adaptability and transformability. Ecology and Society 15(4):20.

Folke, C., F.S. Chapin, III and P. Olsson. 2009. Transformations in ecosystem stewardship. Pages 103-125 in: Principles of Ecosystem Stewardship: Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management in a Changing World. F.S. III Chapin, G.P. Kofinas, and C. Folke, editors. Springer Verlag, New York.

Folke, C., Å. Jansson, J. Rockström, P. Olsson, S.R. Carpenter, F.S. Chapin, A.-S. Crepín, G. Daily, K. Danell, J. Ebbesson, T. Elmqvist, V. Galaz, F. Moberg, M. Nilsson, H. Österblom, E. Ostrom, Å. Persson, G. Peterson, S. Polasky, W. Steffen, B. Walker, and F. Westley. 2011. Reconnecting to the Biosphere. Ambio 40:719-738.

Galaz, V., B. Crona, T. Daw, M. Nyström, Ö. Bodin, and P. Olsson. 2010. Can Web crawlers revolutionize ecological monitoring? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 8:99-104.

Galaz, V., B. Crona, H. Österblom, P. Olsson, C. Folke. 2011. Polycentric Systems and Interacting Planetary Boundaries: Emerging Governance of Climate Change — Ocean Acidification — Marine Biodiversity, Ecological Economics (e-View pre-print) doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.11.012

Galaz, V., F. Biermann, B. Crona, D. Loorbach, C. Folke, P. Olsson, M. Nilsson, J. Allouche, Å. Persson, and G. Rieschl. 2012. Planetary boundaries — exploring the challenges for global environmental governance. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability doi:10.1016/

Gelcich, S., T.P. Hughes, P. Olsson, C. Folke, O. Defeo, M. Fernández, S. Foale, L.H. Gunderson, C. Rodríguez-Sieker, M. Scheffer, R. Steneck, and J.C. Castilla 2010. Navigating transformations in governance of Chilean marine coastal resources, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107:16794-16799.

Merrie, A. 2011. An idea whose time has come — an innovation perspective on marine spatial planning: exploring the emergence of marine spatial planning as a tool for ecosystem-based management between 2000 and 2010, MSc Thesis, Dept. Systems Ecology and Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.

Olsson, P., and V. Galaz (in press). Social-ecological innovation and transformation. In: Nicholls, A. and A. Murdoch (Editors). Social Innovation: Blurring Sector Boundaries and Challenging Institutional Arrangements. Palgrave MacMillan.

Olsson, P., C. Folke, and T. Hahn. 2004. Social-ecological transformation for ecosystem management: the development of adaptive co-management of a wetland landscape in southern Sweden. Ecology and Society 9(4):2.

Olsson, P., L.H. Gunderson, S.R. Carpenter, P. Ryan, L. Lebel, C. Folke, and C.S. Holling. 2006. Shooting the rapids: navigating transitions to adaptive governance of social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 11(1):18.

Olsson, P., C. Folke, and T.P. Hughes. 2008. Navigating the transition to ecosystem-based management of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:9489-9494.

Österblom, H., A. Gårdmark, L. Bergström, B. Müller-Karulis, C. Folke, M. Lindegren, M. Casini, P. Olsson, R. Diekmann, T. Blenckner, C. Humborg, and C. Möllmann. 2010. Making the ecosystem approach operational - can regime shifts in ecological- and governance systems facilitate the transition? Marine Policy 34:1290-1299.

Österblom, H., and Ö. Bodin. In press. Global cooperation among diverse organizations reduces lllegal fishing in the Southern Ocean. Conservation Biology.

Österblom, H., and U.R. Sumaila. 2011. Toothfish crises, actor diversity and the emergence of compliance mechanisms in the Southern Ocean. Global Environmental Change 21:972-982.

Rosen, F. 2011. Making transformation happen: institutional entrepreneurship and boundary management in the Coral Triangle. Licentiate thesis, Dept. Systems Ecology and the Stockholm Resilience Centre Stockholm University.

Schultz, L., A. Duit and C. Folke. 2011. Participation, adaptive comanagement and management performance in the World Network of Biosphere Reserves. World Development 39:662-671.

Steffen, W., Å. Persson, L. Deutsch, J. Zalasiewicz, M. Williams, K. Richardson, C. Crumley, P. Crutzen, C. Folke, L. Gordon, M. Molina, V. Ramanathan, J. Rockström, M. Scheffer, H.J. Schellnhuber, and U. Svedin. 2011. The Anthropocene: from global change to planetary stewardship. Ambio 40:739-761.

Walker, B.H., S. Barrett, S. Polasky, V. Galaz, C. Folke, G. Engström, F. Ackerman, K. Arrow, S.R. Carpenter, K. Chopra, G.. Daily, P. Ehrlich, T. Hughes, N. Kautsky, S.A. Levin, K.-G. Mäler, J. Shogren, J. Vincent, T. Xepapadeous, and A. de Zeeuw. 2009. Looming global-scale failures and missing institutions. Science 325:1345-1346.

Westley, F., P. Olsson, C. Folke, T. Homer-Dixon, H. Vredenburg, D. Loorbach, J. Thompson, M. Nilsson, E. Lambin, J. Sendzimir, B. Banarjee, V. Galaz, and S. van der Leeuw. 2011. Tipping towards sustainability: emerging pathways of transformation. Ambio 40:762-780.

Related info

Content facts...


Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B
Phone: +46 8 674 70 70

Organisation number: 202100-3062
VAT No: SE202100306201