Board

Stockholm Resilience Centre is governed by an international, independent board which is the highest decision-making body at the centre

Carl Folke (Chair)

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Carl Folke is science director and co-founder of the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). He has extensive experience in transdisciplinary collaboration between natural and social scientists and is among the most cited scientists in the world on resilience thinking. He is also Director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Line Gordon

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Line Gordon is the director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is is an internationally recognised scientist in sustainability of water, food, and the biosphere. As a researcher, Gordon is particularly interested in how intentional and unintentional actions in one place can influence systemic change elsewhere. In research she integrates insights from resilience thinking, land use change, food systems, hydrology, and social-ecological systems.

Victor Galaz

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Victor Galaz is deputy director at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He has extensive experience as research leader in interdisciplinary projects exploring various dimensions of complex adaptive systems. Galaz is also a programme director at the Beijer Institute for its programme Governance and Complexity as well as senior academy fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences where he co-leads the programme Global Economic Dynamic and the Biosphere's work on financial systems and their connection to large-scale environmental change with global non-linear climate repercussions.

Georgia Destouni

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Georgia (Gia) Destouni is Head of Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University. Between 2015 and 2016 she was Head of Research Unit for Hydrology, Water Resources and Permafrost at Stockholm University. Prior to her current position at Stockholm University she was Secretary General of The Swedish Research Council Formas between 2013-2016 and Professor in Engineering Hydrology at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm between 1999 and 2005.

Thorsten Blenckner

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Thorsten Blenckner is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. He has a strong interest in whole ecosystem processes and multiple stressors, the complexity of for example the Baltic Sea ecosystem. He is also involved in the ICES Working Group on Integrated Assessments of the Baltic Sea.

Sarah Cornell

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Sarah Cornell is a researcher at the Stockholm Resiliene Centre. She works in global sustainability science, coordinating SRC’s research and international collaborations on Earth resilience. Cornell is involved in several forums where science interfaces with policy, business and wider society. She co-convenes PB-net, an international network of policy-engaged researchers working to advance planetary boundaries science and operationalization. 

Thomas Elmqvist

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Thomas Elmqvist is a professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm Resilience Centre. His research is focused on ecosystem services, land use change, urbanization, natural disturbances and components of resilience including the role of social institutions. He serves as associated editor for the journals Ecology and Society, Conservation and Society, Ecosystem services, and Sustainability Science.

Lars Tranvik

DEPT. OF ECOLOGY AND GENETICS, LIMNOLOGY, UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

Lars Tranvik is a professor of limnology at Uppsala University since 1999. He currently shares his time between research and teaching at the Limnology programme, as well as being head (“prefekt”) of the Department of Ecology and Genetics.

In his research, Tranvik focuses on on biogeochemistry and microbial ecology, in particular the carbon cycling of inland waters.

Maja Schlüter

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Maja Schlüter is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Her research focusses on social-ecological interactions and mechanisms that may explain SES phenomena, such as the collapse of the Baltic Sea cod, the trapped situation of water management in Uzbekistan, the diversity of self-governance forms in Mexican small-scale fisheries, or cooperation in common pool resource management. In collaboration with members of the SES-LINK team and empirical colleagues, she uses mathematical and agent-based modeling to test hypotheses about micro-level causes of observed SES phenomena and to explore consequences of selected human-nature interactions.

John Hassler

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

John Hassler is Professor of Economics at the Institute for International Economic Studies at Stockholm University. His research has covered areas of dynamic public finance, social mobility, growth and climate change. Since December 2009, he is serving as a member of the Prize Committee for the Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He was the Chairman of the Swedish Fiscal Policy Council 2013-16.

Andrea Downing (board alternate)

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Andrea Downing is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Her main research theme is to relate global perspectives on resilience thinking and social ecological systems to sustainable development needs at sub-global scales. Building on her work on the planetary boundaries concept, her research focuses on the often undifferentiated and unspecified human dimensions of global sustainability and on understanding how heterogeneously overlapping sub-global processes combine to shape dynamics at a global scale.

Magnus Breitholz (board alternate)

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Magnus Breitholtz is head of Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry at Stockholm University. His overall research focus is on improving risk assessment of environmental contaminants. The main ambition is to seek more relevant and sensitive test methods and biomarkers, as well as to link effects at the laboratory scale to the situation in the field in order to better predict or describe contaminant effects in the environment.

Per Olsson (board alternate)

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Per Olsson is a research at the Stockholm Resilience Centre,. His research focuses on agency and system entrepreneurship, social-ecological innovations, transformations to sustainability, and how to reverse current trends of crossing critical thresholds and tipping points in the Earth system. He is an active member of the Resilience Alliance, and a subject editor for the journal Ecology and Society. 

Magnus Nyström (board alternate)

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Magnus Nyström is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. His work explores resilience and cross-scale dynamics in marine ecosystems and coupled social-ecological systems at local and global scales. Nyström has published his work in several highly ranked scientific journals, such as Nature, Science, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Ecology Letters, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, among others.

Maria Tengö (board alternate)

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Maria Tengö is a researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. As an underlying theme, Tengö’s research sets out to understand how positive connections between people and nature matter for moving towards trajectories of ecosystem-based management for human well-being. In particular, she is interested in the in-tangible, non-material aspects of human-nature interactions, such as local knowledge, sense of place, and biocultural connections, and the implications for building social-ecological resilience and transformative capacity. She has been working with aspects in social-ecological systems in Tanzania, Madagascar, South Africa, India, and Sweden.

Per Krusell (board alternate)

STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Per Krusell is professor of Economics at Stockholm University (with the Savings Banks Foundations and Swedbank Chair in Macroeconomics). Until recently, he was a Professor of Economics at Princeton University and, before that, held positions at the University of Rochester, the University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University. Krusell's research has focused on macroeconomics, broadly defined, with particular contributions in the areas of technological change, inequality, political economy, macroeconomic policy, and labor economics

Katja Malmborg (student rep.)

STOCKHOLM RESILIENCE CENTRE, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

Katja Malmborg is a PhD student at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. Her research combines resilience thinking with the ecosystem services concept, and her project is a case study in southern Sweden. Malmborg’s PhD project is about operationalizing the ecosystem service concept for local decision-making. Using resilience thinking as a guide, she has run a number of workshops with a group of local and regional actors in her study area, the Helge å catchment, southern Sweden.

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