Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development (GRAID) is a programme hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). It aims to bridge the worlds of resilience thinking and development practice.
Norström is also member of the Scientific Committee in Future Earth's Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS). The principal approach of PECS research is the in-depth understanding of place-based, long-term social-ecological case studies, using a broadly similar set of conceptual frameworks and tools, leading to comparisons in order to reveal general principles for sustainably managing these systems. PECS also facilitates a set of dynamic, interdisciplinary PECS working groups that focus on different cross-cutting topics that require international collaboration.
The scientific work of Norström is broad. One focal area is social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services and exploring the dynamics contributing to the reliable production of ecosystem services in social-ecological systems.
Norström is also heavily engaged in the Seeds of a Good Anthropocene project, which is a suite of research activities that aim to solicit, explore, and develop a suite of alternative, plausible visions of “Good Anthropocenes” – positive visions of futures that are socially and ecologically desirable, just, and sustainable.
Norström is also working across multiple projects focusing on marine social-ecological systems and their futures in the Anthropocene.
More recently Norström has become interested in identifying principles of knowledge co-production and delivering better frameworks for understanding how to assess high quality co-production processes
Norström holds a PhD in natural resource management from Stockholm University
Norström is a member of the Resilience Alliance, and is a subject editor for Ecology and Society. He has served as external scientific advisor to the EU FP7 research programme OPERAs. He is part of the development team of two Future Earth Knowledge Action Networks on Transformations and Food-Energy-Water Nexus.
Norström's work has also been featured in different media outlets, such as Sustainable Lens and Sveriges Radio P1.
Research news | 2019-06-20
Local management of ecosystem services is often shaped by far-away power relations and decisions
Research news | 2019-05-24
New study maps for the first time the interaction between ecosystem services while gauging the inhabitants’ knowledge and appreciation of them. Not all services are getting the credit they deserve
Research news | 2019-04-17
Recognised for their outstanding contributions to ecology
Research news | 2019-02-21
Coral reefs face a new reality dominated by human impact and it is time for traditional coral reef ecological paradigms to follow suit
Centre researcher Sara Borgström explains the research project Ekoklim, featured as 14 scientific articles in Ambio
Global seafood trade leave consumers unaware of over-exploited marine ecosystems
2019 - Journal / article
Humans continually transform landscapes, affecting the ecosystem services (ES) they provide. Thus, the spatial relationships among services vary across landscapes. Managers and decision makers have access to a variety of tools for mapping landscapes and analyzing their capacity to provide multiple ES. This paper characterizes and maps ES bundles across transformed landscapes in southeast Spain incorporating both the ecological...
2019 - Journal / article
Access to ecosystem services and influence on their management are structured by social relations among actors, which often occur across spatial scales. Such cross-scale social relations can be analysed through a telecoupling framework as decisions taken at local scales are often shaped by actors at larger scales. Analyzing these cross-scale relations is critical to create effective and equitable strategies to manage ecosystem...
2019 - Journal / article
Participatory research approaches are increasingly advocated as an effective means to produce usable climate adaptation science, and increase the likelihood that it will be beneficially incorporated into decision-making processes. However, while the implementation of participatory research approaches, such as those associated with knowledge co-production, have become increasingly commonplace, to date there has been little cons...
2018 - Journal / article
We are in the Anthropocene—an epoch where humans are the dominant force of planetary change. Ecosystems increasingly reflect rapid human‐induced, socioeconomic and cultural selection rather than being a product of their surrounding natural biophysical setting. This poses the intriguing question: To what extent do existing ecological paradigms capture and explain the current ecological patterns and processes we observe? We arg...