Reyers received her PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 2001. She then worked as a senior lecturer at the Universities of Pretoria and Stellenbosch in South Africa until 2004. Subsequently, she established and led the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research Group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Stellenbosch, South Africa, where she also worked as a Chief Scientist until 2015. She is currently also an extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Reyers has held and is currently engaged with a number of programmes, councils, and journals. For example:
Awards and achievements:
Research news | 2018-11-28
The seventh in a series of seven "deep dives" looking into the connections between resilience and development
Research news | 2018-11-20
The sixth in a series of seven "deep dives" looking into the connections between resilience and development
Research news | 2018-11-15
The fifth in a series of seven "deep dives" looking into the connections between resilience and development
Research news | 2018-11-08
The fourth in a series of seven "deep dives" looking into the connections between resilience and development
2018 - Journal / article
Social-ecological systems (SES) research offers new theory and evidence to transform sustainable development to better contend with the challenges of the Anthropocene. Four insights from contemporary SES literature on (a) intertwined SES, (b) cross-scale dynamics, (c) systemic tipping points, and (d) transformational change are explored. Based on these insights, shifts in sustainable development practice are suggested to recog...
2017 - Journal / article
On 25 September, 2015, world leaders met at the United Nations in New York, where they adopted the Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals and 169 targets set out an agenda for sustainable development for all nations that embraces economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection. Now, the agenda moves from agreeing the goals to implementing and ultimately achieving them. Across the goals, 42 targets focus ...
2017 - Journal / article
The imperative to measure progress towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has resulted in a proliferation of targets and indicators fed by an ever-expanding set of observations. This proliferation undermines one principal purpose of the SDGs: to provide a framework for coordinated action across policy domains. Systems approaches to defining Essential Variables have focused monitoring of climate, biodiversity and oceans a...