Søgaard Jørgensen’s research focuses on measuring sustainable development of national economies in the Anthropocene. A key question focuses on countries’ impact on the global environment through consumption of products produced in international supply chains. The safe and just operating space serves as one of the main guiding framework for the work.
Second, Søgaard Jørgensen leads a synthesis research exploring how social-ecological systems and resilience thinking can be operationalized to understand and provide solutions to minimize the impact of antibiotic resistance and pesticide resistance.
Søgaard Jørgensen is affiliated with Stockholm Resilience Centre through his position at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences' Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere programme. Søgaard Jørgensen also helps to faciliate the the work of the Patterns of the Anthropocene research stream at the centre.
Søgaard Jørgensen is a macroecologist and evolutionary biologist by training, and since his PhD has worked to integrate these fields with social-ecological research methods and insights.
Søgaard Jørgensen has a keen interest in building international networks of researchers and practitioners, notably among early career professionals. Søgaard Jørgensen is a co-founder and current chair of the International Network of Next-Generation Ecologists (INNGE) and represents INNGE in a new platform for early career researchers, The Early Career Researchers Network of Networks (ECR NoN).
Søgaard Jørgensen has published in both Nature and Science on the topic of antibiotic resistance and solutions to other global challenges relating to evolutionary biology. He also serves as a member of executive board of the International Association for Ecology.
Research news | 2019-04-17
Dealing with pest resistance is complex and context specific, but certain similarities on how to do it can be found across several countries
Research news | 2018-11-13
First assessment of planetary boundaries for antibiotic and pesticide resistance shows several are already crossed
Research news | 2018-01-23
Three-year project aimed to improve the ability of society to respond effectively to increases and shifts in antimicrobial resistance
Research news | 2017-02-02
Stockholm Resilience Centre and ReAct join forces on the global antibiotic resistance challenge
2019 - Journal / article
Cooperative management of pest susceptibility to transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops is pursued worldwide in a variety of forms and to varying degrees of success depending on context. We examine this context using a comparative socioecological analysis of resistance management in Australia, Brazil, India, and the United States. We find that a shared understanding of resistance risks among government regulators, gro...
2018 - Journal / article
Rising levels of antimicrobial and pesticide resistance increasingly undermine human health and systems for biomass production, and emphasize the sustainability challenge of preserving organisms susceptible to these biocides. In this Review, we introduce key concepts and examine dynamics of biocide susceptibility that must be governed to address this challenge. We focus on the impact of biocides on the capacity of susceptible ...
2017 - Journal / article
The rising importance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) to the global health agenda is associated with a growing number of parties voicing their concern about the issue. With more recommendations and policies appearing, understanding the policy process requires making sense of the views, values, interests and goals of each participant. Policy frame analysis provides a method to understand both the scientific view and the actio...
2017 - Journal / article
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasing in a wide range of pathogens, causing morbidity and mortality globally, and threatening modern medicine. While the long-term impact of AMR on human societies remains uncertain [ 1 ], the conservation of antimicrobials’ effectiveness has become an urgent priority. Tackling this ubiquitous problem requires coordination among countries and across sectors that include human and animal ...