Completed PhD defences

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A complete list of all Stockholm Resilience Centre students who have defended their PhD theses


Niak Sia Koh
Safeguarding nature and people: Integrating economics, politics, and human rights to transform biodiversity policies and governance
ORCID: 0000-0001-7657-3102


Yosr Ammar
Novelty in the Anthropocene: Exploring past and future novelty in marine social-ecological systems
ORCID: 0000-0002-3968-2008

Johanna Hedlund
The environment knows no borders: Investigating the collective challenge of governing policy issue interdependencies
ORCID: 0000-0002-8137-050X

Katja Malmborg
How on Earth?: Operationalizing the ecosystem service concept for sustainability
ORCID: 0000-0003-1660-4514

David Collste
The Indivisible 2030 Agenda: Systems analysis for sustainability
ORCID: 0000-0002-4303-9744

Jennifer Hinton
Relationship-to-Profit : A Theory of Business, Markets, and Profit for Social Ecological Economics
ORCID: 0000-0002-0283-5373


Luigi Piemontese
Sustainable Land and Water Management for a Greener Future : Large-scale insights in support of Agroecological Intensification
ORCID: 0000-0002-1600-5450

Megan Meacham
Social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem service bundles
ORCID: 0000-0003-3626-967X

Matilda Petersson
Making waves : A study of the patterns and consequences of non-state actor participation in global fisheries governance
ORCID: 0000-0002-3273-9390

Jessica Spijkers
Global patterns of international fisheries conflict

Laura Elsler
The complexity of seafood trade relations across scales
ORCID: 0000-0001-5515-0856

Emma Björkvik
Stewardship in Swedish Baltic small-scale fisheries : A study on the social-ecological dynamics of local resource use
ORCID: 0000-0003-3672-0299

Jean-Baptiste Jouffray
The Anthropocene Ocean : Risks and opportunities for global sustainability
ORCID: 0000-0002-4105-6372


My Sellberg
Advancing Resilience Practice : Bridging social-ecological resilience theory and sustainable development practice
ORCID: 0000-0002-0158-164X

Elizabeth Drury O'Neill
Catching values of small-scale fisheries : A look at markets, trade relations and fisher behaviour
ORCID: 0000-0003-3557-6571

Aniek Hebinck
Shaping sustainable food systems : Local participation in addressing global challenges
ORCID: 0000-0002-6441-374X

Julie Goodness
Shaping urban environments through human selection for plant traits
ORCID: 0000-0001-6711-1168

Kirill Orach
Understanding interest politics in social-ecological systems : Mechanisms behind emergent policy responses to environmental change
ORCID: 0000-0001-6255-2335

Matteo Giusti
Home for future Earth lovers : Foundations of nature-connecting habitats for children
ORCID: 0000-0003-0179-2540

Diego Galafassi
The Transformative Imagination : Re-imagining the world towards sustainability
ORCID: 0000-0003-3572-9275


Johan Enqvist
Stewardship in an urban world : Civic engagement and human–nature relations in the Anthropocene
ORCID: 0000-0002-6300-0572

Jamila Haider
Development and Resilience : Re-thinking poverty and intervention in biocultural landscapes
ORCID: 0000-0002-0265-5356

Caroline Schill
Human Behaviour in Social-Ecological Systems : Insights from economic experiments and agent-based modelling
ORCID: 0000-0001-7628-4829


Simon West
Meaning and Action in Sustainability Science : Interpretive approaches for social-ecological systems research
ORCID: 0000-0002-9738-0593

Vanessa Masterson
Sense of place and culture in the landscape of home : Understanding social-ecological dynamics on the Wild Coast, South Africa
ORCID: 0000-0002-5379-9309

Hanna Sinare
Benefits from ecosystem services in Sahelian village landscapes
ORCID: 0000-0001-5236-9203

Rebecca Malinga
Ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes : A study on farming and farmers in South Africa and Sweden
ORCID: 0000-0002-9949-8851

Helen Moor
Function follows Form : Trait-based approaches to climate change effects on wetland vegetation and functioning
ORCID: 0000-0002-1340-2039

Patrick Keys
The Precipitationshed : Concepts, Methods, and Applications
ORCID: 0000-0002-7250-1563

Johanna Yletyinen
The Impact of Multiple Drivers on Marine Systems : Novel approaches for studying structural changes
ORCID: 0000-0002-7410-6794

Emilie Lindkvist
Learning-by-modeling : Novel Computational Approaches for Exploring the Dynamics of Learning and Self-governance in Social-ecological Systems
ORCID: 0000-0003-1546-0934

Andrew Merrie
Global Ocean Futures : Governance of marine fisheries in the Anthropocene
ORCID: 0000-0002-4036-3725

Maike Hamann
Exploring connections in social-ecological systems : The links between biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being in South Africa
ORCID: 0000-0003-2906-4043


Jonas Hentati-Sundberg
SEA CHANGE : Social-ecological co-evolution in Baltic Sea fisheries
ORCID: 0000-0002-3201-9262

Andrés Marín
Adaptive capacity for social and environmental change : The role of networks in Chile’s small-scale fisheries (Capacidad de adaptación al cambio social y ambiental : el rol de las redes en la pesquería de pequeña escala en Chile)
ORCID: 0000-0003-4338-7260

Joshua Lewis
Deltaic Dilemmas : Ecologies of Infrastructure in New Orleans
ORCID: 0000-0002-8170-1364

Juan Carlos Rocha
Regime Shifts in the Anthropocene
ORCID: 0000-0003-2322-5459


Martina Kadin
Seabirds as food for thought : An integrative study on seabird ecology and ecosystem services in changing marine systems
ORCID: 0000-0002-4706-7267

Franciska von Heland
Reef Futures : Exploring the dynamics of transformative change in marine social-ecological systems

Yihun Dile
Intensifying Agricultural Water Management in the Tropics : A cause of water shortage or a source of resilience?
ORCID: 0000-0002-3419-2018

Arvid Bergsten
Spatial complexity and fit between ecology and management : Making sense of patterns in fragmented landscapes
ORCID: 0000-0002-5379-9309


Cibele Queiroz
Managing for biodiversity and ecosystem services in a context of farmland abandonment
ORCID: 0000-0003-1124-306X

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