Utilising his background in theoretical physics, Lade’s research at the Stockholm Resilience Centre applies theoretical modelling tools, such as dynamical systems theory and network theory, to the study of social-ecological systems. Currently he holds a FORMAS grant to investigate interactions between the planetary boundaries, focusing initially on the feedbacks between biodiversity (biosphere integrity) and climate change.
Other research interests include extending economic poverty trap models to better take into account the complex cultural and biophysical settings in which poverty occurs and the diversity of alleviation strategies that are used to alleviate poverty. Previously, Lade modelled the social-ecological dynamics of Baltic Sea fisheries.
Lade holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Previous positions include: a postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany; and a guest affiliation as Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at NORDITA, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics.
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Research news | 2020-10-08
New study takes first step in analysing how resilience can be measured over time
Research news | 2020-09-23
Three projects looking at ways to realise the Sustainable Development Goals receive almost SEK 60 million in funding
Research news | 2020-06-23
A blanket solution for persistent poverty does not exist. Researchers present three insights for action
Research news | 2020-06-17
The tragic pandemic seems to have given the planet a bit of respite. But doubts remain whether it will be a lasting change