You can choose which cookies you allow.
Read about how we manage personal data and cookies.
News & events
Meet our team
Annual number of publications
Annual number of citations
Read more about our publications and special issues
Preiser, R., Schlüter, M., Biggs, R., García, M.M., Haider, J., Hertz, T. & Klein, L. 2021. Complexity-based social-ecological systems research: philosophical foundations and practical implications. In: Biggs et al. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems, Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 27–46.
This chapter is part of The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems which provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research. The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disci...
Biggs, R., Clements, H., de Vos, A., Folke, C., Manyani, A., Maciejewski, K., Martín-López, B., Preiser, R., Selomane, O. & Schlüter, M. 2021. What are social-ecological systems and social-ecological systems research? In: Biggs et al. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems, Taylor & Francis Group, pp 3–26.
Biggs, R., de Vos, A., Preiser, R., Clements, H., Maciejewski, K. & Schlüter, M. 2021. The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems, Taylor & Francis Group.
The Routledge Handbook of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems provides a synthetic guide to the range of methods that can be employed in social-ecological systems (SES) research. The book is primarily targeted at graduate students, lecturers and researchers working on SES, and has been written in a style that is accessible to readers entering the field from a variety of different disciplinary backgrounds. Each chap...
Journal / article
Preiser, R., Biggs, R., Hamann, M., Sitas, N., Selomane, O., Waddell, J., Clements, H. & Hichert, T. 2021. Co-exploring relational heuristics for sustainability transitions towards more resilient and just Anthropocene futures. Systems Research and Behavioral Science 38(5, SI), 625–634.
In this paper, four relational heuristic responses for exploring new modes of engagement, or patterns of activity, that could enliven humanity's efforts in fostering systemic thinking and action to inform sustainability transitions are offered. Their purpose is to realise more resilient and just Anthropocene futures. These relational heuristics are (1) re-patterning our theories of change-making, (2) cultivating a shared futur...
Schneider, F., Tribaldos, T., Adler, C., Biggs, R., de Bremond, A., et.al. 2021. Co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: a strategic compass for global research networks. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 49, April 2021, Pages 127-142
An increasing number of voices highlight the need for science itself to transform and to engage in the co-production of knowledge and action, in order to enable the fundamental transformations needed to advance towards sustainable futures. But how can global sustainability-oriented research networks engage in co-production of knowledge and action? The present article introduces a strategic tool called the ‘network compass’ wh...
Bennett, E.M., Biggs, R., Peterson, G.D., Gordon, L.J. 2021. Patchwork Earth: navigating pathways to just, thriving, and sustainable futures. One Earth, Vol. 4, Issue 2, pp 172-176, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.01.004
Journal / article
Achieng, T., Maciejewski, K., Dyer, M. and Biggs, R., 2020. Using a Social-ecological Regime Shift Approach to Understand the Transition from Livestock to Game Farming in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Land, 9(4), p.97.
This study explored the shift in land use from livestock farming to game farming in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, from a social-ecological regime shift perspective. A regime shift can be defined as a large, persistent change in the structure and function of the intertwined social and ecological components of a landscape. This research focused on the Amakhala game reserve as a case study to understand how the shift affected t...
Metelerkamp, L., Biggs, R. and Drimie, S., 2020. Learning for transitions: a niche perspective. Ecology and Society, 25(1).
Roughly eight hundred million youth are projected to enter the African job market by 2050. This presents both an opportunity and a challenge for urgently needed sustainability transitions on the continent, because with appropriate training and skills this youth bulge could be instrumental in driving systemic change. By training the youth in new practices and approaches, they could be central to creating new systems and African...
Lindow, M., Preiser, R. and Biggs, R., 2020. Exploring resilience capacities with food innovators: a narrative approach. Global Sustainability, 3.
We interviewed grassroots food innovators in South Africa to explore the diverse ways in which their narratives expressed different capacities for resilience, such as dealing with surprise and shaping desirable change. We drew on key resilience themes of rootedness, resourcefulness and resistance (the 3Rs) as lenses through which to view their personal stories and efforts to build resilience and reshape the future. We used na...
Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Stockholm Resilience Centre | Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B, SE‑10691
Phone: +46 8 674 70 70
Organisation number: 202100-3062
VAT No: SE202100306201