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Sellberg, M.M., Norström, A.V., Peterson, G.P., Gordon. L.J. 2020. Using local initiatives to envision sustainable and resilient food systems in the Stockholm city-region. Global Food Security 24.
Globally, food systems face multifaceted sustainability challenges and the need for food system transformation is increasingly acknowledged. However, there is still a lack of knowledge on the pathways for transformation and how they will play out in diverse regional social-ecological contexts. We explored transformation towards more sustainable and resilient food systems in a specific regional context – the Stockholm city-regi...
Jiménez-Aceituno, A., Peterson, G.D., Norström, A.V., Wong, G.Y., Downing, A.S. 2019. Local lens for SDG implementation: lessons from bottom-up approaches in Africa. Sustainability Science
The Anthropocene presents a set of interlinked sustainability challenges for humanity. The United Nations 2030 Agenda has identified 17 specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a way to confront these challenges. However, local initiatives have long been addressing issues connected to these goals in a myriad of diverse and innovative ways. We present a new approach to assess how local initiatives contribute to achievi...
Raudsepp‐Hearne, C., Peterson, G. D., Bennett, E. M., Biggs, R., Norström, A. V.. et.al. 2019. Seeds of good anthropocenes: developing sustainability scenarios for Northern Europe. Sustain Sci (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-019-00714-8
Scenario development helps people think about a broad variety of possible futures; however, the global environmental change community has thus far developed few positive scenarios for the future of the planet and humanity. Those that have been developed tend to focus on the role of a few common, large-scale external drivers, such as technology or environmental policy, even though pathways of positive change are often driven by...
Quintas-Soriano, C., García-Llorente, M., Norström, A. et al. 2019. Integrating supply and demand in ecosystem service bundles characterization across Mediterranean transformed landscapes. Landscape Ecol (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-019-00826-7
Humans continually transform landscapes, affecting the ecosystem services (ES) they provide. Thus, the spatial relationships among services vary across landscapes. Managers and decision makers have access to a variety of tools for mapping landscapes and analyzing their capacity to provide multiple ES. This paper characterizes and maps ES bundles across transformed landscapes in southeast Spain incorporating both the ecological...
Martín-López, B., Felipe-Lucia, M., Bennett, E., Norström, A., Peterson, G. et. al. 2019. A novel telecoupling framework to assess social relations across spatial scales for ecosystem services research. Journal of Environmental Management Volume 241, 1 July 2019, Pages 251-263
Access to ecosystem services and influence on their management are structured by social relations among actors, which often occur across spatial scales. Such cross-scale social relations can be analysed through a telecoupling framework as decisions taken at local scales are often shaped by actors at larger scales. Analyzing these cross-scale relations is critical to create effective and equitable strategies to manage ecosystem...
Lade, S.J., Peterson, G.D. 2019. Comment on “Resilience of Complex Systems: State of the Art and Directions for Future Research”. Complexity Volume 2019, Article ID 6343545, 4 pages, https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/6343545
Fraccascia, Giannoccaro, and Albino (hereafter FGA) recently reviewed research on the resilience of complex systems . They identified several different fields in which research on the resilience of complex systems is commonly undertaken but found that the literature is highly compartmentalised with few citations between these fields. This result matches previous cross-disciplinary reviews of resilience that have found a sim...
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Rocha, JC, Peterson, G, Bodin, Ö, and Levin, S. 2018. Science 362 (6421), 1379-1383. DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7850
Regime shifts are large, abrupt, and persistent critical transitions in the function and structure of ecosystems. Yet, it is unknown how these transitions will interact, whether the occurrence of one will increase the likelihood of another or simply correlate at distant places. We explored two types of cascading effects: Domino effects create one-way dependencies, whereas hidden feedbacks produce two-way interactions. We compa...
Pereira L. E. Bennett, R. Biggs, G.D., Peterson, T., McPhearson, A., Norström, P. Olsson, R. Preiser, C. Raudsepp-Hearne, J. Vervoort. 2018. Seeds of the future in the present: Exploring pathways for navigating towards “Good” Anthropocenes. Chapter 16 (p327-350) in: Urban Planet: Knowledge Towards Sustainable Cities. Elmqvist T., X. Bai, N. Frantzeskaki, C. Griffith, D. Maddox, T. McPhearson, S. Parnell, P. Romero-Lankao, D. Simon, M. Watkins (eds). Cambridge University Press.
The rapid urbanization associated with the Anthropocene provides an imperative for humans to think diff erently about the future. The “seeds” approach describes how niche experiments can, over time, coalesce to shift the dominant regime onto a more sustainable trajectory. Urban transformations are complex phenomena; the seeds approach is a tool that can help us understand how transformations occur and how to nudge them towards...
Ospina, D., Peterson, G., Crépin, A-S. 2018. Migrant remittances can reduce the potential of local forest transitions - a social-ecological regime shift analysis. Environmental Research Letters, Accepted Manuscript online 14 November 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/aaf0ee
We explore how remittances shape the effect of rural out-migration on the potential for local forest transitions. Building on an existing theoretical model of social-ecological regime shifts that links migration, farmland abandonment, and forest regrowth, we incorporate migrant remittances as an additional rural-urban teleconnection. We also extend the ecological dynamics to include a dynamical forest regrowth rate, generating...
Meyfroidt, P.,Chowdhury, R.R., de Bremond, A., E.C.Ellis, E.C., Erb, K-H., Filatova, T., Garrett, D. et. al. 2018. Middle-range theories of land system change. Global Environmental Change Volume 53, November 2018, Pages 52-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.08.006
Changes in land systems generate many sustainability challenges. Identifying more sustainable land-use alternatives requires solid theoretical foundations on the causes of land-use/cover changes. Land system science is a maturing field that has produced a wealth of methodological innovations and empirical observations on land-cover and land-use change , from patterns and processes to causes. We take stock of this knowledge b...
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