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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...
Haider, J., L., Neusel, B., Peterson, G.,D., Schlüter, M. 2018. Past management affects success of current joint forestry management institutions in Tajikistan. Environ Dev Sustain, 9 March. DOI: 10.1007/s10668-018-0132-0
In the Pamir Mountains of Eastern Tajikistan, the clearance of mountain forests to provide fuelwood for an increasing population is a major source of environmental degradation. International development organisations have implemented joint forestry management institutions to help restore once-forested mountainous regions, but the success of these institutions has been highly variable. This study uses a multi-method approach, d...
Peterson, G. D., Z. V. Harmackova, M. Meacham, C. Queiroz, A. Jiménez Aceituno, J. J. Kuiper, K. Malmborg, N. E. Sitas, and E. M. Bennett. 2018. Welcoming different perspectives in IPBES: “Nature’s contributions to people” and “Ecosystem services”. Ecology and Society 23(1):39.https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10134-23013
A recent paper by Díaz et al. (2018 a ) presented “nature’s contributions to people,” a conceptual framework developed within the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The authors wrote that it could nurture a paradigm shift from the concept of ecosystem services. The paper has sparked quick reactions including a critical editorial response in the journal Ecosystem Services...
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Lindborg, R., L. J. Gordon, R. Malinga, J. Bengtsson, G. Peterson, R. Bommarco, L. Deutsch, A. Gren, M. Rundlöf, and H. G. Smith. 2017. How spatial scale shapes the generation and management of multiple ecosystemservices. Ecosphere 00(00):e01741. 10.1002/ecs2.1741
The spatial extent of ecological processes has consequences for the generation of ecosystem services related to them. However, management often fails to consider issues of scale when targeting ecological processes underpinning ecosystem services generation. Here, we present a framework for conceptualizing how the amount and spatial scale (here discussed in terms of extent) of management interventions alter interactions among ...
Berbés-Blázquez, M., Bunch., M., Mulvihill, P.R. et.al. 2017.Understanding how access shapes the transformation of ecosystem services to human well-being with an example from Costa Rica. Ecosystem Services, online 26 October 2017. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.09.010
Increasingly, ecosystem services have been applied to guide poverty alleviation and sustainable development in resource-dependent communities. Yet, questions of access, which are paramount in determining benefits from the production of ecosystem services, remain theoretically underdeveloped. That is, ecosystem assessments typically have paid little attention to identifying real or hypothetical beneficiaries and the mechanisms ...
Haider, J.L., Boonstra, W.B., Peterson, G.D, Schlüter, M. 2017. Traps and sustainable development in rural areas: A review. World Development Volume 101, January 2018, Pages 311-321. DOI: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2017.05.038
The concept of a poverty trap—commonly understood as a self-reinforcing situation beneath an asset threshold—has been very influential in describing the persistence of poverty and the relationship between poverty and sustainability. Although traps, and the dynamics that lead to traps, are defined and used differently in different disciplines, the concept of a poverty trap has been most powerfully shaped by work in development ...
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