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Selgrath J.C., G.D. Peterson, M. Thyresson, N. Nyström S.E. Gergel. 2017. Regime Shifts and Spatial Resilience in a Coral Reef Seascape. In Gergel S., M. Turner (Eds.) Learning Landscape Ecology. Springer, New York, NY.doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6374-4_18
Ecosystems are shaped by natural processes such as predator–prey interactions and climate, as well as by human activities such as harvesting and pollution. Resilient ecosystems are able to absorb disturbances, but chronic stressors may reduce the capacity of an ecosystem to cope with change (Trends Ecol Evol 15:413–417, 2000). The ability of ecosystems to absorb disturbance and at the same time maintain their structure, proces...
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Spake, R., R. Lasseur, E. Crouzat, J.M. Bullock, S. Lavorel, K.E. Parks, M. Schaafsma, E.M. Bennett, J. Maes, M. Mulligan, M. Mouchet, G.D. Peterson, C.J.E. Schulp, W. Thuiller, M.G. Turner, P.H. Verburg, F. Eigenbrod. 2017. Unpacking ecosystem service bundles: towards predictive mapping of synergies and trade-offs between ecosystem services. Global Environmental Change 47: 37-50.
Multiple ecosystem services (ES) can respond similarly to social and ecological factors to form bundles. Identifying key social-ecological variables and understanding how they co-vary to produce these consistent sets of ES may ultimately allow the prediction and modelling of ES bundles, and thus, help us understand critical synergies and trade-offs across landscapes. Such an understanding is essential for informing bett...
Rosa, I.M.D., H.M. Pereira, S. Ferrier, R. Alkemade, L.A. Acosta, H.R. Akcakaya, E. den Belder, A.M. Fazel, S. Fujimori, M. Harfoot, K.A. Harhash, P.A. Harrison, J. Hauck, R.J.J. Hendriks, G. Hernandez, W. Jetz, S.I. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, H. Kim, N. King, M.T.J. Kok, G.O. Kolomytsev, T. Lazarova, P. Leadley, C.J. Lundquist, J.G. Marquez, C. Meyer, L.M. Navarro, C. Nesshover, H.T. Ngo, K.N. Ninan, M.G. Palomo, L.M. Pereira, G.D. Peterson, R. Pichs, A. Popp, A. Purvis, F. Ravera, C. Rondinini, J. Sathyapalan, A.M. Schipper, R. Seppelt, J. Settele, N. Sitas, D. van Vuuren. 2017. Multiscale scenarios for nature futures. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1(10): 1416-1419.
Rieb, J.T, Chaplin-Kramer, R., Daily, G.C. et al. 2017. When, where, and how nature matters for ecosystem services: challenges for the next generation of ecosystem service models. BioScience, Volume 67, Issue 9, 1 September 2017, Pages 820–833, https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/bix075
Many decision-makers are looking to science to clarify how nature supports human well-being. Scientists’ responses have typically focused on empirical models of the provision of ecosystem services (ES) and resulting decision-support tools. Although such tools have captured some of the complexities of ES, they can be difficult to adapt to new situations. Globally useful tools that predict the provision of multiple ES under diff...
Haider,J.L., Boonstra,W.J., Peterson, G.D., Schlüter, M. 2017. Traps and Sustainable Development in Rural Areas: A Review. World Development, Available online 27 June 2017
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 ...
Cumming, G.S, Peterson, G. 2017. Unifying research on social-ecological resilience and collapse. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Published online: July 19, 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.06.014
Ecosystems influence human societies, leading people to manage ecosystems for human benefit. Poor environmental management can lead to reduced ecological resilience and social–ecological collapse. We review research on resilience and collapse across different systems and propose a unifying social–ecological framework based on (i) a clear definition of system identity; (ii) the use of quantitative thresholds to define collapse;...
Sellberg, M. M., S. T. Borgström, A. V. Norström, and G. D. Peterson. 2017. Improving participatory resilience assessment by cross-fertilizing the Resilience Alliance and Transition Movement approaches. Ecology and Society 22(1):28.
The concept of resilience is currently being widely promoted and applied by environmental and development organizations. However, their application of resilience often lacks theoretical backing and evaluation. This paper presents a novel cross-fertilization of two commonly used approaches for applying resilience thinking: the grassroots movement of Transition Towns and the Resilience Alliance’s Resilience Assessment. We compar...
Balvanera, P., T. M. Daw, T. Gardner, B. Martín-López, A. Norström, C. Ifejika Speranza, M. Spierenburg, E. M. Bennett, M. Farfan, M. Hamann, J. N. Kittinger, T. Luthe, M. Maass, G. D. Peterson, and G. Pérez-Verdin. 2017. Key features for more successful place-based sustainability research on social-ecological systems: a Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) perspective. Ecology and Society 22(1):14.https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-08826-220114
The emerging discipline of sustainability science is focused explicitly on the dynamic interactions between nature and society and is committed to research that spans multiple scales and can support transitions toward greater sustainability. Because a growing body of place-based social-ecological sustainability research (PBSESR) has emerged in recent decades, there is a growing need to understand better how to maximize the ef...
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Meacham, M., C. Queiroz, A.V. Norström, G.D. Peterson. 2016. Social-ecological drivers of multiple ecosystem services: What variables explain patterns of ecosystem services across the Norrström drainage basin? Ecology and Society21(1): 14.
In human dominated landscapes many diverse, and often antagonistic, human activities are intentionally and inadvertently determining the supply of various ecosystem services. Understanding how different social and ecological factors shape the availability of ecosystem services is essential for fair and effective policy and management. In this paper, we evaluate how well alternative social-ecological models of human impact on e...
Raudsepp-Hearne, C., G.D. Peterson. 2016. Scale and ecosystem services: How do observation, management, and analysis shift with scale: Lessons from Québec. Ecology and Society 21(3): 16.
Ecosystem service assessment and management are shaped by the scale at which they are conducted; however, there has been little systematic investigation of the scales associated with ecosystem service processes, such as production, benefit distribution, and management. We examined how social-ecological spatial scale impacts ecosystem service assessment by comparing how ecosystem service distribution, trade-offs, and bundles sh...
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