Our themes focus on particular social-ecological systems connected to marine, urban and food-producing landscapes.
Our streams focus on meta-syntheses that cut across sectors, scales and social-ecological systems.
Research news | 2020-02-21
Despite rapid urban growth, agriculture in a wetland area in the south of Mexico City soldiers on, more than a millennium after its birth
Research news | 2020-02-19
Malin Falkenmark calls for a shift towards a water based biosphere stewardship. The alternative, she warns, could be catastrophic
Research news | 2020-02-17
Trying to reach the goals under current business-as-usual will come at a heavy price on the planetary boundaries
Research news | 2020-02-14
The new "Our Future On Earth" report provides risks analysis based on survey of 222 global sustainability experts, including centre researchers
Research news | 2020-02-13
New assessment aims to fill critical gaps in understanding the growing role aquatic foods play in the global food system
Research news | 2020-02-09
A new study harmonizes the water planetary boundary with local boundaries for the La Cienega wetlands in Colombia
Research news | 2020-02-05
Offers insights into successful governance in a rapidly changing world
Research news | 2020-02-03
Limited data and statistics on food availability in Ghana and Burkina Faso still produced insights that could boost sustainable resource management
GEDB is a five-year Academy research programme at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences addressing the economic dynamics of global change and its implications for a sustainable future. Read more here
The ARTS project assesses the role and impact of local sustainability initiatives in Brighton, Budapest, Dresden, Flanders and Stockholm. Read more here
Collaboration and conflict in complex water governance systems across a development gradient: addressing common challenges and solutions
Mancilla García, M., J. Hileman, and Ö. Bodin (Eds.). (2019). Collaboration and conflict in complex water governance systems across a development gradient [Special Issue]. Ecology and Society, 24(3).
Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth on biodiversity
McDonald, R.I., Mansur, A.V., Ascensão, F., Colbert, M., Crossman, K., Elmqvist, T., et.al. 2019. Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth in biodiversity. Nature Sustainability, DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0436-6
Invisible water security: Moisture recycling and water resilience
Keys, P.W., Porkka, M., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Fetzer, I., et.al. 2019. Invisible water security: Moisture recycling and water resilience. Water Security Volume 8, December 2019, 100046
Reframing the sustainable seafood narrative
Tlusty, M.F., Tyedmers, P., Bailey, M., Ziegler, F. Henriksson, P.J.G., et.al. 2019. Reframing the sustainable seafood narrative. Global Environmental Change
Human impacts on planetary boundaries amplified by Earth system interactions
Lade, S.J., Steffen, W., de Vries, W., Carpenter, S.R., Donges, J.R., et.al. 2019. Earth system interactions amplify human impacts on planetary boundaries. Nature Sustainability
On the other end of research: exploring community-level knowledge exchanges in small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar
Hakkarainen, V., Daw, T.M., Tengö, M. 2019. On the other end of research: exploring community-level knowledge exchanges in small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar. Sustain Sci (2019).
Transformative spaces in the making: key lessons from nine cases in the Global South
Pereira, L., N. Frantzeskaki, A. Hebinck, L. Charli, J. Scott, M. Dyer, H. Eakin, et.al. 2019. Transformative spaces in the making: key lessons from nine cases in the Global South. Sustainability Science:1–18.
Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against
Lenton, T.M., Rockström, J., Gaffney, O., Rahmstorf, S. et.al. 2019. Climate tipping points - too risky to bet against. Nature Comment, Vol. 575
Using local initiatives to envision sustainable and resilient food systems in the Stockholm city-region
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.
EATLancet vs yes2meat: the digital backlash to the planetary health diet
Garcia, D., Galaz, V., Daume. S. 2019. EAT-Lancet vs. #yes2meat: Understanding the digital backlash to the ‘planetary health diet’. The Lancet