In particular she is focusing on the production and maintenance of sets of services generated in this heterogeneous landscape.
Her work is part of the project on social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services in the Norrström basin (SEEN) as well as a regional case study in the Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS).
After completing her MSc in Ecosystems, Governance and Globalization at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Megan has worked with the economic evaluation of policy decisions as well as the ecosystem service concept within the agricultural context. This has led to an interest in further exploring the ecosystem service concept, working to expedite the ecosystem service assessment process, and advancing the understanding of the social-ecological dynamics that determine and maintain specific sets of ecosystem services.
Research news | 2018-06-12
Questions around the popular ecosystem services framework and nature’s contribution to people has hit a nerve
Research news | 2018-01-24
Former and current PhD students from SRC propose a new framework to help early-career sustainability scholars to become “undisciplinary”
Research news | 2017-04-25
Special issue in the journal Ecology & Society on the sustainable stewardship of social-ecological systems
Research news | 2017-03-10
Multifunctional landscapes can counter equity problems connected to agricultural intensification
2018 - Journal / article
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...
2017 - Journal / article
The establishment of interdisciplinary Master’s and PhD programmes in sustainability science is opening up an exciting arena filled with opportunities for early-career scholars to address pressing sustainability challenges. However, embarking upon an interdisciplinary endeavor as an early-career scholar poses a unique set of challenges: to develop an individual scientific identity and a strong and specific methodological skill...
2017 - Journal / article
There is a growing consensus among ecologists and resource managers that we need smarter landscapemanagement through “sustainable intensification”. After all – or so the rhetoric goes – we have a growing population to feed, and more efficient production is an inevitable necessity. Increased food production is sold as a panacea for reducing hunger and providing for the world's burgeoning population. But this argument ignores th...
2016 - Journal / article
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...