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 | 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
Research news | 2015-08-11
How research can catch up with rapid environmental change
Research news | 2015-04-01
A special issue of AMBIO features 14 scientific articles from the interdisciplinary research project Ekoklim
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...
2015 - Journal / article
The concept of social–ecological systems is useful for understanding the interlinked dynamics of environmental and societal change. The concept has helped facilitate: (1) increased recognition of the dependence of humanity on ecosystems; (2) improved collaboration across disciplines, and between science and society; (3) increased methodological pluralism leading to improved systems understanding; and (4) major policy framework...
2015 - Journal / article
Ecosystem services (ES) is a valuable concept to be used in the planning and management of social–ecological landscapes. However, the understanding of the determinant factors affecting the interaction between services in the form of synergies or trade-offs is still limited. We assessed the production of 16 ES across 62 municipalities in the Norrström drainage basin in Sweden. We combined GIS data with publically available i...