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 | 2018-08-14
New index reveals how climate risks are reinforced by global connectivity, leaving no country shielded from impact
Research news | 2018-08-13
New analysis reveals connections between tax havens and resource degradation in both the Amazon rainforest and global fisheries
Research news | 2018-08-06
Keeping global warming to within 1.5-2°C may be more difficult than previously assessed
Research news | 2018-07-10
The World in 2050 initiative launches new report outlining synergies and benefits that render the goals achievable
Research news | 2018-06-27
Overfishing, fractured international relationships and political conflicts loom as fish migrate more unpredictably because of climate change. Here is how to deal with it
Research news | 2018-06-26
Profit-maximizing approaches are most likely to produce outcomes that harm people or the environment. But it depends on the circumstances whether a sustainable or a safe approach is most suitable, new study argues
Research news | 2018-06-20
New book chapter looks into the economic, cultural and ecological reasons why some people leave the fisheries and aquaculture sector, and what could be done to reverse the trend
Research news | 2018-06-19
Major population increases present Sub-Saharan Africa with complicated water-related challenges that requires a shift in water thinking
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
Food as a daily art: ideas for its use as a method in development practice
Haider, L. J., and F. J. W. van Oudenhoven. 2018. Food as a daily art: ideas for its use as a method in development practice. Ecology and Society 23(3):14.https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10274-230314
Woody Encroachment as a Social-Ecological Regime Shift
Luvuno, L.; Biggs, R.; Stevens, N.; Esler, K. 2018. Woody Encroachment as a Social-Ecological Regime Shift. Sustainability. 2018; 10(7):2221.
Elmqvist, T., Siri, J., Andersson, E., Anderson, P., Bai, X. et al.2018. Urban tinkering. Sustainability Science. Doi: 10.1007/s11625-018-0611-0
Stewardship as a boundary object for sustainability research: Linking care, knowledge and agency
Enqvist, J.P., West, S., Masterson, V., Haider, J.L., Svedin, U., Tengö, M. 2018. Stewardship as a boundary object for sustainability research: Linking care, knowledge and agency. Landscape and Urban Planning, Volume 179, November 2018, Pages 17-37
Sustainable food systems—a health perspective
Lindgren, E., Harris, F., Dangour, A.D. et al. 2018. Sustainable food systems—a health perspective. Sustain Sci, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-018-0586-x
Tax havens and global environmental degradation
Galaz, V., Crona, B., Dauriach, A., Jouffray, J-B., Österblom, H., and Fichtner, J. 2018. Tax havens and global environmental degradation. Nature Ecology and Evolution (Perspective). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0497-3
Operationalizing the concept of a safe operating space at the EU level – first steps and explorations
Häyhä, T., Cornell, S.E., Hoff, H., Lucas, P., van Vuuren, D., 2018. Operationalizing the concept of a safe operating space at the EU level – first steps and explorations. Stockholm Resilience Centre Technical Report, prepared in collaboration with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden.
Quantifying transnational climate impact exposure: New perspectives on the global distribution of climate risk
Hedlund, J., Fick, S., Carlsen, H., Benzie, M. 2018. Quantifying transnational climate impact exposure: New perspectives on the global distribution of climate risk. Global Environmental Change Volume 52, September 2018, Pages 75–85 doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2018.04.006
Towards a Fossil-Free Society - in the Stockholm-Mälar Region
Liljenström, Hans & Svedin, Uno. 2016. Towards a Fossil-Free Society - in the Stockholm-Mälar Region. 10.13140/RG.2.2.36656.97284.
Identifying, Quantifying and Qualifying Biocultural Diversity - Assessment of Biocultural Diversity
Vierikko, K., E. Andersson, C. Branquinho, B. Elands, L. Fischer, P. Goncalves, F. Grilo, D. Haase, C. Ioja, I. Kowarik, J. Lindgren, R.C. Mendes, J. Niemelä, M. Pieniniemi, A. Silva, M. Puttonen, M. Santos-Reis, D. Teixeira, J. Vieira, V. Yli-Pelkonen. 2017. Identifying, Quantifying and Qualifying Biocultural Diversity - Assessment of Biocultural Diversity. Green Surge.