After recieving his PhD in Sustainability Science in April 2016 at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Merrie joined the communications team at the centre working on science communications and science-policy work. His work is in support of the GRAID (Guidance For Resilience in the Anthropocene – Investments for Development) programme.
Merrie is also responsibile for SRC’s social media strategy and also for developing a Massive Open Online Course on resilience and sustainable development, featuring centre research and researchers.
Research news | 2018-11-28
The seventh in a series of seven "deep dives" looking into the connections between resilience and development
Educational news | 2018-04-12
Will help practitioners use resilience thinking as a tool to improve development practice
Research news | 2018-02-19
New study shows how the arts contribute to knowledge-creation and transformations around climate change
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”
2017 - Journal / article
Scenarios can help individuals, communities, corporations and nations to develop a capacity for dealing with the unknown and unpredictable, or the unlikely but possible. A range of scientific methods for developing scenarios is available, but we argue that they have limited capacity to investigate complex social-ecological futures because: 1) non-linear change is rarely incorporated and: 2) they rarely involve co-evolutionar...
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...
2015 - Journal / article
Keystone species have a disproportionate influence on the structure and function of ecosystems. Here we analyze whether a keystone-like pattern can be observed in the relationship between transnational corporations and marine ecosystems globally. We show how thirteen corporations control 11-16% of the global marine catch (9-13 million tons) and 19-40% of the largest and most valuable stocks, including species that play importa...