SERSD student 2017-2019




Student profile

Nicole Chabaneix is interested in how ecosystem-based approaches can best support social-ecological resilience towards increased water-and-food security in a climate change context

Profile summary

• Ecology & conservation biology • Social-ecological system resilience • Ecosystem-based initiatives • Climate change policy • Sustainable development • Environmental education • Project management

At the SRC, Chabaneix seeks to strengthen inter-disciplinary skills and knowledge on social-ecological resilience for application at the local level. In particular, she aims to bridge science and practice towards scaling-up effective and resilient nature-based solutions.

Her research interests include ecosystem-based adaptation, ecological restoration and area-based conservation, in connection to ecosystem resilience to climate change, climate-smart and regenerative food systems, local stewardship and sustainable livelihoods.

Chabaneix holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Ecology and Conservation, with a minor in Environmental Science from Boston University. She conducted undergraduate research on tropical ecology in Ecuador, climate change effects on butterfly migration in New England, and vessel noise impact on whale communication in Alaska.

Between 2012-2015 and in 2017, Chabaneix was part of WWF Peru’s team. She contributed to a range of projects on marine and freshwater ecosystem conservation; co-led WWF Peru’s Climate Change Program and acted as national liaison to WWF International’s Global Climate & Energy Initiative; and led the development of WWF Peru’s 2017-2021 Conservation Strategy for its Climate & Energy and Freshwater Programs.

Since 2014, her core work has been on addressing climate change issues through knowledge management, policy and stakeholder engagement. With roles at Peru’s Ministry of Environment and WWF Peru, she contributed to advancing the national climate change agenda and regional policy efforts for the Sustainable Development Goals. She was also part of WWF’s climate delegation for the COP20 and Peru’s climate delegation for the COP21.

Throughout, she has been very involved in youth-led environmental initiatives. Most recently, she co-leads an ongoing youth project on climate change and environmental education.

Chabaneix is driven by a commitment to protect nature, and is inspired both by the power of local intervention and nature’s critical role in addressing climate change and development challenges.

Staff details


Stockholm Resilience Centre is a collaboration between Stockholm University and the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

Stockholm Resilience Centre
Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B
Phone: +46 8 674 70 70

Organisation number: 202100-3062
VAT No: SE202100306201