In this seminar Walker will present the insights gained on the challenges posed by the physical, chemical, biological and social changes that are taking place. The Arctic, as an interlinked social-ecological system, is a harbinger of climate change for the rest of the world.
About Brian Walker
Prof Walker is a Research Fellow with CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems and is also on the Board of the Stockholm Resilience Centre.
A key focus of his work is the significance of resilience (the capacity of a sys¬tem to absorb disturbance and to undergo change while still retaining essentially the same function, structure, identity, and feedbacks) in the sustainability of ecosystems and social-ecological systems.
Prof Walker co-authored the 2006 book Resilience thinking: Sustaining ecosystems and people in a changing world.
Linné Hall, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4, Stockholm