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 | 2020-03-26
Three major innovations helped shape the global food system in the past. How can we learn from them to develop a more sustainable system for the future?
Research news | 2020-03-24
Researchers and practitioners present a vision and strategy to better include different worldviews on the value of nature. All with a little help of the octopus
Research news | 2020-03-23
Researchers urge hydrology and water community to join the “Grand Challenge” in establishing safe limits to human interference with the global water cycle
Research news | 2020-03-19
Four-year programme receives SEK 64 million from the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra)
Research news | 2020-03-18
Researchers, practitioners and artists present previously unimagined ways of thinking about sustainability futures in the region
Research news | 2020-03-17
Computational approach can reveal intricate interactions among stakeholders and help prevent unintended policy outcomes
Research news | 2020-03-16
Growing knowledge about climate change makes people want to reduce their flying. But more sustainable travelling still hampered by a striking lack of political incentives
Research news | 2020-03-16
In Warsaw, residents determined to avoid spatial chaos of the past mobilize to avoid environmental chaos in the future
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
Collaboration and conflict in complex water governance systems across a development gradient: addressing common challenges and solutions
Mancilla García, M., J. Hileman, and Ö. Bodin (Eds.). (2019). Collaboration and conflict in complex water governance systems across a development gradient [Special Issue]. Ecology and Society, 24(3).
Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth on biodiversity
McDonald, R.I., Mansur, A.V., Ascensão, F., Colbert, M., Crossman, K., Elmqvist, T., et.al. 2019. Research gaps in knowledge of the impact of urban growth in biodiversity. Nature Sustainability, DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0436-6
Invisible water security: Moisture recycling and water resilience
Keys, P.W., Porkka, M., Wang-Erlandsson, L., Fetzer, I., et.al. 2019. Invisible water security: Moisture recycling and water resilience. Water Security Volume 8, December 2019, 100046
Reframing the sustainable seafood narrative
Tlusty, M.F., Tyedmers, P., Bailey, M., Ziegler, F. Henriksson, P.J.G., et.al. 2019. Reframing the sustainable seafood narrative. Global Environmental Change
Human impacts on planetary boundaries amplified by Earth system interactions
Lade, S.J., Steffen, W., de Vries, W., Carpenter, S.R., Donges, J.R., et.al. 2019. Earth system interactions amplify human impacts on planetary boundaries. Nature Sustainability
On the other end of research: exploring community-level knowledge exchanges in small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar
Hakkarainen, V., Daw, T.M., Tengö, M. 2019. On the other end of research: exploring community-level knowledge exchanges in small-scale fisheries in Zanzibar. Sustain Sci (2019).
Transformative spaces in the making: key lessons from nine cases in the Global South
Pereira, L., N. Frantzeskaki, A. Hebinck, L. Charli, J. Scott, M. Dyer, H. Eakin, et.al. 2019. Transformative spaces in the making: key lessons from nine cases in the Global South. Sustainability Science:1–18.
Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against
Lenton, T.M., Rockström, J., Gaffney, O., Rahmstorf, S. et.al. 2019. Climate tipping points - too risky to bet against. Nature Comment, Vol. 575
Using local initiatives to envision sustainable and resilient food systems in the Stockholm city-region
Sellberg, M.M., Norström, A.V., Peterson, G.P., Gordon. L.J. 2020. Using local initiatives to envision sustainable and resilient food systems in the Stockholm city-region. Global Food Security 24.
EATLancet vs yes2meat: the digital backlash to the planetary health diet
Garcia, D., Galaz, V., Daume. S. 2019. EAT-Lancet vs. #yes2meat: Understanding the digital backlash to the ‘planetary health diet’. The Lancet