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DOI 10.1080/26395916.2022.2133173
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Title (Primary) The programme on ecosystem change and society (PECS) – a decade of deepening social-ecological research through a place-based focus
Author Norström, A.V.; Agarwal, B.; Balvanera, P.; Baptiste, B.; Bennett, E.M.; Brondízio, E.; Biggs, R.; Campbell, B.; Carpenter, S.R.; Castilla, J.C.; Castro, A.J.; Cramer, W.; Cumming, G.S.; Felipe-Lucia, M.; Fischer, J.; Folke, C.; DeFries, R.; Gelcich, S.; Groth, J.; Speranza, C.I.; Jacobs, S.; Hofmann, J.; Hughes, T.P.; Lam, D.P.M.; Loos, J.; Manyani, A.; Martín-López, B.; Meacham, M.; Moersberger, H.; Nagendra, H.; Pereira, L.; Polasky, S.; Schoon, M.; Schultz, L.; Selomane, O.; Spierenburg, M.
Source Titel Ecosystems and People
Year 2022
Department CLE; iDiv; ESS
Volume 18
Issue 1
Page From 598
Page To 608
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Ecosystem social-ecological systems; sustainability science; transformations; valuation; co-production; reflexive
Abstract The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) was established in 2011, and is now one of the major international social-ecological systems (SES) research networks. During this time, SES research has undergone a phase of rapid growth and has grown into an influential branch of sustainability science. In this Perspective, we argue that SES research has also deepened over the past decade, and helped to shed light on key dimensions of SES dynamics (e.g. system feedbacks, aspects of system design, goals and paradigms) that can lead to tangible action for solving the major sustainability challenges of our time. We suggest four ways in which the growth of place-based SES research, fostered by networks such as PECS, has contributed to these developments, namely by: 1) shedding light on transformational change, 2) revealing the social dynamics shaping SES, 3) bringing together diverse types of knowledge, and 4) encouraging reflexive researchers.
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Norström, A.V., Agarwal, B., Balvanera, P., Baptiste, B., Bennett, E.M., Brondízio, E., Biggs, R., Campbell, B., Carpenter, S.R., Castilla, J.C., Castro, A.J., Cramer, W., Cumming, G.S., Felipe-Lucia, M., Fischer, J., Folke, C., DeFries, R., Gelcich, S., Groth, J., Speranza, C.I., Jacobs, S., Hofmann, J., Hughes, T.P., Lam, D.P.M., Loos, J., Manyani, A., Martín-López, B., Meacham, M., Moersberger, H., Nagendra, H., Pereira, L., Polasky, S., Schoon, M., Schultz, L., Selomane, O., Spierenburg, M. (2022):
The programme on ecosystem change and society (PECS) – a decade of deepening social-ecological research through a place-based focus
Ecosyst. People 18 (1), 598 - 608 10.1080/26395916.2022.2133173