Reinette (Oonsie)



Centre for Complex Systems in Transition, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden


Dr Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs holds a South African Research Chair in Social-Ecological Systems and Resilience at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, and is also affiliated with the Stockholm Resilience Centre in Sweden. Her research aims to advance theory and understanding of complex, intertwined social-ecological systems, specifically how to build resilience to deal with uncertainty, surprise and ongoing environmental and social change. A specific focus of her research is on regime shifts — large, abrupt, long-lasting changes in social-ecological systems that can have dramatic impacts on human economies and societies (see www.regimeshifts.orgexternal link). Dr Biggs also coordinates the Southern African Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (SAPECS), a network of researchers and practitioners working on social-ecological systems in the southern African region (see www.sapecs.orgexternal link).

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2019-01-23 Albert Norström

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

+46 734 60 70 68


The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.