PECS-SC member

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa


Dr Bob Scholes is a systems ecologist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa. He has over two decades of research experience on the topic of global climate change, including over a hundred peer-reviewed scientific publications on this and related topics. Dr Scholes has served on the steering committees of several international global change research programmes such as the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme and the Global Climate Observing System.

He was Chairman of the Global Terrestrial Observing System 2001–4, a member of the GEO Implementation planning Task Team, a co-chair of the Conditions Working Group of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and also a principal investigator in the Southern African Millennium Assessment at regional scale. He also served on the steering committee of the South African National Climate Change Committee. He was a Lead Author in the third and fourth Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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2013-01-25 Albert Norström

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

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


The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a new initiative jointly sponsored by ICSU and UNESCO. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.