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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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.