Special issue: Cross-scale feedbacks in sustainable land management
A special issue of Environmental Research Letters is focusing on this research frontier - the deadline for submission is 31st of October 2017
Join our PECS early career researchers at the Future Earth online conference August 16th
Future Earth is hosting an online conference to hear from and discuss with early career researchers. PECS will host an engaging session August 16th at 1pm (GMT+1)
SESyP - Identifying social-ecological properties benefitting biodiversity and food security
This newly endorsed project investigates the properties of social-ecological systems that benefit both biodiversity conservation and food security (and which may benefit one but not the other).
One Health for a changing world
New open access special issue exploring the complex interactions between ecosystems, diseases and poverty dynamics.
Anthropocene visioning
How can we develop a suite of alternative, plausible and positive visions for Good Anthropocenes?
Learning for landscapes
At a recent workshop on a farm in South Africa, researchers and other professionals in sustainability discussed how they can work with groups across the country, from farmers to conservation organisations, to restore landscapes.
Request for proposals - PEGASuS
Future Earth is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for biodiversity research for global sustainability, the Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science or PEGASuS – Biodiversity and Natural Assets.
Improving participatory resilience assessment
New paper presents novel cross-fertilization of two commonly used approaches for applying resilience thinking: the Transition Towns movement and the Resilience Assessment. The study highlights the Transition Movement's motivating overarching narrative of the need to transform in response to global sustainability challenges, which the Resilience Assessment lacks.
Key features for more successful place-based sustainability research on social-ecological systems.
PECS scientists assess what contributes to or hinders the success of place-based social-ecological sustainability research and outline practical strategies for running social-ecological research projects.
Agricultural ecosystems and their services: the vanguard of sustainability?
An interesting recent article takes a new perspective on the role of agriculture in managing for sustainability.


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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.