Advancing sustainability through a social-ecological perspective
The concept of social-ecological systems describes how social systems and ecological systems are inherently interlinked. Advances in sustainability science and practice have been inspired by this growing recognition.
Dynamic disease scenarios in Africa
Explore , a website considering the possible futures for the four diseases in five African countries studied by the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa team.
PECS special issue in Ecology and Society - new papers
Two new papers of the PECS Special Issue in Ecology and Society have now been published and are available online.
Social-Ecological research for decision making
Guide for the design of interdisciplinary courses on social ecological systems for decision making
New PECS projects
Two new transdisciplinary social-ecological projects, in Mexico and Sweden, have recently been endorsed by PECS.
Workshop on “Ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: synthesizing and learning across case-studies”
PECS workshop held between 28-30th January 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
Mapping bundles of ecosystem services reveals distinct types of multifunctionality within a Swedish landscape
A recent study reveals that there are five distinct bundles of ecosystem services across the Stockholm region (Norrström drainage basin).
PECS special issue in Ecology and Society - first paper out
First paper in the PECS special issue : A holistic approach to studying social-ecological systems and its application to Southern Transylvania
SPACES training workshop and scientific meeting
Last week (16-24 November 2014) 15 team members the SPACES project from Kenya, Mozambique, UK and Canada gathered in Sweden for a training workshop and a scientific meeting.
PECS working group on Collaborative governance and management receives ISSC grant
Seed grants of up to €30 000 have been awarded to 38 emerging research networks under the ISSC’s Transformations to Sustainability Programme.


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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.