Maintaining local ecological knowledge in Mediterranean watersheds
Local ecological knowledge (LEK) has been found to be one of the main bridges to manage biocultural diversity. Understanding the factors that maintain LEK is of critical importance for policy.
Biodiversity and Food Security – From Trade-offs to Synergies
3rd International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals
PECS project in the Yahara watershed
The Water Sustainability and Climate project is analyzing the Yahara Watershed, an agricultural urbanizing watershed in southern Wisconsin, USA, to assess its resilience to changing drivers.
Future Earth launches eight initiatives to accelerate global sustainable development
Future Earth has awarded eight new Fast Track Initiatives and Cluster Activities, fully supported by the US National Science Foundation.
REPICORE project announces PhD position in marine governance
This position in the REPICORE project will focus on identifying feasible governance structures that contribute to the sustainable use of coral reef resources by addressing and mitigating negative social-ecological feedbacks.
PECS bloggers
A quick rundown of the brilliant blogs run by PECS projects or PECS affiliated researchers
Scenarios for 2070 in the Yahara watershed
Last month a University of Wisconsin-Madison research initiative unveiled their first batch of findings of possible futures for the Yahara watershed.
Two new papers on ecosystem services and social-ecological systems
Two recent papers - " Ecosystem services as a boundary object for sustainability " and " Incorporating the social-ecological approach in protected areas in the Anthropocene " - include several PECS affiliated researchers.
Third International Science and policy Conference on the resilience of social & ecological systems, Montpellier, France
Explore and reinforce the multiple links between resilience thinking and development issues.
HERCULES website launched
The HERCULES (“Sustainable futures for Europe’s HERitage in CULtural landscapES”) project strives for the empowerment of public and private actors to protect, manage, and plan for sustainable landscapes at local, national, and Pan-European scales.


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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.