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2015 PECS conference - Social-ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene

The conference starts tomorrow. The

Full Programme is available hereexternal link

The conference will be held in Stellenbosch, at the Spier Wine Farm and Conference Centreexternal link, 2-5 November 2015. PECS 2015external link will gather scientists from various disciplines, from within and beyond the PECS network, to share cutting-edge research insights on social-ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene. The conference will engage and involve multiple stakeholders concerned with sustainable development and who are interested in developing new solutions and strategies. The conference is intended to highlight PECS achievements and ambitions, and to synthesize and integrate PECS-related research to provide a basis for a future social-ecological research agenda, especially in light of Future Earthexternal link.


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The conference programmeexternal link is now online, and details on the Keynote Talks are availableexternal link. Keynote speakers will be:
 
Eduardo S. Brondizio - Professor of Anthropology and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Sciences at Indiana University-Bloomington, United States.


Stephen Russell (Steve) Carpenter - A leader of whole-ecosystem experiments and adaptive ecosystem management focused on freshwaters.


Garry Peterson - Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.


Cheikh Mbow - Senior Scientist on climate change and development at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya.


Belinda Reyers - Chief Scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Stellenbosch, South Africa.


Debra Roberts - Established and heads the Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of eThekwini Municipality (Durban, South Africa).
 

For more information, visit www.pecs2015.orgexternal link

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 albert.norstrom@su.se

WHAT IS PECS

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.