New Chairs of the Science Committee!

Berta Martín-López and Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs will lead the PECS science committee as PECS heads into its second decade.

We are proud and honored to announce our new Science Committee Chairs Berta Martín-López and Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs.


Both Berta and Oonsie have been fundamental parts of the PECS science committee and will now take the helm for the next three years.


Berta is a Professor of Sustainability Science at Leuphana University of Lüneberg. She also is co-Editor-in-chief of the scientific journal, Ecosystems and Peopleexternal link, opens in new window.


Oonsie is Associate Professor and South African Research Chair in Social-Ecological Systems & Resilience Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosh University. She is also a Research theme leader at the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University. Oonsie developed and ran the South African branch of PECS, SAPECSexternal link, opens in new window.

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

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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.