PECS special issue in Ecology and Society - first paper out

First paper in the PECS special issueexternal link: A holistic approach to studying social-ecological systems and its application to Southern Transylvania

Yesterday, Ecology and Society published the first paper in an in-progress PECS Special Issue.external link The paper by Jan Hanspach and colleagues is a transdisciplinary assessment of current and future social-ecological trends in Southern Transylvania. The full paper can be downloaded hereexternal link, and you can read more about it here and here.external link

The PECS Special Issue in Ecology & Society will feature papers from researchers and practitioners from the PECS network. Specifically, the Special Feature will i) elucidate and highlight the key theoretical and epistemological approaches underlying PECS research, ii) provide and overview of the current work being carried out in the different PECS case-studies and working groups, focusing on the key insights generated in studying social-ecological systems, iii) present novel data collection approaches and analytical approaches that can ensure cross-site comparison in PECS and iv) provide an intellectual platform for other large international research networks to share insights and identify critical opportunities for coordinated regional social-ecological research.

We will be sharing the insights from the special issue as more papers become published and available on the Ecology and Society website!


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.