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Special issue on cross-scale feedbacks

Achieving sustainability goals will require confronting a range of environmental and social externalities and feedbacks that occur across different spatial scales.

Environmental Research Letters is running a special issueexternal link on cross-scale feedbacks in sustainable land management. Specifically this focus issue will strive to synthesise the most innovative papers that investigate the link between global change processes and local realities by addressing one or more of the following issues:

  • Integration of local and global drivers in studies on land management and food production
  • Interactions between economic and biophysical processes in sustainable land management on different scales
  • Assessments of transferability of findings from place-based research in sustainable land management
  • Development of scenarios and their application in regional settings to address future perspectives of food production and induced land consumption
  • Up-scaling of regional solutions on land management and identification of off-site effects

The guest editors are Ralf Seppelt (Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research), Peter Verburg (VU Amsterdam), Albert Norström (PECS/Stockholm Resilience Centre), Wolfgang Cramer (Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology) and Tomas Vaclavik (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research and Palacky University Olomouc).

For more information visit the special issue pageexternal link

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.