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Nature and Society (INBO)

The research group Nature & Society is an interdisciplinary research
team within the Division ‘Management and sustainable use’ of the
Research Institute of Nature and Forest (INBO).

INBO is a policy-supporting research institute, all research results should be relevant for policy makers and area managers.  The research group focuses on socio-economic and policy aspects of nature and nature management, such as: perceptions of nature and landscapes, demand assessment for ecosystem services, trade-offs between ecosystem services and/or nature values, relation between nature and well-being & health, management of conflict species. Our spatial focus lies on rural and riverine areas, as well as (peri)-urban systems. The research group Nature & Society addresses multifunctional land-use within practice-oriented contexts. Therefore, our group works mainly with concrete local projects which are approached as integrated social-ecological systems. This requires engaging in participatory stakeholder processes and inter- & transdisciplinary methods.

Contact person

Sander Jacobs


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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


The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a new initiative jointly sponsored by ICSU and UNESCO. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.