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Working groups

A key part of PECS research will be structured around a set of dynamic, interdisciplinary working groups that will focus on different topic areas. PECS working groups are to provide platforms for social-ecological research and theory development, and facilitate intellectual exchange and the development of professional networks amongst transdisciplinary social-ecological scientists. Outputs of these working groups will include scientific papers, research proposals and methods and tools to facilitate comparisons across PECS case-studies.


The success of PECS will depend on the participation of excellent researchers and projects who are motivated to link their research to the PECS network.

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2015-08-18 Albert Norström

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.