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.
SES influence on ecosystem service perception using a PECS approach
Authors from the WaterSES project put the PECS approach into action comparing the perceived perceptions of ecosystem services across 4 social-ecological systems.
Historical legacies of land use decisions on ecosystem services
The new paper titled, ''Modeling how land use legacy affects the provision of ecosystem services in Mediterranean southern Spain,'' takes an innovative approach to exploring the consequences of land use decisions.
URBAN PLANET the new open acess book out now!
What does the future of urban sustainability look like? This new book highlights the opportunities and challenges for our urbanizing planet.
The global south is rich in sustainability lessons  
A new Comment by Prof. Harini Nagendra in Nature outlines the role of the global south in sustainabiity science
Berta Martín-López and Alexander van Oudenhoven take the helm at the International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management (IJBESM)
IJBESM announces new co-Editors in Chief to take the journal in a more social-ecological direction.
Leverage Points 2019
Lüneburg, Germany will host this major international conference on sustainability research and transformation in February 2019
Berta Martín-López interview: The paradigm of nature's contributions to people
Recently Future Earth interviewed Dr Berta Martín-López, from the PECS SC, regarding the concepts of Nature's Contributions to People and Indigenous and Local Knowledge.
IPBES Assessment Report on Land Degradation and Restoration
Worsening worldwide land degradation now ‘critical’ - undermining well-being of 3.2 billion People.
Sustainable Land Management in a global context
This PECS-endorsed research programme has come to its end after more than eight years. It has produced some fantastic knowledge synthesis material.


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PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
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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.