Improving participatory resilience assessment
New paper presents novel cross-fertilization of two commonly used approaches for applying resilience thinking: the Transition Towns movement and the Resilience Assessment. The study highlights the Transition Movement's motivating overarching narrative of the need to transform in response to global sustainability challenges, which the Resilience Assessment lacks.
Key features for more successful place-based sustainability research on social-ecological systems.
PECS scientists assess what contributes to or hinders the success of place-based social-ecological sustainability research and outline practical strategies for running social-ecological research projects.
Agricultural ecosystems and their services: the vanguard of sustainability?
An interesting recent article takes a new perspective on the role of agriculture in managing for sustainability.
PECS II conference in Oaxaca, Mexico. First call deadline 30th January
Remember to submit, if you haven't done so already!
Postdoctoral Fellow on Social-Ecological Scenarios
Application deadline extended to 6th February 2017
Nature Sustainability launching in 2018
Launching in January 2018, Natur Sustainability will be an online-only journal focusing on the science, policy and practice dim sustainability issues
PECS II open science conference: 1st call for submissions
Calls for symposia, workshops and innovative sessions for the second PECS open science conference are now open.
Gender and resilience for global environmental change
A new special issue published by AMBIO highlights the importance of making gender a central aspect of research on resilience to global environmental change.
Bright Spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene
Global examples of a thriving sustainable social-ecological future published
PECS 2017 conference - keynote speakers confirmed
The second PECS conference will be held in Oaxaca, Mexico, between November 7-10 2017


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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.