One Health for a changing world
New open access special issue exploring the complex interactions between ecosystems, diseases and poverty dynamics.
Anthropocene visioning
How can we develop a suite of alternative, plausible and positive visions for Good Anthropocenes?
Learning for landscapes
At a recent workshop on a farm in South Africa, researchers and other professionals in sustainability discussed how they can work with groups across the country, from farmers to conservation organisations, to restore landscapes.
Request for proposals - PEGASuS
Future Earth is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for biodiversity research for global sustainability, the Program for Early-stage Grants Advancing Sustainability Science or PEGASuS – Biodiversity and Natural Assets.
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


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PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
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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.