Maja’s research focuses on mechanisms of collective action, sustainable resource use and transformation in social-ecological systems. She combines modeling with empirical research on water management and fisheries in Central Asia, Europe, and Mexico. She aims to develop theory and approaches to study SES as truly interdependent systems of humans and nature.
Projects: Co-evolutionary dynamics of SES Interests: social-ecological mechanisms; SES theory; human adaptive behavior; natural resource management; complex adaptive systems, social-ecological relations.
Nanda’s research focuses on understanding and formalising of human behaviour in and on social-ecological systems. She utilises agent-based modelling (computational simulation) to integrate and formalise case or expert knowledge, (social) theory and connecting to other methods to contribute to a deeper understanding.
Projects: PhiZa-Fish, AgentEx, COBA, FIBE Interests: Agent-based modelling, social simulation, social cognitive modelling, group dynamics, cooperation, complex systems
Romina is currently working with the EU Horizon2020 project AQUACROSS on managing biodiversity and ecosystem services in freshwater, coastal and marine systems. At the SRC, she works with Dr. Maja Schlüter and focuses on the application of resilience principles to analyse case studies and improve ecosystem-based management.
Projects: AQUACROSS, LimnoTip
Interests: Lake and watershed management, ecosystem service co-production, mixed, coupled models, pastoralism, serious games
Emilie explores aspects of sustainability in social-ecological systems using agent-based models and other simulation models. In her postdoc project she is developing a stylized agent-based model of small-scale fisheries to understand mechanisms leading to social-ecological resilience and wellbeing, using Northwest Mexico as a case study.
Projects: SMILI; SES typology Interests: Agent-based modeling; Social-ecological systems; Small-scale fisheries; Complex adaptive systems; Adaptive Management/Learning-by-doing, Reinforcement Learning, AI
María investigates the role of process philosophy in helping us understand complex adaptive systems. She applies process philosophy to the study of social-ecological systems through agent-based modelling. She is also works on understanding actors’ strategies across different venues for water management.
Projects: MuSES; Water Coalitions
Interests: Agent-based modelling, process ontology, water management, polycentric management, cooperation, complex systems; networks
Tilman’s research deals with the question to what extent the study of process philosophy can help us further analyze and understand social-ecological systems (SES). A further interest of Tilman lies in studying and developing approaches to disclosing and bridging the many different ontologies and epistemologies used in SES research in view of fostering transdisciplinary knowledge integration.
Interests: Ontology of SES, Process Philosophy, Complex Adaptive Systems, Resilience, Transdisciplinary Knowledge Integration
Sonja uses mathematical modeling as a tool to study nonlinear mechanisms of social-ecological systems. She works with multidimensional models, which represent interactions among actors of complex adaptive systems. She focuses on understanding dynamics that produces and maintains poverty traps, and on theoretical modeling of nutrient cycling and its effects on human well-being and ecosystem stability.
Projects: Poverty Traps, SEAS
Interests: SES theory, complex adaptive systems, poverty traps, nutrient cycling, mathematical modeling, dynamical systems, local stability, qualitative analysis
Jamila Haider is a PhD candidate studying the relationship between persistent poverty and biocultural diversity. Her PhD explores how development interventions can improve human well-being without eroding the cultural and agricultural biodiversity that makes a given place unique and is important for global resilience.
Kirill uses a combination of agent-based modelling and qualitative methods (such as process tracing and document analysis) to study the coevolution of social-ecological systems and policy. In particular, his research looks at how interest groups influence policy change and adaptation. He explores this issue in his PhD through the case of 2013 EU Common Fisheries Policy reform.
Laura’s work is driven by the motivation to unveil, synthesize and experiment with cross-scale interactions. It is framed in terms of complex adaptive systems. Specifically, she looks at pervasive global patterns of trade and climate change that interact with ecosystem services and human welfare.
Rodrigo’s main interest is producing and synthesizing knowledge that is useful to spark or navigate change of social-ecological systems for them to become sustainable and fair. Currently, he is exploring the explanatory power of realist social theory to understand transformative processes of linked social-ecological systems.
Interests: social-ecological transformations, realist social theory, structure and agency, top-down interventions, bottom-up change
Katharina is working with AQUACROSS that aims to increase knowledge, assessment and management of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services. Focusing on the catchment of Rönneå, Sweden, Katharina aims to investigate the co-production of ecosystem services in an interlinked social-ecological system through participatory research methods.
Interests: Water governance; ecosystem services; aquatic systems; participatory research methods; natural resource management.
Steve Lade's research in SES-LINK applied theoretical modelling tools such as dynamical systems theory and network theory to the study of social-ecological systems. His projects include regime shifts in stylised representations of social-ecological systems, feedbacks in the Baltic Sea social-ecological system, and adaptive network and dynamical systems approaches to global earth and human system dynamics.
Projects: Baltic Sea, Theoretical Regime shifts, Unlocking lock-in, SES typology Interests: Complex systems, Dynamical systems theory, early warning signals, social-ecological systems
Funding EU’s 7th framework
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 283950 SES-LINK.
Core grant funding to the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University by Mistra
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