Program on Ecosystem Change and Society: An International Research Strategy for Integrated Social-Ecological Systems
Author(s): Stephen R Carpenter, Carl Folke, Albert Norström, Olof Olsson, Lisen Schultz, Bina Agarwal, Patricia Balvanera, Bruce Campbell, Juan Carlos Castilla, Wolfgang Cramer, Ruth DeFries, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Terry P Hughes, Stephen Polasky, Zainal Sanusi, Robert Scholes, Marja Spierenburg
In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2012, Pages 134-138
Year: 2012
Type: Journal / article
Theme affiliation: Global dynamics.
Full reference: Stephen R Carpenter, Carl Folke, Albert Norström, Olof Olsson, Lisen Schultz, Bina Agarwal, Patricia Balvanera, Bruce Campbell, Juan Carlos Castilla, Wolfgang Cramer, Ruth DeFries, Pablo Eyzaguirre, Terry P Hughes, Stephen Polasky, Zainal Sanusi, Robert Scholes, Marja Spierenburg, Program on ecosystem change and society: an international research strategy for integrated social–ecological systems, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 4, Issue 1, February 2012, Pages 134-138, ISSN 1877-3435, 10.1016/j.cosust.2012.01.001
Summary
The Program on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), a new initiative within the ICSU global change programs, aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social—ecologicalsystems, the services they generate, and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.

The vision of PECS is a world where human actions have transformed to achieve sustainable stewardship of social—ecologicalsystems. The goal of PECS is to generate the scientific and policy-relevant knowledge of social—ecological dynamics needed to enable such a shift, including mitigation of poverty.

PECS is a coordinating body for diverse independently funded research projects, not a funder of research. PECS research employs a range of transdisciplinary approaches and methods, with comparative, place-based research that is international in scope at the core.

2012-08-07 | Sturle Hauge Simonsen

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