An annual workshop meeting between researchers from Stockholm, USA and elsewhere in Europe.

Project background Human-environment systems, or social-ecological systems (SES), are characterized by multi-scale interactions among actors and ecosystems within a particular social, institutional and biophysical environment. These interactions determine the co-evolution of the system and its response to internal or external disturbance such as the impact of global change. They can for instance create feedbacks that lock the system in its current state and severely limit its potential to adapt to new circumstances. Our knowledge about how the nature of these linkages affects the responses, performance and outcomes of the coupled system is, however, limited. In the SES-LINK project we aim to address this gap by systematically investigating social-ecological linkages and their implications for the resilience and governance of SES.

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