Research on Resilience of Social-Ecological Systems
I am scientific coordinator of ArcAlpNet, a multi-year research program partly financed by SNIS on comparative resilience assessment in Arctic and Alpine communities based on a social-ecological network governance perspective. One goal is to develop a generic resilience assessment methodology for social-ecological systems. ArcAlpNet is endorsed by the PECS – Program on Ecosystem Change and Society, a Future Earth initiative, led by the Stockholm Resilience Center. The main goals of the PECS ArcAlpNet project have been to develop a resilience assessment method for vulnerable communities to environmental change, in specific climate change, based on network governance theory, and to contribute to policy making with concrete advice on how to steer and increase resilience of such communities.