The Swedish node (SRC)

The Stockholm node is the Stockholm Resilience Centre which advances research on the governance of social-ecological systems with a special emphasis on resilience - the ability to deal with change and continue to develop. The centre is a joint initiative between Stockholm University, the Stockholm Environment Institute and the Beijer International Institute of Ecological Economics at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. SRC is currently leading and/or is involved in several large marine EU and Nordforsk projects (e.g. KNOWSEAS, ECOSUPPORT, NorMER), national projects (i.e., Mini-Stern, a fish-economic project) as well as two large strategic projects focusing on ecosystem based management and the dynamics in foodweb structure and function.
Name Description
Prof. Carl Folke (node leader, NorMER co-chair)
Science Director of SRC. He has extensive experience in interdisciplinary collaboration on ecosystem dynamics and services, as well as the social and economic dimension of ecosystem management with proactive measures to manage resilience. His research group emphasizes the different roles living systems at different scales play in social and economic development, and how to manage for resilience in coupled social-ecological systems. He is an economist with extensive experience in transdisciplinary collaboration between natural and social scientists.
Dr. Thorsten Blenckner (Research Cluster 2 leader)
Is focusing on the effect of climate on many different aquatic ecosystems. He has been involved in a number of EU projects and a specialist on applied time-series analysis and ecosystem modeling.
Dr. Wijnand Boonstra (Research Cluster 4 leader)
Studies fishers behavior and knowledge in a number of case studies. He is particularly interested in understanding the complex interrelation between fishers behavior and regime shifts in marine social-ecological systems.
Dr. James Watson
Studies the spatial dynamics of marine species, developing numerical models for changes in abundance and distribution under climate scenarios. He also studies fisheries and fishermen, developing spatial models as tools for ecosystem-based management.
Dr. Matilda Valman
I work with the organizational and institutional aspects of the large scale fisheries in the North East Atlantic. I am especially interested in changes coupled to green growth within these fleets over time, that is which fishing styles are the large scale fisheries using and how have they changed over time.
Dr. Susa Niiranen Susa's work focuses on the Baltic Sea food web dynamics and their response to changes in environmental and anthropogenic forcing. Food web modeling is one of the main tools employed in this study.
Emma Björkvik PhD student whose research focuses on the continuously decline in Nordic coastal fishing, consequences of such decline and if and how these consequences can be avoided. She is particularly interested in understanding how fishers’ working knowledge can be identified and visualized in ways that can contribute to sustainable management and use of marine resources.
Dr. Henrik Österblom
Works on ecosystem-based management of the Baltic Sea, social-ecological dynamics, international marine governance, seabirds and ecosystem change.
Dr. Maja Schlüter
Studies the co-evolution of social-ecological systems resulting from interactions between actors, institutions and ecosystems over time.
Dr. Saskia Otto Studies how population and ecosystem dynamics respond to climate, eutrophication and fishing in the Baltic Sea.
Published Dec. 13, 2013 2:51 PM - Last modified Oct. 28, 2015 3:10 PM