SAPECS is an international, transdisciplinary research program that aims to advance stewardship of social-ecological systems and ecosystem services in southern Africa.


Call for applications: Postdoctoral fellowship on Social-Ecological Regime Shifts

Deadline for applications: 30 July 2016 We live in a new planetary era – the Anthropocene – where human activities have become a major driver of ecosystem dynamics at local to global scales. There is growing evidence that anthropogenic impacts are increasing the risk of transgressing tipping points that could trigger catastrophic environmental regime shifts, […]

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New paper on transdisciplinary research to bridge the science-action gap in local land-use planning

SAPECS-affiliated researchers Jessica Cockburn and Mathieu Rouget, together with a team of researchers and practitioners working in the eThekwini Municipal Area (Durban, South Africa), recently published a paper on bridging the science-action gap in the journal Ecology and Society. Through presenting empirical insights and lessons learnt from a local collaboration between a university (University of […]

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