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


Introductory reading: Applying Resilience Thinking

A new popular science publication has been produced by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, entitled “Applying resilience thinking – Seven principles for building resilience in social-ecological systems“. This is a popular summary of the Cambridge University book “Principles for Building Resilience: Sustaining Ecosystem Services in Social-Ecological Systems” (2014). This book, in turn, expands on the comprehensive […]

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Ecosystems & Society Winter School: 30 June – 04 July 2014

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) Sustainability Research Unit and SAPECS would like to invite relevant Masters and PhD students to an ‘Ecosystems and Society’ Winter School that will be held at NMMU’s George Campus at Saasveld from 30 June to 4 July. Goals The goals of this Winter School are to develop the capacity of […]

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