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


SAPECS Winter School turns up the heat in the Garden Route

Surrounded by the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains and situated within deeply green pine plantations, the NMMU campus at Saasveld provided a perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for 21 students from all over southern Africa. The students had gathered in this tranquil place near George, South Africa, to participate in the very […]

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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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