juanJuan Rocha’s research questions are oriented towards understanding emergent patterns, from critical transitions in ecological systems to collective action in society. He studies cascading effects of regime shifts, that is, whether the occurrence of a regime shift in a particular ecosystem will change the likelihood of other regime shifts in far away ecosystems. Juan works at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Personal website:

ingeliggande_ingeInge van den Bijgaart. University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Inge is an environmental economists who does applied theory and empirical work on environmental policy and resources. She also loves to cook and bake, and specializes in sour dough bread!

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index_emilie Emilie Lindkvist is interested in understanding social-ecological systems as complex adaptive systems to  understand how to better manage and govern these constantly changing and unpredictable systems. She uses agent-based models to study interactions in these systems and the associated outcomes that emerge such as overfishing or inequalities. She is a postdoc at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Sweden. Personal website:

IMG_1766_patricPatrik Henriksson is a postdoctoral researcher at the Beijer Intistitute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm Resilience Centre, and WorldFish. He did his PhD on Asian aquaculture, using Life Cycle Assessment to evaluate the environmental consequences of European seafood imports from Asia. His main research interests are related to promoting more sustainable aquaculture products. 

profile-pic_ed_MHamannMaike Hamann is a postdoctoral researcher with the Natural Capital Project at the University of Minnesota. Her work focuses on the assessment of benefits provided by urban ecosystems. She is particularly interested in developing tools that bring the many different values of urban green spaces and ecological infrastructure to the fore in decision-making processes.

FOTO-ALLSA2015_yolandaYolanda Lopez-Maldonado is a systems thinker and indigenous scholar in integrative science for sustainability with strong interest on social-ecological systems, indigenous people issues, social aspects of nature conservation, and the interface between societies and their resources. Personal website:

IMG_1736_kevin Kevin Berry is an environmental economist with interest in resource allocation under uncertainty and the human response to environmental risk, with applications in climate change economics, fisheries economics, ecosystem management, and epidemiological economics. Kevin is based at Institute of Social and Economic Research, Department of Economics and Public Policy, University of Alaska Anchorage, USA. Personal website:

TCurry_Headshot_miniTracie Curry is an interdisciplinary researcher studying adaptation to change in North Slope Alaska, with a focus on innovative applications of multimedia tools in support of communication and collaborative efforts between diverse stakeholders, including local communities, government agencies, and industry. She is currently doing her PhD at University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA.

piaggio_miniMatías Piaggio’s primary research interests focus on the interactions between economic activities, public policies, and natural environment. He works on the following three main research questions: How ecosystem changes affect human’s well-being? How we can change human behavior to diminish nature degradation? What is the impact of public policies on environmental degradation and human well-being? Matías is based at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica. Personal website:

IMG_1723_amir Amir Jina lives somewhere between environmental economics, climate science, and development economics, trying to understand the ways in which the environment shapes the fortunes and misfortunes of human societies. Amir is an Assistant Professor at Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago, USA. Personal website:


2018_headshot_miniRobert Heilmayr is an environmental economist who combines causal inference and remote sensing to explore the way society uses and governs natural resources. He is an Assistant Professor at the Environmental Studies Program and Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.Personal website:

Qiu_J_miniJiangxiao Qiu is interested in landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, global change ecology, conservation biology, and sustainability science. His research program aims to understand and predict how global environmental changes alter ecosystems and biodiversity at regional to global scales, and their consequences for a range of ecosystem services (benefits people obtain from nature such as food, water, climate and flood regulation, erosion control, and recreation) that underpins human well-being. He works at the University of Florida, USA. Personal website:

Tom_miniTomas Chaigneau uses an interdisciplinary approach to unpack the complex relationship between ecosystems and wellbeing to explore how best to ensure that conservation and natural resource management measures are contributing to wellbeing and poverty alleviation sustainably over time. Tom is based at the University of Exeter, Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, UK. Personal Website:


Andrew Tilman is a theoretical ecologist who works questions related to the governance of the commons. He employs methods from ecology, economics and game theory to understand how collective management can promote resource stewardship. He is currently employed as a postdoc in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Andrew is a Postdoc in the Department of Biology at the University of Pennsylvania. Personal website:

IMG_1731_tong Tong Wu does research on the intersection of socio-economic and environmental systems, with a focus on the topics of environmental health, climate policy, and ecosystem services.

Tong is currently a researcher at the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University.

caroline-schill_small_jpeg Caroline Schill

IMG_1739_jonas Jonas Hentati Sundberg