Centre researchers recipients of the 2019 Ecological Society of America awards
By Stockholm Resilience Centre
Centre researchers Oonsie Biggs, Timon McPhearson, Albert Norström, Per Olsson, Garry Peterson and Victor Galaz are part of the team that won the 2019 ESA Innovation in Sustainability Science Award for their 2016 study Bright spots: seeds of a good Anthropocene which was published in 2016 in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
The Innovation in Sustainability Science Award recognizes the authors of a peer-reviewed paper published in the past five years exemplifying leading-edge work on solution pathways to sustainability challenges.
The study, lead by Elena Bennett from McGill University, Canada, analyses 100 initiatives that can serve as inspiration for a more sustainable Anthropocene, the new geological epoch which recognizes that humans are profoundly altering the functioning of the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. These initiatives, or seeds as they are called, are part of a larger compilation of cases collected via the study website, Seeds of good Anthropocenes.