Online Survey v2.0: Enhanced Essential Variables to characterize the functioning of social-ecological systems

Today we release the 2nd round of the online survey on “Essential variables to describe the functioning of social-ecological systems”. This new version of the survey is the result of gathering and analyzing the expert opinions of nearly 60 researchers from all over the world. With all this feedback, we have improved the list of candidate variables to be proposed as (ESEFVs) Essential Social-Ecological Functional Variables. However, we still need your expert knowledge to make progress on the list configuration. Please, check, punctuate and comment the new list at:

Online Survey v2.0        We really need and appreciate your help!

We express our gratitude to the following researchers for the valuable opinions they have provided in the 1st round of the online survey:

  • Bulent Acma (Anadolu University)
  • Patricia Balvanera (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad)
  • Amanda Bentley-Brymer (Miami University)
  • Dan Brown (University of Michigan)
  • Terry Chapin (University of Alaska Fairbanks, Institute of Arctic Biology)
  • Erle Ellis (University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Geography & Environmental Systems)
  • Paula Escribano-Velasco (Andalusian Centre for the Assessment and Monitoring of Global Change, Universtity of Almería)
  • Christo Fabricius (Sustainability Research Unit, Nelson Mandela University)
  • Ana P. García-Nieto (Aix-Marseille Université, Institut Méditerranéen de Biodiversité et d’Ecologie)
  • José Ignacio García-Valdecasas (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Christophe Gibout (University of the Littoral Opal Coast)
  • Ami Golland (Stockholm Resilience Centre)
  • Isaac Rhodart Hernández-Zamorano (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, ENES Unidad Morelia)
  • Glenda Denise Hevia (Centre for Studies on Marine Systems (CESIMAR – CCT CENPAT- CONICET))
  • Jennifer Hinton (Stockholm Resilience Centre)
  • Alex Ignatov (R&D Center PhytoEngineering LLC)
  • Pedro J. Leitão (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)
  • Bruno Locatelli (CIRAD-CIFOR)
  • Romina Martin (Stockholm Resilience Centre)
  • Berta Martín-López (Leuphana University of Luneburg)
  • Maria Jose Martinez-Harms (Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, The University of Queensland)
  • Harini Nagendra (Azim Premji University, School of Development)
  • Jenna Narducci (Boise State University, Department of Geosciences)
  • Nathalie Niquil (CNRS, Laboratory BOREA (Biology of Aquatic Organisms and Ecosystems))
  • Reed Noss (University of Central Florida)
  • Rajiv Pandey (Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education)
  • Mercedes Pardo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)
  • Jon Paul Rodríguez (Centro de Ecología, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas)
  • Raúl Romero-Calcerrada (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)
  • Daniela Ruggeri (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale e Architettura, University of Cagliari)
  • Améline Vallet (AgroParisTech/CIRED)

… and 25 other researchers who anonymously answered the survey.