Garry Peterson PhD

Professor in environmental sciences with emphasis on resilience and social-ecological systems

Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

Location
Stockholm, Sweden
Discipline
Environmental Sciences
Interests
Ecosystem services, regime shifts, resilience, scenario planning, ecological futures, adaptive management, social-ecological systems
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About

A Canadian living in Sweden, Garry Peterson grew up in Vancouver, Canada.
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Publications

  • Scenario planning: a tool for conservation in an uncertain world

    Peterson G, Cumming G, Carpenter S

    Conservation biology (2003)

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  • Marine regime shifts: drivers and impacts on ecosystems services

    Rocha J, Yletyinen J, Biggs R, Blenckner T, Peterson G

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (2014)

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  • Strategic Spatial Planning and the Ecosystem Services Concept – an

    Wilkinson C, Saarne T, Peterson G, Colding J

    Ecology and Society (2013)

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  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Ecosystems and human well-being: wetlands and water synthesis

    Finlayson M, Cruz R, Davidson N, Alder J, Cork S, Groot R et al.

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  • Forest dynamics in the southeastern United States: managing multiple stable states

    Peterson G

    Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systems (2002)

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  • Self-organization and ecological discontinuities in ecosystems

    Peterson G

    Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems (2008)

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  • Robustness in Ecosystems

    Peterson G, Walker B, Anderies J, Kinzig A, Carpenter S

    Robust Design: A Repertoire of Biological, Ecological, and Engineering Case Studies (2005)

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  • Ecology, ethics, and advocacy

    Peterson G, Pope S, De Leo G, Janssen M, Malcolm J, Parody J et al.

    Conservation Ecology (1997)

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  • A summary and synthesis of resilience in large-scale systems

    Gunderson L, Pritchard L, Holling C, Folke C, Peterson G

    Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systems (2002)

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  • Ecological limits of adaptation to climate change.

    Peterson G

    Adapting to Climate Change: Governance, Values and Limits (2009)

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  • Ecological cross-scale interactions

    Guichard F, Peterson G, others

    Ecosystem-based management for the oceans (2009)

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  • Agriculture, water, and ecosystems: avoiding the costs of going too far

    Falkenmark M, Finlayson M, Gordon L, Bennett E, Chiuta T, Coates D et al.

    Water for food. Water for life. A comprehensive assessment of water management in Agriculture (2007)

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  • District of Wisconsin

    Peterson G

    Adaptive Co-Management: Collaboration, Learning, and Multi-Level Governance (2007)

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  • Resilience in Large-Scale Systems

    Holling C, Folke C, Peterson G

    Resilience and the behavior of large-scale systems (2002)

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  • Policy strategies to address sustainability of Alaskan boreal forests in response to a directionally changing climate

    Chapin F, Lovecraft A, Zavaleta E, Nelson J, Robards M, Kofinas G et al.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2006)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Response diversity, ecosystem change, and resilience

    Elmqvist T, Folke C, Nyström M, Peterson G, Bengtsson J, Walker B et al.

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2003)

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  • Self-organization in ecosystems: lumpy geometries, periodicities and morphologies

    Holling C, Peterson G, Marples P, Sendzimir J, Redford K, Gunderson L et al.

    Global change and terrestrial ecosystems. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England (1996)

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  • Uncertainty and the management of multistate ecosystems: an apparently rational route to collapse

    Peterson G, Carpenter S, Brock W

    Ecology (2003)

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  • Getting into the right lane for 2050: a primer for EU debate

    Bakkes J, Aalbers L, Biggs O, Hoff H, Peterson G

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  • Learning to manage, while managing to learn

    Peterson G

    Whole Earth (2001)

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  • Can forest management based on natural disturbances maintain ecological resilience?

    Drever C, Peterson G, Messier C, Bergeron Y, Flannigan M

    Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2006)

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  • Resilience in Ecological Systems

    Gunderson L, Peterson G

    Handbook of ecosystem theories and management (2000)

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  • Ecological management: control, uncertainty, and understanding

    Peterson G

    Ecological paradigms lost: routes of theory change (2005)

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  • Panarchies and discontinuities.

    Holling C, Allen C, Peterson G

    Discontinuities in ecosystems and other complex systems (2008)

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  • Drivers," Slow" Variables," Fast" Variables, Shocks, and Resilience

    Walker B, Carpenter S, Rockstrom J, Crépin A, Peterson G

    Ecology and Society (2012)

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  • Regional responses to global change

    Holling C, Peterson G, De Leo G, Hellmann J, Janssen M, Kinzig A et al.

    Conservation Ecology (1997)

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  • Ecological thresholds: the key to successful environmental management or an important concept with no practical application?

    Groffman P, Baron J, Blett T, Gold A, Goodman I, Gunderson L et al.

    Ecosystems (2006)

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  • Changes in ecosystem services and their drivers across the scenarios

    Alcamo J, Vuuren V, Cramer W, Alder J, Bennett E, Carpenter S et al.

    Scenarios (2005)

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  • Editorial: special feature on scenarios for ecosystem services

    Carpenter S, Bennett E, Peterson G

    Ecology and Society (2006)

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  • Alternative stable states

    Peterson G

    Learning Landscape Ecology (2002)

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  • Animal Aggregation: Experimental Simulation Using Vision-Based Behavioural Rules

    Peterson G

    1992 Lectures in complex systems (1992)

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  • Connecting Social Networks with Ecosystem Services for Watershed Governance: a Social-Ecological Network Perspective Highlights the Critical Role of Bridging Organizations

    Rathwell K, Peterson G

    Ecology and Society (2012)

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  • Regime Shifts

    Biggs R, Blenckner T, Folke C, Gordon L, Norström A, Nyström M et al.

    Encyclopedia of Theoretical Ecology (2012)

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  • Resilience : A Bridging Concept or a Dead End?

    Davoudi S, Shaw K, Haider L

    Planning Theory & Practice (2012)

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  • Practicing adaptive management in complex social-ecological systems

    Gunderson L, Peterson G, Holling C

    Complexity theory for a sustainable future (2008)

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  • Ecology in Global Scenarios

    Cumming G, Peterson G, Carpenter S, Pingali P, Bennett E, Zurek M

    Millennium Ecosystem Assessment : Scenarios (2005)

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  • Ecosystem service bundles for analyzing tradeoffs in diverse landscapes.

    Raudsepp-Hearne C, Peterson G, Bennett E

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2010)

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  • Reconnecting to the Biosphere

    Ambio (2011)

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  • Surprises and sustainability: cycles of renewal in the Everglades

    Gunderson L, Holling C, Peterson G

    Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems (2002)

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  • The challenge of environmental justice

    Middendorf G, Grant B

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2002)

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  • Patterns in body mass distributions: sifting among alternative hypotheses

    Allen C, Garmestani A, Havlicek T

    Ecology (2006)

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  • Opportunities and limitations to detect climate-related regime shifts in inland Arctic ecosystems through eco-hydrological monitoring

    Karlsson J, Bring A, Peterson G, Gordon L, Destouni G

    Environmental Research Letters (2011)

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  • The risks and benefits of genetically modified crops: A multidisciplinary perspective

    Peterson G, Cunningham S, Deutsch L, Erickson J, Quinlan A, Raez-Luna E et al.

    Conservation Ecology (2000)

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  • Scaling ecological dynamics: Self-organization, hierarchical structure, and ecological resilience

    Peterson G

    Climatic Change (2000)

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  • Sustainability and Panarchies

    Holling C, Gunderson L, Peterson G

    Panarchy: Understanding Transformations in Human and Natural Systems (2002)

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  • Agricultural modifications of hydrological flows create ecological surprises.

    Gordon L, Peterson G, Bennett E

    Trends in ecology & evolution (2008)

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  • The Paradox Persists: How to Resolve It ?

    Raudsepp-hearne C, Peterson G, Tengö M, Bennett E

    BioScience (2011)

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  • Why global scenarios need ecology

    Bennett E, Carpenter S, Peterson G, Cumming G, Zurek M, Pingali P

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2003)

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  • Making Investments in Dryland Development Work: Participatory Scenario Planning in the Makanya Catchment, Tanzania

    Enfors E, Gordon L, Peterson G, Bossio D

    Ecology and Society (2008)

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  • Benthic algal production across lake size gradients: interactions among morphometry, nutrients, and light.

    Vadeboncoeur Y, Peterson G, Vander Zanden M, Kalff J

    Ecology (2008)

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  • Resilience and vulnerability of northern regions to social and environmental change

    Chapin F, Peterson G, Berkes F, Callaghan T, Angelstam P, Apps M et al.

    Ambio (2004)

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  • Four scenarios

    Cork S, Peterson G, Petschel-Held G, Held P, Alcamo J, Alder J et al.

    Millennium Ecosystem Assessment : Scenarios (2005)

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  • Use and Analysis of Complex Adaptive Systems in Ecosystem Science : Overview of Special Section

    Hartvigsen G, Kinzig A, Peterson G

    Ecosystems (1998)

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  • Political ecology and ecological resilience : An integration of human and ecological dynamics

    Peterson G

    Ecological Economics (2000)

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  • Understanding relationships among multiple ecosystem services.

    Bennett E, Peterson G, Gordon L

    Ecology letters (2009)

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  • Untangling the Environmentalist's Paradox: Why Is Human Well-being Increasing as Ecosystem Services Degrade?

    Raudsepp-Hearne C, Peterson G, Tengö M, Bennett E, Holland T, Benessaiah K et al.

    BioScience (2010)

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  • A cross-national analysis of how economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

    Holland T, Peterson G, Gonzalez A

    Conservation biology (2009)

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  • Using ecological dynamics to move toward an adaptive architecture

    Peterson G

    Construction ecology: Nature as the basis for green buildings (2001)

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  • A cross-national analysis of how economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

    Holland T, Peterson G, Gonzalez A

    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology (2009)

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  • Integrating resilience thinking and optimisation for conservation.

    Fischer J, Peterson G, Gardner T, Gordon L, Fazey I, Elmqvist T et al.

    Trends in ecology & evolution (2009)

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  • Integrating resilience thinking and optimisation for conservation.

    Fischer J, Peterson G, Gardner T, Gordon L, Fazey I, Elmqvist T et al.

    Trends in ecology & evolution (2009)

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  • A test of the cross-scale resilience model: Functional richness in Mediterranean-climate ecosystems

    Wardell D, Allen C, Peterson G, Tyre A, Wardwell D

    Ecological Complexity (2008)

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  • Synthesis of the storylines

    Cork S, Peterson G, Bennett E, Petschel-Held G, Zurek M

    Ecology and Society (2006)

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  • Special feature on scenarios for ecosystem services

    Carpenter S, Bennett E, Peterson G

    Ecology and Society (2006)

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  • Economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

    Mikkelson G, Gonzalez A, Peterson G, Holland T

    PloS one (2007)

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  • Economic inequality predicts biodiversity loss.

    Mikkelson G, Gonzalez A, Peterson G

    PloS one (2007)

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  • Benthic algal production across lake size gradients: Interactions among morphometry, nutrients, and light

    Vadeboncoeur Y, Peterson G, Vander Zanden M, Kalff J

    ECOLOGY (2008)

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  • Looking to the Future of Ecosystem Services

    Bennett E, Peterson G, Levitt E

    Ecosystems (2005)

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  • Looking to the Future of Ecosystem Services

    Bennett E, Peterson G, Levitt E

    Ecosystems (2005)

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  • Water RATs (resilience, adaptability, and transformability) in lake and wetland social-ecological systems

    Gunderson L, Carpenter S, Folke C, Olsson P, Peterson G

    Ecology and Society (2006)

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  • Perceived barriers to integrating social science and conservation.

    Fox H, Christian C, Nordby J, Pergams O, Peterson G, Pyke C

    Conservation biology (2006)

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  • Deforestation and forest regeneration following small-scale gold mining in the Amazon: the case of Suriname

    Peterson G, Heemskerk M

    Environmental Conservation (2001)

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  • Deforestation and forest regeneration following small-scale gold mining in the Amazon: the case of Suriname

    Peterson G, Heemskerk M

    Environmental Conservation (2001)

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  • A Systems Model Approach to Determining Resilience Surrogates for Case Studies

    Bennett E, Cumming G, Peterson G

    Ecosystems (2005)

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  • A Systems Model Approach to Determining Resilience Surrogates for Case Studies

    Bennett E, Cumming G, Peterson G

    Ecosystems (2005)

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  • Policy strategies to address sustainability of Alaskan boreal forests in response to a directionally changing climate.

    Chapin F, Lovecraft A, Zavaleta E, Nelson J, Robards M, Kofinas G et al.

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2006)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Trade-offs across space, time, and ecosystem services

    Rodriguez J, Beard T, Bennett E, Cumming G, Cork S, Agard J et al.

    Ecology an Society (2006)

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  • Scenarios for ecosystem services: An overview

    Carpenter S, Bennett E, Peterson G

    Ecology and Society (2006)

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  • Agricultural modifications of hydrological flows create ecological surprises.

    Gordon L, Peterson G, Bennett E

    Trends in ecology & evolution (2008)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Can forest management based on natural disturbances maintain ecological resilience?

    Drever C, Peterson G, Messier C, Bergeron Y, Flannigan M

    Canadian Journal of Forest Research (2006)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Estimating resilience across landscapes

    Peterson G

    Conservation Ecology (2002)

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  • Assessing future ecosystem services a case study of the Northern Highlands Lake District, Wisconsin

    Peterson G, Beard T, Beisner B, Bennett E, Carpenter S, Cumming G et al.

    Conservation Ecology (2003)

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  • Uncertainty and the management of multistate ecosystems: An apparently rational route to collapse

    Peterson G, Carpenter S, Brock W

    Ecology (2003)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Contagious Disturbance, Ecological Memory, and the Emergence of Landscape Pattern

    Peterson G

    Ecosystems (2002)

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  • Scenario planning: a tool for conservation in an uncertain world

    Peterson G, Cumming G, Carpenter S

    Conservation biology (2003)

    • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.
  • Response diversity, ecosystem change, and resilience

    Elmqvist T, Folke C, Nyström M, Peterson G, Bengtsson J, Walker B et al.

    Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2003)

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  • Resilience management in social-ecological systems: a working hypothesis for a participatory approach

    Walker B, Al. E, Walker1a B, Carpenter S, Anderies1b J, Abel1b N et al.

    Conservation Ecology (2002)

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  • Ecological resilience, biodiversity, and scale

    Peterson G, Allen C, Holling C

    Ecosystems (1998)

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  • Ecological resilience, biodiversity, and scale

    Peterson G, Allen C, Holling C

    ECOSYSTEMS (1998)

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Professional experience

Professor in environmental sciences with emphasis on resilience and social-ecological systems

Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

March 2011 - Present

Education history

University of Waterloo

BASc

Present

University of Florida

MSc

Present

University of Florida

PhD

Present