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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Following (71)

  • Tim Keitt

    Tim Keitt University of Texas at Austin

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    Kit Hill

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    Chas Jones IARC / Univ of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Christine Hammond

    Christine Hammond

  • Marta Berbes

    Marta Berbes Department of Chemistry, McGill University

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)

  • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.

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)

  • -- Readers Readers not available. This publication is not currently accessible in the Mendeley catalog.

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 Florida

MSc

Present

University of Florida

PhD

Present

University of Waterloo

BASc

Present