Governance and management
The complex, uncertain, ambiguous, transboundary and changing characters of environmental and sustainability problems generate significant political, environmental and scientific challenges. Contemporary forms of governance and management are frequently inadequate for dealing with these complex, multi-scale and multi-dimensional challenges.
Research in this focus area includes governance structures and processes in marine and terrestrial regions, as well as the management of habitats and ecosystems. This encompasses governance and management-related research into natural resources that ranges from climatic systems to local ecosystem services, as well as marine and terrestrial habitats.
Our research seeks to explain, understand and transform the interaction of ecological, economic, societal and cultural dimensions, and thus advance knowledge about sustainability in diverse settings. There is an emphasis on multi-actor and multi-level interconnections and interdependencies between societal and ecological systems, including the role and importance of power structures and claims on interests, values and knowledge.