• Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Old whaling station, Nunavut

  • Negril, Jamaica

  • Tam Giang Lagoon, Vietnam

  • Sulawesi, Indonesia

  • Slave River Delta, Northwest Territories


May 2015: Gurus of commons scholarship have valuable insights on the history of commons research and diverse personal stories about how they ended up in this field. Sajida Awan, Cheryl Chan, and Fatima Khan collected stories from 11 Gurus and reflect on prospects for their own commons research in The Commons Digest.

May 2015: What are the emerging concepts that will guide the future of adaptive management? A group of ECGG members shared their thoughts in the Adaptive Management of Social-ecological Systems book.

March 2015: Collaboration led by Graham Epstein (Ostrom Workshop, Indiana U.) and Jeremy Pittman has resulted in a new paper that develops a typology of three types of fit between institutions and social-ecological systems.

March 2015: Key science-policy processes for effective water governance have been synthesized by Derek Armitage and colleagues in a new Ambio paper.

March 2015: Ahmed Khan has been busy pulling together research papers on Ebola and the food security nexus in West Africa and ecosystem-based adaptation and marine spatial planning in Seychelles.

February 2015: Prateep Nayak continues to bring governance insights for coastal lagoons to life as lead author on two new publications:
(1) Chapter on institutional pluralism, multilevel arrangements and polycentrism in a new book edited by M. Bavinck and A. Jyotishi.
(2) Nayak, Armitage and Andrachuk paper on power & politics of regime shifts in coastal lagoons in Regional Environmental Change.

November 2014: Steve Alexander and Jeremy Pittman are getting started on a new SESYNC-funded project looking at the role of governance in dealing with surprises.

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