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New Publication: Kenyan and Mozambican coral reef ‘carbonate budgets’ contribute to international picture of corals under sea-level rise.

SPACES coral reef surveys have contributed to an international picture of how reefs might be able to grow to keep up with sea-level rise, recently published in Nature.

The growth of coral reefs is strongly influenced by the amount and types of coral living on the reef surface, but across both regions this growth is now being hampered by combinations of coral disease, deteriorating water quality and fishing pressure, along with severe impacts from “coral bleaching” caused by climate change. By counting the organisms responsible for building up and eroding reefs, SPACES team members Chris Perry and Fraser Januchowski-Hartley have been able to calculate the ‘carbonate budget’ and estimate how quickly reefs can grow towards the surface (the ‘accretion rate’).

In the figure below, the Mozambican (17) and Kenyan (18) SPACES sites can be seen in comparison to reefs from around the Indian ocean and Western Atlantic. The poorest reefs in […]

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New SPACES publication on the importance of stories in facilitating transformative workshops

This paper, authored by PhD candidate Diego Galafassi in collaboration with SPACES team members drew on reflections from the SPACES multistakeholder workshops. It has recently been published in Ecology and Society.

See the news item about the paper on the Stockholm Resilience Centre website

Full citation:

Galafassi, D., T. M. Daw, M. Thyresson, S. Rosendo, T. Chaigneau, S. Bandeira, L. Munyi, I. Gabrielsson, and K. Brown. 2018. Stories in social-ecological knowledge cocreation. Ecology and Society 23(1):23.
https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-09932-230123

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New MOOC on ‘Transforming development’ launched by Stockholm Resilience Centre and partners, featuring SPACES outputs

On APRIL 30th, 2018, the course “Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking” Begins!

The SPACES project will be featured during Module 5 of the course (launched on 28th May)

“The Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and the Centre for Complex Systems in Transition at Stellenbosch University, in partnership with the SDG Academy are pleased to announce the launch of our Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC) entitled Transforming Development: The Science and Practice of Resilience Thinking. 

The 7-week course is available for FREE and includes more than 30 lectures featuring leading scientists and practitioners working to apply resilience thinking, covering case studies and examples from every continent in the world, except Antarctica! 

More information and a trailer for the course is available here: https://courses.sdgacademy.org/learn/transforming-development-the-science-and-practice-of-resilience-thinking-april-2018

Sign up now to join us when the course begins on April […]

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