Journal article
Combining approaches: Looking behind the scenes of integrating multiple types of evidence from controlled behavioural exper­iments through agent-based modelling

Wijermans, N., C. Schill, T. Lindahl, and M. Schlüter. 2022. Combining approaches: Looking behind the scenes of integrating multiple types of evidence from controlled behavioural exper­iments through agent-based modelling. Inter­national Journal of Social Research Methodolo­gy 25(4):569-581.

Understanding complex (social) phenomena benefits from combining different tools, perspectives, expertise, and experiences. Research designs that combine approaches are gaining in popularity. Carrying out research in interdisciplinary teams, however, is a challenging, high-investment activity. Unawareness of and reflecting on conflicting ways of seeing or studying the world may endanger project success. Agent-based modelling has proven instrumental in bringing together different approaches. Yet, this potential enabler...

Journal article
What evidence exists on the effects of public policy interventions for achieving environmentally sus­tainable food consumption? A systematic map protocol

Macura, B., Y. Ran, U.M. Persson, A. Abu Hatab, M. Jonell, T. Lindahl, and E. Röös. 2022. What evidence exists on the effects of public policy interventions for achieving environmentally sus­tainable food consumption? A systematic map protocol. Environmental Evidence 11(1):1-9.

Background The global food system is causing considerable environmental harm. A transition towards more sustainable consumption is needed. Targeted public policy interventions are crucial for stimulating such transition. While there is extensive research about the promotion of more environmentally sustainable food consumption, this knowledge is scattered across different sources. This systematic map aims to collate and describe the available evidence on public policy interventions such...

Journal article
Untangling social-ecological interactions: A methods portfolio approach to tackling contemporary sustainability challenges in fisheries

Girón Nava, B. González Mon, A.F. Johnson, J. Pittman, C. Schill, N. Wijermans, Ö. Bodin, S. Gelcich, and M. Glaser. 2022. Untangling social-ecological interactions: A methods portfolio approach to tackling contemporary sustainability challenges in fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 23(5):1202-1220.

Meeting the objectives of sustainable fisheries management requires attention to the complex interactions between humans, institutions and ecosystems that give rise to fishery outcomes. Traditional approaches to studying fisheries often do not fully capture, nor focus on these complex interactions between people and ecosystems. Despite advances in the scope and scale of interactions encompassed by more holistic methods, for example ecosystem-based fisheries management approaches, no...

Journal article
Limited and unlimited wants examined

Lindahl, T.. 2022. Limited and unlimited wants examined. Nature Sustainability 5:641-642.

Always aspiring for more is a side of human nature that does not accord well with sustainable resource use. However, recent results show that this facet of human nature may not be as typical as previously assumed, potentially opening up a more sustainable and just future for humanity.

Other
Consumption: The missing link towards phosphorus security

Metson, G.S., W. Brownlie, J.C. Bausch, M. Jonell, K. Matsubae, F. Mnthambala, C. Schill, and E. Tilley. 2022. Consumption: The missing link towards phosphorus security. In: Brownlie, W.J., M.A. Sutton, K.V. Heal, D.S. Reay, and B.M. Spears (eds.) Our Phosphorus Future. UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Edinburgh, Chapter 8.

Supporting low levels of animal product (meat, dairy, and eggs) consumption and food waste can significantly reduce the impacts of unsustainable phosphorus use. In addition, consuming products grown with good on-farm nutrient management practices, including phosphorus recycling can further reduce impacts. These changes can contribute to achieving multiple United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals related to improving human and environmental health.

Other
The co-evolving nature of inequality

Collste, D., P. Henriksson, S. Akbik, A.-S. Crépin, C. Folke, L. Lerpold, E. Lindkvist, P. Malmer, G. Ordenes, J. Rocha, C. Schill, and M. Schultz. 2022. The co-evolving nature of inequality. In: Galaz, V. and D. Collste (eds.). Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet. Report for Stockholm+50. Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) and the Stockholm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University), Chapter 3..

As the world strives to accelerate action towards sustainability, inequality prevents socially sustainable solutions. Inequality is persistent, and it is associated with multiple social and health problems. Inequality is also related to risks in the new planetary reality of a changing climate and biodiversity loss.

Other
Foundations for behavioral change

Lindahl, T., C. Schill, D. Collste, A.-S. Crépin, C. Folke, and V. Galaz. 2022. Foundations for behavioral change. In: Galaz, V. and D. Collste (eds.) Economy and Finance for a Just Future on a Thriving Planet. Report for Stockholm+50. Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) and the Stock­holm Resilience Centre (Stockholm University), Chapter 6.

Transforming societies towards sustainability requires that individuals, groups and the private and societal sectors alike, change their behaviours. Since behaviour is, to a large extent, guided by social norms, a change of norms has the potential to ignite the necessary large-scale behavioural shifts.

Journal article
Environmental behaviours within ecological and social limits: Integrating well-being with behavioural research for sustainability

Chaigneau, T. and C. Schill. 2022. Environmental behaviours within ecological and social limits: Integrating well-being with behavioural research for sustainability. Current Opinion in Environ­mental Sustainability 57:101201.

There is a pressing need to reduce inequalities and bring everyone above a foundational level of well-being whilst simultaneously staying within planetary boundaries. Yet, there is a limited understanding of how moving into and maintaining such ‘safe and just’ spaces affect environmental behaviours. To fill this gap, we argue for integrating human well-being and behaviour research. In particular, to 1) implement social thresholds when investigating environmental behaviours;...

Book chapter
Controlled behavioural experiments

Lindahl, T., M.A. Janssen, and C. Schill. 2021. Controlled behavioural experiments. In: Biggs, R., A. De Vos, R. Preiser, H. Clements, K. Maciejew­ski, and M. Schlüter (eds.). The Routledge Hand­book of Research Methods for Social-Ecological Systems. Routledge, London, UK. Pp. 295-306.

Other
Policy Options for Sustainable Food Consumption: Review and Recommendations for Sweden

Röös, E., J. Larsson, K. Resare Sahlin, M. Jonell, T. Lindahl, E. André, S. Säll, N. Harring and M. Persson. 2021. Policy Options for Sustainable Food Consumption: Review and Recommendations for Sweden. Mistra Sustainable Consumption Report 1:10. Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden