Maria is a researcher the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, leading the research stream on Biosphere Stewardship. Her research concerns how positive connections between people and nature can matter for moving towards trajectories of ecosystem-based management for human well-being. She has been involved in interdisciplinary research applying a social-ecological systems and resilience perspective in Tanzania, Madagascar, South Africa, India, and Sweden.
Since 2011, she has been collaborating closely with SwedBio, a practice-science-policy interface based at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, in an on-going dialogue process connecting Indigenous, local and scientific knowledge systems, which has been an important part of the development of the Multiple Evidence Base approach. In particular she focusses on on linking processes from local to global, such as in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the challenges to connect across knowledge systems based on equity, reciprocity, and usefulness for all involved. She is leading a collaborative research project on the Multiple Evidence Base as a part of this process.
Find out more about her research on the Stockholm Resilience Centre website.