ArcAlpNet is a multi-year research program on comparative resilience assessment in Arctic and Alpine communities based on a social-ecological network governance perspective. One goal is to develop a generic resilience assessment methodology for social-ecological systems. ArcAlpNet is endorsed by the PECS – Program on Ecosystem Change and Society, a Future Earth initiative, led by the Stockholm Resilience Center.
Two recent ArcAlpNet project papers have been published in 2016: a comparison of geographic characteristics of social networks in the Alps and the Arctic in PLoS ONE, and a governance transformation study in the Swiss Surselva-Gotthard region in the journal Ecology & Society, special PECS edition:
Kelman I., Luthe T., Wyss R., Tornblad S. H., Evers Y., Curran M. M., Williams R., E. L. Berlow. 2016. Social network analysis and qualitative interviews for assessing geographic characteristics of tourism business networks. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156028. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0156028. (open access)
Luthe, T. and R. Wyss. 2016. Resilience to climate change in a cross-scale tourism governance context: a combined quantitative-qualitative network analysis. Ecology and Society 21(1):27. DOI: 10.5751/ES-08234-210127. (open access)