Universidad Autonoma de Madrid – UAM (Spain)
The Social-Ecological Systems Laboratory is a research group of the Department of Ecology at the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain). The main aim of the group is the promotion of research and teaching on social-ecological systems from an interdisciplinary approach. Since its establishment in 2004, it has become a leader in Sustainability Science, participating in several scientific projects focused on the relationships between human and nature, and in different training programs such as the Master Degree (MD) in Ecology, the MD in Protected Areas and the MD in Sustainability Sciences. The research of the laboratory is organised around six key issues: global change, resilience, ES, functional diversity, adaptive governance, and environmental justice.