In today’s commoning episode we are talking about topics related to commoning and the Anthropocene, in advance of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) virtual conference on Commoning the Anthropocene. To do this, Stefan Partelow is talking with two organizers of the conference, Therese Lindhal and Jean-Denis Mathias, about the topics and organization of the conference as well as their own research, and of course interdisciplinarity and science cooperation.
Therese Lindahl is the program director for behavior, economics, and nature and the Beijer institute of ecological economics in Stockholm Sweden. She conducts research on collective action problems around shared natural resources, and investigates how local resource users perceive and respond to the increasingly challenging resource conditions that they are confronted with.
Jean-Denis Mathias is research director at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and is part of the Complex System lab.
He has a background in physics and mechanics of material, and his current research deals with the dynamical modeling of social-ecological systems such as agent-based models and differential equations. Specifically, this work aims to understand the sustainable management and transitions of these systems for short-term and long-term benefits.