LTSER - Long Term Socio-Economic and Ecological Research
LTSER is a further development of LTER (Long Term Ecological Research), which is an initiative where researchers through monitoring follow the development of ecological systems and their sustainability. By adding the “S” (socio-economic) the connection to and collaboration with the society is emphasized. This means transdisciplinary production of knowledge that includes both social and ecological systems, and collaboration among stakeholders. The aim of a LTSER research platform is to provide evidence-based knowledge and collaborative social learning as a base for sustainable regional development. Social learning in this context is learning among stakeholders to learn how to steer development towards sustainability with uncertainties such as economic globalisation and climate change. The selection criteria for LTSER platforms include: existing research infrastructure, a partnership with stakeholders and the existence of long-term data providing a basis for future research projects and collaborative social learning. Sustainable Bergslagen is the partnership and collaboration platform for LTSER-Bergslagen.
Sweeden has two LTSER platforms which collaborate closely: LTSER-Bergslagen och LTSER-Vänerlandskapet
LT(S)ER in Sweden