Ostrom worked closely with the global-environmental-change programmes for many years. In an interview published in IGBP's Global Change magazine in 2010, she underscored the importance of bridging the divide between the social and ecological sciences. Indeed, her acceptance of the role of Chief Scientific Advisor to the recent Planet Under Pressure conference in London highlights the importance she attached to facilitating conversation across disciplines. Ostrom played a pivotal role in developing the first State of the Planet Declaration, which emerged from the London conference.
Her death is a common tragedy for all.
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