Professor, Natural Resource Management, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University
His research is focused on ecosystem services, land use change, urbanization, natural disturbances and components of resilience including the role of social institutions. He serves as associated editor for the journals Ecology and Society, Conservation and Society, Ecosystem services, and Sustainability Science. He has led the Cities and Biodiversity project, currently leading the Future Earth project “What is Urban” and he is part of the scoping expert group on regional and subregional assessments for IPBES. In 2018, he was awarded the BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact. BiodivERsA is a network of national and regional funding organisations promoting pan-European research on biodiversity and ecosystem services. He is also a member of the board of directors for Mistra Urban Futures.
Session Description: The plenary will delve into the crucial issue of biodiversity loss and its wide-ranging implications for ecosystems, species, and human well-being. It will highlight the significance of nature-positive development pathways that integrate conservation and sustainable development principles. Read more