Thomas Elmqvist

Thomas Elmqvist, PhD, is a professor in Natural Resource Management at the 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, Ecosystem services, and Sustainability Science. He has led the Cities and Biodiversity project ( and currently leading a Future Earth project What is Urban and part of the scoping expert group on regional and sub-regional assessments in IPBES.