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Sara’s work focuses on biodiversity, ecosystem services and resilience, and their role in relation to poverty alleviation. She has been working with SwedBio since 2008, and has worked f on approaches for applying resilience thinking in practice in collaboration with international partners, as well as through multi-actor dialogues to promote knowledge exchange related to resilience assessments and integration of social-ecological resilience principles or resilience thinking and development (see dialogue seminar report). Sara has also been involved in the development of an online course on resilience assessments for development practitioners.
As programme coordinator for SwedBio, Sara coordinates the Collaborative Programme and the overall programme planning, as well as reporting and monitoring of SwedBio.
Sara is an agronomist with an interest in agroecology and agricultural biodiversity as a base for sustainable management and governance of social-ecological landscapes. For example, this mapping study.
Sara has a research background in soil biology. Before joining SwedBio she worked in an interdisciplinary research programme on agroecology, focusing on the impact of the use of green manure on soil fertility in organic crop production systems. She received her PhD from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2007.
SwedBio is working with a broad network of actors in policy and practice processes.