Moberg holds a PhD in natural resources management from the Department of Systems Ecology at Stockholm University, with emphasis on coral reef ecology. Today his research deals with biological diversity, ecosystem services and resilience of social-ecological systems, including the influence of emerging technologies and algorithms on large-scale environmental change. Read his Google Scholar profile here
Among his publications are articles in journals including Ecosystems; Trends in Ecology and Evolution; Ecological Economics; Public Administration; Nature Communications; Ambio; Marine Ecology Progress Series; and others.
As a senior communications advisor, Moberg has been involved in numerous high profile communications projects since the start of the centre, including popular science books, websites, documentaries, Virtual Reality productions, podcasts, exhibitions, conferences, and concerts.
He has co-designed and helped deliver a number of education and leadership programmes, for example the Stockholm Resilience Centre’s LEAD programme on "Exponential Technologies, Resilience Thinking and Entrepreneurship", as well as the BALTICLEAD programme – both designed for systems entrepreneurship and transformations to sustainability in the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe. Another example is the centre's Executive Programme "Transformative business leadership for a prosperous planet", designed to help companies identify new business opportunities, define priorities, and accelerate action.
In 2015 Moberg co-founded "The Biosphere Code" together with Victor Galaz. It is an initiative to better understand and govern the way algorithms shape our biosphere. One of the outcomes of the initiative is a manifesto with seven principles for algorithms and sustainability published in The Guardian and on thebiospherecode.com.
Moberg has also been involved in a range of collaborations among scientists, policy makers, artists, businesses, and the public. For example, Moberg is the co-founder of Coral Guardians, which serves as an innovation space for combining science, music, policy, and practice. He was the co-founder of SHIFT, an accelerator for start-ups, sustainability innovations and social-ecological entrepreneurship.
Having a strong engagement in bringing the science outside academia for the benefit of society, Moberg co-founded Albaeco in 1998, while working on his PhD. Today he is the co-director of the independent organisation communicating the latest in sustainability science with a focus on nature's importance to society and its economy. Albaeco and Stockholm Resilience Centre collaborate closely on communications.
Moberg has more than 20 years experience in popular science communication including lectures, reports, book chapters, newsletters, websites, newspaper articles and radio spots.
He is also an advisor in the fields of sustainable innovation and sustainable business strategies; member of the strategic council of RE:Source (Sweden’s leading research and innovation investment within the resource and waste area); and member of the Adjudication Committee for the Nordic Council Nature and Environment Prize.
Working with the young generation on water related sustainability issues, Moberg chaired the international jury of the Stockholm Junior Water Prize between 2011–2016.
Research news | 2019-05-22
Swedish-Liberian Blue Oceans Conference calls for sustainable blue development in West Africa and beyond
Research news | 2017-04-04
Stockholm Resilience Centre collaborates with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Swedish clothing retailer H&M group on how the textile industry can operate within planetary boundaries
Research news | 2016-11-02
How much more fishing, nutrient pollution and climate change can the world’s coral reefs endure?
Research news | 2015-09-23
Hidden ecological effects of algorithmic trade and new financial instruments
2016 - Journal / article
Anthropogenic changes to the Earth now rival those caused by the forces of nature and have shepherded us into a new planetary epoch – the Anthropocene. Such changes include profound and often unexpected alterations to coral reef ecosystems and the services they provide to human societies. Ensuring that reefs and their services endure during the Anthropocene will require that key drivers of coral reef change – fishing, water qu...
2015 - Journal / article
Financial actors such as international banks and investors play an important role in the global economy. This role is shifting due to financial innovations, increased sustainability ambitions from large financial actors, and changes in international commodity markets. These changes are creating new global connections that potentially make financial markets, actors, and instruments important aspects of global environmental ch...
2013 - Journal / article
Forests are of major importance to human society, contributing several crucial ecosystem services. Biodiversity is suggested to positively influence multiple services but evidence from natural systems at scales relevant to management is scarce. Here, across a scale of 400,000 km2, we report that tree species richness in production forests shows positive to positively hump-shaped relationships with multiple ecosystem service...