Thomas Elmqvist is a professor researching natural resource management and urban landscapes
Elmqvist is a professor in natural resource management at 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 has led the UN-initiated global project “Cities and Biodiversity Outlook” and more recently the Future Earth Project Urban Planet.
He currently serves as Editor-in-chief for the Nature Research journal npj Urban Sustainability, and as associate editor for the journals Sustainability Science, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and Global Sustainability.
He was awarded the Biodiversa 2018 prize for excellence in science and impact, and the Ecological Society of America 2019 prize for best paper in “Sustainability Science”.
News articles with Elmqvist, Thomas
Research news | 2022-03-17
Making cities greener, sustainable and inclusive
We may live in an urban century, but nature in cities is more important than ever. New study presents ways to make sure nature is better integrated in urban environments
Research news | 2021-11-17
Centre researchers among world's most cited again
Carl Folke, Johan Rockström, Reinette “Oonsie” Biggs, Thomas Elmqvist and Per Olsson on exclusive list of world’s most influential researchers
Research news | 2021-09-29
Ageing, shrinking cities not all bad for the SDGs
The number of people above 65 is increasing. That need not be a problem for urban sustainability
Research news | 2021-09-21
Three things needed for successful climate adaptation in cities
Freiburg, Durban and Singapore show why combining social, nature-based and technological solutions to urban climate challenges can work