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 | 2021-02-24
Without the ‘hinterlands’ cities will struggle
A closer alignment between cities and their surroundings will be key for positive development and governance
Research news | 2020-11-19
Eight centre researchers among world's most cited in 2020
Stephan Barthel, Oonsie Biggs, Örjan Bodin, Thomas Elmqvist, Carl Folke, Per Olsson, Garry Peterson and Johan Rockström on exclusive list of world’s most influential researchers
Research news | 2019-12-09
The invisible loss
Why urban growth causes more biodiversity loss outside of cities and why that is far more important in magnitude
Research news | 2019-11-21
Privileged people, privileged plants
A study of Cape Town’s plant life shows how post-apartheid poverty and inequality is mirrored in and exacerbated by ecological patterns