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 | 2021-09-29
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
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