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Working together, a view from Europe

21 April 2011

The Sustainable Places Research Institute is delighted that Professor Katarina Eckerberg from Umeå University, Sweden is visiting Cardiff as part of the University’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow Scheme.

Professor Eckerberg has extensive experience in the field of environment and sustainable development research and while she is in Cardiff she will share her thoughts on working across these disciplines. On Monday 9 May she will discuss this work, drawing from her past research projects as well as her interdisciplinary research institute settings such as the Stockholm Environment Institute and Stockholm Resilience Centre. She will also give some glimpses from her newest interdisciplinary project on Ecological Restoration in Policy & Practice. Details of the Seminar and how to book are available here.

Professor Eckerberg has 30 years of research, teaching and development work, with a professional background in forestry combined with a PhD in political science, and has worked at the Policy and Planning Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome and been Deputy Director of Stockholm Environment Institute ( as well as served on a large number of research boards in Sweden, Norway and the EU.  She has also been Theme Leader of research on Multilevel Governance of Social-Ecological Systems at the Stockholm Resilience Centre (  Her publications include over 100 books and book chapters, journal articles, research reports and popular science articles. She is member of the Editorial Boards of Environmental Politics, Forest Policy & Economics, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning and Local Environment, and has served on several high-level advisory bodies in the field of environment and sustainable development.

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