Beijer Fellows

Johan Colding | Associate Professor (Ecologist), Researcher

Johan Colding is Associate Professor and programme director for the Beijer Institute research programme Urban Social-Ecological Systems. He is also theme leader for the theme Urban social-ecological systems and globalization at The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC).

Johan Colding


Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Box 50005 SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden


Johan holds a PhD in natural resource management in Systems Ecology from the Stockholm University. His main interests cover urban form and urban ecology, ecosystem management, land use issues, property rights and institutional designs and processes that foster sustainable management and governance of urban ecosystem services.

Johan is also part-time employed as a research coordinator at HiG Urban Studio - a strategic driven research program on urban sustainability at the University of Gävle. The mission of HiG Urban Studio is to stimulate research on urban sustainability through the integration of socio-technical environmental research with that of research on social-ecological urban design.