Beijer Fellows

Johan Colding | Associate Professor (Ecologist), Researcher

Johan holds a PhD in natural resource management in Systems Ecology at the Stockholm University. He is currently employed as an Associate Professor at the Beijer Institute, and as a theme-leader for the theme Urban social-ecological systems and globalization at The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC).

Johan's 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 Colding

Contact

Phone + 46 8 673 95 39
Fax + 46 8 15 24 64
E-mail 
Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Box 50005 SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden


Presentation

Johan holds a PhD in natural resource management in Systems Ecology at the Stockholm University. He also has a background as a cultural scientist. Johan is currently employed as an Associate Professor at the Beijer Institute, and as a theme-leader for the theme Urban social-ecological systems and globalization at The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC). He served as a research coordinator in the Swedish sub-global Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) that focused on the greater Stockholm region. In 2003, he co-edited a book entitled Navigating Social-Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change, which explores governance questions for social-ecological systems informed by complexity and resilience theories. He has been on the editorial board of ECOSYSTEMS, Nature & Society, and Landscape and Urban Planning.
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. He is especially interested in research related to ‘social-ecological’ designs that better account for ecosystem processes and a wider participation of stakeholders in urban systems. Within the SRC, he is leading the Stockholm urban research that sets out to merge recent streams in ecology and urban spatial planning. He has previously led a couple of FORMAS-funded projects devoted to urban research, such as the SUPER-project. He currently serves as one of the research coordinators for the FORMAS-funded project: Moving from urban form to socio-ecological form: knowledge for urban resilience building. He is also co-founder and coordinator of the Beijer Institute’s participation within Mistra Urban Futures Stockholm, located at SRC.