Mr. Thomas Elmqvist

Stockholm University

Thomas Elmqvist, PhD, is a professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. His research is focused on urbanization, urban ecosystem services, land use change, 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 associated editor for the journals Ecology and Society, Sustainability Science, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability and Global Sustainability. He has received the Biodiversa prize 2018 for “Excellence in science and impact” and the Ecological Society of America 2019 prize for best paper in “Sustainability Science”.