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Board and organization

The BECC board


Henrik Smith - Coordinator
Professor, Department of Biology/Centre for Environmental and Climate research, Lund University

Håkan Pleijel - Coordinator Gothenburg
Professor, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Anna Maria Jönsson - Deputy Coordinator
Professor, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

William Sidemo Holm
PhD student, Centre for Environmental and Climate research, Lund University

Fariborz Zelli
Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Lund University

Edith Hammer
Associate senior lecturer, Department of Biology, Lund University

Johan Ekroos
Researcher, Centre for Environmental and Climate research, Lund University

Cecilia Akselsson
Senior lecturer, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University


The BECC Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is envisaged to support the board of BECC in developing and monitoring research within the programme in harmony with the strategic goals and objectives of the programme and the overall vision to develop an environment for the pursuit of world-leading interdisciplinary research on ecosystem services and biodiversity in a changing climate.


BECCs SAB consist of

Claus Beier, The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway
Claus Beijer has worked intensively with ecosystem manipulation in forested and non-forested ecosystems for more than 15 years focusing on effects of acidification, nitrogen deposition and climate change on ecosystem functioning, in particular the effects on nutrient cycling. He is presently Research Director at NIVA, the Norwegian Institute for Water Research.

Paula Harrison, Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford UK
Paula Harrison is a Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager within the Biodiversity Group of ECI. Research interests are: Quantifying the contribution of different organisms, and the effects of various drivers of change, on the provision of ecosystem services. The development and application of impact models for managed and natural ecosystems, and the evaluation of specialization techniques for assessing the regional implications of climate change and possibilities for adaptation. Developing integrated assessment techniques that take account of interactions between different land use sectors.

Kirsten Halsnaes, Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
Kirsten Halsnæs is an international expert on the economics of climate change and has played a leading role in several international studies on sustainable development and climate change policies. The studies include estimation of costs and benefits, and development impacts of climate change mitigation as well as studies on climate change vulnerability and response strategies with partners in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. She has extensive experience as a convening lead author of IPCC. Kirsten is coordinating the work on Sustainable Development and Climate Change in the UNEP Risø Centre.

Frank Biermann, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis, Institute for Environmental Studies Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Frank Biermann is professor of political science and of environmental policy sciences at the VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and visiting professor of earth system governance at Lund University, Sweden. He specialises in the study of global environmental politics, with emphasis on climate negotiations, UN reform, global adaptation governance, public-private governance mechanisms, the role of science, North-South relations, and trade and environment conflicts. He pioneered the concept of 'earth system governance' in 2005, which has evolved into a major global research programme in this field.

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Sölvegatan 37
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