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Board and organisation

To lead the work within BECC, the strategic research area has a board, a steering group and a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Becc is organized with its board as the highest decision making organ and is mainly placed at Lund University. The steering group supervise and coordinate the research and work at the University of Gothenburg. The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) supports the board of BECC in developing and monitoring research within the program.

BECC encompasses about 200 senior researchers and 80 PhD students from 13 departments at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg.

Henrik Smith – Coordinator

Professor, Department of Biology/Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University

Henrik Smith in the research portal

Mats Björkman – Coordinator Gothenburg

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology & Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg

Anna Maria Jönsson – Deputy Coordinator

Professor, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

Anna Maria Jönsson in the research portal

Cecilia Larsson

PhD student, Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University

Cecilia Larsson in the research portal

Fariborz Zelli

Professor, Department of Political Science, Lund University

Fariborz Zelli in the research portal

Edith Hammer

Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology, Lund University

Edith Hammer in the research portal

Cecilia Akselsson

Professor, Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University

Cecilia Akselsson in the research portal

Maj Rundlöf

Researcher, Department of Biology, Lund University

Maj Rundlöf in the research portal

Mats Björkman 

Researcher, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg

About Mats Björkman 

Mattias Hallquist 

Professor, Department of Chemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Gothenburg

About Mattias Hallquist

Natascha Kljun 

Professor, Department of Biology/Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University

About Natascha Kljun

Jessica Coria

Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg

About Jessica Coria 

Christine Bacon

Senior Lecturer, Department of BioEnv - Botan, University of Gothenburg

About Christine Bacon

Aurora Patchett 

Doctoral Student, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg

About Aurora Patchett

Henrik Smith

Professor, Department of Biology/Centre for Environmental and Climate Science, Lund University

About Henrik Smith

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) supports the board of BECC in developing and monitoring research within the program. They ensure harmony with the strategic goals and objectives and the overall vision to develop an environment for the pursuit of world leading inter- and transdisciplinary research on ecosystem services and biodiversity under global change.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Bridget Emmett, Soils and Land Use, UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor

Bridget Emmett is a Professor and Science area head of the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Bangor. She is also the Head of Soils and Land Use Bangor site. Her main research interests are: impact of land management on natural capital and ecosystem services, change in soil structure and function, impacts of nitrogen pollution, and impacts of climate change on soils and ecosystem function. Her work is focussed on supporting policy development and improving the evidence base. She is a member of a wide range of committees and panels and was the Specialist Adviser for the UK Parliamentary Inquiry into Soil Health in 2016. Current membership includes the EU Mission Board on Soil Health and Food.

Josef Settele, Department of Community Ecology, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Halle, Germany

Josef Settele is a Professor at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research. His main research interests are: conservation and evolutionary biology of insects, and biodiversity and land use. He has been involved in several interdisciplinary cooperation projects as well as being the coordinator of major EU-projects. He has been lead author in the IPCC report 2010-2014 (chapter 04 “Terrestrial and inland water systems) and in IPBES report 2015-2018 (chapter 2 Drivers of pollination and pollinator change and chapter 4 Drivers). He was the Co-chair of IPBES 2016-2019.

Anne-Sophie Crépin, Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Sweden

Anne-Sophie Crépin is an Associate Professor at, and Deputy Director of, the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. She is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Committee at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, representing the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. Her research focuses on the interplay between economic incentives, ecosystem regime shifts, policy, and human behaviour. She is a regular member of the scientific committee of the annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resources Economists, the World Congress in Environmental and Resource Economics, and the Resilience Conference.

Contact

Coordinator Lund, Henrik Smith

+46 46 222 93 79
henrik [dot] smith [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se (henrik[dot]smith[at]biol[dot]lu[dot]se)

Coordinator Gothenburg, Mats Björkman

+46 31 786 18 20
mats [dot] bjorkman [at] gu [dot] se (mats[dot]bjorkman[at]bioenv[dot]gu[dot]se)

Deputy Coordinator, Anna Maria Jönsson

+46 46 222 94 10
anna_maria [dot] jonsson [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se (anna_maria[dot]jonsson[at]nateko[dot]lu[dot]se)

Research Coordinator, Josefin Madjidian

+46 46 222 98 15
josefin [dot] madjidian [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (josefin[dot]madjidian[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

Research Administrator, Lina Nikoleris

+46 761 34 85 62
lina [dot] nikoleris [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (lina[dot]nikoleris[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)

Communications Officer

+46 70 322 62 86
therese [dot] ek [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se (therese[dot]ek[at]cec[dot]lu[dot]se)