Cost-Benefit Analysis for Ecosystem Restoration Projects

Dr. Thomas Elmqvist

(Stockholm University)

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Cost-Benefit Analysis for Ecosystem Restoration Projects
Thomas Elmqvist, PhD, is a Professor in Natural Resource Management at Stockholm University. His research is focused on ecosystem services, land use change, natural disturbances and components of resilience including the role of social institutions. He is coordinating  a major interdisciplinary research theme as part of the Stockholm Resilience Centre ( at Stockholm University, focussingon governance and management of ecosystem services in urban landscapes.

Dr. Elmqvistparticipated in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and was principal investigator of several multidisciplinary projects in Africa and India. He serves as associate editor for the journals Ecology and Society, Conservation and Society, Ambio and Sustainability Science. He is currently a co-chair of the Science Committee BioSustainability at Diversitas and was one of the lead authors of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity – Ecological and Economic Foundations (