Short CV/Education and training

  • 1988 – 1990
    Associate Professional Officer at Forestry Department, Planning and Institutions Service, Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome

  • since 1996
    Associate Professor in Political Science, Umeå University

  • since 2000
    Professor in Political Science, especially Public Administration

  • 2006 – 2010
    Deputy Director of Stockholm Environment Institute

Selected publications

  • Baker, S., Eckerberg, K. and A. Zachrisson. Political Science and Ecological Restoration, Environmental Politics, 23 (3), 2014, pp.509-524.

  • Eckerberg, K. och C. Sandström. Guest Editors/contributing authors of Special Issue on Forest Land Use and Conflict Management: Global Issues and Lessons Learned, Forest Policy and Economics, vol. 33, 2013.

  • Baker, S. and K. Eckerberg, (eds) In Pursuit of Sustainable Development: New governance practices at the sub-national level in Europe Routledge (Taylor&Francis Group) March 2008.

  • Nilsson, M., Eckerberg, K. (eds) Environmental Policy Integration in Practice: Shaping Institutions for Learning. Earthscan, London, March 2007.

  • Lafferty, W.M. and Eckerberg, K (eds). From the Earth Summit to Local Agenda 21: Working Towards Sustainable Development, Earthscan, London, 1998.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Healthy Waters: The role of Collaborative Governance to Minimize negative Forestry Impact on Water Quality, Formas 2014-2016, 5.7 MSEK

  • Expectations and Impacts of Collaborative Environmental Governance in the Swedish Mountain Region, SEPA 2013-2015, 3.1 MSEK

  • Research partner in strategic project Ecosystem Restoration in Policy and Practice, Formas 2010-2013, Total budget 20 MSEK

  • Protected Nature in Local Nature Protection Reserves, funded by SEPA 2010

  • Project leader for Nordic Climate Change Adaptation research network, NordForsk 2010-2013

  • Consortium Director for EEA Framework agreement, 2009-2011, on Integrated Environmental Assessments 2 M Euro

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Formas Research Council 2013-2015 (vice 2010-2012).

  • Chair of the research committee on SAMFUNN, Environment 2015, Research Council of Norway 2007-2014.

  • Member of the New Swedish Scientific Council for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 2013-2015.

  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Board, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) 2010-2014.

  • Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Sustainable Places, Cardiff University, from 2011.

  • Member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Agriculture and Forestry from 2005.

Media coverage

  • All video recordings are in Swedish, mostly in conjunction with Conferences arranged by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Additional qualifications

  • Master of Science in Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Umeå 1980.

  • Single semester courses in Environmental Science and Policy, Dept of Geography, University of Stockholm 1977, and Dept of Environmental Science, University of Umeå, 1981.


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Additional interests

  • I am already frequently requested for refereeing and lecturing, and am not planning to change my work position, but if something very interesting comes up I am willing to consider.


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