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Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

Biological diversity is a cornerstone of healthy and functioning ecosystems and ultimately also human well-being. Biological diversity is being steadily lost due to deforestation or the conversion of grasslands and savannahs to agriculture; hunting and exploitation of animals and plants; pollution; climate change and invasive species.

Illustration of biodiversity theme. Illustration: Catrin Jakobsson.

LUCSUS carries out sustainability research that has direct links with biodiversity and human well-being. At the heart of this research are ideas and understandings on changing nature society interactions, local ecological knowledge and political ecology of conservation and development.


Ongoing research projects