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Sanna Stålhammar

PhD Candidate - Member of LUCID Research School

Current Research

My PhD project focuses on the conceptualization of benefits of natural environments to society through examining the ecosystem services concept. The objective is to study the application of the ecosystem services concept and approach as a social process of value articulation and an instrument of translation between knowledge systems in four different forums where values of ecosystem services are being a) articulated, b) conceptualized, c) elicited and captured, d) interpreted for decision-making. Conceptualization of benefits of cultural values of ecosystem will be advanced through investigating how current methods capture values compared to more in-depth investigation of individuals’ values of nature. The project will more strongly situate ecosystem services within sustainability science and inform how the specific interpretation of values is connected to the realization of increasing an understanding of society's dependency on natural ecosystems. 


I am a PhD candidate in Sustainability Science within the LUCID program at the Lund University Center for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. My background is in Environmental Social Science and I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2011 in Environmental Social Science and Human Ecology from the University of Gothenburg and my Master of Science in 2013 in Ecosystem Services from the University of Edinburgh. I have been working as a research assistant at the University of Kristianstad during 2014 and 2015, predominantly in the research project ECOSIMP (Ecosystem Services Implementation). I also have work experience from Tamil Nadu in India, for an environmental organization working for food security through community-based natural resource management with small-scale farmers.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



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LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

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