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Torsten Krause

Associate Senior Lecturer



I am associate senior lecturer at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden. I have a BSc in International Business Administration from the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany and the Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Montpellier, France; and a MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from Lund University, Sweden.

From 2009 to 2013 I conducted my PhD research as part of the newly established research school LUCID ( I have extensive experience in conducting field work in Chile and the Ecuadorian Amazon on the social and environmental impacts of conservation projects.

Current Research


My current research focuses on hunting and defaunation in tropical forests, with a focus on the Colombian and Ecuadorian Amazon (financed by the Swedish Science Counsil - Vetenskapsrådet).

Also, I am involved in a EU FP7 project ( where I study the governance of ecosystem services in a European context. Other research interests include agroforestry and the use of new agroforestry tree products and how these can support small-scale and local indigenous farmers in maintaining their agroforestry practices for a more sustainable forest management in Latin America.


  • Teaching in various courses at Lund University Master's Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science - (Sustainability Science; Earth System Science, Governance and Sustainability, Urban & Rural Systems and Sustainability)
  • Course coordinator for Governance and Sustainability at the LUMES program
  • Human Geography – Course coordinator for SGEL 49 (Sustainable Development from a global, regional and local perspective)
  • Human Geography & Human Ecology at Lund University – Teaching in SGEM 14 (Urban and Regional Planning for Sustainability), HEKM22 (Methods in Human Ecology); HEKX10 (Global Environmental Justice)
  • Other Master Programmes at Lund University (e.g., Conservation Biology, International Development and Management) and University of Gothenburg (Sustainable Development: Conflicts, Communication and Collaboration)
  • Guest lectures in various PhD courses (ClimBEcco – From Local to Global: Political Ecology, Natural Resource Conflicts and Environmental Peacebuilding)
  • Supervision of Master Theses in Lund University Master's Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science and Uppsala University Masters in Sustainable Development



Blog entries & Briefs:

Newspaper articles:

The Caquetá River in the Colombian Amazon
The Caquetá River in the Colombian Amazon


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

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Associate senior lecturer

LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

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P.O. Box 170, SE-222 70 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46(0)46- 222 80 81
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