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Torsten Krause

Torsten Krause

Senior Lecturer, Director of PhD Studies

Torsten Krause


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I am a Senior lecturer at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies, Sweden. I hold a Bachelor (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 Masters degree (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 ( in the Ecuadorian Amazon studying the social-ecological and economic effects of a national conservation incentive program. Since then I have continued to work with topics around forest governance, conservation and sustainable develpment in Ecuador, Colombia, Nigeria and South Africa. From 2014 to 2017 I was also part of a European FP7 project on Ecosystem Services (OPERAS) and have conducted research with project partners in Mallorca (Spain) and Scotland.


Research Collaborations

Over the years I developed strong research collaborations with researchers at Lund University and international Universities as part of joint projects. However, my most interesting research collaboration is taking place with traditional knowledge holders in the Colombian Amazon who are incredible scientists with tremendous observational and analytical skills.

As part of the InnoForESt research project I work on forest ecosystem services, governance and innovation with colleagues in Finnland, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria and Slovakia. In Sweden we are working closely with the Universeum Science Centre in Gothenburg.

Since 2013 I am a member of the secretariat of the FOCALI research network.