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Per Knutsson

Senior lecturer

Per Knutsson
Senior lecturer
per.knutsson@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 4214

Room number: E302b
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Per Knutsson

  • Bachelor degree in behavioral science
  • Master degree in international migration and ethnic relations
  • Doctor in Human Ecology 2007
  • Senior lecturer in Human Ecology


Areas of research

Inter- and transdisciplinary research on environment and development. Studies on rural livelihoods in Central America, Asia and Africa. Questions related to the implementation of sustainable development as theory and practice. Adaptation to climate change in semi-arid areas and in coastal urban areas. Sustainability analysis of local socio-ecological systems.

Current research
Trees, Carbon and Groundwater: Trade-off or synergy in local adaptation to climate change in the semi-arid tropics. Project financed by Sida 2010 – 2012.

SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas). FP 7 EU-projekt 2010 – 2013 on the significance of global change and human mobility for sustainable urban development in 17 European and Asian coastal cities.

Climate-adapted city structure: Scenarios for future Frihamnen. Pilot-project financed by Mistra Urban Futures 2010 – 2011, exploring three different climate adaptation strategies for the Frihamnen area in central Gothenburg.

Analyzing the sustainability of the Burkina Faso Parklands in the face of changing economic, policy and climate conditions. Project financed by Sida 2012 – 2014

Expansion and changing use of leisure crafts along the Swedish coast: Socio-cultural drivers, spatial behavior and impacts on coastal marine ecosystems. PhD-project financed by the Centre for Marine Environmental Research at the University of Gothenburg. The project is conducted in close cooperation with researchers in Marine Ecology at the University of Gothenburg.

The effects of climate induced changes in the Arabian Sea on marine and coastal socio-ecological systems in India. PhD-project financed by the Centre for Marine Environmental Research at the University of Gothenburg. The project is conducted in close cooperation with researchers in Marine Ecology at the University of Gothenburg. 

Human health and well being at risk: scenarios for climate change induced harmful microbial blooms along the
Indian west coast
. Project financed by Sida (Uforsk) 2014 - 2016. Conducted in collaboration with Professor Anna Godhe at the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Land, Livestock & Livelihood (Triple-L) Dynamics in East African Drylands. Research inititative started in 2012 in collaboration with SLU, Lund University, Chalmers, JKUAT, University of Nairobi, ILRI and ICRAF, with planning grants from ILRI, SLU and GCGD.

Teaching and tutoring

  • Director of undergraduate studien in Human Ecology 2006 – 2010
  • Responsible for the Human Ecology profile within the Social Science Environmental Studies Program 2006 - 2010
  • Program Director for the international and advanced Sida-training program on Integrated and Sustainable Coastal Development 2010 – 2012
  • Director of the Graduate School in Marine Environmental Research at the University of Gotheburg 2012-

I am/have been main teacher/course coordinator for a number of courses in Human Ecology and global studies (1st and 2nd cycle programs), including the courses Sustainable Cities, Global Challenges, Thematic Issues, Research Design and Methods in Global Studies, and Adaptation to Global Environmental Change.

Latest publications

Enclosures in West Pokot, Kenya: Transforming land, livestock and livelihoods in drylands
Gert Nyberg, Per Knutsson, Madelene Ostwald, Ingrid Öborn, Ewa Wredle et al.
Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Transfer Report: Toolbox for local and urban resource management and conflict mitigation
Andrea Morf, Serin Alpokay, Karl Bruckmeier, Tom Buurman, Per Knutsson et al.
EU 7th Framework Programme SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas), Report 2013
Report

Research and policies in coastal areas - Perspectives from SECOAs case studies
Gunilla Almered Olsson, Per Knutsson
SECOA Project meetings series. , Conference contribution 2013
Conference contribution

Transfer Report: Institutional innovation and cooperation in urban resource managemen
Per Knutsson, Karl Bruckmeier, Serin Alpokay
EU 7th Framework Programme SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas), Report 2013
Report

Input Report: Handbook “Knowledge and action synthesis for urban resource management"
Serin Alpokay, Karl Bruckmeier, Per Knutsson, Riechers Maraja
EU 7th Framework Programme SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas), Report 2012
Report

Simulating the implementation of Coastal Management Mechanisms (CMM) in the Municipality of Vellinge, Malmö Metropolitan Area
Per Knutsson, Rickard Näsström, Robert Ekberg
EU 7th Framework Programme SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas), Report 2012
Report

Flood Hazard Zoning Maps
Per Knutsson
EU 7th Framework Programme SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas), Report 2012
Report

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2012

Sweden: Urban Integration and Segregation through Mobility in two Harbor Cities
Karl Bruckmeier, Per Knutsson
EU 7th Framework Programme SECOA (Solutions to Environmental Contrasts in Coastal Areas, Report 2012
Report

Climate Change Adaptation and Emerging Coastal Conflicts in Southern Sweden: Vellinge Municipality - A Paradigmatic Case Study
Andrea Morf, Per Knutsson
IGC Cologne 2012, Down To Earth, 32nd International Geographical Congress, 26.-30. August 2012, Conference contribution 2012
Conference contribution

2009

Välstånd, Livskraft, Delaktighet
Per Knutsson
Rapport till Kungälvs kommun, Magazine article 2009
Magazine article

2008

Transdisciplinary research for promoting social change towards sustainable development
Merritt Polk, Per Knutsson
Environmental Education Research, Journal article 2008
Journal article

2006

A process-oriented Sustainable Livelihoods Approach
Per Knutsson, Madelene Ostwald
Mitigation and adaptation strategies for global change, Journal article 2006
Journal article

Redefining Human Ecology in the wake of university reforms: The case of Göteborg University
Merritt Polk, Per Knutsson
Working paper presented at the Society for Human Ecology (SHE) conference in Bar Harbor, Maine, Conference contribution 2006
Conference contribution

Fiske och fattigdom i Centralamerika
Per Knutsson
Fjärran Vatten, Fiskeriverket, Magazine article 2006
Magazine article

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