For further information about the Focali research network, please contact the secretariat at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.

The Focali secretariat is the network's operative staff and is placed at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV, in Göteborg.

The secretariat and the Focali network is guided and advised by the Focali Advisory Group, which consists of a number of researchers from the network as well as partner representatives.

Contact Project Manager Maria Ölund for any inquiries regarding the Focali research network.

Maria Ölund

Project Manager


Maria Ölund
+46(0)31-786 92 22


Visit: Aschebergsgatan 44, Gothenburg

Post address:

Box 170
SE-405 30 Göteborg

Members of the secretariat 2022:

Maria Ölund, Project Manager, GMV
Linda Hansson, Communications Officer, GMV

Members of the Advisory Group 2022:

Alice Dauriach, PhD Candidate with Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Programme KVA and the Stockholm Resilience Centre at SU

Allison Perrigo, Researcher and Project Leader at Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences GU and Director of Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC)

Anders Ekbom, Deputy Director of Gothenburg Centre for Environment and Sustainability, GMV, and Team leader of GMV’s Environmental Economics and Policy Group

Caroline Sartorato Silva Franca, PhD student Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers

Elisabeth Simelton, Climate Change Scientist, Project Leader World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF Vietnam

Harry Fischer, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban and Rural Development, SLU

Jenny Friman, PhD Candidate, Environmental Social Science, School of Global Studies, GU

Kristoffer Hylander, Landscape Ecologist and Head of Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences, SU

Mairon Bastos Lima, Research Fellow at SEI Headquarters and Research Coordinator Trase Earth

Stephen Woroniecki, Postdoc Department of Thematic Studies and Environmental Change, Linköping University

Torsten Krause, Senior Lecturer, Sustainability Science, LUCSUS, LU


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