Torsten Krause

Torsten Krause

University of Lund
Josephsonhuset Biskopsgatan 5
22362 Lund, Sweden

Focus area

Biodiversity Conservation Ecosystem services Forests Sustainability Science


Torsten Krause

Assistant professor/Associate senior lecturer in Sustainability Science at Lund University.


Torsten is an associate senior lecturer at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS), Sweden. He has 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 he conducted his PhD research as part of the newly established research school LUCID. Torsten has extensive experience in conducting field work in Chile and the Ecuadorian Amazon on the social and environmental impacts of conservation projects.

Research focus:

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

He is also involved in a EU FP7 project where he studies 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.


A. Ruiz-Frau, T. Krause, N. Marbà. 2018. The use of sociocultural valuation in sustainable environmental management. Ecosystem Services 29(A), 158-167

T. Krause, B. Ness. 2017. Energizing agroforestry: Ilex guayusa as an additional commodity to diversify Amazonian agroforestry systems. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystems Services and Management 13(1), 191-203

W. A. Collen, T. Krause, L. Mundaca, K. Nicholas. 2016. Building local institutions for national conservation programs: lessons for developing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programs. Ecology and Society 21(2)

L. Stiem, T. Krause. 2016. Exploring the Impact of Social Norms and Perceptions on Women's Participation in Customary Forest and Land Governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo-Implications for REDD+. International Forestry Review 18(1), 110-122

L. Heinrich, T. Krause. 2016. Fishing in acid waters: A vulnerability assessment of the Norwegian fishing industry in the face of increasing ocean acidification. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 13(4), 778–789

A-M. Vargas Falla, T. Krause. 2016. Utan stöd utifrån är den fred som var så nära plötsligt mycket långt borta igen. Sydsvenskan Debatt

J. Rode, E. Gomez-Baggethun, T. Krause. 2015. Motivation crowding by economic incentives in conservation policy: A review of the empirical evidence. Ecological Economics 117, 270-282

M. Hansen, M. Islar, T. Krause. 2015. The Politics of Natural Resource Enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador. Conservation and Society 13(3), 287-298

Krause, T. & Nielsen, T.D. 2014. The legitimacy of incentive-based conservation and a critical account of social safeguards. Environmental Science & Policy 41, 44-51.

Krause, T. & Lasse, L. 2013. Benefit Distribution and Equity in Ecuador’s Socio Bosque Program. Society & Natural Resources 26(10), 1170-1184.

Krause, T., Collen, W. & Nicholas, K.A. 2013. Evaluating safeguards in a conservation incentive programme: Participation, consent and benefit sharing in Indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ecology and Society 18(4): 1.

Krause, T. & Zambonino, H. 2013. More than just trees – animal species diversity and participatory forest monitoring in the Ecuadorian Amazon. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Managament, 9(3), 225-238.


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