Madelene Ostwald

Researcher and Associate Professor Madelene Ostwald

Associate professor GU

Visiting address: Physical Resource Theory at Dept of Energy and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology
SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden



Researcher and Associate Professor Madelene Ostwald

Madelene Ostwald is associate professor of geography with specialisation in physical geography.

Works at:

Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV with office at Physical Resource Theory, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg. 

Focus area: 

My research interest is related to land use, forests, climate change policies, multi-functional landscapes, resource management and monitoring, REDD+ and other land-related issues.


PhD (2000) and Associate Professor (2007) in Geography especially Physical Geography from the Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg. Post Doc at Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (2002-2004) and the Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg (2004-2007). Assistant Professor (2007-2009) and lecturer (2009-2019) at Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research (CSPR)/ Tema M at Linköping University.

Madelene Ostwald was the research leader for Focali thematic studies and joint research projects from the launch of Focali 2009 to 2012 and was one of the founders of the network.

Madelene Ostwald theme leader in new AgriFoSe programme:

In this video Madelene Ostwald talk about the new Sida funded AgriFoSe programme and her role as leader for the work with multifunctional landscapes in the programme. Read more about AgriFoSe, Agriculture for Food Security 2030 ‐ translating Science into policy and development, here.


The Forest-Water Nexus: bringing people and landscapes together

Focali co-arrange seminar on forest-water interactions at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, together with FAO, IUCN, IUFRO, SIWI-SWH, The Swedish Forestry Agency, SIANI and SLU. ...

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food ...

Focalis newsletter

Fill out your name and e-mail and press subscribe.