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Deniz Koca

Deniz Koca is an Assist. Prof. at Lund University, Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC). He holds a Ph.D. in Geobiosphere Science, M.Sc. in Environmental Studies & Sustainability Science, and B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering.

His main expertise lies in applied systems analysis, system dynamics modelling and facilitation of stakeholder participatory group modelling process.

He has been involved in various transdisciplinary research projects with the main task of analyzing, interpreting, modelling, simulating and communicating alternative scenarios of complex dynamic environmental and socio-economical issues with a systems approach and within the sustainability criteria. Deniz has been teaching systems analysis and system dynamics modelling courses on undergraduate, gradute and post-graduate levels.  

Since 2017, Deniz is the Coordinator and Director of Studies of BIOECONOMY Graduate Research School within the CEC.

He is a Donella Meadows Fellow and member of Balaton Group, also known as the International Network of Resource Information Centers (INRIC).


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

deniz koca
E-mail: deniz [dot] koca [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se


Centre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC)

+46 46 222 48 66


Sölvegatan 37, Lund



(2017-2021) BIOECONOMY - Graduate Research School for Advancing the Transition to Bioeconomy. An inter/trans-disciplinary graduate research school funded by FORMAS. Partners are from 3 faculties (Natural Science, Engineering and Social Science), 4 centres/institutions (CEC, LUCSUS, CIRCLE and IIIEE), and 5 departments (Biology, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis, Chemical Engineering/Bioetechnology, Political Science and Sociology) at Lund University.

(2017-2020) STAR-ProBio - Sustainability Transition Assessment and Research of Bio-based Products. A multi-actor collaborative Research and Innovation Action (RIA) project funded by EU Horizon 2020 programme. 15 partners from 11 European countries. CEC is subcontracted by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency.

(2013-2017) SIMRESS - Models, potential and long-term scenarios for resource efficiency. A transdisciplinary project funded by German Ministry of Environment and The Federal Environment Agency. Project parners are CEC, University of Iceland, Ecologic Institute, GWS and European School of Governance.


(2009-2013) CONVERGE - Rethinking globalisation in the light of Contraction and CONVERGEnce – an interdisciplinary project funded by EC/FP7, which employs a functional systems approach to identify the convergent and divergent processes involved across social, economic and ecological aspects of sustainability. 

(2009-2010) Environmental goals in Swedish mountains: A synthesis of problems associated with the management of limited resources   a project funded by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and in planned partnership with researchers at the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University.

(2008-2011) REAL CHANGE  an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral research program funded by Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS), The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, The Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA) and The Swedish Energy Agency. 

(2008-2011) Designing sustainable health care spaces for the 21st century – a project financed by FORMAS and in collaboration with Chalmers University, Karolinska Institute and Dalarna University. 

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address
The Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund