My PhD project focuses on Ecological compensation, a land use policy developed to mitigate negative environmental effects of exploitation, on biodiversity and ecosystem services. In practice this means that values lost due to exploitations are compensated for elsewhere. Existing forms of compensation measures from an international perspective as well as completed compensation projects in Sweden will be examined with the overall objective to gain understanding of how (or whether) ecological compensation can help to achieve biodiversity goals and how social and economic factors are involved in such and achievement.
I have an interdisciplinary environmental science background (BSc and MSc) from Linköping University. In my master’s thesis I was looking at the development of sustainable urban districts in Sweden, with main focus on the municipal planning process.
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A global overview of biodiversity offsetting governanceNils Droste, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Helena Hanson, Åsa Knaggård, Guilherme Lima, et al.
(2022) Journal of Environmental Management, 316
Journal article review
Ekologisk kompensation : Upptag och integrering bland svenska aktörer och kvantifiering av de samhälsekonomiska effekternaJonas Nordström, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Helena Hanson, Yann Clough, Mark V. Brady, et al.
(2021) Rapport / Naturvårdsverket
Mapping the governance complex of land use policies for compensationJohanna Alkan Olsson, Helena Hanson, Åsa Knaggård, Linda Lundmark, Tobias Nielsen, et al.
Conference paper: abstract