I focus on how we can better manage nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, and carbon) in diverse socio-ecological contexts.

I focus on how we can better manage nutrients (phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, and carbon) in diverse socio-ecological contexts.

I use quantitative (substance flow analysis, spatial mapping, statistical analyses) and qualitative (stakeholder workshops, interviews, surveys) methods when answering research questions about

  1. how resources flow across landscapes,
  2. the effect of cross-scale socio ecological context on resource flows,
  3. how socio-ecological context creates barriers and enablers to sustainable transformations, and
  4. how the management of one resource interacts with other sustainability priorities like climate change in order to help transform urban and agricultural landscapes towards sustainability. 


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Previous positions

2015-2017Postdoctoral Research Associate. National Research Council, National Academies of Science with the US Environmental Protection Agency Western Ecology Division and Visiting Scholar at School of the Environment, Washington State University, Vancouver Campus, WA

2015Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney Australia.


PhD.  – Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Advisor: Elena Bennett
Thesis: Urban phosphorus sustainability: how human diet, urban agriculture and socioecological context influence phosphorus cycling and management

M.Sc.  – School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Advisors: Daniel Childers and Rimjhim Aggarwal
Thesis: Phosphorus Cycling in Metropolitan Phoenix


B.Sc.  – University of California San Diego -Environmental Systems Program (Earth Science track)
Honours Thesis: Changes in life habits and environments of the Arcidae (Bivalvia, Mollusca) in response to the rise of the Isthmus of Panama (Supervised by: Jeremy B.C. Jackson and Jill Leonard-Pingel)

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Genevieve Metson, Abhishek Chaudhary, Xin Zhang, Benjamin Houlton, Azusa Oita, Nandula Raghuram, Quentin D. Read, Lex Bouwman, Hanqin Tian, Aimable Uwizeye, Alison J. Eagle (2021) Nitrogen and the food system ONE EARTH , Vol. 4 , s. 3-7 Continue to DOI


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2021present: Instructor, “Sustainable Resource Management” 1st year MSc, Thematic Studies, Linköping University. Responsible for development and teaching for one module called: Human excreta: a small but essential part of a truly circular biobased economy. (746A81)

2020present: Instructor, “Ecological Systems” 3rd year BSc, Biology, Linköping University. (NBIC64)

2020—present: Instructor/Examiner, "Being a good reviewer and a good author in the context of peer-review". Graduate level open to all departments, Linköping University.

2019-present: Instructor, “The Challenges of Urban Planning. 1st year BA Urban Planning, Linköping University
Teach two modules: Sustainable sanitation and urban agriculture. (709G05)

2019—present: Instructor, “Methods in Ecology”. 1st year MSc Biology, Linköping University. (NBID73)

2018—presentInstructor/Examiner, “Ecological Applications in Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries”. 1st year MSc in Biology, Linköping University. (NBID77)

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Biogas from excrement can save Sweden one billion kronor

Östgöta Correspondenten April 25, 2021

Biogas av bajs kan spara Sverige en miljard kronor



Think of phosphate in the long run

French Economie Matin January 30, 2020)

Penser le phosphat sur le long term

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