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Lotten Wiréhn

Associate Professor

I study the intricate linkages between various dimensions of human-natural systems under climate change. In doing so, I explore how (co)creation of climate services and visualization can support the use of actionable climate information.

Methods and information for climate actions

Understanding the interrelationships between climate, nature, and society in the context of climate vulnerabilities and risks, and how to plan and implement transformative climate actions, represents one of the greatest challenges of our time. In my research, I analyse and develop methods to assess climate risks and vulnerabilities as well as the representation and design of climate information and services.

I study how to develop and ensure the contextual relevance and usability of climate information and services for a diverse range of societal stakeholders and decision-makers. The research spans from Nordic agricultural production, sustainable food systems, and urban heat stress to Swedish aid initiatives in East Africa. I am particularly interested in method development, including new methods and approaches to visually represent data and information, aiming to support climate adaptation in societies urgently requiring transformations towards sustainability.



Lotten Wiréhn (2024) From relevant to usable: Swedish agricultural extension officers' perspectives on climate change projections Climate Services, Vol. 33, Article 100441 Continue to DOI


Karin Eliasson, Lotten Wiréhn, Tina-Simone Neset, Björn-Ola Linnér (2022) Transformations towards sustainable food systems: contrasting Swedish practitioner perspectives with the European Commission's Farm to Fork Strategy Sustainability Science, Vol. 17, p. 2411-2425 Continue to DOI


Lotten Wiréhn (2021) Climate indices for the tailoring of climate information: a systematic literature review of Swedish forestry and agriculture Climate Risk Management, Vol. 34, Article 100370 Continue to DOI
Viktor Sköld Gustafsson, Mattias Hjerpe, Lotten Wiréhn, Tobias Andersson Granberg, Sofie Pilemalm, Martin Waldemarsson (2021) Multipla naturhändelser i Sverige


Carlo Navarra, Karin Eliasson, Jesper Karjalainen, Lotten Wiréhn, Matthew Cooper, Tina-Simone Schmid Neset (2020) ResFlow: Visualizing Global Resource Flows


The Norrköping Decision Arena

Lecture from European Researcher's Night

Agricultural vulnerability to climate change

Climate change is not in the future – it is happening already. Lotten Wiréhn‘s 15-minute presentation provides an insight into how food production is impacted by a warmer climate and more frequently occurring extreme weather. Her research area is how climate information can be made more useful in underpinning decisions on adaptations in agriculture. (The video is in Swedish, but it has English subtitles.)