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Professor Ben Smith is an ecologist and ecosystem modeller at Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science at Lund University. His research concerns terrestrial ecosystem functioning and interactions with climate, with a particular focus on the contribution of population and community processes to ecosystem dynamics.

From 2019, Ben has a primary appointment as Director of Research for the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia. He retains a part-time  affiliation at Lund University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Climate Research
  • Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • Ecology


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