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Kimberly Nicholas

Associate Professor of Sustainability Science, Lund University

I'm Director of PhD Studies and Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) in Lund, Sweden. In my research, I study the connections between people, land, and climate. My goal is to understand how to steward land and nature to support a good life for everyone alive today, and leave a thriving planet for future generations, especially through rapidly and fairly reducing carbon pollution to zero.

I'm currently on leave writing a book, UNDER THE SKY WE MAKE, about the agency, urgency, purpose, and joy we each have in solving the climate crisis, which will be published in North America by G.P. Putnam's Sons.

For the remainder of 2020 I am based at the Municipality of Lund on my Formas project to collaboratively, radically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Sustainability Science, Lund University


  • 2009 
    Stanford University , Environment and Resources