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Lan Wang Erlandsson

Researcher and Theme leader, Anthropocene Dynamics, Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University

Lan Wang Erlandsson is a researcher and theme leader at Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), Stockholm University, Sweden. She studies the role of water for social-ecological and Earth system resilience. What is the role of land-use for sustaining the water cycle? How does water provide resilience for society and ecosystems at the local to global scale? What are the synergies and trade-offs between land, climate, and water related policy interventions? She works quantitatively with models and data analyses, as well as qualitatively with conceptual developments related to, for example, social dynamics of moisture recycling and water resilience functions.

Wang Erlandsson earned her PhD degree in global hydrology from Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) in September 2017 from her thesis titled “Root for Rain: towards understanding land-use change impacts on the water cycle”. Her MSc degree in Civil Engineering and Natural Resources Management is from KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden). Wang Erlandsson also has experience from an internship at Stockholm Environment Institute, and worked as an environmental consultant in Sweden. Before joining SRC, Wang was a Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) postdoctoral fellow at the Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (Kyoto, Japan).


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Researcher in Land, Water and Climate, Stockholm University