Lennart Olsson is a professor of Geography at Lund University, Sweden, and the founder of the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). His research fields include human-nature interactions in the context of agriculture, land degradation, climate change and food security in Africa and globally, and he has a strong interest in theoretical approaches to interdisciplinarity. He is currently associate editor of the journals Ecology and Society and the new journal Global Sustainability. He has had research positions in Australia, the United States of America and Hong Kong, and participated in several international assignments including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Global Environmental Outlook assessments of the United Nations Environment Programme. Olsson is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance Project, a member of its select Lead Faculty, and has contributed to writing the new 2018 Science Plan of the Project.