Søren Bech Pilgaard Kristensen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 København K
Place of work
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
DK 1350 København K
Phone: +45 35322523 (direct), 3532 2500 (switch board),
Personal data and education
1983-92: M.Sc. in human geography University of Copenhagen
1988: Diplôme d'agronomie tropicale, CNEARC, Montpellier, France
2000: PhD, University of Copenhagen
2003- Associate professor, IGUC
2000-2002 Assistant professor, IGUC
1996-1999 PhD-scholarship at IGUC
1993-1995 Junior Professional Officer, FAO, Botswana
Other professional assignments
2000: Team member. Mid-term review of two DANIDA funded rural development projects, Burkina Faso
2014-present: Faculty representative in advisory commitiee on spatially distributed Nitrogen leaching mitigation initiatives, Ministry of Environment and Food.
2014-present: Chairman of the Danish chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)
2015-present: Secretary General of the Royal Danish Geographical Society
2007: Member of the Bachelor of Science Study Board, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.
2002-2007: Chairman of the Danish chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)
2000-2010 Co-editor of Geografisk Orientering, journal of Geografforbundet
2000- 2005: Member of the International Land Use Society (ILUS)
Research projects and funding
2014-2015: Transformation of Peri-urban areas in Greater Copenhagen: a longitudinal study (Financed by University of Copenhagen)
2010-2014: VOLANTE-Visions Of Land Use Transitions In Europe. (EU 7th Framework Collaborative Project). Responsible for Work Package 1: Decision making at the local level: understanding land transformation processes.
2010-2014: Team member of the YEMP (Youth and Employment) project. Responsible for Entrepreneur studies in rural Uganda,
2010: Team member of DANIDA funded research project. Assessment of the potential of Cassava as the basis for bioethanol production in SE Mali.
2008-2010: Seed money for 2 research clusters formation (“Klyngenetværk”) (Financed by University of Copenhagen)
2007: Urbanization of Danish rural parishes: a pilotstudy based on census data from Statistics Denmark (Funded by Centre for Strategic Urban Resarch)
2006: Team member of Galathea 3 project CLIP (Climate, livelihoods and production in the Southwest Pacific) in the Solomon Islands.
2006-2008: Interreg III project: Landscape as a resource (Funded by EU)
2005-2008: Recreation and production in peri-urban landscapes (Funded by Danish Outdoor Council)
2004-2005: Multifuctional landscapes and agriculture in Denmark (Funded by Centre for Strategic Urban Resarch)
2001-2003: ØFORSK (The landscape as a resource for health and and sustainable development in the Sound region) (Funded by Danish and Swedish Ministries of Environment)
Supervisor of PhD project by Expedito Nuwategeka: Indigenous knowledge in land suitability evaluation: opportunities for conflict prevention and social stability in Amuru district, northern Uganda (2017).
Master Thesis supervision
Supervisor of 25+ Master Thesises.
2016: Head of Phd thesis Assessment committee: The transformation of Danish towns and regions in the knowledge economy: Industry, Employment and Uneven Development by Kalle Emil Holst Hansen, Copenhagen University
Other academic activities
1997-present: Peer reviewer for 10+ academic journals