Thomas Rosswall#

Thomas Rosswall
Email:thomas.rosswall 'at'
Membership Number:187
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2002-2009 Executive Director, International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • 2000-2001 Director, International Foundation for Science
  • since 2000 Professor, water and environmental studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • 1994-2000 Rector (President), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • 1992-1994 Professor, water and environmental studies, University of Stockholm
  • 1987-1994 Executive Director, The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme: A Study of Global Change (IGBP), The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm
  • 1992-1993 Director, International START Secretariat, Washington, D.C.
  • 1984-1992 Professor at the Department of Water and Environmental Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden
  • 1980-1984 Assistant Professor in Microbiology and Associate Professor in Soil Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala

Fields of Scholarship
  • microbial ecology
  • biogeochemical cycling

Honours and Awards
  • Fellow of Academia Europaea (1989)
  • Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1989)
  • Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (1995)
  • Fellow of the Swedish Royal Patriotic Society (1996)
  • Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences in Uppsala (1999)
  • Fellow of the The World Academy of Sciences, TWAS (2002)
  • His Majesty the King of Sweden Order of Merit 12th Grade with Serafim Ribbon (2000)
  • Second Professor John Roger Porter Memorial Lecture, University of Bombay, India (1981)
  • First Industrial Memorial Lecture, Haarlem, the Netherlands (1989)
  • Fourth Hendrik De Waard Lecture, University of Groningen, the Netherlands (1990)
  • Natural Resources Ecology Laboratory’s “Award of Excellence in Ecosystem Science”, Colorado State University (2002)
  • Carl Gustaf Bernhard Lecture, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (2003)

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