I am part of a European H2020 project on Innovation and Forest Ecosystem Services where I lead the Swedish Case Study. However, I spend most of my time working on defaunation as a missing piece in forest governance. In this project I study how international and national forest governance takes forest fauna and local hunting into account when designing policies and new conservation programs. I am particularly interested in traditional knowledge around hunting of forest fauna in the Amazon focusing on Colombia and Ecuador. This research is funded through a three-year research grant from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). More recently I also started to work with sustainability and environmental justice in post-conflict societies, particularly focusing on Colombia, as part of an interdisciplinary project at Lund University funded by FORMAS. Other research interests include agroforestry and the use of new agroforestry tree products and how these can support small-scale and local indigenous farmers in maintaining their agroforestry practices for a more sustainable forest management in Latin America.


  • Liski, A H. Ambros, P., Metzger, M. J., Nicholas, K. A., Wilson, M. W., Krause, T. 2019. Governance and stakeholder perspectives of managed re-alignment: adapting to sea level rise in the Inner Forth estuary, Scotland. Regional Environmental Change.
  • Krause, T., Nielsen, T., Guia-Diaz, L., Lehsten, V., Olsson, O. & Zelli, F. 2019, ‘What future for primates? Conservation struggles in the forests of Cross River State, Nigeria’, Sustainability Science.
  • Krause, T., Nielsen, M.R. 2019. Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees: The Oversight of Defaunation in REDD+ and Global Forest Governance. Forests, 10, 344. Krause, T. Forest governance in post-agreement Colombia. 2019. Chapter in Olsson, G.A. and Gooch, P. (eds). Natural Resource Conflicts and Sustainable Development. Routledge.
  • Ruiz-Frau, A., Krause, T., & Marbà, N. (2018). The use of sociocultural valuation in sustainable environmental management. Ecosystem Services, 29, 158-167. Rau, A., Bickel, M., Rathgens, J., et al. (2018). Linking concepts of change and ecosystem services research: A systematic review. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, 4(1), pp. 33-45.
  • Raes, L., Ojeda-Luna, T., Krause, T., Mohebalian, P. & Sáenz Segura, F. 2017. Análisis Comparativo de Mecanismos para la Financiación y Provisión de Servicios Ambientales en Ecuador. IN Sanginés Guevara, A., Le Coq, J. F. & Ezzine De Blas, D. (Eds.). Los Pagos Por Servicios Ambientales En América Latina: Gobernanza, Impactos Y Perspectivas. 1a Ed. Mexico City: Universidad Iberoamericana, P. 91-125.
  • Krause, T. & Jung, S. 2017. Benefit-sharing experience in national scale conservation incentives programs in Ecuador and Peru. Lima, Peru: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 17 p.
  • Krause, T. & Ness, B. 2017. Energizing agroforestry: Exploring Ilex guayusa as an additional commodity to diversify Amazonian agroforestry systems. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 13, 191-203.
  • Airey, S. & Krause, T. 2017. Power & Participation in Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy – A Case Study of an Amerindian community. Forests, 8, 51.
  • Heinrich, L. & Krause, T. 2016. Fishing in Acid Waters: A Vulnerability Assessment of the Norwegian Fishing Industry in the Face of Increasing Ocean Acidification. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 13 (4): 778-789.
  • Collen, W., Krause, T., Mundaca, L. & Nicholas K.A. 2016. Building local institutions for national conservation programs: Lessons for developing Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+). Ecology and Society 21 (2): 4.
  • Stiem, L., & Krause, T. 2016. Exploring the Impact of Social Norms and Perceptions on Women’s Participation in Customary Forest and Land Governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo—Implications for REDD+. International Forestry Review 18:110-122.
  • Hansen, M., Islar, M. & Krause, T. 2015. The Politics of Natural Resource Enclosure in South Africa and Ecuador. Conservation and Society 13:287-98.
  • Krause, T. & Nielsen, T. 2014. Legitimacy for local stakeholders? A critical account of social safeguards in a conservation incentive program. Environmental Science and Policy 41: 44-51.
  • Krause, T. & Loft, L. 2013. Benefit Distribution and Equity in Ecuador’s Socio Bosque Program. Society & Natural Resources 26(10): 1170-1184.
  • Krause, T., Collen, W. & Nicholas, K.A. 2013. Evaluating safeguards in a conservation incentive programme: Participation, consent and benefit sharing in Indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Ecology and Society 18(4): 1.
  • Krause, T. & Zambonino, H. 2013. More than just trees – animal species diversity and participatory forest monitoring in the Ecuadorian Amazon. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 9(3): 225-238.