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Anders Wästfelt

Anders Wästfelt

Universitetslektor

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Works at Department of Human Geography
Telephone 08-16 48 56
Email anders.wastfelt@humangeo.su.se
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Room X 411
Postal address Kulturgeografiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

PhD, Associate professor 

Research

 

 

Research interests

My research concerns the agricultural landscape and the revaluation of agriculture in society. A central question is which mechanisms are driving change in the organization of agriculture when farming becomes globally integrated. To study the complexity of this question an agricultral historical perspective coupled with a landscape geographical perspective is useful. Theoretically I am interested in classical agricultural economics, relational conceptualisations of space as well as scale and distance issues. Image analysis, especially remote sensing analysis of agricultural landscapes are of a special interest.

 

 

Currently on-going projects

  • Future agriculture.
  • Rethinking the links between farm modernisation, rural development and resilience in a world of increasing demands and finite resources.
  • An efficient farming system - Open fields in Sweden during the 17th century.
  • Extending the usefulness of satellite images in social science with a focus on agricultral transformations.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

In review

Wästfelt, A. Zhang, Q.  Keeping agriculture alive next to the city – The functions of the land tenure regime nearby Gothenburg, Sweden. Re-submitted after revision to Land use policy.

Wästfelt, A. Uncertain use of geographical information systems for the rectification of large scaled geometric maps. With an overview of the earliest large-scale Swedish mapping techniques and problems with the rectification of unsystematic geometric distortions in geographic information systems (GIS). The Cartographic Journal

 

Publications 

2018

Guiomar, N. et al. (In Press) Typology and distribution of small farms in Europe: towards a better picture. Land Use Policy

Wästfelt, A. 2018. Shifts in agriculture praxis- Farm modernisation and global integration”,  Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food. Ed Zeunert J & Waterman T. Routledge

2017

Wästfelt, A. Eriksson, C. 2017. Det svenska lantbrukets omvandling 1990-2014: Exemplet Uppsala län. SLU Uppsala.

EGA Olsson, E Kerselaers, L Søderkvist Kristensen, J Primdahl, E Rogge,  A Wästfelt. 2017. ” Peri-Urban Food Production and Its Relation to Urban ResilienceSustainability 8 (12), 1340

2016

Wästfelt, A. Zhang, Q. 2016. Reclaiming localisation in agriculture change: A case study of peri-urban agriculture in Gothenburg, Sweden. Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 47, pages 172-185.

Kuns, B. Visser, O. Wästfelt, A. 2016. The stock market and the steppe: The challenges faced by stock-market financed, Nordic farming ventures in Russia and Ukraine, Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 45, Pages 199-217,

 

2015

Wästfelt, A. 2015. Re-claiming position: Using local context to visualise interpretations of satellite images in humanities and social science. Journal of art history

Wästfelt, A. 2015. Bonden & framtiden. Byggnadskultur 2.15.

Olsson, A, G. Brukmeier, K, Wästfelt, A. 2015. Pheri-urban agriculture transformations on Gothenburg, Sweden. Case-study report. RETHINK. Rethinking the links between farm modersnisation, rural development and resilience in a word of increasing demands and finite resources.

 

2014

Wästfelt, A. (red). 2014. Att bruka men inte äga. Arrende och annan nyttjanderätt till mark i svenskt jordbruk från medeltid till idag. Skogs- och lantbrukshistoriska meddelanden nr 61. Kungliga Skogs och Lantbruksakademien. Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien

Wästfelt, A (red). 2014. Begagnade landskap. Riksantikvarieämbetet.

Wästfelt, A. 2014. Begagnade landskap (Inledning). Wästfelt, A (red). Begagnade landskap. Riksantikvarieämbetet.

Wästfelt, A. 2014. Landskapets historiska värden i framtidens landskapsvård - sociala och ekologiska effekter av bildandet av Söne mad betesförening. Wästfelt, A (red). Begagnade landskap. Riksantikvarieämbetet.

Wästfelt, A. 2014. Arrende och annan nyttjanderätt till mark i lantbrukets historia (Forskningsöversikt) Wästfelt, A (red). Att bruka men inte äga. Arrende och annan nyttjanderätt till mark i svenskt jordbruk från medeltid till idag. Skogs- och lantbrukshistoriska meddelanden nr 61 Kungliga Skogs och Lantbruksakademien. Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien.

Wästfelt, A. 2014. Arrendefrågan 1972 till 2010 – två intresseorganisationers perspektiv. Wästfelt, A (red). 2014. Att bruka men inte äga. Arrende och annan nyttjanderätt till mark i svenskt jordbruk från medeltid till idag. Skogs- och lantbrukshistoriska meddelanden nr 61. Kungliga Skogs och Lantbruksakademien. Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien.

Wästfelt, A. 2014. Nollarrenden - om samtida värdering av jordbruksmark och landskap. Wästfelt, A (red). 2014. Att bruka men inte äga. Arrende och annan nyttjanderätt till mark i svenskt jordbruk från medeltid till idag. Skogs- och lantbrukshistoriska meddelanden nr 61. Kungliga Skogs och Lantbruksakademien. Kungliga Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien.

2013

Wästfelt, A. Arnberg, W. 2013. Local space context measurements used to explore the relationship between land cover and land use function. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

2012

Wästfelt, A. 2012. Framtidens lantbruk – en teoretisk utmaning. I Westholm, E. Alm, S. Palme, J. Att utforska framtiden. Institutet för framtidsstudier, Dialogos.

Wästfelt, A & Saltzman, K, Gräslund-Berg, E, Dahlberg, A. 2012. Landscape care paradoxes. Swedish landscape care arrangements in a European context. Geoforum.

Wästfelt, A. Tegenu, T. Nielsen, M. Malmberg, B. 2012. Qualitative satellite image analysis: mapping the spatial distribution of farming types in Ethiopia. Applied Geography.

Ahlkvist, O. Wästfelt, A. Nielsen, M. 2012. Formalized interpretation of compound land use objects – Mapping historical summer farms from a single satellite image. Journal of Land use Science. 2012, 1–19.

2011

Eriksson, C & Wästfelt A. 2011. Är landskap enbart en utsikt? Två frågor i och med införandet av den landskapskonventionen i Sverige. BBHT nr 61.

Jansson, U., Antonsson, H., Bladh, G., Wästfelt, A., & Germundsson, T. 2011. Den regionala mosaiken. In  (Vol. s. [206]-221). Jordbruk och skogsbruk i sverige sedan år 1900 : en kartografisk beskriving 2011, Stockholm.

 

Older publications, selected. 

Jansson, U. Wästfelt, A. 2010. Rural Landscape Changes from a Long-term Perspective: Farming, Policy, Economy and Society from 1750 to Today. Jansson, U & Hermelin, B. (ed) In Placing Human Geography - Sweden through time and space. Ymer 2010.  Sid 113-141.

Wästfelt, A. 2009. Land-use qualities Identified in Remote-sensed Images.  International Journal of Remote Sensing. Vol 30 no 9, pp 2411-2427.

Wästfelt, A. 2005. Satellite Images – A source for Social Scientists? On Handling Multiple Conceptualisations of Space in Geographical Information Systems. A.G Cohn & Mark D.M. (Eds.) Spatial Information Theory. COSIT 2005. LNCS 3693, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp 379-396.

Angelstam, P. Boresjö-Bronge, L. Mikusinsky,G. Sporrong, U. Wästfelt, A. 2003. Assessing village authenticity with satellite images: A method to identify intact Cultural Landscapes in Europe. In Ambio Special Issue, Remote sensing for the environment. Ambio.

 

CV 

Academies

·      Member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry

 

Education and degrees

·      Associate Professor (Docent) in Human Geography 2012

·      PhD, Continuous Landscapes in Finite Space. Making sense of satellite images in Social Science. Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University. 2004.

·      Master Thesis Stockholm University 1997

·      Bachelor Degree in Urban and Regional planning. Stockholm University 1993.

 

Postdoctoral positions, work abroad

·      2015-2016. Fulbright visiting scholar at University California Santa Barbara.

·      2009-2013 Assistant professor. Section for Agrarian history. Swedish University of Agriculture Science.

·      Stint scholarship Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge Univ, UK vt-03 2003

 

Present position

·      Associate professor/Senior lecturer Stockholm University, Department of Human Geography 2012-

 

Supervison

Eriksson Camilla (2013) The Summer Farm as a Political Space: Being a Summer Farmer in the Common Agricultural Policy, defended May 24th 2013. SLU department for Rural development. (deputy supervisor).

Malm Charlotta (2013) A place apart? Debating landscapes and identities in the Shetland Islands, defended Dec 12th 2013. Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, 2013. Supervisor in final stage april- dec 2013.

Michael Nielsen (2014) Infering Land Use from Remote Sensing Imagery, defended June 11th, 2014. (deputy supervisor).

Brian Kuns (2017) PhD-student at SU. Peasants and Stock Markets, Pathways from Collective Farming in the Post-Soviet Grain-Belt. Defended Oct 27th 2017 (Main supervisor)

 

Ongoing supervision

Kristofer Jupiter, PhD-student in agraian history at SLU (Section of Agrarian history). An efficient farming system – open field systems in 17th century (Main Supervisor).

Johanna Adolfsson, PhD-student in Human geography at SU. Land use practice of the Israeli Bedouin and a changing desert environment​. (Main Supervisor).

Oskar Jakobsson PhD-student in Human geography at SU. The sum of all streams - floodplain land use in Southern Sweden 1000-1900 AD. (Main Supervisor).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: August 7, 2018

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