Lectures

Below are some lectures I have held several times.

Naturally, some of the items can be combined (which often is the case).

The duration of the lectures is from one to tree hours.
For more thorough discussions on the items, go to Courses

This page was updated:
2013-01-06

 

Ecological adaptation of Human settlements
  • Here, I discuss how human settlemens work from an ecological point of view, and what adjustments that could be made for a more efficient cooperation with the ecosystems that support them.
  • Vulnerability issues: How long is it possible to go on as we do?
  • How agriculture and urban structures can be designed to minimize ecological and energy related vulnerability ('ruralisation')
  • On lifestyle and vulnerability (Urban and Rurik)
The origin of life, a thermodynamic necessity
What is 'Nature'
  • Different views of what 'Nature' is
  • Your own view of what 'Nature' is
  • The border to Nature?
  • The view of Nature of Primitive Peoples and Deep Ecology
  • Consequences
  • Survival strategies
  • The evolutionary paradigm
The Gaia-theory
  • What ideas lies behind Janes Lovelocks Gaia-theory?
  • How would the Earth look like without life?
  • Ecological services
  • How can 'the Daisy world' show that an organism can attain a goal without being conscious of it? Teleology and teleonomy.
  • Which Gaia-mechanisms can be found in our surroundings?
  • How has life on Earth affected life on Earth during the history of Life?
  • The rainforests - our white Daisies.
Our waste water management system
How to attain clean water by avoiding unnecessary pollution
  • The input management method of problem solving
  • 'Business as usual' - 'Efficiency' - 'Substitution' - 'Rethinking'
  • Water pollution - a man-made problem
  • Methods to avoid greywater pollution
  • Purification of greywater - a specialist demanding task. Presentation of the specialists.
  • Greywater purification in humid climates: the Wetpark
  • Greywater purification in arid climates: Productive purification in folkewalls
Recycling
  • Why recycling became necessary - a 400 million year old solution
  • Which elements are most important to recycle?
  • The linear flow society
  • How to avoid HEAP-effects?
  • What could an 'ecocycle society' look like?
The energy use of our food system
  • To eat a globetrotter
  • The footprint of an egg
  • The energy use of a family
  • Agriculture - a way to convert oil to food
  • The energy efficiency in different food production systems
  • Vulnerability in the food system
A coming energy crisis
  • Is energy cheap?
  • What is the cost of energy in different products?
  • Will energy always be cheap?
  • The Hubbert-curve
  • ODAC, ASPO and Campbell
  • The Big Rollover
  • Contraction and Convergence - will the carbon dioxide proble solve itself?
  • How can the worst problems be avoided?
Om Jordbruk
  • Structural changes i agriculture, from pre-industrial to present
  • Recent changes in agriculture
  • Improvement of agricultural production, a way to convert oil into food
  • Plant nutrients and agriculture - is 'organic' agriculture possible?
  • Vulnerability in the food system
  • Profitability in agriculture - can it be enhanced?
  • The balanced agriculture
Permaculture
  • What is permaculture? - a proposed definition
  • Permaculture and ecosystem development - how humans can be a supporting factor in ecosystems
  • Important issues in permaculture
  • Permacultural methods in gardens, cities and societal structures
Ecologically adapted gardening methods