Jens Emborg, born 14 February 1960. His early research focused on forest ecology, where he coordinated larger strategic national and international research programs. Later, he turned to the field of Environmental Conflict Management, initiating and developing new research and teaching initiatives at the university including a popular Conflict Management Course (60-100 MSc students/yr) as well as a specialized Advanced Conflict Management Course. He carried out research in Europe, USA and Africa, and is currently involved in research and capacity building at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at University of Nairobi. Jens Emborg takes an interdisciplinary and holistic approach to complex problems by integrating natural and social science in his work. He has worked in policy and management settings and throughout his career bridged between research, policy and practice.