International Journal of Ecosystem

The International Journal of Ecosystem (IJE) is a peer-reviewed journal publishes papers from original research in all areas of ecosystem structure and function as impacted by the changes in climate and land and water use and management practices in a given environment. In the aforementioned context the characterization of ecosystem structural components as community of plants, animals and smaller organisms that live, feed, reproduce and how they interact with each other in the same area or environment, their interdependency are essential for the improved understanding of the functioning of the structural components. The modifications in the structural components as impacted by human imposed changes and/or linked to climate changes are poorly understood and/or are not recorded after rigorous review. In aforementioned context the IJE provides a forum for discussion in the modifications in ecosystem structural components and the associated functions around the world, particularly from developing countries, aimed at the sustainable use of natural resources. Critical review articles are also welcome.

Thorkil Casse

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Ecosystem

Associate Professor, Roskilde University, Denmark

Research Areas

Climate Change and Social Impacts, Local Management of Forests, Quantitative Analyses based on Questionnaires


1998Ph.DAalborg University
1982M.ScUniversity of Copenhagen


2000-presentRoskilde University, Associate Professor
1998-2000 Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen, Senior project researcher
1997Roskilde University, One year lecturer contract
1992-1995Centre for Development Research, Guest researcher, Denconsult, Denmark
1990-1992UNDTCD/National Planning and Statistics Office, Vanuatu, Chief Technical Adviser
1988-1990Ramboll, Denmark, Consultant
1987DARUDEC, Denmark, Consultant
1984-1986Centre for Development Research, Research fellow
Ministry of Education, Denmark, Assistant Head of section

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Casse, T., forthcoming, Forests, In 'Encyclopedia of Global Studies' , Mark Juergensmeyer, and Helmut K. Anheier (eds.), SAGE: London
[2]  Casse, T. and Milhøj, A. (2011). Community forestry and forest conservation: Friends or strangers?, Environmental Policy and Governance, 28:83-98
[3]  Casse, T., Jensen, S. (2009), Do we understand the linkages between economic growth, poverty targets and poverty reduction? , Journal of African Political Economy, Vol. 22: 539-553
[4]  Lund, Jens Friis, Balooni, K. and Casse, T. (2009), Change We can Believe in? Reviewing Studies on the Conservation Impact of Popular Participation in Forest Management , Conservation and Society, Vol. 7, 2: 1-13