Curriculum Vitae for Dr. Patrik Klintenberg (Download a pdf-version)
Name: Patrik Conny Mauritz Klintenberg
Date of birth: 1966-10-23
Swedish: (mother tongue), fluent speaking, reading and writing
English: fluent speaking reading and writing
Doctorate in Geography, Physical geography (2008)
Licentiate in Geography, Physical Geography (2004)
Master of Science in Physical Geography (1995)
Technical engineering (1986)
Education and previous employment
Research and training coordinator, Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Jul 2004 – present
PhD candidate, Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University, 2002-2007
Research and training coordinator, Napcod Project, implemented by Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Dec 2000 – Jun 2004
Bilateral Assistant Expert at the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia, Sida, Nov 1997 – Nov 2000
PhD candidate, Department of Physical Geography, Lund University, Sweden, 1996-97
Amanuenses at Department of Physical Geography, Lund University, Sweden, 1995-1996
GIS Expert, Sydvästra Skånes Kommualförbund, Malmoe, Sweden, Aug 1994 – Aug 1995
Lecturer by the hour at Department of Physical Geography, Lund University, Sweden, 1993 – 1994
Fields of expertise and interest
My fields of expertise from my studies at Lund University, Sweden are mainly in the fields of geosciences, GIS and remote sensing. While studying towards my PhD my research have become more focused towards investigations of the interface between biophysical and human environments. This is also what interests me most, to investigate the inter-relationship between humans and the environment. I have vast experience of applied environmental management and conservation in the context of the desertification (UNCCD) and the biodiversity (UNCBD) conventions and environmental monitoring.
I have also gained unique experience of issues, challenges and solutions in the water sector, both in rural and urban environments in southern Africa. I am currently part of a team of experts that are developing an Integrated Water Resources Management Plan for the Government of Namibia.
I have been involved in the establishment of Namibia’s first River Basin Management Committee in the Kuiseb River Basin, and am currently part of the establishment of a basin management committee in the Orange-Fish River Basin in southern Namibia.
I am currently coordinating a project aimed at strengthening Local Authorities ability to maintain water, sanitation and waste management systems in southern Namibia.
All projects I have coordinated, or been contributing to involve frequent interactions with decision-makers on all levels, ranging from local communal farmers to government officials and parliamentarians.
There is an emerging field within science referred to as social environmental science, which has as a strong focus on the interactions between humans and the environment, often including aspects of sustainability. This field is very much in line with my current research focus. This includes studies of local knowledge, perceptions on local environments, traditional field measurements, remote sensing, GIS and modeling. My PhD thesis is a relevant example of how I use data, and what questions that interest me. Applied research is central in my teaching and my research.
GIS, remote sensing, geomorphology, climatology, a little bit of political ecology, sustainability science. I have experience of conducting research in environments ranging from peri-glacial (Svalbard) to arid and semi-arid environments in southern Africa.
I have a relatively good experience of arranging and providing field courses for geography students, lead courses with students from various universities, and supervision of both Namibian and international MSc, BSc and intern students.
Other skills and experiences
Has vast experience of IT administration, from Server administration, database development to administration of computers and networks, both PC and Mac. Also experience as web master and web designer.