Publication List

Publication List (as of Oct 2013)

7. Publications
(* marks relevant publications for this position)

Peer-reviewed articles in international journals
1.     *Erixon Aalto, Hanna and Ernstson, Henrik (2017) Of plants, high lines and horses: Civics and designers in the relational articulation of values of urban natures. Landscape and Urban Planning 157: 309–321.
2.     *Lawhon, Mary, Silver, Jonathan, Ernstson, Henrik and Pierce, J. (2016) Unlearning [un]located ideas in the provincialization of urban theory. Regional Studies (On-line publication on 4 May 2016).
3.     Ernstson, Henrik, Barthel, Stephan, and Parker, Jonathan (2015). Food and green space in cities: on gardens and urban environmental movements. Urban Studies 52 (7): 1321–1338. [Authors participated equally, cited as Barthel et al.]
4.     *Ernstson, Henrik, Lawhon, Mary, and Duminy, James (2014). Conceptual vectors of African Urbanism: ‘Engaged Theory-Making’ and ‘Platforms of Engagement.’ Regional Studies 48(9): 1563–77. [Authors participated equally, cited as Ernstson et al.]
5.     *Ernstson, Henrik, Lawhon, Mary, and Silver, Jonathan (2014). Provincializing Urban Political Ecology: Towards a Situated UPE through African Urbanism. Antipode, 46(2), 497–516. [Authors participated equally, cited as Lawhon et al.]
6.     Anderson, Pippin M.L., Avlonitis, Georgina, and Ernstson, Henrik (2014). Ecological outcomes of civic and expert-led urban greening projects using indigenous plant species in Cape Town, South Africa. Landscape and Urban Planning, 127, 104–113.
7.     Ernstson, Henrik (2014). The political nature of urban wetlands: Speaking from Princess Vlei Wetland, Cape Town. Urban Wetlands: South Asia, Issue 2, pp. 2–5. [Shorter piece.]
8.     Mills, Morena, Álvarez-Romero, J.G., Vance-Borland, K., Cohen, P., Pressey, R.L., Guerrero, A.M., and Ernstson, H. (2014). Linking regional planning and local action: Towards using social network analysis in systematic conservation planning. Biological Conservation, 169, 6–13.
9.     *Ernstson, Henrik (2013). The social production of ecosystem services: A framework for studying environmental justice and ecological complexity in urbanized landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 109(1), 7–17.
10.   *Ernstson, Henrik, and Sörlin, Sverker (2013). Ecosystem services as technology of globalization: On articulating values in urban nature. Ecological Economics, 86, 274–284.
11.   Colding, J., Barthel, S., Bendt, P., Snep, R., van der Knaap, W., and Ernstson, H. (2013). Urban green commons: Insights on urban common property systems. Global Environmental Change, 23(5), 1039–1051.
12.   *Graham, Marnie, and Ernstson, Henrik (2012). Co-management at the fringes: Examining stakeholder perspectives at Macassar Dunes, Cape Town, South Africa—at the intersection of high biodiversity, urban poverty, and inequality. Ecology and Society, 17(3).
13.   Stein, Christian, Ernstson, Henrik, and Barron, Jennie (2011). A social network approach to analyzing water governance: The case of the Mkindo catchment, Tanzania. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 36(14-15), 1085–1092.
14.   Ernstson, Henrik, Barthel, Stephan, Andersson, Erik, and Borgström, Sara T. (2010). Scale-crossing brokers and network governance of urban ecosystem services: The case of Stockholm. Ecology and Society, 15(4).
15.   Ernstson, H., van der Leeuw, S. E., Redman, C. L., Meffert, D. J., Davis, G., Alfsen, C., and Elmqvist, T. (2010). Urban transitions: On urban resilience and human-dominated ecosystems. Ambio, 39(8), 531–545
16.   Cumming, Graeme S., Bodin, Örjan, Ernstson, Henrik, and Elmqvist, Thomas (2010). Network analysis in conservation biogeography: Challenges and opportunities. Diversity and Distributions, 16(3), 414–425.
17.   *Ernstson, Henrik, and Sörlin, Sverker (2009). Weaving protective stories: Connective practices to articulate holistic values in the Stockholm National Urban Park. Environment and Planning A, 41(6), 1460–1479.
18.   Ernstson, Henrik, Sörlin, Sverker, and Elmqvist, Thomas (2008). Social movements and ecosystem services: The role of social network structure in protecting and managing urban green areas in Stockholm. Ecology and Society, 13(2).
19.   Ernstson, Henrik, Bodin, Örjan, and Crona, Beatrice (2006). Social networks in Natural Resource Management: What is there to learn from a structural perspective? Ecology and Society, 11(2). [Authors participated equally, cited as Bodin et al.]
20.   Janssen, M.A., Bodin, Ö., Anderies, J.M., Elmqvist, T., Ernstson, H., McAllister, R.R.J., Olsson, P. and Ryan, P. (2006). Toward a network perspective of the study of resilience in social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society, 11(1), 20.
21.   Elmqvist T., Ernstson, H. et al. (2004). The dynamics of social-ecological systems in urban landscapes. Annual New York Academy of Science, 1023, 308–322. [In total 11 co-authors.]
Book chapters (peer-reviewed)
22.   Ernstson, Henrik, (2012). Social Network Analysis (SNA). In D. Fogel et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Vol. 6. Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability. Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing, pp. 322–325. [Peer-reviewed chapter, 2000 words.]
23.   *Ernstson, Henrik (2011). Transformative collective action: A network approach to transformative change in ecosystem-based management. In Ö. Bodin and C. Prell (Eds.), Social Networks and Natural Resource Management (pp. 255–287). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Peer-reviewed chapter.]
24.   Bodin, Ö., Ramirez-Sanchez, S., Ernstson, H., and Prell, C. (2011). A social relational approach to natural resource governance. In Ö. Bodin and C. Prell (Eds.), Social Networks and Natural Resource Management (pp. 1–54). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Peer-reviewed chapter.]
25.   Crona, B., Ernstson, H., Prell, C., Reed, M., and Hubacek, K. (2011). Combining social network approaches with social theories to improve understanding of natural resource governance. In Ö. Bodin and C. Prell (Eds.), Social Networks and Natural Resource Management (pp. 44–71). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Peer-reviewed chapter.]
26.   *Ernstson, Henrik (2013). Re-translating nature in post-apartheid Cape Town: The material semiotics of people and plants at Bottom Road. In: R. Heeks (Ed.) Actor-Network Theory for Development: Working Paper Series (Paper 4/2013) Manchester: Institute for Development Policy and Management, SED, University of Manchester. Available at: [Note: This is published in a working paper series.]
27.   Ernstson H., Barthel S, Colding J, Erixon H, Grahn S, Kärsten C, Marcus L, Torsvall J (2013) Principles of Social-Ecological Urbanism: Case study Albano Campus, Stockholm. TRITA-ARK-Forskningspublikationer 2013:3, KTH, Stockholm. [Authors participated equally. Cited as Barthel et al.]
Book reviews
28.   Ernstson, Henrik (2014). Book Review. Greening Berlin: The Co-Production of Science, Politics, and Urban Nature. Science and Technology Studies, 27(1), pp.113–116.

Peer-reviewed published conference proceedings

Artistic works/exhibitions
29.   Killing Aliens Everyday: Otherness as Constitutive of an Organized Inside, A Film-based Experiment. (2016, Short film, 15min) Created by Jacob von Heland and Ernstson, Henrik. Direction & Production shared. Conference Contribution to Stories of the Anthropocene Festival (SAL), KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 26-29 October 2016, Stockholm.
30.   Stompie: a tale from Cape Flats. (2016, Theatre, 45 min) A theatre play based on hip-hop, Afrikaaps and popular theatre around the theme of crafting stories from Cape Flats. Director: Kent Ekberg; Producer: Henrik Ernstson and Kajsa Nordin; Actors/artists: Emile Jansen, Leeroy Philips, Stefan Benting, Andre Bozack. Screened 25 February 2016, The Garage Stage, Heal the Hood Project, Grassy Park, Cape Town.
31.   One Table Two Elephants: Ways of Knowing Urban Natures (2015, Film, 41min, First Cut). Created by Jacob von Heland and Henrik Ernstson. Direction & Production shared. Conference Contribution to Urban Beyond Measure, Stanford University, 8-9 May 2015. (41m00s). Also publically screened and discussed during in Palo Alto, Stockholm, Stellenbosch, Windhoek, Rome and Munich (for dates see below).
32.   Transdans (2016, Short film, 9 min) Created by Jacob von Heland and Ernstson, Henrik. Direction & Production shared. Entrant in the Cape Flats Film Festival, 15-27 August 2016, organised by Heal the Hood Project as mobile festival visiting 12 locations.

Submitted articles in review (expected publication during 2017)
33.   *Lewis Joshua A. and Ernstson, Henrik Contesting the Coast: Socioecological cleavages and coastal planning in the Mississippi River Delta. Progress in Planning. (Accepted with minor revisions)
34.   Lewis, J.A. Zipperer, W.Z., Blum, M.J., Hazen R., Elmqvist, T., and Ernstson, H. Socioecological Disparities in New Orleans Following Hurricane Katrina. In review in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
35.   *Ernstson, Henrik Situating ecologies and re-distributing expertise: The material semiotics of people and plants at Bottom Road, Cape Town. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research (IJURR). (Minor revisions)
36.   Lawhon, M., Nilsson D, Silver, J., Ernstson H., and Lwasa, S. Thinking through Heterogeneous Infrastructure Configurations in the Global Urban South (in review in Regional Studies)
37.   Anderson, P., Charles-Dominique, T., Ernstson, H., Andersson, E., and Elmqvist, T. Post-apartheid ecologies in the City of Cape Town: An examination of plant functional traits in relation to urban gradients. (submitted to Ecology and Society)
38.   Diani, M, Ernstson, H., and Jasny, L. Symbols and frames in the constitution of civic organizational fields: “Right to the City” in Cape Town (submitted to special issue to Voluntas)

Edited books in progress (expected publication during 2017)
39.   Ernstson, Henrik and Sörlin, Sverker (Eds.) “Grounding Urban Natures: Histories and Futures of Urban Ecologies”. In review at MIT Press. Review reports due June 2017 and planned publication in 2018. I have co-written Introduction, Conclusion, and two chapters.
This book argues for a cosmopolitical and comparative urban environmental research agenda to understand the contested nature of urban nature in a ‘world of cities’. It includes our Introduction and Conclusion with 12 chapters from leading scholars from anthropology, sociology, geography and environmental history, including Amita Baviskar, Jens Lachmund, Lance van Sittert, Richard Walker and younger scholars, Lindsay Sawyer, Jia-Ching Chen, Joshua Lewis, amongst others. Studies from global North and global South cities, including Lagos, Cape Town, San Francisco, New Orleans, New Delhi, Yixing City in China, and Cordoba in Argentina, amongst others.
40.   Ernstson, Henrik and Swyngedouw, Erik (Eds.) “Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-ob(S)cene: Political Interruptions and Possibilities.Contract with Routledge with planned publication in 2017 or 2018. (I have co-written Introduction, Conclusion and two chapters; submission 31 June 2017)
This book advances Urban Political Ecology in a world of planetary and uneven urbanization with intensifying capitalism and deepening ecological crisis, but where new emergent and situated forms of political mobilization re-asserts ‘the political’. Routledge has sent the prospectus out for review and the full manuscript is due on 31 October 2016. It includes our Introduction and Conclusion and 13 chapters from leading political ecologists, political theorists and urban scholars including Maria Kaika, Edgar Pieterse, Garth Myers, Roger Keil, Nik Heynen, Richard Walker, Malini Ranganathan and Jodi Dean amongst others. Empirical reflections based on experiences from global North and global South.

Chapters in progress (expected publication during 2018)
41.   Ernstson, Henrik and Sörlin, Sverker (forthcoming, as Ch. 1) Comparative Environmental Urbanism: Political Ecologies Past and Future. Ernstson, H and Sörlin, S. (Eds.) Grounding Urban Natures: Histories and Futures of Urban Ecologies. (GUN)
42.   Àvila, Martín and Ernstson, Henrik (forthcoming as Ch. 5) Realms of Exposure: A Speculative Design Perspective of Material Agency and Political Ecology. (Same as previous.)
43.   Ernstson, Henrik and Sörlin, Sverker (forthcoming as Ch. 13) Urban Natures as a Knowledge Project: Grounding and Worlding in a “World of Cities”. (Same as previous.)
44.   Ernstson, Henrik and Swyngedouw, Erik (forthcoming as Ch. 1) Politicizing the Environment in the Urban Century. In Ernstson H and Swyngedouw E (Eds.) Urban Political Ecology in the Anthropo-ob(S)cene: Political Interruptions and Possibilities. Routledge: Oxford.
45.   Swyngedouw, Erik and Ernstson, Henrik (forthcoming as Ch. 2) O Tempora! O Mores! Interrupting the Anthropo-obScene. In Ernstson H and Swyngedouw E (Eds.) (Same as previous.)
46.   Henao Castro, Andrés and Ernstson, Henrik (forthcoming as Ch. 4) Hic Rhodus, Hic Salta! Postcolonial Remains and The Politics of the Anthropo-ob(S)cene.” (Same as previous.)
47.   Swyngedouw, Erik and Ernstson Henrik (forthcoming as Ch. 15) In the Nature of Planetary Urbanisation: Performative Theory and Next Steps for Urban Political Ecology. (Same as previous.)

1.   Ernstson, Henrik and von Heland, Jacob  (2015, Film). One Table Two Elephants: Ways of Knowing Urban Natures (First Cut). Direction & Production shared. Conference Contribution to Urban Beyond Measure, Stanford University, 8-9 May 2015. (41m00s). Also screened and discussed in Stockholm, Stellenbosch, Windhoek; and in October 2016, in Rome and Munich.
2.   Ernstson, Henrik (2012) Vlei Breathing. Vlei Living: Princess Vlei as History, Ecology and Struggle at Cape Flats (pp. 11). Report. Cape Town: African Centre for Cities, University of Cape Town.
3.   Ernstson, Henrik, (2008). In Rhizomia: Actors, Networks and Resilience in Urban Landscapes. PhD Dissertation, Stockholm University.

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