Folke Günther, M.Sc., has a backgrond as field biologist and farmer, as well as his university career. He has worked eight years as a lecturer in Human Ecology at Lund University and was a Ph.D. student at Dept. of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University.
The title of the thesis is 'Ecological Adaptation of Human Settlements'.
One of the conclusions from his work is that ecological adaptation is a good way to attain sustainability, and that such an adaptation among other things involve a geographical and functional integration between settlements and agriculture for recycling of nutrients and diminishing industrial energy dependence.
Such an integration can be attained also in urban sites by a progressive change of the urban borders to an undulating form penetrating the surrounding agricultural land, ruralisation.
Today, he is the managing director of Holon Ecosystem Consultant, a firm working on