IMG_3184Geneviève S Metson
Assistant Professor
Linköping University
, Sweden

see Google Scholar for published works. I will update in review or in press articles here.

 Gunilla Öberg, Geneviève S Metson, Yusuke Kuwayama. Steven Conrad. (in review) Mental lock-in to the 19th century model exacerbates the sanitation crisis.

Steve Powers, Lex Bouwman, David Vaccari, Michelle McCrackin, Brooke Mayer, Geneviève S Metson, Graham MacDonald, Rubel Chowdhury, Arthur Beusen, Stephanie Hampton (in review). Global opportunities to increase agricultural independence through phosphorus recycling. Earth’s Future

Usman Akram, Nils-Hassan Quttineh, Uno Wennergren, Karin Tonderski, Geneviève S Metson (in review).Enhancing nutrient recycling from excreta to meet crop nutrient needs in Sweden – a spatial analysis. Scientific Reports

Daniel L. Childers, Paul Bois, Hilairy E. Hartnett, Timon McPhearson, Geneviève S. Metson (submitted). Urban Ecological Infrastructure (UEI): An inclusive concept for the non-built urban environment. Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment

Usman Akram, Nils-Hassan Quttineh, Uno Wennergren, Karin Tonderski, Geneviève S Metson (in review). Optimizing nutrient recycling from excreta in Sweden and Pakistan: Higher spatial resolution makes transportation more attractive. Frontiers in Environmental Science

Gaston Small, Paliza Shrestha, Geneviève S Metson, Katherine Connelly, Ivan Jimenez, Adam Kay. Low nutrient use efficiency may undermine desired outcomes in urban agriculture (in review). Environmental Research Letters


2015-2017 Postdoctoral Research Associate. National Research Council, National Academies of Science with the US Environmental Protection Agency Western Ecology Division and Visiting Scholar at School of the Environment, Washington State University, Vancouver Campus, WA

2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney Australia.


PhD. 2014 – Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University
Advisor: Elena Bennett
Thesis: Urban phosphorus sustainability: how human diet, urban agriculture and socioecological context influence phosphorus cycling and management

M.Sc. 2011 – School of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Advisors: Daniel Childers and Rimjhim Aggarwal
Thesis: Phosphorus Cycling in Metropolitan Phoenix

B.Sc. 2009 – University of California San Diego -Environmental Systems Program (Earth Science track)
Honours Thesis: Changes in life habits and environments of the Arcidae (Bivalvia, Mollusca) in response to the rise of the Isthmus of Panama (Supervised by: Jeremy B.C. Jackson and Jill Leonard-Pingel)

Full CV – Metson_cv_January2019

Current lab members


Usman Akram (co-supervision with Uno Wennergren)

Previous members


Malin Tälle

Lotten Wiréhn

Daneil Ellström


Johanna Wretman (co-supervision with Roozbeh Aghaei)

Carl-Martin Johansson (co-supervision with Roozbeh Aghaei)


Ashley Tseng (at McGill University co-supervision with Graham MacDonald and Allison Leach)

Rebecca Clarke (undergraduate research at WSU)


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