Bjorn H. Barkarson

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Bjorn H. Barkarson


Short Bio

Bjorn Helgi Barkarson is an Environmental Scientist. He holds a position as Head of Division at the Department of Land and Natural Heritage in the Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources. He is responsible for issues in the field of sustainable land management, including forestry, soil conservation and ecosystem restoration. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service in different positions in 1995-2007 and as a consultant for the firm VSO Consulting in 2007-2013, mainly in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment, Strategic Environmental Assessment and diverse environmental consultation. He is a member of a Working Group on Environment and Economics within the Nordic cooperation and serves as a National Focal Point for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.


  • MSc, Environmental Science, University of Iceland
  • BSc, Agricultural Science, Agricultural College


Ministry for the Environment and Natural Resources