Johann Helgi Stefansson

Supervisor, Lecturer

Johann Helgi Stefansson


Short Bio

Jóhann Helgi Stefánsson is a specialist at the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland (SCSI). His main role within the organization is working on a long-term national vegetation and soil monitoring program that is currently being developed in Iceland. The overall goal of the project is to produce data to promote, in collaboration with stakeholders, sustainable land management in Icelandic rangelands. He has worked at SCSI since 2018 and before that, he worked as an environmental specialist at Southeast Iceland Nature Research Center, University of Iceland, and the Municipality of Hornafjörður. He holds an M.A. degree in Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Iceland (2018), including one semester at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and a B.Sc. in Geography from the University of Iceland (2013). Jóhann Helgi’s research interests include natural resource governance and management, institutional analysis, stakeholder interactions, ecosystem services, and wildlife management. Fun fact, he is also Certified Dog trainer (Victoria Stillwell Academy), dog enthusiast and helps Icelanders train their dogs at the Icelandic Dog Academy.“


  • MA, Environment and Natural Resources, University of Iceland
  • BSc, Geography, University of Iceland


Soil Conservation Service of Iceland