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Editor in Chief: RAFFAELLO COSSU

Lawyer / Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
With two Master’s degrees – one in economics and one in law, as a basis, Maria Pettersson received a doctorate degree (LL.D) in 2008. She became associate professor in 2014 and full professor in 2016.
Since 2017 she is the Head of Subject in law at Luleå University of Technology. She is specialised in environmental and natural resources law. At the center of her research is the function of law in relation to the management and utilization of natural resources.
Examples of MPs research areas include renewable energy development; mining; forest governance; and waste management. A special focus is on permit processes and the appropriateness of different types of environmental requirements and conditions for permit, including implementation and use of limit values and standards.
Maria Pettersson is also responsible for the Master’s program in Environmental and Natural Resources law at Luleå University of Technology.