Eric Clark is a Professor in the Department of Human Geography, Lund University, Sweden. Most of his work focuses on urban contexts, but some of his more recent research into historical political ecology and (sustainable) development focuses on islands. He is vice chair of the International Geographical Union Commission on Islands, and member of the advisory board of the International Small Island Studies Association. His teaching includes supervision of theses, lectures and field trips in PhD and masters courses in human geography and human ecology.
His research interests include island studies, geography, Area Studies, culture and economics, Development Studies, and Environmental Sustainability. He has published extensively on the political economy of space, urban sustainable governance, financialization, sustainability and the right to the island, models of island development, island cultural geography, and nature-society interactions on Islands.