Johan Östberg is Associate Professor with a PhD in Landscape Planning. Over the course of his career to date, he has produced over 100 publications, including reports, book chapters, popular and scientific reports, and peer-reviewed articles. He has been involved in a plethora of national and international networking and project activities. Moreover, he has been vice chairman of the The Urban Tree Growth & Longevity Working Group and chairman for AREA (Arboriculture Research and Education Academy)
Apart from his academic career he is also the executive director for the Swedish Tree association, ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, TRAQ Qualified, VETCert-certified and active as a consultant, where he is running a consultant networking comprising of consultants from a different profession, working together to create management plans for lager tree populations in Sweden.