Month Flat Week Day
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 9:00 - 12:00
3 Hours
PhD thesis defence

Isabella Hallberg-Sramek
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU

Title: Tailoring forest management to local socio-ecological contexts - Addressing climate change and local stakeholders’ expectations of forests

Faculty opponent: Professor Georg Winkel, Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Supervisor: Annika Nordin

Assistant supervisors:
Camilla Sandström, Department of Political Science, Umeå University
Erland Mårald, Department of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies, Umeå University
Eva-Maria Nordström, Department of Forest Resource Management, SLU Umeå

Location: The public defence will take place in P-O Bäckströms sal at SLU in Umeå and will be also broadcasted via Zoom.

The thesis will be available via the following link from May 3:

A brief description of the thesis:
Forests are expected to provide multiple ecosystem services and contribute to climate change mitigation, while also being adapted to the impacts of climate change. This thesis highlights the various competing expectations placed on forests in Sweden and how they can be addressed by tailoring forest management to local socio-ecological contexts in collaboration with local forest stakeholders, thereby reducing the gap between forest science and practice.

Keywords: sustainable forest management, climate-smart forestry, ecosystem services, media analysis, machine learning, co-production processes, local knowledge, forest policy, forest stakeholders, scenario modelling.