CBM Seminar Series

Last changed: 06 March 2017 - slu.se

Swedish Biodiversity Centre (CBM) invites you to the first CBM Seminar Series, in the spring 2017.


– Exploring constructions and political agendas in human understandings of ecology, biodiversity, and environmental practice.

Conceptualisations of natureThis seminar series aims to stimulate a discussion on concepts related to environmental policy and practice, such as ‘biodiversity’, ‘sustainable development’, ‘ecosystem services’, ‘landscape’ and even ‘nature’ itself. The presenters explore the complex context that such concepts are embedded in and draw upon their research experience in order to share their understanding of how practices linked to these concepts are generated and reproduced. With examples from different cultural/social/political arenas the seminars will put perspectives on current environmental agendas and the way we talk about, and think, ‘nature’ and nature conservation management. 

Although leaning on viewpoints stemming from the humanities and social sciences, we invite all interested researchers and students in hope of an interdisciplinary dialogue.

The seminar series consists of 5 presentations in total. The lectures will be  recorded. The presentations will be approximately 1 hour in length, followed by an extended 1 hour discussion.

Please register for the seminars 1-4 by email to Carina Green (carina.green@slu.se) at least two days before each event. Any questions will also be answered by Carina Green.

Warmly Welcome!  


Time: Seminar 1-4 at 15.00-17.00 

Place: Ulls hus, SLU Campus Ultuna, Uppsala (map of Ultuna here, Ulls hus entrance at nr 8 on the map)

OBS! Different time and place  for Seminar 5, see programme below.


16 February: 

PhD. Eren Zink, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University.  

“Environmental crises and the contradictory collaborations meant to control them: A political ecology of climate change in Vietnam”.

Venue: Lecture room T, Ulls hus

9 March:

PhD. Elsa Reimerson, Department of Political Science, Umeå University:

“Discursive positioning and constructions: Indigenous peoples and protected areas”.

Venue: Lecture room T, Ulls hus

30 March:

PhD. Seema Arora Jonsson, Department of Urban and Rural Development, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala:

"Gender and Sustainable Development: Policy and Practice in Environmental Management"

Venue: Lecture room S, Ulls hus

27 April:

PhD. Helga Ögmundardottir, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (Anthropology), University of Iceland:

"The appropriation of Nature: The case of sheep herding in Þjórsárver, Iceland".

Venue: Lecture room T, Ulls hus

17 May:

Prof. Dan Brockington, the Sheffield Institute for International Development, University of Sheffield.

“Measuring and understanding dynamics of livelihood change: data dilemmas in African contexts”.

Venue: Ihre-salen, Campus Engelska Parken. Time: 16.15-18.00.
This seminar is co-organized with the Forum for Africa Studies, Uppsala University.


Carina Green, Researcher at Swedish Biodiversity , SLU 
E-mail:  carina.green@slu.se,
Telephone: +46 18-672737

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