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Sabrina Dressel

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PhD Student at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies. Conducting research on the adaptive capacity within Swedish wildlife management.

Presentation

My PhD project concerns the governance of wildlife in Sweden with a special focus on the adaptive moose management system. I will analyse its institutional capacity for multi-species management and evaluate the adaptive capacity of involved actors and the system itself. My methods include quantitative and qualitative approaches to explore the existing collaborative arrangements from different perspectives and across spatial scales.
The goal of my project is to contribute to efficient and legitimate governance of wildlife by identifying improvements that can be made to the institutional design and collaborative processes to account for the increasing complexity and to move towards multi-species management.


My research interest is driven by my strong belief that we need to integrate social science based research in order to successfully manage wildlife and its habitats within nowadays multi-use landscapes.
I have a diverse background with social science research experience, a M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology & Wildlife Management and a B.Sc. in International Forest Ecosystem Management, as well as working experience within forestry, agriculture and hunting.

Teaching

2018-2019: Course co-organizer & lecturer, Global Perspectives on Adaptive Wildlife Management (7.5 ECTS, PhD level, including 2 week field component in South Africa), Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, SLU Umeå.

2014-2019: Course administrator & teaching assistant, Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management (15 ECTS, Advanced level), Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, SLU Umeå.

2014-2017: Guest lecturer (partly in Sedish) on “Wildlife Management in Austria and Germany” and “Governance of Wildlife Management in Sweden”, Wildlife management and implementation (15 ECTS, Basic level), Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, SLU Umeå.

2016: Guest lecturer on “Attitudes towards large carnivores”, Wildlife biology and wildlife management (15 ECTS, Basic level), Department of Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG), Umeå University.

Background

2011-2013 M.Sc. (Distinction) in Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria                          

2007-2010 B.Sc. in International Forest Ecosystem Management, University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde, Germany                              

Supervision

2018-2019: Co-supervisor of Master thesis (60ECTS), SLU Umeå: The use of camera traps by Swedish hunting teams to monitor wildlife

2017: Co-supervisor of Master thesis (30ECTS), SLU Umeå: Responsiveness in the Swedish moose management

Selected publications

Dressel, S., Johansson, M., Ericsson, G., & Sandström, C. (2019). Perceived adaptive capacity within a multi-level governance setting: The role of bonding, bridging, and linking social capital. (Under review)

Johansson, M., Dressel, S., Ericsson, G., Sjölander-Lindqvist, A-L., & Sandström, C. (2019).  How stakeholder representatives cope with collaboration in the Swedish moose management system. (Under review)

Dressel, S., Sandström, C., & Ericsson, G. (2019). Med siktet inställt på mål. [Report in Swedish; Eng: With the aim set on the target. Educational material for adaptive moose management in Sweden], FAKTA SKOG - Adaptiv älgförvaltning nr 10. Umeå, Sweden: Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Sandström, C., Dressel, S., & Ericsson, G. (2019). Formell och frivillig samverkan i älgförvaltningen. [Report in Swedish; Eng: Formal and voluntary collaboration in moose management. Educational material for adaptive moose management in Sweden], FAKTA SKOG - Adaptiv älgförvaltning nr 13. Umeå, Sweden: Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Sandström, C., Dressel, S., & Ericsson, G. (2019). Vad kan vi lära av goda exempel? [Report in Swedish; Eng: What can we learn from good examples? Educational material for adaptive moose management in Sweden], FAKTA SKOG - Adaptiv älgförvaltning nr 19. Umeå, Sweden: Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Dressel, S., Ericsson, G., &  Sandström, C. (2018). Mapping social-ecological systems to understand the challenges underlying wildlife management. Environmental Science & Policy 84, 105-112.

Sandström, C., Dressel, S., Johansson, M. (2018). Vilja, kunna, förstå – om förutsättningar att nå målen i älgförvaltningen [Report in Swedish; Eng: Willingness, Understanding, Abilities – Preconditions to reach goals of moose management], RAPPORT 2018:1. Umeå, Sweden: Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Johansson, M., Dressel, S., Kvastegård, E., Ericsson, G., Fischer, A., Kaltenborn, B., Vaske, J. & Sandström, C. (2016). Describing Human-Wildlife Interaction from a European Perspective. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 21(2), 158-168.

Dressel, S., Sandström, C., & Ericsson, G. (2015). A meta-analysis of studies on attitudes toward bears and wolves across Europe 1976–2012. Conservation Biology, 29(2), 565-574.

Sandström, C., Ericsson, G., Dressel, S., Eriksson, M., & Kvastegård, E. (2014). Attityder till rovdjur och rovdjursförvaltning. [Report in Swedish; Eng: Attitudes towards large carnivores and carnivore management]. RAPPORT 2014:1. Umeå, Sweden: Institutionen för vilt, fisk och miljö, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet.

Links

http://www.societyandwildlife.com/

https://twitter.com/DresselSabrina

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sabrina_Dressel