Forest policy and planning group

Last changed: 27 September 2021

Our group conducts research across multiple disciplines, with forest policy and planning as the bearing subjects.

The research ranges from forest planning at landscape level to comparative forest policy studies at national level, with focus on European countries.

Members of our group also conduct people-centric studies of locally-managed natural resources in diverse socioeconomic contexts around the globe.

Selected publications

Bose, P., Larson, A. M., Lastarria-Cornhiel, S., et al. (2017). Women's rights to land and communal forest tenure: A way forward for research and policy agenda in Latin America. In Women's Studies International Forum (Vol. 65, pp. 53-59). Pergamon.

Bose, P. (2019). Oil palm plantations vs. shifting cultivation for indigenous peoples: Analyzing Mizoram's New Land Use Policy. Land Use Policy, 81, 115-123.

Brukas, V. and Sallnäs, O., (2012). Forest management plan as a policy instrument: carrot, stick or sermon? Land Use Policy29(3): 605-613.

Brukas, V., 2015. New world, old ideas—A narrative of the Lithuanian forestry transition. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning17(4): 495-515.

Eriksson, L. O. (1994). Two methods for solving stand management problems based on a single tree model. Forest science, 40(4), 732-758.

Sallnäs, O., & Eriksson, L. O. (1989). Management variation and price expectations in an intertemporal forest sector model. Natural Resource Modeling, 3(3), 385-398.

Guillén, L. A., Wallin, I., & Brukas, V. (2015). Social capital in small-scale forestry: A local case study in Southern Sweden. Forest Policy and Economics, 53, 21–28.

Hengeveld, G. M., Schüll, E., Trubins, R., & Sallnäs, O. (2017). Forest Landscape Development Scenarios (FoLDS)–A framework for integrating forest models, owners' behaviour and socio-economic developments. Forest policy and economics, 85, 245-255.

Salk, CF, R Chazdon, D Waiswa (2020). Thinking outside the plot: Monitoring forest biodiversity for socio-ecological research. Ecology and Society, 25(1):7.

Salk, CF, M-C Lopez and G Wong (2017). Simple incentives and group dependence for successful payments for ecosystem services programs: Evidence from an experimental game in rural Lao PDR. Conservation Letters, 10: 413-420.

Trubins, R., Jonsson, R., Wallin, I., & Sallnäs, O. (2019). Explicating behavioral assumptions in forest scenario modelling–the behavioral matrix approach. Forest Policy and Economics, 103, 70-78.

ALTERFOR Travellab

Travellab is an innovative format for cross-regional learning in ALTERFOR, combining the conventional field excursion with round table discussions and other follow up sessions together with local stakeholders. This film documents Travellab during the ALTERFOR project meeting in June 2018 in the region "Vale do Sousa" near Porto, Portugal. For more materials, visit the ALTERFOR website.