Hall K, Ultuna, Uppsala

What is secondary about secondary forest? Forests in a time of climate change.

seminars, workshops |

This workshop aims to stimulate a broad discussion on secondary forests as a category in a time of climate change. Smallholders are often key actors in secondary forest management and forest regeneration is central to many agricultural practices (see also workshop concept note below). The invited speakers will present forests, forestry and land use changes in relation to smallholders from different disciplinary perspectives.

Time: 2018-12-12 09:30 - 16:30
City: Uppsala
Location: Hall K, Ultuna
Last signup date: 5 December 2018
Additional info:

Workshop concept note (PDF)

Programme (PDF)


Coffee break

Session 1: Setting the stage – secondary forests
Professor Adam Pain: What is secondary about secondary forests?
Professor in Rural Development at SLU, with interests in comparative rural change and livelihood trajectories.

Session 2: Forestry and secondary forests 
Assistant Professor Niles Hasselquist: Forestry perspectives on secondary forests
Forest ecosystem ecologist from SLU, researching on disturbance and ecological feedback interactions.

Session 3: Forests and people
Professor Seema Arora-Jonsson: Forest democracy and the (re)making of the peripheries
Professor in Rural Development at SLU, with interests in environmental governance, gender and democracy.

Lunch break

Session 4: Biodiversity and secondary forests 
Dr. Toby Gardner: Environmental and policy aspects of primary and secondary forests
Research fellow at Stockholm Environment Institute, with expertise in science and science-policy issues in human-modified tropical landscapes.

Session 5: Forests, trees and property relations
Dr. Liz Alden Wily: Legal perspectives on forest lands and territory
Political economist associated with the Van Vollenhoven Institute specialised in land tenure conflicts and community land rights.

Coffee break

Panel discussion led by discussant (Adam Pain) pulling together key questions and key issues from the presentations. Questions from the audience.



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