Landscape planning to promote biodiversity and a varied forestry

Landscape planning could to a greater extent be used to balance different interests in the forest. Some forest areas might be in need of extended nature conservation in favor of biodiversity. Other areas lack conservation values and could open up for a more intensive forestry. The possibilities with landscape planning in the forest and how it could be applied is being studied in an ongoing project.

Does Corporate Social Responsibility pay off?

CSRUsing a strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) where profit is still maximized can be advantageous. Three positive effects of CSR are noticeable: consumers’ willingness to pay increase, more productive employees and risk is reduced.

Feminism, Forests and Food Security

CERE member Camilla Widmark gave a keynote on the gender situation in the Swedish forest sector at the 44rd session of the UN committee on Food Security (CFS44) on October 9th. Camilla stressed the importance of understanding the reasons to why forest owners own forest and the difference between male and female forest owners.

Learned reading patterns matter

Standard practice in discrete choice experiments is to present information on alternatives in matrix form. However, how respondents are asked to read the matrix is at odds with learned visual routines and reading patterns, and this can impact respondents’ choices.

Ulvön conference 2017

The 24th round of tbe conference was successfully held from 20th to 22nd of June and attracted some 30 participants from different universities. There were a total 23 different presentations on selected topics in environmental economics over the course of those three days.

New research school in Economics and Ecology

ECOSA new research school at SLU, ECOS has seen the light of day. Focus is on interdisciplinary understanding in human dimensions of natural resource use and is run by two different departments at SLU, Umeå.

The research school; Ecology and Society (ECOS) is based at SLU in Umeå. It is created as a research and teaching environment through interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Forest Economics and the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Its focus is on offering courses and arranging workshops that foster interdisciplinary understanding in human dimensions of natural resource use.


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