In my dissertation, I focus on natural resource management from a political science perspective, and more specifically on the collaborative management of forest water within a multilevel governance system. I am interested in analysing the connections and dynamics between stakeholders at various levels of governance. The first level I study is the local, where I scrutinise the drivers behind forest landowners' willingness to step into collaborative initiatives which aim at minimising the negative effect forestry has on forest water.
I am enrolled as a PhD candidate within the interdisciplinary project Healthy Waters: The Role of Collaborative Governance to Minimize Negative Forestry Impact on Water Quality. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Political Science at Umeå University and the Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The overall aim of the research project is to analyse how successful collaborative efforts are in curbing the negative impacts of the forestry sector on forest waters. More information on the project is available here: http://www.pol.umu.se/svenska/research/research-projects/collaborative-forest-water-governance/
In addition to natural resource management, I am interested in issues which concern public administration; international relations; the European Union; and the local, as well as the global environmental movement.
I teach Public Administration to students from the Environment and Health Studies programme.Close