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Tim Horstkotte

My main interests are the multiple interactions between people and nature, including the effects of land use change and climate change. Most of my research focuses on sub-arctic and boreal systems.



Works at

KB. H4, Linnaeus väg 6, Umeå, A4-16-21 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My research revolves around social-ecological systems - that is how people and nature influence each other. In particular, I am interested in how multiple interests placed on natural resources can be combined, and what trade-offs may be necessary to achieve them. This includes management of boreal forests by forestry, which are also essential for the Indigenous livelihood of reindeer husbandry.

Therefore, my work is often interdisciplinary, integrating ecological and ethnographic approaches to better understand the consequences of environmental change. Participatory research with reindeer herders is therefore an important part in my work.

Furthermore, I am investigating the effects of climate change on arctic-alpine vegetation by using data collected from long-term monitoring.  

Future Forests Rapportserie 2021, 2
Horstkotte, Tim; Djupström, Line
Nordic Perspectives on the Responsible Development of the Arctic: Pathways to Action, Springer 2021 : 293-317
Horstkotte, Tim; Lépy, Éise; Risvoll, Camilla
Umeå: Resource Extraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities (REXSAC) 2020
Horstkotte, Tim; Lépy, Élise; Risvoll, Camilla
People and Nature, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 2, (3) : 544-556
Wheeler, H; Danielsen, F; Fidel, M; et al.
Forest Ecology and Management, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 453
Horstkotte, Tim; Moen, Jon
Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS), Vol. 99, (8) : S1-S310
Arndt, D. S.; Blunden, J.; Hartfield, G.; et al.
Ecosphere, WILEY 2017, Vol. 8, (9)
Horstkotte, Tim; Utsi, T. Aa.; Larsson-Blind, A.; et al.
Turun yliopiston Maantieteen ja geologian laitoksen julkaisuja = Publications from the Department of geography and geology, University of Turku, 1
Global Ecology and Biogeography, Wiley-Blackwell 2016, Vol. 25, (9) : 1108-1118
Barrio, I. C.; Bueno, C. G.; Gartzia, M.; et al.
Environmental Management, Vol. 57, (4) : 770-783
Horstkotte, Tim; Lind, Torgny; Moen, Jon
Ambio, Vol. 45, (6) : 742-752
Keskitalo, Carina; Horstkotte, Tim; Kivinen, Sonja; et al.
PLOS ONE, Vol. 11, (6)
Uboni, Alessia; Horstkotte, Tim; Kaarlejärvi, Elina; et al.
Human Ecology, Vol. 42, (5) : 671-682
Horstkotte, Tim; Sandström, Camilla; Moen, Jon
Forest Ecology and Management, Elsevier 2013, Vol. 291 : 162-171
Horstkotte, Tim; Roturier, Samuel
Löf, Annette; Andersson, Tore; Horstkotte, Tim; et al.
PLOS ONE, Public library of science 2011, Vol. 6, (12) : e28779-
Horstkotte, Tim; Moen, Jon; Lämås, Tomas; et al.