25 Jan

Utsikten, Umeå och Zoom

Novel interventions for future forests: governing complexity and unlocking transformations in an era of climate change

Shannon Hagerman, University of British Columbia

Description: Novel environmental interventions, such as assisted migration, are increasingly proposed and implemented in forest and natural resources systems. They hold the promise of ensuring resilient ecosystems including the benefits that flow from them as the climate changes. With a future of increased interventions all but inevitable, issues including governance, values and (the politics of) knowledge require resolution. Accordingly, involving diverse perspectives at early stages of policy-making is essential to ensure that new interventions and technologies – like assisted migration – address the broader needs of society, and not just a select few.


Time: 2023-01-25 13:45 - 14:30
City: Umeå och Zoom
Location: Utsikten
Organiser: Institutionen för skogsekonomi
Additional info:

Contact Camilla Widmark, camilla.widmark@slu.se, for link to zoom.

Bio: Dr. Shannon Hagerman is Associate Professor, and Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at the Faculty of Forestry. Her research interests, as Principal Investigator of the Social-Ecological Systems Research Group, centre on the science-policy-management interface in the context of adapting conservation and resource management to climate change. Her decades-long work on the emergence and evolution of novel interventions for forests and biodiversity (e.g. assisted migration, new biotechnologies) reveals the contested, value-laden and inescapably social and political dimensions that shape transformative change. Shannon is actively involved in service to broader academic and practitioner communities including through initiatives that seek to better incorporate insights from the social sciences into policy and practice. She teaches human dimensions of conservation, and qualitative research methods and is a proud recipient of the Killam Teaching Prize in 2018, and the Faculty of Forestry Research Award in 2021.