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Doing bad by meaning good: exploring the side-effects of land restoration.

Doing bad by meaning good: exploring the side-effects of land restoration.

Jul 03, 2015

Based on the article “Creating space for large-scale restoration in tropical agricultural landscapes” published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment vol.13 by Focali member Toby Gardner and colleagues.

Become a research fellow at Yale

Become a research fellow at Yale

Jun 02, 2015

Yale University invites applications from emerging scholars and early career faculty for appointment as the James and Mary Pinchot Fellow in Sustainability Studies.

Martin Persson will receive scholarship from the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace

Martin Persson will receive scholarship from the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf at the Royal Palace

May 05, 2015

Martin Persson will receive a scholarship award of 100 000 SEK from King Carl XVI Gustaf's 50th Jubilee Fund. His Majesty the King will hand out the awards at a reception at the Royal castle on May 7.

Widengård PhD Defence: “Becoming Biofuels. The messy assembling of resources, sustainability, poverty, land use, and nation-states”

Widengård PhD Defence: “Becoming Biofuels. The messy assembling of resources, sustainability, poverty, land use, and nation-states”

May 05, 2015

Focali researcher Marie Widengård will defend her PhD thesis in Environmental Social Science at School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg on May 7.

Javier Godar interviewed on global re-greening by Swedish television SVT

Javier Godar interviewed on global re-greening by Swedish television SVT

Apr 23, 2015

In the interview Godar comments on the article “Recent reversal in loss of global terrestrial biomass” recently published in the journal Nature Climate Change (NCC).

Call for Abstract - Agri4D

Call for Abstract - Agri4D

Mar 23, 2015

Abstract submission for Agri4D conference is open! Application deadline May 15.

IUCN Call for papers: Enhancing food security through forest landscape restoration

IUCN Call for papers: Enhancing food security through forest landscape restoration

Feb 26, 2015

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has issued a call for papers which provide empirical and scientific evidence of how forest landscape restoration could contribute to enhance food security.

New tool makes it possible to trace internationally traded commodities to the farm level

New tool makes it possible to trace internationally traded commodities to the farm level

Feb 24, 2015

Recent research, published by Focali members Javier Godar and Martin Persson with colleagues in Ecological Economics, develops a method to trace socio-environmental impacts of production to consumption.

Participate in seminar on "Landscape approaches in practice" in Umeå

Participate in seminar on "Landscape approaches in practice" in Umeå

Feb 13, 2015

This seminar takes place at SLU in Umeå on March 17 and is hosted by SIANI, SIFI, SLU and Sida.

Watch our videos from November's Agroforestry Workshop

Watch our videos from November's Agroforestry Workshop

Jan 29, 2015

Videos and presentations from our workshop on agroforestry have been published.

Apply for a PhD-position in land-use change, primarily tropical deforestation, and its causes and consequences.

Apply for a PhD-position in land-use change, primarily tropical deforestation, and its causes and consequences.

Jan 09, 2015

Open PhD student position at division of Physical Resource Theory at Department of Energy and Environment, Chalmers.

FAO report on State of the World's Forests 2014

FAO report on State of the World's Forests 2014

Dec 19, 2014

FAO's 2014 edition of "State of the World’s Forests - Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests" is out.

What Role Does Securing Forest and Community Land Rights Play in Development?

What Role Does Securing Forest and Community Land Rights Play in Development?

Dec 15, 2014

Focali interim project coordinator Maria Göthberg together with SIANI's communication staff Ekaterina Bessonova and Matthew Fielding summarize the discussion from the joint September seminar on "Securing Forest and Community Land Rights - Challenges, Trends and Ways Forward".

Focali Researchers to COP20 in Lima,Peru

Focali Researchers to COP20 in Lima,Peru

Nov 27, 2014

Four Focali researchers - Javier Godar, Toby Gardner, Fariborz Zelli and Tobias Nielson - will participate in side-events during COP20.

Focali researchers Martin Persson and Sabine Henders get published in Global Change Biology

Focali researchers Martin Persson and Sabine Henders get published in Global Change Biology

Oct 30, 2014

Martin Persson, Sabine Henders and Christel Cederberg's research gets published in Global Change Biology.

Agricultural development as a driver for change

Agricultural development as a driver for change

Oct 30, 2014

The Church of Sweden's position paper on agricultural development for poverty reduction and sustainable development for 2014-2017 is now available in English.

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

Oct 14, 2014

In a SEI news story Focali researchers Toby Gardner and Javier Godar describe their findings from a study on Brazil's deforestation.

SEI announces position as Research Fellow – Water, Land and Ecosystem Services, SEI Africa Centre

SEI announces position as Research Fellow – Water, Land and Ecosystem Services, SEI Africa Centre

Jul 30, 2014

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a Research Fellow to work on issues related to water and ecosystem services

PhD course: “Restoration of degraded semi-arid landscapes – Livelihood, Livestock and Land use”

PhD course: “Restoration of degraded semi-arid landscapes – Livelihood, Livestock and Land use”

Jun 06, 2014

The course, held in Nairobi and West Pokot in Kenya, will be linked to a new research platform “the Triple L initiative” involving SLU, ICRAF, ILRI and universities in Sweden and Kenya. Travel expenses are covered for PhD students from SLU and PhD students from East Africa.

1st Dialogue meeting on the future of the Brazilian Amazon - potential implications of the new political landscape?

Welcome to this first meeting in a series of dialogue seminars initiated by Focali at GMV in collaboration with SIANI, GGBC, GAC, LUCSUS and other partners interested to join this initiative with a fo ...

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