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Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Focali in GMV's Christmas Calendar on the Sustainable Develoment Goals

Dec 02, 2016

Follow the GMV christmas calender with short films about the Sustainable Development Goals - SDG´s each day. Today Maria Ölund, the Focali Project Coordinator, talk about how Focali's work is related to SDG no.2 "End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture"

Eskil Mattsson invited by the UN-REDD programme and Government of Sri Lanka to hold a key-note address on forests and agroforestry

Eskil Mattsson invited by the UN-REDD programme and Government of Sri Lanka to hold a key-note address on forests and agroforestry

Sep 16, 2016

Focali member Eskil Mattsson who has rich research experience from Sri Lanka is invited to hold a key-note address at the “International Research Symposium on Valuation of Forest Ecosystems and their Services” to be held on October 18 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

New research project: Silent forests - Defaunation as the missing piece in forest governance

New research project: Silent forests - Defaunation as the missing piece in forest governance

Sep 02, 2016

Focali member Torsten Krause (LUCSUS-LU) has secured a three year international post-doc grant from VR – the Swedish Research Council. He will work closely with communities in the Amazon region of both Ecuador and Colombia e.g. by studying how participatory forest monitoring can be a viable option to secure long-term successes in forest conservation that includes animal species and not just trees. Since as he states: "By not including animals as an important part of the forest ecosystem and mostly paying attention to forest cover; an incomplete and inaccurate sense of conservation success is being created. In the long run the disappearance of animals also threatens the trees and the entire forest ecosystems at large."

The heat on land: Promoting multifunctional land-use systems – creating synergies between UNFCCC and the Sustainable Development Goals

The heat on land: Promoting multifunctional land-use systems – creating synergies between UNFCCC and the Sustainable Development Goals

Aug 25, 2016

A new project from the Swedish Energy Agency (1,4 million kr) has landed at GMV - Centre for Environment and Sustainability. Focali members are leading and participating in the project that will start in the fall of 2016.

Apply for PhD position in environmental social science at University of Gothenburg

Apply for PhD position in environmental social science at University of Gothenburg

Jan 04, 2016

The School of Global Studies at University of Gothenburg is advertising a doctoral studentship in environmental social science. Deadline to apply is 1 February 2016.

Meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris

Meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum in Paris

Dec 03, 2015

Take the time to meet Focali at the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) in Paris on December 5-6. The network will participate at the forum as part of the thematic collaboration with the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) around forests, landscapes and food security.

Interview with Focali researcher Martin Karlson who just “nailed” his PhD thesis

Interview with Focali researcher Martin Karlson who just “nailed” his PhD thesis

Oct 14, 2015

Martin Karlson PhD candidate at Linköping University will defend his thesis, on Remote Sensing of Woodland Structure and Composition in the Sudano-Sahelian zone, 23 October. In this interview he shares experiences from his field research in Burkina Faso and the main contributions from his research for the use of remote sensing in the region.

New brief: How to reduce vulnerability in rural Burkina Faso: keeping the trees and planting more or diversifying the livelihoods?

New brief: How to reduce vulnerability in rural Burkina Faso: keeping the trees and planting more or diversifying the livelihoods?

Sep 29, 2015

New publication by Jenny Friman within our thematic collaboration with SIANI. This brief explores how two different framings can produce different conclusions about vulnerability in Burkina Faso's agroforestry system, resulting in different actions for different people.

New brief: Addressing food security & climate change with agroforestry, what are the policy options?

New brief: Addressing food security & climate change with agroforestry, what are the policy options?

Sep 29, 2015

A new publication by Eskil Mattsson within our thematic collaboration with SIANI.

Water, Forests and People

Water, Forests and People

Aug 31, 2015

The Swedish Water House cluster group Water and Forests´ work on how and why Sweden should build resilient landscapes are now published in a report and policy brief.

Live streaming from Landscape-event at World Water Week

Live streaming from Landscape-event at World Water Week

Aug 25, 2015

Focali participate as part of the Swedish Water House cluster group for Water and Forests.

Save the date for agroforestry congress in Gothenburg

Save the date for agroforestry congress in Gothenburg

Jul 07, 2015

The congress will take place on November 13-15.

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.

Focali Annual Meeting and 10-year Anniversary

Book the 5-(6th) of November for the first ever Focali annual meeting and our 10-year anniversary. We welcome both Focali members and our partners to attend this oportunity to learn from and network w ...

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food ...

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