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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.

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".

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Call for abstracts 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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