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Joint PhD seminars on environmental challenges

Research concerning where nature and society meet, and where environmental crises appear, is being carried out by PhD candidates across Lund University. And although these researchers are employing different methods and asking different questions, their topics under investigation likely intersect in ways where conversing with each other could lead to improved understandings, new collaborations, and an enriched research experience. This joint seminar series aims to be an intellectual meeting place for PhD candidates to discuss in a peer-to-peer setting around topics that many can relate to, albeit from different angles of vision. The goal is NOT to reach consensus, but to explore where similarities and differences exist with the goal of expanding networks within the research community at Lund University.

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The seminars are conducted by and for PhD candidates at Lund University, primarily directed towards PhDs of Sustainability Science, Environmental Science, and Environmental Economics. It is a joint initiative led by the research school ClimBEco, together with the centres of LUCSUSIIIEE and CEC. PhD candidates from other faculties and departments at Lund University, as well as advanced-level master student are welcome to attend as space allows.

The format: Each joint seminar consists of a panel of three current PhD candidates. Presenters speak briefly on an aspect of their research that relates to the seminar topic. This is followed by a panel discussion between the three presenters, supported by a moderator.

Autumn 2019

October 17: Nature-based solutions to societal problems

For this first joint seminar we invite researchers looking at perceptions of nature-based solutions from three different angles. Terese Thoni (CEC) is up-close with IPCC/policy-makers, Lovisa Nilsson (CEC) considers regional stakeholders and Stephen Woroniecki (LUCSUS) includes climate vulnerable groups, each in their research on nature-based solutions in relation to climate change (Terese and Stephen) and sustainable agriculture (Lovisa). The red thread of their topics is this: Nature-based solutions are generally seen as ‘good ideas’ for solving problems in the world, but we need to explore the complexity of applying them in our current structures of society. What are the complexities about nature-based solutions from your research point of view? 

The seminar will be moderated by Kimberly. Nicholas (LUCSUS).

December 5th: Values at the intersection of nature and society

As general reasoning goes, in order to include ‘nature’ in decision-making processes, the functions or services of that ‘nature’ need to be assigned a value in order to be included in making the best possible decision. But exactly what is to be valued, how to assign values and by which societal instruments value is allotted are all questions that need to be better understood, and this is the topic of our seminar. 

To the panel we invite Sanna Stålhammar (LUCSUS) who engages theoretically with how values of nature has been approached within the ecosystem services paradigm as part of assessments, with a specific focus on social values. Joining her will be William Sidemo Holm (CEC), who approaches the topic of cost-effective nature conservation in places where interests of preserving species and food production collide. Finally, Jessika Luth Richter (IIIEE) will talk about questions of value-making in her work on circular economy, looking at policy instruments for closing material loops and how stakeholders conceptualise and capture economic and non-economic value.

 

Venue: Pangea, Geocentrum II, Sölvegatan 12

Register your attendance by sending an email to cheryl [dot] sjostrom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se () no later than December 2nd. Coffee, tea and an open-faced sandwich will be offered. 

 

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Registration

Register your attendance by sending an email to cheryl [dot] sjostrom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se () no later than December 2nd. Coffee, tea and an open-faced sandwich will be offered. 

 

About the PhD seminar series

The seminars are conducted by and for PhD candidates at Lund University, primarily directed towards PhDs of Sustainability Science at LUCSUS, the PhD program in Environmental Science at CEC, PhDs of Environmental Economics at IIIEE and members of the research school ClimBEco. It is a joint initiative by ClimBEco, LUCSUS, IIIEE and CEC.

PhD candidates from other faculties and departments at Lund University, as well as advanced master-level student are welcome to attend. 

 

Registration is required to ensure sufficient facilities and snacks.

This is a joint initiative by

ClimBEco

LUCSUS

CEC

IIIEE

Contact person:
Cheryl Sjöström, CEC/ClimBEco

Geoerge Neville, LUCSUS
 

 

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