This email concerns the Nordic – Baltic countries
The Nordic Network on Forest Policy Sciences is organizing sessions at the NESS conference
in Copenhagen 11-13 June 2013 and call for papers and application for stipends (please
find details below).
The NESS conference ( Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference 2013 “Welcome to the
Anthropocene”) is held every two years and brings together researchers in the social
sciences and humanities. As part of the NESS conference with a specific focus on forest
policy – Working Group 8 – Forest policy in transition.
The socio-political demands for forests to provide benefits to society are ever-changing,
at an ever- increasing speed. The increasing demand for wood supply for material and
bioenergy use, the conservation of forests to foster biodiversity and the carbon
sequestration function of forest for climate change mitigation are only a few of these
partly conflicting demands. On top of this many of the forest areas in Scandinavia are
predominantly privately owned. This creates a need for innovative modes of governance that
on the one hand support forestry as units of production and income generation for private
owners and, on the other hand, motivate these same owners to provide the other material
and immaterial services demanded by society.
With this working group, we welcome papers focusing on the changing role of forests in
society, the ever-changing patterns of governance aimed to enhance the provisions of
services from forests to society, the perceptions and sense-making of forest owners, and
the interaction among different stakeholders in the co-production of modern forestry.
Based on these sessions, selected papers will be published in a special issue on forest
policy in an international peer-reviewed journal.
The organizing committee of these sessions - Working Group 8 – Forest policy in transition
are pleased to announce 10 stipends of € 1 100 each towards travel, accommodation and
conference fees at the 2013 NESS conference.
· 5 stipends are available to PhD students; and
· 5 stipends are available to researchers from the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland, Russia)
These stipends have been made possible through a grant from the Nordic Forest Research
Cooperation Committee (SNS).
In order to submit your abstract (and apply for a stipend), please:
1. Abstracts must conform to the theme of Working Group 8 (see above).
2. Submit an abstract for consideration to Working Group 8 – Forest policy in
transition not later than March 15 at the NESS hompage
Mark “Forest policy in transition” in the online application system.
3. If applying for a stipend, email a copy to nornetfopo2013(a)slu.se indicating
whether you are a PhD student or a researcher from a Baltic State in both submissions.
4. Abstracts will be reviewed and ranked by the organizing committee against set
5. Notification of stipend award will take place before the early registration
deadline of 2013/04/15.
With best regards
On behalf of the organizers,
P.S: Please spread this news to those who might be interested
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Unit of Forest Policy
PO Box 7008, SE-75007 Uppsala
Visiting address: Vallvägen 9C
Phone: +46 18 672493
Mobile: +46 72 5867588