PhD Defence: Land Use change and Environmental Services : 8. juni 2012 - 8. juni 2012
Cand. Scient. Aske Skovmand Bosselmann
Time and Place:
Friday 8 June 2012 at 12:30 in Lecture Hall A3-24.11, Rolighedsvej 23, New Building, First Floor, 1958 Frederiksberg C
Development Studies, Environmental Policy and Economics, agroforestry
Title of PhD Thesis and presentation:
Land use change and payments for environmental services among small scale farmers
The PhD study investigates land use changes among Costa Rican coffee farmers, who have an important role in providing environmental services such as biodiversity conservation. Using econometric analyses, the study identifies underlying and mediating factors that influence land use decision making processes. The aspect of temporal reference in data collection in land use change studies is given some attention. Furthermore, an investigation of three local institutions facilitating contracts of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) reveals how intermediary institutions differ in their ability and willingness to include smallholders in the Costa Rican national PES program.
Professor Niels Strange, Danish Centre for Forest and Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Associate Professor Jens Friis Lund, Danish Centre for Forest and Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Professor Emeritus Finn Helles, Danish Centre for Forest and Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen (chairman)
Professor Anja Nygren, Department of Political and Economic Studies, Univesity of Helsinki, Finland
Professor Morag MacDonald, College of Natural Sciences, Bangor University, Wales
The Department will host a reception immediately after the defense at Forest & Landscape (at approx. 15.30). All are welcome.