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Priebe, J. (2024). Arctic sustainability transformation: what is it, what can it be, and what does it need to be?. Rovaniemi
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2024 (English)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, pages
Rovaniemi: , 2024
Keywords
Arctic, sustainability transformation, sustainable development
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
History Of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-224475 (URN)
Projects
Peripheral Visions
Available from: 2024-05-17 Created: 2024-05-17 Last updated: 2024-05-20Bibliographically approved
Priebe, J. & Wormbs, N. (2023). Arctic dreams: Histories uncovering the imagined, the forgotten and the hidden Arctic. Lychnos, 47-56
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2023 (English)In: Lychnos, ISSN 0076-1648, p. 47-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Introduction to special issue.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lychnos, Lund University, 2023
Keywords
Arctic, history
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219202 (URN)10.48202/25819 (DOI)
Note

Introduction to a special issue

Available from: 2024-01-12 Created: 2024-01-12 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
Priebe, J., Lempinen, H. & Vikström, H. (Eds.). (2023). Arctic sustainability transformation: what is it, what can it be, and what does it need to be?. Umeå: Umeå University
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2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå University, 2023. p. 36
Keywords
Arctic, sustainability transformation
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
sustainability; sustainable development
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-214712 (URN)
Projects
Peripheral Visions: When Global Agendas Meet Nordic Energy Peripheries
Note

This booklet has been funded by the Arctic Five Chair initiative. 

Available from: 2023-09-26 Created: 2023-09-26 Last updated: 2023-09-26Bibliographically approved
Hallberg-Sramek, I., Nordström, E.-M., Priebe, J., Reimerson, E., Mårald, E. & Nordin, A. (2023). Combining scientific and local knowledge improves evaluating future scenarios of forest ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services, 60, Article ID 101512.
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2023 (English)In: Ecosystem Services, ISSN 2212-0416, E-ISSN 2212-0416, Vol. 60, article id 101512Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Forest scenario analysis can help tackle sustainability issues by generating insight into the potential long-term effects of present-day management. In northern Sweden, forests provide important benefits including climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, reindeer husbandry, local livelihoods, and recreation. Informed by local stakeholders’ views on how forests can be enabled to deliver these benefits, we created four forest management scenarios: the close-to-nature scenario (CTN) which emphasises biodiversity conservation, the classic management scenario (CLA) optimising the forests’ net present value, the intensified scenario (INT) maximising harvested wood from the forest, and the combined scenario (COM) applying a combination of measures from the CTN and INT. The scenarios were applied to the local forest landscape and modelled over a 100-year simulation period, and the results of the modelling were then evaluated by a diverse group of stakeholders. For most ecosystem services, there was a time lag of 10–50 years before noticeable effects and differences between the scenarios became evident, highlighting the need to consider both the short- and long-term effects of forest management. Evaluation by the stakeholders put the modelled results into a local context. They raised considerations relating to wildlife and hunting, climate change risks, social acceptability, and conflict, highlighting the value of evaluating the scenarios qualitatively as well as quantitatively. Overall, stakeholders thought that the CTN and CLA scenarios promoted more ecosystem services and posed fewer climate risks, while also creating less conflict among stakeholders. Our results emphasise the value of combining scientific and local knowledge when developing and evaluating future forest scenarios.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Forest management, Stakeholder participation, Scenario modelling, Knowledge co-production, Inter- and transdisciplinary research, Indigenous and local knowledge
National Category
Forest Science Climate Research Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
climate change
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-204164 (URN)10.1016/j.ecoser.2023.101512 (DOI)000927447600001 ()2-s2.0-85147215222 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Bring down the sky to the earth: how to use forests to open up for constructive climate change pathways in local contexts
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2017-01956
Available from: 2023-01-30 Created: 2023-01-30 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Reimerson, E., Priebe, J., Hallberg-Sramek, I., de Boon, A. & Sandström, C. (2023). Local articulations of climate action in Swedish forest contexts. Environmental Science and Policy, 151, Article ID 103626.
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2023 (English)In: Environmental Science and Policy, ISSN 1462-9011, E-ISSN 1873-6416, Vol. 151, article id 103626Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Local actors are recognized as key drivers for climate action. Making climate change relevant and possible to act on in local contexts is thus a critical undertaking for both researchers and society at large. Connecting climate change to people’s known surroundings and experiences, and framing climate action in relation to everyday practices in the local context, might then be crucial to making climate change relevant and actionable on the local level. In this paper, we explore the potential of forests to serve as such a connection. We have worked in close collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders in two case study locations in Sweden to explore potential courses of action for local climate action in relation to forests. We critically analyze these local articulations of climate action and examine the assumptions underlying them, with the aim to assess the effects and consequences of different problem representations. Our results illustrate the challenges of thinking and acting outside of the prevalent business-as-usual or more-of-everything discourses, of recognizing the importance of politics and choice, and of overcoming perceived barriers to action. We find tensions in the allocation of responsibility in both time and space – but also potential room for more local action in assumptions of un- or underused potential for political and civil action on the local level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Local climate action, Forest stakeholders, Participatory backcasting, Problem representations, Policy goals and targets
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-216822 (URN)10.1016/j.envsci.2023.103626 (DOI)2-s2.0-85177193121 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Bring down the sky to the earth: how to use forests to open up for constructive climate change pathways in local context
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2017-01956Forestry Reseach Insitute of Sweden
Available from: 2023-11-17 Created: 2023-11-17 Last updated: 2023-11-30Bibliographically approved
Priebe, J., Hallberg-Sramek, I., Reimerson, E. & Mårald, E. (2023). The spectrum of knowledge: Integrating knowledge dimensions in the context of forests and climate change. Sustainability Science, 18, 1329-1341
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The spectrum of knowledge: Integrating knowledge dimensions in the context of forests and climate change
2023 (English)In: Sustainability Science, ISSN 1862-4065, E-ISSN 1862-4057, Vol. 18, p. 1329-1341Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Integrated approaches to knowledge that recognize meaning, behavior, culture, and systems as domains of knowledge are increasingly employed in holistic views on sustainability transformation but often remain conceptually driven. In this study, we analyze empirical data from a collaborative process with local forest stakeholders in Sweden through the lens of individual, collective, interior, and exterior knowledge dimensions. We show that the participants’ understanding of knowledge about forests and climate change presents a nuanced picture of how knowledge and acting are connected. Meaning-making, cultural frames, and techno-scientific knowledge conceptions converge, interact, and, at times, replace or diminish each other. The connection and interplay of these dimensions, we suggest, can be understood as a knowledge spectrum. These insights into integrated knowledge, based on an empirical case, must be addressed in the production of knowledge, both to grasp the climate and sustainability issues that face us and to support action in response to them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2023
Keywords
Knowledge, Sustainability, Transformation, Climate change, Forests, Sweden
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206183 (URN)10.1007/s11625-023-01309-0 (DOI)000960385900001 ()2-s2.0-85151245507 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2017-01956Forestry Reseach Insitute of Sweden
Note

This research is part of the interdisciplinary project “Bring down the sky to the earth: how to use forests to open up constructive climate change pathways in local contexts”, financed by FORMAS, a Swedish Research Council for Sustainable Development (Grant number 2017-01956), and by Future Forests, the platform for interdisciplinary forest research and research communication at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå University and the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk). We also want to thank Camilla Sandström, Annika Nordin, Eva-Maria Nordström, Annika Mossing, Anna Sténs and Malin von Essen for providing valuable input to the manuscript and for facilitating the workshop series of the project.

Available from: 2023-03-30 Created: 2023-03-30 Last updated: 2023-06-09Bibliographically approved
Hallberg-Sramek, I., Reimerson, E., Priebe, J., Nordström, E.-M., Mårald, E., Sandström, C. & Nordin, A. (2022). Bringing “Climate-Smart Forestry” Down to the Local Level: Identifying Barriers, Pathways and Indicators for Its Implementation in Practice. Forests, 13(1), Article ID 98.
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2022 (English)In: Forests, ISSN 1999-4907, E-ISSN 1999-4907, Vol. 13, no 1, article id 98Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The theoretical concept of “climate-smart forestry” aims to integrate climate change mitigation and adaptation to maintain and enhance forests’ contributions to people and global agendas. We carried out two local transdisciplinary collaboration processes with the aim of developing local articulations of climate-smart forestry and to identify barriers, pathways and indicators to applying it in practice. During workshops in northern and southern Sweden, local stakeholders described how they would like forests to be managed, considering their past experiences, future visions and climate change. As a result, the stakeholders framed climate-smart forestry as active and diverse management towards multiple goals. They identified several conditions that could act both as barriers and pathways for its implementation in practice, such as value chains for forest products and services, local knowledge and experiences of different management alternatives, and the management of ungulates. Based on the workshop material, a total of 39 indicators for climate-smart forestry were identified, of which six were novel indicators adding to the existing literature. Our results emphasize the importance of understanding the local perspectives to promote climate-smart forestry practices across Europe. We also suggest how the concept of climate-smart forestry can be further developed, through the interplay between theory and practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2022
Keywords
sustainable forest management, climate change, mitigation, adaptation, nature’s contributions to people, stakeholder participation, interdisciplinary research, transdisciplinary collaboration, forest policy
National Category
Forest Science Climate Research Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
climate change
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-191208 (URN)10.3390/f13010098 (DOI)000757121500001 ()2-s2.0-85123171148 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Bring down the sky to the earth: how to use forests to open up for constructive climate change pathways in local contexts
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2017-01956
Available from: 2022-01-11 Created: 2022-01-11 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Jönsson, J., Priebe, J., Mårald, E. & Lundmark, T. (2022). Continuity and change in forest restoration: a comparison of US ecology and forestry in the 1940s and 1990s. Environmental Science and Policy, 134, 100-107
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Continuity and change in forest restoration: a comparison of US ecology and forestry in the 1940s and 1990s
2022 (English)In: Environmental Science and Policy, ISSN 1462-9011, E-ISSN 1873-6416, Vol. 134, p. 100-107Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research has paid little attention to the multiple meanings of the concept of forest restoration. To gain a more comprehensive view of forest restoration, this paper compares the US forest restoration debate of the 1940s and 1990s, in the disciplines of ecology and forestry. The paper focuses on historical approaches to pasts and futures, and on “sociotechnical imaginaries” providing societal legitimacy to restoration ventures. Historical scientific papers constitute the paper’s empirical sources. The analysis shows that, among ecologists and foresters, forest restoration of the 1940s was oriented towards efficiency and challenges such as wood demands during World War II, whereas restoration of the 1990s was oriented towards conservation and environmental challenges. The approaches of the 1940s′ ecologists and foresters seem motivated by a sociotechnical imaginary connecting forest restoration to societal progress, whereas the approaches of their 1990s′ counterparts seem motivated by a sociotechnical imaginary connecting forest restoration to the task of mitigating society’s impacts. Based on the conclusions, it is argued that future research on forest restoration would benefit from comparing the idealized pasts of both yield- and conservation-oriented conceptions of forest restoration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Ecology, Forest restoration, Forestry, Historical comparisons, Sociotechnical imaginaries
National Category
History Forest Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-194255 (URN)10.1016/j.envsci.2022.04.007 (DOI)000800348600002 ()2-s2.0-85129068423 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-04-29 Created: 2022-04-29 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Priebe, J. (2022). Det bortglömda mötet i Sundsvall: Hur IPCC ändrade synen på klimatfrågan. In: Malin von Essen; Lotta Möller (Ed.), Route to Paris: forskning om skogens klimatnytta (pp. 6-7). Umeå: Södertörns högskola; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Umeå Universitet; Lunds universitet; Högskolan i Borås; World Forest Forum; Formas
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det bortglömda mötet i Sundsvall: Hur IPCC ändrade synen på klimatfrågan
2022 (Swedish)In: Route to Paris: forskning om skogens klimatnytta / [ed] Malin von Essen; Lotta Möller, Umeå: Södertörns högskola; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Umeå Universitet; Lunds universitet; Högskolan i Borås; World Forest Forum; Formas , 2022, p. 6-7Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

När Förenta Nationernas (FN) klimatpanel, IPCC, inrättades 1988 hade man i mer än 100 år forskat om förändringen av jordens klimat och växthusgasernas betydelse föruppvärmningen av atmosfären. Men IPCC:s ursprung ärinte bara vetenskap, utan också politik och förhandlingsutrymmet däremellan.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Södertörns högskola; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Umeå Universitet; Lunds universitet; Högskolan i Borås; World Forest Forum; Formas, 2022
Keywords
IPCC, klimat, skog, kolinlagring
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
sustainable development; History Of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201959 (URN)
Projects
Forskningsrådet Formas, 2021-02145
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2021-02145
Available from: 2022-12-27 Created: 2022-12-27 Last updated: 2022-12-28Bibliographically approved
Priebe, J. (2022). Ett övergångsställe i skogen. In: Catrin Johansson; Hans-Erik Nilsson; Peter Öhman; Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson; Birgitta Engberg; Oskar Englund; Per Simonsson; Inger Axbrink (Ed.), Skogens värden: forskares reflektioner (pp. 66-67). Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ett övergångsställe i skogen
2022 (Swedish)In: Skogens värden: forskares reflektioner / [ed] Catrin Johansson; Hans-Erik Nilsson; Peter Öhman; Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson; Birgitta Engberg; Oskar Englund; Per Simonsson; Inger Axbrink, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet , 2022, p. 66-67Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2022
National Category
Environmental Sciences Forest Science History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198708 (URN)978-91-89341-70-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-08-19 Created: 2022-08-19 Last updated: 2022-08-19Bibliographically approved
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