ReiGN: Reindeer husbandry in a Globalizing North – resilience, adaptations and pathways for actions
ReiGN’s vision is to establish an interdisciplinary multisite Research Centre for holistic understanding of drivers connected to globalization and climate change that affect reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia.
Climate change is penetrating all biological processes and production systems in the Arctic. Increased accessibility of its natural resources is transforming the region into an important player in the global economy. This will change the livelihood of northern people who depend on the land.
Nordic Conference on Reindeer Husbandry Research
Jukkasjärvi (Kiruna), Sweden, 29-31 May 2017
Hosted by NJF - the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (Reindeer section) and the Nordic Centre of Excellence ReiGN - Reindeer husbandry in a Globalizing North - resilience, adaptations and pathways for actions
Public defence - Phd
Kjersti Sternang Kvie will defend her PhD thesis at University College of Southeast Norway (USN), Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences (TNM). The title of her PhD thesis is:
“Natural and human-induced impacts on the genetic structure of Eurasian reindeer”
More about ReiGN
Fennoscandian reindeer husbandry represents ecological, socio-economical and institutional gradients as reflected in different adaptations and management regimes. This opens for a comparative research approach; combining modelling with empirical data analyses and semi-experimental approaches within a Social-ecological System framework.
By integrating perspectives from natural and social sciences as well as economics, we will identify key drivers, including internal drivers, and dissect their effects on the industry. This will enable us to evaluate its adaptive capacity and how these challenges can best be met by management actions. The multidisciplinary and multi-site Centre has great potential for intra Nordic scientific achievements and innovations and outreach for natural resource management internationally.
The overall aim is to understand how climate change and other processes in the Arctic will affect reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia and how the industry can adapt to these drivers.
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