Small-scale hatcheries may have adverse effects on wild salmon, and the discourse between hatchery advocates and critics is heated. Despite this, they remain a widely used conservation tool. A new doctorate demonstrates that salmon hatcheries are important to the people and communities that operate them, and illuminate why efforts to limit or close them have been met with strong resistance.
A new doctorate has examined the multipurpose tree species African olive (Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata) in Tigray, Ethiopia. It is a vital resource to local communities, but is also threatened by overexploitation.
A new doctorate gives fresh insight into the socio-economic conditions of Ethiopian exclosures. Output is not divided equally amongst the locals, where rich households receive a bigger share. Local perceptions of them are largely favourable, however perception of the economic benefit is less compared to the ecological improvement.
The Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) is the university's competence centre on nature and the environment, sustainable use of natural resources, biological and geological processes.