Scandinavian-Australian cooperation on human impact on nature
The new book "Nature, temporality and Environmental Management. Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on peoples and landscapes" (Routledge), was launched during an event in Australia. The book is a collaboration between researchers in Australia, Norway and Sweden and provides Scandinavian and Australian perspectives on current environmental and climate changes and the opportunities and challenges this entails.
Marie Stenseke, Professor of Human Geography at the Department of Economy and Society, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg (GU), is one of four editors. Other editors are Lesley Head, Professor of Geography at the University of Melbourne, Gunhild Setten, Professor of Human Geography at NTNU in Trondheim, and Katarina Saltzman, Senior lecturer of Ethnography, the Department of Conservation (GU). Mattias Sandberg, Assistant Professor in Human Geography (GU) is included as author in one of the chapters, as well as Elin Slätmo, PhD. in Human Geography, who graduated from the Department of Economy and Society in 2014.
The book can be seen as a direct result of the School’s Visiting Professor Programme, through which Lesley Head has been a Visiting Professor at the Unit for Human Geography for three years.
Marie Stenseke, Gunhild Setten and Lesley Head
About the book
How are different concepts of nature and time embedded into human practices of landscape and environmental management? And how can temporalities that entwine past, present and future help us deal with challenges on the ground? In a time of uncertainty and climate change, how much can we hold onto ideals of nature rooted in a pristine and stable past? The Scandinavian and Australian perspectives in this book throw fresh light on these questions and explore new possibilities and challenges in uncertain and changing landscapes of the future. Read more at Routledge website.