Joint PhD seminar on environmental challenges
This seminar series is conducted by and for PhD candidates at Lund University, primarily directed towards PhDs of Sustainability Science, Environmental Science, Environmental Economics and to those with PhD topics relating to climate, biodiversity and ecosystem services. The aim to be an intellectual meeting place for PhD candidates to discuss in a peer-to-peer setting around topics that many can relate to, albeit from different angles of vision. The goal is NOT to reach consensus, but to explore where similarities and differences exist with the goal of expanding networks within the research community at Lund University.
It is a joint initiative by ClimBEco, LUCSUS , IIIEE and CEC. PhD candidates from other faculties and departments at Lund University, as well as advanced master-level student are welcome to attend. Registration is required and places are limited.
The format: Each joint seminar consists of a panel of three current PhD candidates. Presenters speak briefly on an aspect of their research that relates to the seminar topic. This is followed by a panel discussion between the three presenters, supported by a moderator.
See our joint seminar series hompage for more information.
Thursday, December 5th: Values at the intersection of nature and society
As general reasoning goes, in order to include ‘nature’ in decision-making processes, the functions or services of that ‘nature’ need to be assigned a value in order to be included in making the best possible decision. But exactly what is to be valued, how to assign values and by which societal instruments value is allotted are all questions that need to be better understood. This is the topic of our seminar.
To the panel we invite Sanna Stålhammar (LUCSUS) who engages theoretically with how values of nature has been approached within the ecosystem services paradigm as part of assessments, with a specific focus on social values. Joining her will be William Sidemo Holm (CEC), who approaches the topic of cost-effective nature conservation in places where interests of preserving species and food production collide. Finally, Jessika Luth Richter (IIIEE) will talk about value-making in her work on circular economy, looking at policy instruments for closing material loops and how stakeholders conceptualise and capture economic and non-economic value.
Register your attendance by sending an email to cheryl [dot] sjostrom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se no later than December 2. Coffee, tea and an open-faced sandwich will be offered.