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Natalya Yakusheva

Postdoctoral researcher in international forest policy

  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)

    00014

    Finland

20162020
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Curriculum vitae

My main research interests lay in exploring qualities of environmental governance such as participation, accountability, transparency in a multi-level context. In addition, I focus on understanding of how policy change occurs within multi-level governance. In my PhD thesis, I have studied these topics on the example of nature conservation governance in Post-Socialist EU countries. I have particularly demonstrated the development of governance arrangements in temporal and territorial scales. Over the course of my PhD work, I gained an extensive experience with fieldwork, interviewing and observatory research methods.

Currently, I explore the EU LULUCF negotiation process and look at how and with which means actors networks influence decision-making within governance arrangements. In particular, I am interested in exploring how different factors (access, power, resources, coalitions within policy network) enable (or constrain) lobbying efforts of involved actors.

In addition to academic experience, I have worked as a consultant with the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species, focusing on supporting implementation of various policy initiatives in Central Asia, fundraising and public outreach. I have also provided expert support to implementation of sustainable natural resource management in Central Asia to the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). 

Keywords

  • 4112 Forestry
  • Environmental Governance
  • Environmental Policy
  • Climate Change
  • 517 Political science
  • Policy Network Analysis
  • Participation
  • Accountability
  • Transparency
  • Lobbying
  • 5203 Development Studies
  • Rural Development and Sustainable Livelihood Systems.
  • Central Asia
  • Eastern European Studies

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2016 2019

Managing protected areas in Central Eastern Europe: Between path-dependence and Europeanisation

Yakusheva, N., 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

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Managing protected areas in Central Eastern Europe: between path-dependence and Europeanization

Yakusheva, N., 19 Jun 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 87

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Addressing accountability within the EU forest policy arena: A systematic review

Yakusheva, N. & Brockhaus, M., Jun 2018, (Submitted).

Research output: Conference materialsPaperResearch

Open Access

Socio-demographic changes in and around protected areas and management responses: Case studies from the Carpathians

Yakusheva, N., 2016, Parks of the Future Protected Areas in Europe Challenging Regional and Global Change. Hammer, T., Mose, I., Siegrist, D. & Weixlbaumer, N. (eds.). München: Oekom verlag, p. 211-224

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Projects 2017 2020

Activities 2017 2019

Speaker in the Round-table discussion: Publication Strategies and Ways of writing a PhD Thesis

Natalya Yakusheva (Speaker)
31 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

UNFCCC COP24

Natalya Yakusheva (Attendee)
4 Dec 20188 Dec 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Exploring LULUCF negotiations in the European Union

Natalya Yakusheva (Speaker)
13 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Addressing accountability within the EU forest policy arena: A systematic review

Natalya Yakusheva (Speaker)
14 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation