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  • PL 27 (Latokartanonkaari 7)

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    Finland

20072022

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Research interests

Research

I have a multidisciplinary background in the ecological (plant biology/ ecology, wildlife management), agri-/aquaculture, forestry, and social sciences. My research interests integrate ecological and social sciences to study coupled human and natural systems; with specific focus on the human dimensions of Global Forests and Land Use change (socioeconomics, livelihoods, rural development). My work covers a range of socio-environmental systems including natural and planted forests, smallholder and community forestry, agroforestry and trees on farms, large-scale tree plantations; and topics including livelihoods, climate change resilience and adaptation, food security, re/afforestation and forest restoration, conservation and development. Most of my research involves rigorous fieldwork-based primary data collection in developing countries at multiple levels (household to national), but I also have significant expertise in desktop studies such as systematic reviews. My aim is to use high-quality analyses to ground global forestry issues with local case-study evidence in order to provide new knowledge that can inform policy, practice, and sustainable development processes.

Teaching

I have experience teaching in a range of settings, from classroom-based university lectures at all levels; to intensive field-methods courses in the forests and villages of rural Laos; to intensively training government and university staff, postgraduate students, and consultants in multiple countries to collect high-quality field-data; to university staff training courses as part of capacity-building projects in the Mekong. I first began lecturing, however, in January 2016 when I started my postdoctoral position with the Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI) at the University of Helsinki. I immediately began contributing research-based teaching in a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses based on my research conducted at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and my postgraduate research in China and Australia.

At the University of Helsinki I have been a regular contributing lecturer and field-course teacher in the following five courses since 2016:

i) FOR-012: Helsinki Summer School; ‘Managing Sustainable Forest Landscapes’. Postgraduate-level course

ii) FOR-247 (previously TROP210): Methods and Tools in Tropical Forestry. This graduate course is held once every two years, and is a classroom-based preparatory course preceding the field-course (FOR-248)

iii) FOR-248 (previously TROP220): Field-course: Tropical Forests and Agroforests. Held once every two years. This three-week practical course held in the villages and forests of rural Laos in partnership with local universities. I am one of five teachers, responsible for the ‘Forests & Livelihoods’ theme, which involves teaching students how to conduct village focus group discussions and household surveys to collect primary data in a real world situation, as well as how to analyse the data and present the results.

iv) FOR-250: Tropical Silviculture and Forest Management. Held every second year for second year Bachelors students.

v)ME-229 (previously TROP170): Introduction to Tropical Forestry. First year Bachelors students

Teaching experience in the Global South:

-  In December 2019 I taught in our Forestry Higher Education Advancement in Laos project (FORHEAL) training course on ‘Sustainable Management & Marketing of NTFPs’ that was led by our project partners from The University of Freiburg (Germany) in cooperation with Souphanouvong University (Laos). The ‘students’ were 15 academic staff from three Lao universities.

- I have twice been the teacher (2017, 2019) leading the ‘Forests & Livelihoods’ theme on the three-week intensive field-methods training courses in Laos (FOR-248 Field-course), with mostly postgraduate  students from the University of Helsinki, as well as university staff from Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

- In 2018 I was the lead organizer and main teacher for a 7-day practical course on ‘Measuring the contribution of forest & environmental income in rural livelihoods’ as part of our Partnership for Forestry Higher Education cooperation in Mekong Region project (PARFORM). The ‘students’ were 16 staff members from our three partner universities in Laos.

- For my PhD (in China) and for many other fieldwork-based research projects over the years (Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia), I have intensively trained ~30 local people (government forestry officers and research staff, university staff, postgraduate students, consultants) how to collect high-quality data by conducting village Focus Group Discussions, household surveys, participatory mapping, and other methods.

Education/Academic qualification

Forests and livelihoods, Ph.D., Charles Darwin Univ, Charles Darwin University, Res Inst Environm & Livelihoods

Environmental research, M.Sc., Charles Darwin Univ, Charles Darwin University, Res Inst Environm & Livelihoods

Plant biology (Botany), Grad.Dip.Sc., University of Western Australia

Fields of Science

  • 4112 Forestry

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

Publications

By accident or by design? Influence of government policies on drivers and barriers of smallholder teak growing in Lao PDR

Arvola, A. M., Anttila, J-P. & Hogarth, N., 2019, In : Forests, Trees and Livelihoods. 28, 1, p. 34-51 18 p.

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Green economic development in Lao PDR: a Sustainability Window analysis of Green Growth Productivity and the Efficiency Gap

Luukkanen, J., Kaivo-oja, J., Vähäkari, N., O’Mahony, T., Korkeakoski, M., Panula-Ontto, J., Phonhalath, K., Nanthavong, K., Reincke, K., Vehmas, J. & Hogarth, N., 20 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 211, p. 818-829 12 p.

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Greening the Dark Side of Chocolate: A Qualitative Assessment to Inform Sustainable Supply Chains

Camargo, M. C., Hogarth, N. J., Pacheco, P., Nhantumbo, I. & Kanninen, M., Mar 2019, In : Environmental Conservation. 46, 1, p. 9-16 8 p.

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The colour of maize: Visions of green growth and farmers perceptions in northern Laos

Kallio, M. H., Hogarth, N. J., Moeliono, M., Brockhaus, M., Cole, R., Bong, I. W. & Wong, G. Y., Jan 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 80, p. 185-194 10 p.

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Projects

Prizes

CIMO six month fellowship (Centre for International Mobility)

Nick Hogarth (Recipient), 27 Jun 2011

Prize: Prizes and awards

Emerald Citations of Excellence award winner.

Nick Hogarth (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes and awards

Activities

  • 6 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Pedagogical training (period 1)–developing pedagogical practices in Mekong higher education institutions

Liisa Hannele Ilomäki (Speaker: Presenter), Minna Helena Lakkala (Speaker: Presenter), Markku Tapani Kanninen (Chair of organizing committee), Dipjoy Chakma (Secretary of organizing committee), Nicholas Hogarth (Member of organizing committee), Adrian Antonio Monge Monge (Member of organizing committee)
13 Nov 201717 Nov 2017

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

Tropical Forests & Agroforests

Markku Tapani Kanninen (Chair), Eshetu Yirdaw Eshetu (Attendee), Nicholas Hogarth (Attendee), Adrian Antonio Monge Monge (Attendee), Dipjoy Chakma (Attendee)
3 Jan 201720 Jan 2017

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

Intensive training on "Academic writing in English"

Roy Siddall (Speaker: Chair), Markku Tapani Kanninen (Chair of organizing committee), Dipjoy Chakma (Secretary of organizing committee), Nicholas Hogarth (Member of organizing committee), Adrian Antonio Monge Monge (Member of organizing committee)
12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017

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

HEI ICI PARFORM Kick-Off Meeting

Markku Tapani Kanninen (Chair of organizing committee), Dipjoy Chakma (Secretary of organizing committee), Nicholas Hogarth (Member of organizing committee), Adrian Antonio Monge Monge (Member of organizing committee)
26 Jun 201727 Jun 2017

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

Practical training on CarboScen

Markku Tuomas Larjavaara (Speaker: Chair), Markku Tapani Kanninen (Chair of organizing committee), Dipjoy Chakma (Secretary of organizing committee), Nicholas Hogarth (Member of organizing committee), Adrian Antonio Monge Monge (Member of organizing committee)
10 Oct 2017

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

Press / Media

The hidden forest harvest, quantified

Arild Angelsen, Nicholas J. Hogarth & Sven Wunder

18/05/2014

1 Media contribution

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