The raison d’ être of the Chair of Tropical Forestry is to educate through our master programs, and it is even better if our students manage to co-author a scientific publication. One output of the SUTROFOR Spring School 2019 has resulted in a publication in the open-access journal Forests. The paper, titled “What (De) Motivates Forest Users’ Participation in Co-Management? Evidence from Nepal”, is authored by our post-doc Dr. Kimengsi, partners from the universities in Nepal and Denmark, and participating SUTROFOR students. For this research, they employed Focus Group Discussions and Key Informant Interviews, which were part of the spring school. The paper sheds light on the decision-making structure and motivational aspects of co-management with a case study in Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal.
The publication can be accessed here: https://doi.org/10.3390/f10060512