Dr. Johan Oldekop has joined the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) network at the University of Michigan for a two year fellowship under the Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowships Programme.

During his time at IFRI, Johan will be continuing his research into rural livelihoods and conservation outcomes, and will be conducting new research on community forest management in Nepal. Johan has worked extensively on community forestry and food security, and the link between natural resource management policies and conservation outcomes. He combines a range of approaches from the natural and social sciences and has ongoing research in three of the world’s biodiversity hotspots: the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Brazilian Atlantic Forest, and the Middle Hills and Terai Region of Nepal.

Johan will be returning to the University of Sheffield in 2016 as a Research Fellow in the Department of Geography, and will continue to be affiliated with SIID through  ongoing projects, including ID100 and the  natural resource management seminar series.

To contact Johan about his research, please email j.oldekop@sheffield.ac.uk