• academia

    Launch of research blog

    This blog will follow the research and other news connected to my project “The Return of Native Nordic Fauna” financed as a Young Researcher grant by the Swedish research council FORMAS, 2013-2016. The purpose of this project is to investigate how certain animal species have been identified as belonging in the Nordic region and how that identification has shaped historical conservation measures, particularly decisions to reintroduce the species. Reintroduction projects attempt to reestablish a species in a place where it has become locally extinct. While biologists have attempted to standardize the definition of reintroduction, they have not necessarily questioned the fundamental issue of history at the heart of reintroduction: Why…