Nelson Institute Director investigates the implications of plantation-focused forestry efforts
January 22, 2019
New research from the University of Wisconsin–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies investigates the implications of plantation-focused forestry efforts that seek to put large percentages of countries under forest cover. While forests can offer carbon sequestration and other benefits, the study looks at the impact these policies have on pastoral and tribal communities as well as the greater environment.
Co-authored by Nelson Institute Director, Paul Robbins, the findings of this study titled, “Ecologies of the colonial present: Pathological forestry from the taux de boisement to civilized plantations” were recently published in Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.