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Dr. Ida Wallin


Professur für Forst- und Umweltpolitik
Tennenbacher Str. 4

D - 79106 Freiburg i. Br.

Telefon: (0761) 203 - 3717




Researcher at the Chair for Forest and Environmental Policy at University of Freiburg, Germany. I hold a doctoral degree in forest management, policy and planning from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). My current research focuses on participatory forest and environmental governance, knowledge practices, media communication and transdisciplinary research.


Current & previous positions

2017 Dec – presentPostdoctoral researcher and lecturer. Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy at University of Freiburg, Germany.
2017 May-NovPostdoctoral researcher. Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
2012-2017  Doctoral student. Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
2012 June-Dec    Research assistant. Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.


Education & degrees

2017  PhD in Forest Management, Policy and planning at Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Dissertation title: "Forest Management and Governance in Sweden - A Phronetic Analysis of Social Practices" (LINK). Dissertation date 7th of April 2017.
2013MA in Forestry, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
2012     MSc in Forest Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
2010/11  Erasmus exchange to the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology at George-August-University, Göttingen, Germany.
2011 BSc in Forest Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

Research projects & collaborations 

2020-2023           PARADeS – Participatory assessment of flood related disaster prevention and development of an adapting coping system in Ghana. Funding body: BMBF.
2018-2020PerForm - Perceiving the Forest-based Bioeconomy. Funding body: EFI Networking fund.
2013-2016 ORCHESTRA COST-Action FP1207 - Orchestrating forest-related policy analysis in Europe. Funding body: EU COST-Action. 
2012-2015 INTEGRAL – Future-oriented integrated management of European forested landscapes. Funding body: EU FP7 Seventh Framework Programme. 


Awards & stipends

2019  Outstanding Doctoral Research Award (ODRA), International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). 
2017Stipend King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 50-years anniversary fund for science, technology and environment for research about sustainable private forestry, 100’000 SEK.



I teach regularly at the University of Freiburg and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Since 2013 I have taught more than 30 classes at BSc and MSc levels. My teaching and lecturing cover the fields of Forest and Environmental Policy, Participatory Governance, Bioeconomy, Ecosystem management, Foresight studies, Participatory action research (PAR), and Social science theory and methods. 



BSc and MSc students

Since 2015 I have supervised 21 MSc theses and 1 BSc thesis at University of Freiburg (18) and at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (3).

Doctoral students

Isak Lodin (2015-2020) “Current versus Alternative Forest Management Practices in Southern Sweden”. ALTERFOR project. Assistant supervisor from 18th of April 2017.




  • Masiero, M., Secco, L., Pettenella, D., Da Re, R., Bernö, H., Carreira, A., Dobrovolsky, A. Giertlieova, B., Giurca, A., Holmgren, S., Mark-Herbert, C. Navrátilová, L., Pülzl, P., Ranacher, L., Salvalaggio, A., Sergent, A., Sopanen, A., Stelzer, A., Stetter, T., Valsta, L., Výbošťok, J., … Wallin, I. (2020). Bioeconomy perception by future stakeholders: Hearing from European forestry students. Ambio, 49(12). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01376-y
  • Ranacher, L., Wallin, I., Valsta, L., & Kleinschmit, D. (2020). Social dimensions of a forest-based bioeconomy: A summary and synthesis. Ambio, 49(12), 1851–1859. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-020-01401-0
  • Aggestam, F., Konczal, A., Sotirov, M., Wallin, I., Paillet, Y., Spinelli, R., Lindner, M., Derks, J., Hanewinkel, M., & Winkel, G. (2020). Can nature conservation and wood production be reconciled in managed forests? A review of driving factors for integrated forest management in Europe. Journal of Environmental Management, 268, 110670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2020.110670
  • Holmström, E., Nordström, E., Lariviére, D., & Wallin, I. (2020). Detection of Retention Trees on Clearcuts, a 50-Year Perspective. Open Journal of Forestry, 10(01), 110–123. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojf.2020.101008


  • Trubins, R., Jonsson, R., Wallin, I., & Sallnäs, O. (2019). Explicating behavioral assumptions in forest scenario modelling – the behavioral matrix approach. Forest Policy and Economics, 103, 70–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2017.07.001



  • Kleinschmit, D., Pülzl, H., Secco, L., Sergent, A., & Wallin, I. (2018). Orchestration in political processes: Involvement of experts, citizens, and participatory professionals in forest policy making. Forest Policy and Economics, 89(December 2017), 4–15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2017.12.011
  • Wallin, I., Pülzl, H., Secco, L., Sergent, A., & Kleinschmit, D. (2018). Research trends: Orchestrating forest policy-making: Involvement of scientists and stakeholders in political processes. Forest Policy and Economics, 89(March), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2018.01.003


  • Lodin, I., Brukas, V., & Wallin, I. (2017). Spruce or not? Contextual and attitudinal drivers behind the choice of tree species in southern Sweden. Forest Policy and Economics, 83, 191–198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2016.11.010
  • Hoogstra-Klein, M. A., Brukas, V., & Wallin, I. (2017). Multiple-use forestry as a boundary object: From a shared ideal to multiple realities. Land Use Policy, 69, 247–258. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.08.029
  • Orazio, C., Cordero Montoya, R., Régolini, M., Borges, J., Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Barreiro, S., Botequim, B., Marques, S., Sedmák, R., Smreček, R., Brodrechtová, Y., Brukas, V., Chirici, G., Marchetti, M., Moshammer, R., Biber, P., Corrigan, E., Eriksson, L., Favero, M., … Sallnäs, O. (2017). Decision Support Tools and Strategies to Simulate Forest Landscape Evolutions Integrating Forest Owner Behaviour: A Review from the Case Studies of the European Project, INTEGRAL. Sustainability, 9(4), 599. https://doi.org/10.3390/su9040599


  • Wallin, I., Carlsson, J., & Hansen, H. P. (2016). Envisioning future forested landscapes in Sweden – Revealing local-national discrepancies through participatory action research. Forest Policy and Economics, 73, 25–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2016.07.010
  • Felton, A., Hedwall, P. O., Lindbladh, M., Nyberg, T., Felton, A. M., Holmström, E., Wallin, I., Löf, M., & Brunet, J. (2016). The biodiversity contribution of wood plantations: Contrasting the bird communities of Sweden’s protected and production oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 365, 51–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.01.030



  • Guillén, L. A., Wallin, I., & Brukas, V. (2015). Social capital in small-scale forestry: A local case study in Southern Sweden. Forest Policy and Economics, 53, 21–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2014.12.006
  • Biber, P., Borges, J., Moshammer, R., Barreiro, S., Botequim, B., Brodrechtová, Y., Brukas, V., Chirici, G., Cordero-Debets, R., Corrigan, E., Eriksson, L., Favero, M., Galev, E., Garcia-Gonzalo, J., Hengeveld, G., Kavaliauskas, M., Marchetti, M., Marques, S., Mozgeris, G., … Sallnäs, O. (2015). How Sensitive Are Ecosystem Services in European Forest Landscapes to Silvicultural Treatment? Forests, 6(5), 1666–1695. https://doi.org/10.3390/f6051666
  • Lindbladh, M., Hedwall, P., Wallin, I., & Felton, A. M. (2014). Spruce Plantations: Implications for Bird Biodiversity. Silva Fennica, 48(5), 1–18. http://dx.doi.org/10.14214/sf.1135


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