MSc theses – University of Copenhagen

MSc theses of relevance to SCIFOR

Here we will upload titles and, so far as possible, direct links to MSc theses written on the subject areas of relevance to SCIFOR.

In September 2015 MSc-student at University of Copenhagen Sofie Hilje Thygesen defended her thesis entitled The impact of decentralised forest management on forest condition - A case study of the community 15 de Agosto, Bolivia analyzing the extent of forest decentralization in practice in a community in Bolivia and whether management is sustainable by looking at management plans and inventory results. She was supervised by SCIFOR partner Christian Pilegaard Hansen.
The thesis can be found here

In 2015 MSc student at University of Copenhagen Pauline Bala defended her thesis The potential role of local knowledge in community forest management: the case of Kidundakiyave miombo woodland in Tanzania focusing on understanding rural communities’ actual forest management practices and knowledge of forest ecology. She was supervised by SCIFOR partners Jens Friis Lund and Henrik Meilby, and hosted by SCIFOR partner Yonika Ngaga, SUA, Tanzania.
The thesis can be found here, and a poster based on Bala's study presented at the International Scientific Student Concerence 2015, held in Gdansk, Poland, can be found here.

In 2014 MSc-student at University of Copenhagen Yemi Olaonipekun Adeyeye defended his MSc thesis that touched upon some of the central research questions of SCIFOR. The thesis was entitled The Rationales, Knowledge-forms and Biophysical Outcomes of Community Forest Management in Nepal’s Mid-hills.
The thesis can be found here

In 2014 MSc-student at University of Copenhagen Maja Nastasia Juul Toft defended her MSc thesis that touched upon some of the central research questions of SCIFOR. The thesis was entitled The role of management plans in shaping forest management practices: examples from Nepalese community forestry.
The thesis can be found here