Next Scientific Coffee Human-Forest-Relationships: M.Sc. Dominik Menton-Enderlin (FVA): “Basically this is all my forest” | 6 April 2022, 1-3 pm CET

6 April 2022, online

13-15 CET / 14-16 EEST

Input: M.Sc. Dominik Menton-Enderlin (Forest Research Institute Baden-Württemberg (FVA)), “Basically this is all my forest” – qualitative and quantitative research results on psychological ownership among forest visitors in germany

Dominik Menton-Enderlin is an environmental scientist researching human-forest-relationships at the FVA-Department of Societal Change. In his current project, he explores why people feel perceptions of ownership towards forests without legally owning them and how feelings of “my” and “our ” forest influence decision-making and behavior in forests. He further investigates the role these feelings play in current debates on the future of German forests in times of climate change and how they are linked to the rising importance of social or cultural functions of forests. The presented results are based on a mixed-methods approach consisting of a literature study, group discussions, and a representative online survey of German forest users.

The “Scientific Coffee” sessions continue our cooperation and exchange on the relations between society, humans and forests that we started with the workshop “Contested Society-Nature-Relations. Forest related Emotions, Practices & Conflicts in Times of Societal Change” in May 2021. They give room for open and relaxed discussions on current research subjects related to human and society relations to forests. The Scientific Coffee sessions take place as often as we find the time to organise another session – but at least one session per semester is planned.

If you are interested in contributing to the next “Scientific Coffee HFR”, please contact with info on your subject (title and short abstract) and a preferred Wednesday (13-15 CET / 14-16 EEST).

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Meeting-ID: 665 8905 9243

Kenncode: 879775