Working Group

"Socio-Economics of Forest Use in the Tropics and Subtropics"

Research Topics
In Thailand:
  • Reiner Buergin (anthropologist): 

  • "Local change and cultural identity in a global heritage. Pwo Karen communities in the Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary, a World Heritage Site in Western Thailand, in the context of national modernization and global environmental discourses"
  • Christl Keßler (sociologist): 

  • "Is there a woman behind every big tree: gender aspects in community forestry"
  • Rainer Schwarzmeier (agroeconomist): 

  • "Socio-economic aspects of community forestry in Northeastern Thailand"
  • Rolf-Dieter Sprung (forester): 

  • "Participatory resource management: the potential of Participatory Land-use Planning (PLP) in Thailand"
  • Oliver Pye (forester): 

  • "Strategic groups in Thailand's forests"

    In Venezuela:

  • Christoph Aicher (political scientist, forester): 

  • "Venezuelan forest policy: Lacking success of a successful policy" 
  • Martina Grimmig (anthropologist): 

  • "Forest use, conflicts and strategies of indigenous groups: the Kariña"
  • Barbara Müller (human geographer): 

  • "Deforestation dynamics and regional planning: actors and factors in colonization processes in Estado Bolivar"
  • Argelia Silva (biologist): 

  • "Primary forests and secondary successions on agricultural land in Estado Sucre"
  • Alexis Valqui-Haase (agricultural scientist): 

  • "The rationality of agricultural smallholders' use of the resource forest" 

                                                                                                                                                                          Reiner Buergin, December  2002