Eskil Mattsson, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Eskil Mattsson, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, defended his PhD thesis in Physical Geography entitled “Forest and land use mitigation and adaptation in Sri Lanka – aspects in the light of international climate change policies" on Friday 30 March 2012. The faculty opponent was Dr. Sandra Brown, Ecosystem Services Unit, Winrock International, Virginia, USA.
Eskil Mattsson’s research focuses primarily on the role of land-use change and forestry in a future climate regime with emphasis on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, conservation, sustainable management of forests, and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+). The aim of the dissertation project has been to investigate monitoring aspects to deforestation and degradation in developing countries, with a focus on Sri Lanka. The findings presented in the thesis can contribute to a better understanding of potential options and approaches that Sri Lanka can use to realize its climate change mitigation and adaptation potential in the land use and forestry sector.
More information about Eskil Mattsson and his research.
Abstract and link to the full-text thesis.