Reindeer husbandry in a Globalizing North - resilience, adaptations and pathways for actions

Climate change is penetrating all biological processes and production systems in the Arctic. Increased accessibility of its natural resources is transforming the region into an important player in the global economy. This will change the livelihood of northern people who depend on the land.

The overall aim of the ReiGN is to understand how climate change and other processes in the Arctic will affect reindeer husbandry in Fennoscandia and how reindeer husbandry can adapt to these drivers. Fennoscandian reindeer husbandry represents ecological, socio-economical and institutional gradients as reflected in different adaptations and management regimes. This opens for a comparative research approach; combining modelling with empirical data analyses and semi-experimental approaches within a Social-ecological System framework. By integrating perspectives from natural and social sciences as well as economics, we will identify key drivers, including internal drivers, and dissect their effects on the industry.

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Professor Øystein Holand, Norges miljø- og biovitenskapelige universitet

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Nordic Centre of Excellence