Derek Garfield

About me

Originally from the USA, I have a strong international interest and background. I studied world politics and international relations during my undergraduate and last year finished my Masters in Sustainable Development at Uppsala University and SLU’s joint programme. I speak English, Swedish, and even Spanish. I am a former Scout and have spent my fair share of time in the woods!

About my research project

Fast-growing broadleaves have great potential to help the forestry sector meet social and ecological goals for sustainability, but what will it take to get forest owners to include them? I will analyse innovative practices of fast-growing broadleaf forestry in southern Sweden, using a systems innovation perspective and action research to support a systems transition towards a more diverse Swedish forest, with more Trees for Me and you in our future!

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