A close-up of human dimensions of wildlife in Europe

Sabrina Dressel

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sabrina Dressel is a PhD student at the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Umeå, Sweden. She has a diverse background with social science research experience, a M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology & Wildlife Management from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria and a B.Sc. in International Forest Ecosystem Management (University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde, Germany), as well as working experience within forestry, agriculture and hunting.Sabrina’s graduate research concerns the governance of wildlife in Sweden with a special focus on the adaptive moose management system. She will analyse its institutional capacity for multi-species management and evaluate its performance in regard to five central aspects: social trust, fair representation, knowledge pluralism, communication and leadership. She will use quantitative and qualitative approaches to explore the existing collaborative arrangements from different perspectives and assess the individual and collective adaptive capacity.


In Europe an increasing number of scholars from different disciplines show growing interest in studying interactions between society and wildlife. Europe’s diversity with regard to cultures, languages and governance systems... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Maria Johansson (Lund University)
  2. Sabrina Dressel (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  3. Emma Kvastegård (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  4. Göran Ericsson (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  5. Anke Fischer (James Hutton Institute)
  6. Bjørn Kaltenborn (Norwegian Institute for Nature Research NINA)
  7. Jerry Vaske (Colorado State University)
  8. Camilla Sandström (Umeå University)

Topic Areas

Topics: Increasing HDFW Capacity , Topics: Improving HDFW Science


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