Preparing for and Responding to Disturbance

Researchers engaged in the project Preparing for and Responding to Disturbance: Arctic lessons for Sweden are analyzing the development of policy and crisis preparedness on issues that are expected to become increasingly important as a result of climate change and/or increasing globalization in northern areas. How do different northern countries respond to forest pest outbreaks and storms? How can the forest industry deal with economic crisis? And how do municipalities respond to increased risk of flooding? Through comparative studies in Sweden, Finland and Canada, our researchers aim to draw lessons that will help Sweden to improve its preparedness for impending changes in the Arctic.