Wildlife-agriculture conflict: a case study of the pink-footed goose

PhD defence, Monday 5 March 2018. Caroline Ernberg Simonsen.

2018.03.05 | Liselotte K Heller

Caroline Ernberg Simonsen

Goose–agriculture conflicts are a reality in many countries. Spring staging pink-footed geese in Norway are the cause of substantial crop loss on grass pastures, which has given rise to complaints from farmers. Norwegian authorities implemented a subsidy scheme in 2006 to alleviate the “goose problem”. The thesis by Caroline Ernberg Simonsen aims to provide both farmers and authorities with new knowledge and tools that can provide improved management of subsidies as well as methods and strategies for optimising farmers’ effort in crop protection and economic considerations.

The PhD degree was completed at Department of Bioscience - Roskilde, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Monday 5 March 2018 at 13.30
Place: Room K1.36, DMU Øst, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde
Title of PhD thesis: Optimising management tools to alleviate a goose–agriculture conflict
Contact information: Caroline Ernberg Simonsen, e-mail: ces@bios.au.dk

Members of the assessment committee:
Dr. Juliet Vickery, Centre for Conservation Science, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), UK
Associate Professor Jesper Sølver Schou, Department of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Researcher Morten Frederiksen (chair), Department of Bioscience - Roskilde, Aarhus University, Denmark
Main supervisor:
Professor Jesper Madsen, Department of Bioscience - Kalø, Aarhus University
Language: The PhD thesis will be defended in English

The defence is public.

The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.

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