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Lini Wollenberg

Program Management Committee, Theme Leader

Dr. Lini Wollenberg received her B.S. (1980) MSc (1986) and PhD (1991) degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, USA. 

Lini is currently Research Associate Professor at the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont. She was previously the Director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture, U. of Vermont (2007-2009); Principle Scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (1994-2005);  and Program Officer for Asia’s Rural Poverty and Resources Program at the Ford Foundation (1991-1994).

She is a fellow of the Samdhana Institute, a Research Fellow of the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Senior Associate with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Lini’s areas of expertise include local governance, environment and rural livelihoods,  community-based forest management, participatory action research and adaptive collaborative management.  She has worked primarily in Asia, especially Indonesian Borneo. 

Lini has produced over 60 publications and assisted in more than 85 publications of research partners.


Some recent publications

Springate-Baginski, O. and Wollenberg, E. eds.  2010.  REDD, Forest Governance and Rural Livelihoods, The Emerging Agenda.  CIFOR, Bogor.

Armitage, D., Plummer, R., Berkes, F., Arthur, R., Charles., A., Davidson-Hunt, I., Diduck,A., Doubleday, N., Johnson, D., Marschke, M., McConney, P., Pinkerton, E., and Wollenberg, E.  2009.  Adaptive co-management for social-ecological complexity.  J. of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(2): 95-102. 

Wollenberg, E., L. Merino, A. Agrawal and E. Ostrom.  2007.  Fourteen years of monitoring community-managed forests: Learning from IFRI’s experience.  Int. Forestry Review Vol.9(2):  670-684.

Wollenberg, E., Iwan, R., Limberg, G. Moeliono, M. Rhee, S., Sudana, M.  2007.  Facilitating cooperation during times of chaos:  Spontaneous orders and muddling through in Malinau District, Indonesia. J. of Ecology and Society 12(1): 3.

Wollenberg, E., Moeliono, M., Limberg, G., Iwan, R., Rhee, S., Sudana, M. 2006. Between state and society: local governance of forests in Malinau, Indonesia. Forest Policy and Economics 8(4): 421- 433.

Wollenberg, E. ,Anderson, J. , Lopez, C.  2005.  Through all things differ:  Pluralism as a basis for cooperation in forests.  CIFOR, Bogor.

Edmunds, D. and Wollenberg, E. (eds). 2003. Local Forest Management: The Impacts of Devolution Policies. Earthscan, London.

Edmunds, D. and Wollenberg, E. 2001. A Strategic Approach to Multistakeholder Negotiations. Development and Change, Volume 32 Issue 2 pp. 231-253.

Wollenberg, E., Edmunds, D. and Buck, L. 2000. Anticipating Change: Scenarios as a Tool for Adaptive Forest Management. A Guide.   CIFOR.  Bogor.