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
Ogle SM, Olander L, Wollenberg E, Rosenstock T, Tubiello F, Paustian K, Buendia L, Nihart A, Smith P. 2014. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting agricultural management for climate change in developing countries: providing the basis for action. Global Change Biology, 20: 1–6.
Olander L, Wollenberg E, Tubiello F, Herold M. 2014. Synthesis: the status and potential for improved agricultural greenhouse gas quantification. Environmental Research Letters 9 075003.
Agrawal A, Wollenberg E, Persha L. Governing Mitigation in Agriculture Forest Landscapes. Lead article of special issue. Accepted, subject to revision. Global Environmental Change.
Edmunds D, Sasser J, Wollenberg E. 2013. A gender strategy for pro-poor climate change mitigation. CCAFS Working Paper no. 36. Copenhagen, Denmark: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Foster K, Neufeldt H, Franks P, Diro R, Munden L, Anand M, Wollenberg E. 2013. Climate finance for agriculture and livelihoods. ICRAF Policy Brief.
Harvey, CA, Chacón M, Donatti C, Garen E, Hannah L, Andrade A, Bede L, Brown D, Calle A, Chará J, Clement C, Gray E, Minh HH, Minang P, Rodríguez A, Seeberg-Elverfeldt C, Semroc B, Shames S, Smukler S, Somarriba E, Torquebiau E, van Etten J, Wollenber, E. 2013. Climate-smart Landscapes: Opportunities and Challenges for Integrating Adaptation and Mitigation in Tropical Agriculture. Conservation Letters 7(2): 77-90.
Neufeldt H, Jahn M, Campbell C, Beddington JR, DeClerck F, De Pinto A, Hellin J, Herrero M, Jarvis A, LeZaks D, Holger M, Rosenstock T, Scholes M, Scholes R, Vermeulen S, Wollenberg E, Zougmoré R. 2013. Beyond climate-smart agriculture – toward safe operating spaces for global food systems. Agriculture and Food Security 2(12).
Newton P, Agrawal A, Wollenberg E. 2013. Enhancing the sustainability of commodity supply chains in tropical forest and agricultural landscapes. Global Environmental Change 23: 1761-1772.
Newton P, Agrawal A, Wollenberg L. 2013. Interventions for achieving sustainability in tropical forest and agricultural landscapes. CAPRi Working Paper No. 110. Washington, DC: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
Olander L, Wollenberg E, Tubiello F, Herold M. 2013. Advancing agricultural greenhouse gas quantification. Environmental Research Letters 8(1): 011002.
Wollenberg E, Higman S, Seeberg-Elverfeldt C, Neely C, Tapio-Bistrom ML, Neufeldt H. 2012. Helping smallholder farmers mitigate climate change. CCAFS Policy Brief 5. Copenhagen, Denmark: CCAFS.
Wollenberg E, Herrero M, Wassmann R, Neufeldt H, Vermeulen S, Rosswall T, Campbell B, Hellin J, Jarvis A, Challinor A, Snook L, Smakhtin V, Kinyangi J. 2012. CCAFS Working Paper 29. Setting the agenda: climate change adaptation and mitigation for food systems in the developing world. Copenhagen: CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).
Jarvis A, Lau C, Cook S, Wollenberg E, Hansen J, Bonilla O, Challinor A. 2011. An integrated adaptation and mitigation framework for developing agricultural research: synergies and trade-offs. Experimental Agriculture 47(2): 185-203.
Negra C, Wollenberg E. 2011. Lessons from REDD+ for agriculture. CCAFS Report No. 4. CGIAR Research Program, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark. Available online at: www.ccafs.cgiar.org
Negra C, Wollenberg E. 2011. Lessons from REDD: Advancing agriculture in the UNFCCC. Carbon Management 2(2): 161-173.
Vermeulen S, Zougmore R, Wollenberg E, Thornton P, Nelson G, Kristjanson P, Kinyangi J, Jarvis A, Hansen J, Challinor A, Campbell B, Aggarwal P. 2011. Climate change, agriculture and food security: a global partnership to link research and action for low-income agricultural producers and consumers. Current Opinions in Sustainability 4: 1-6.
Vermeulen SJ, Aggarwal PK, Ainslie A, Angelone C, Campbell BM, Challinor AJ, Hansen JW, Ingram JSI, Jarvis A, Kristjanson P, Lau C, Nelson GC, Thornton PK, Wollenberg E. 2011. Options for support to agriculture and food security under climate change, Environmental Science & Policy, 15(1): 136-144.
Vermeulen SJ, Wollenberg E. 2011. Benefits of tropical crops for food security. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences March 1, 2011 vol. 108 no. 9 E30.
Wollenberg E, Campbell BM, Holmgren P, Seymour F, Sibanda L, von Braun J. 2011. Actions needed to halt deforestation and promote climate smart agriculture. CCAFS Policy Brief no. 4. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark. Available online at: www.ccafs.cgiar.org.
Wollenberg E, Negra C. 2011. Next Steps for Climate Change Mitigation in Agriculture. CCAFS Policy Brief no. 2. CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). Copenhagen, Denmark Available online at: www.ccafs.cgiar.org
Selected older 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.