Environmental problems are often complex and consequently need to be examined from different angles and scientific approaches to be understood and solved. There is a need to understand the driving forces behind society’s handling of natural resources, pollution and waste products at various institutional and political levels has increased substantially, as well as questions of global, national and local resource management and the links between them. Research issues spring from everyday life and are often formulated in direct communication with a broader society. Environmental changes call for collaboration of researchers from different disciplines in both natural science and cultural science. The methodology integrates both quantitative and qualitative studies with field work, laboratory analyses, modelling and studies of human activities.
WES’s current research is conducted within and between three interdisciplinary long-term focus areas:
• Pollution – causes, impacts, policies and measures
• Livelihood, lifestyles and long-term supply of food, water and energy
• Climate change - impacts, politics, policies and measures.
Title: Decentralizing hydraulic society: Actor responses to institutional arrangements in Vietnam prespectives. Author: Pham Thi Bich Ngoc. Pham will defend her doctoral thesis on Friday August 23 at 13.15 in TEMCAS, Temahuset, Campus Valla.
Gustavsson J, Shakeri Yekta S, Karlsson A, Skyllberg U, Svensson BH (2013). Potential bioavailability and chemical forms of Co and Ni in biogas process – an evaluation based on sequential and acid volatile sulfide extractions. Engineering in Life Sciences (in press)
The objective for TEMA - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society. Tema aims to provide a major impetus in career development for both future researchers and those who have just entered the field of research
Last updated: 2013-05-20