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Natalia Salazar
  • E-mailkatja.malmborg@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Thormøhlens gate 53 A/B
    5006 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7803
    5020 Bergen

I conduct research on how we can manage landscapes more sustainably, using transdisciplinary, qualitative, and spatial research methods, with a foundation in resilience thinking. I am intrigued by processes of translation, between languages, disciplines, and ways of knowing. Teaching and leading processes of knowledge co-production excites me.

I currently work as a postdoctoral fellow in the project BIOSPHERE. The project is led by Inger Elisabeth Måren, UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Heritage and Environmental Management. I also work closely with the other researchers and students in her team. The focus of the BIOSPHERE project is to, in collaboration with the Nordhordland UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Alver municipality, explore strategies and practical land management innovations that have the potential to improve sustainable management of lands under pressure in Nordhordland, north of Bergen. We will do this by trialing participatory methods such as PPGIS, the Seeds of Good Anthropocenes methodology, and tools from resilience practice.

I hold a PhD in Sustainability Science from Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University (2021). My PhD thesis focused on exploring ways in which to operationalize the ecosystem service concept for local decision-making, in support of sustainable landscape management and stewardship. The study area for my PhD thesis was the Helge å catchment in Southern Sweden, and the project was done in collaboration with the Kristianstad Vattenrike UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. In addition to having engaged in knowledge co-production in biosphere reserves, I have also done research on multifunctionality in smallholder farming landscapes in Burkina Faso and Ghana, West Africa.

I lecture about sustainability science in the course SDG215: "UN Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on land".

I also supervise master thesis students at the Department of Biological Sciences.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Knowledge co-production in the Helge å catchment: a comparative analysis. Ecosystems and People. 565-582.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Embracing complexity in landscape management: Learning and impacts of a participatory resilience assessment. Ecosystems and People. 241-257.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Postdoctoral Fellow in "BIOSPHERE: Activating local resources; cultivating regional cooperation for sustainable land-use", funded by the Research Council of Norway (NFR), under the “Areas under pressure”-call. The project is running from 1st June 2021 to 31st May 2025.