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Nina Bergan Holmelin

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailNina.Holmelin@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Fosswinckelsgt. 6
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7802
    5020 Bergen

My research interests lie in adaptive capacity to climate change and other large-scale changes, agriculture, sustainability, food security and development. As a human geographer, I do fieldwork and use mainly qualitative methods.

My work mainly concerns adaptive capacity, flexibility, innovation and food security in small-scale farming systems, in the face of climate change and other large-scale changes. Topics discussed in my PhD project are potentials and barriers to adaptation under climate change in Himalayan farming, gender relations and decision-making within the household, and the logic, meanings and values of subsistence agricultural production. The relations between rural development, climate, markets for food and labor and migration inform my work.

I mainly rely on qualitative methods including case studies and intensive fieldwork methods, in addition to some use of basic statistical analyses. Inter-disciplinary research and mixed methods are important to me and I have some background in anthropology, development economics, political science, sociology, and system dynamics in addition to my specialization as a human geographer. I have fieldwork experience from Nepal, Peru, Estonia and Norway and I have worked on food production and food security in Malawi. I am also engaged in global production, distribution and trade of food, as well as transitions in Norwegian agricultural systems towards social, environmental and climate sustainability.

My PhD project is financed by CICERO Center for International Climate Research in Oslo, where I am employed as a Researcher.

Selected publications
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Competing gender norms and social practice in Himalayan farm management. World Development. 122: 85-95. Published 2019-05-18. doi: 10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.05.018
  • Aase, Tor Halfdan; Holmelin, Nina; van Oort, Bob; Agrawal, Nand Kishor; Nischalke, Sarah; Wang, Wenling; Ahmed, Sher; Chapagain, Prem Sagar; Bisht, Suman. 2017. Current Adaptations and Future Prospects of Himalayan Farming. Chapter 10, pages 296-346. In:
    • Aase, Tor Halfdan. 2017. Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming. Oxford University Press. 312 pages. ISBN: 9780199475476.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2017. Minor Crops and Major Opportunities in Dolakha, Nepal. Chapter 6, pages 150-196. In:
    • Aase, Tor Halfdan. 2017. Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming. Oxford University Press. 312 pages. ISBN: 9780199475476.
  • Holmelin, Nina; Aase, Tor Halfdan. 2013. Flexibility of scope, type and temporality in Mustang, Nepal. Opportunities for adaptation in a farming system facing climatic and market uncertainty. Sustainability. 5: 1387-1405. Published 2013-03-25. doi: 10.3390/su5041387
Academic article
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Competing gender norms and social practice in Himalayan farm management. World Development. 85-95.
  • Holmelin, Nina; Aase, Tor Halfdan. 2013. Flexibility of scope, type and temporality in Mustang, Nepal. Opportunities for adaptation in a farming system facing climatic and market uncertainty. Sustainability. 1387-1405.
Report
  • van Oort, Bob; Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Klimagassutslipp fra norsk mat. 05. 05. .
Lecture
  • Holmelin, Nina; Standal, Karina; West, Jennifer Joy. 2018. Gender and Climate Change.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2017. Klima, matproduksjon og tilpasningskapasitet.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2017. Klima, landbruk og tilpasning.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Klima, mat og migrasjon.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2017. Thank you for the rain. Landbruk og matsikkerhet under klimaendringer.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2017. Landbruk i klimaendringenes tid.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2016. Flukt og klima.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2015. Matsikkerhet og klimaendringer.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2015. Matsikkerhet for et klima i endring.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2015. Kveldsmat: Smaken av klima.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2015. Explore Himalaya. Folket i fjellene.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2013. Små avlinger, store muligheter. Jordbruk og klimaendringer i Himialaya.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Klimaendringer: Sårbarhet og tilpasning.
Academic lecture
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Subsistence and market: How risk management influences decision-making among smallholding Nepalese farmers.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. Women empowerment meets tradition: Competing gender norms and changing social practice in Himalaya.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. Migrasjonens rolle i tilpasning til klimaendringer: Nepal.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. Local flexibility as adaptation, gender, and subsistence.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2016. From resilience to flexibility: Adaptive capacity in a Nepali farming system.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2016. Flexible adaptations in Himalaya: Place-based case studies.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2015. Tilpasninger til klimaendringer i landbruket.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2015. Minor crops and major opportunities in Dolakha, Nepal.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2015. Maina Pokhari: Minor crops and major opportunities in Dolakha, Nepal.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2014. Tilpasning til klimaendringer i jordbruket.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2014. Små avlinger, store muligheter. Jordbruk og klimaendringer i Himalaya.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2014. Policies to enable farming flexibility.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2014. HICAP Place-based workshop. Case: Dolakha, Nepal.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2014. Critical realism epistemology and Sen's capability approach: Facts and values in social science.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2014. Capability to change in response to large-scale uncertainty. PhD midterm evaluation.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2013. Tilpasning til klimaendringer i landbruket.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2013. Researcher in the field: Fieldwork methods and Place based case studies.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. PhD project presentation.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Flexibility in a Himalayan farming system: Adaptation under uncertainty.
  • Tschakert, Petra; Holmelin, Nina; Lamadrid, Armando José; van Oort, Bob Eric H.; St. Clair, Asuncion. 2012. Conceptual and Methodological Reflections on Vulnerability Assessments (VAs).
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Capability to change in response to large-scale uncertainty: Farming flexibility, food security and climate change in Himalaya.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Capability to change in response to large-scale uncertainty: Farming flexibility, food security and climate change in Himalaya.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Adapting to uncertainty through Farming Flexibility in Himalaya.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2011. Adapting to uncertainty: Farming Flexibility in Mustang, Nepal.
Popular scientific article
  • Holmelin, Nina; van Oort, Bob; Hermansen, Erlend Andre T.; Andrew, Robbie. 2019. EAT less meat. KLIMA - Et magasin om klimaforskning fra CICERO.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2014. Dolakha farmers learn to adapt. Nepali Times. 6-6.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. People in the Himalayas need the glaciers. Klima.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Folk i Himalaya trenger isbreene. Klima. 4-5.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2010. Fleksible bønder i Himalaya. Klima. 6-8.
Feature article
  • van Oort, Bob; Holmelin, Nina; Hermansen, Erlend Andre T.; Andrew, Robbie. 2019. Spis mindre kjøtt. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.).
Interview
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. The climate crisis is hitting the world's third pole and will affect Tibetans, climate expert says.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Isbreene i Himalaya krymper raskere enn før.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Hva skal vi spise i fremtiden?
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Hva gjør vi hvis klimakrisen fører til flere millioner på flukt?
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Climate change is roasting the Himalaya region, threatening millions.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. – En misforståelse at verdens befolkning øker stadig raskere.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. Harvard-forskere: Mer CO2 gir mindre næring i kornet.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. Frykter spekulanter.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. Befolkningsveksten beveger seg i klimavennlig retning.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2018. Avviser at folkevekst er sterk klimatrussel.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2016. Klima og sikkerhet.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2016. Frykter klimaendringer kan føre til humanitær katastrofe av "uante dimensjoner".
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Nina Holmelin - Intro.
  • Løland, Leif Rune; Holmelin, Nina; Aaheim, Asbjørn. 2012. Himalayabønders klimatilpasning.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Fra kjønnsroller til "det gode liv".
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Forbereder feltarbeid i Nepal.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2012. Fant den perfekte åsryggen.
Programme participation
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2019. Færre barn er bra for klima og miljøet på kloden.
  • Holmelin, Nina; Plassen, Pål. 2017. Klimaendringer og migrasjon.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2017. Fremtidens klimaflyktninger.
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2016. Klimaflyktninger.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Holmelin, Nina. 2017. Minor Crops and Major Opportunities in Dolakha, Nepal. 47 pages.
  • Aase, Tor Halfdan; Holmelin, Nina; van Oort, Bob; Agrawal, Nand Kishor; Nischalke, Sarah; Wang, Wenling; Ahmed, Sher; Chapagain, Prem Sagar; Bisht, Suman. 2017. Current Adaptations and Future Prospects of Himalayan Farming. 51 pages.

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