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Maria Nijnik

Staff picture: Maria Nijnik
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences
Principal Researcher
maria.nijnik@hutton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1224 395305

The James Hutton Institute
Craigiebuckler
Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Scotland UK

 

Maria Nijnik is a natural resource, ecological and climate change economist and a social scientist: Group Lead - Land and People; Research Lead – Natural Capital Valuation. Maria has worked at the Institute since 2002, after a period of postdoctoral research at the Free University, Amsterdam, and Wageningen University, in the Netherlands. She has a PhD in Social Sciences from Wageningen University in co-operation with the University of Victoria in Canada. Also, she has post-graduate qualifications from the Mansholt Institute and the Netherlands Network of General and Quantitative Economics (NAKE), a MSc in Environmental Policy and Management (EPCEM) from the Network of Dutch Universities, and a MSc/Dipl. Engineer’s degree with Distinction in forestry and wood-processing technology. She also has PhD in Economics, and is Professor in Forest Policy and Economics, Awardee of the Scientific Achievement Award of the International Union of Forest Ressearch Organizations (IUFRO) for her outstanding contributions to social science research on forestry, climate change and social innovation , Awardee of Scientific Achievement Honour in recognition of her destinquished research in the field and effectual Scientific Knowledge Exchange with Ukraine, IUFRO-2022 Recognition, and she is a holder of several of BBSRC exceptional Performance Awards.

Current research interests

Maria’s work centres on the socio-economic aspects of global changes, including climate change, and land-use and landscape changes, with a particular focus on the resilience of social-ecological systems, multifunctional and sustainable management and use of natural assets. This includes work on the institutional aspects and economics of tackling climate change through LULUCF, the role of woodlands and forestry in the development of marginalised rural areas and communities, with a special focus on mountain regions, evaluation of ecosystem services, stakeholder evaluation and public attitudes to identifying resilient interventions for multiple benefits from using natural assets and managing of trade-offs, human dimensions of global changes and social innovation. The total list of publications exceeds 400 items, with about 70 scientific journal articles. She is a reviewer and Guest Editor for top ranking in her field of science international journals, books, tenders and projects. Maria co-supervised several PhD students, who have been exceptionally successful, including Dr Peter Orrell - the winner of the Converge Challenge 2018 Award and Dr Mariana Melnykovych who completed her PhD research under the Memorandum of Understanding between the National Forestry University (UNFU), Ukraine and the James Hutton Institute

Highlights:

  • Member of UK Expert Committee on Forest Science
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of the European Forest Institute (EFI) and SAB EFI Observer in the Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) for Policy Support in Europe
  • Member of the Scientific Advisry Council of EURAC, Institute for Regional Development (2018-2021)
  • International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Office holder – Coordinator of Unit 4.05.05  – Social Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Member member of the Steering Committee of Science for the Carpathians, expert of the Caprathian Convention, UNEP 
  • Maria took a lead in the Netherlands’ Palace Symposium “Depopulation of rural areas: analyses and perspectives” held on June 15, 2017, in the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. The ideas from the symposium were met with interest and encouragement by the honourable audience, which included HMs the King and Queen of the Netherlands, members of the Dutch Royal Family, representatives of the Amsterdam Royal Palace Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Amsterdam City, Heads of Municipalities and others.
  • Maria belongs to the international worksing group of the EFI co-authorising the Think Forest (from Science to Policy) Publication on the Future of Plantation Forests in Europe launched in Brussels. An EFI book “What Science Can Tell Us: Forest Bioenergy for Europe”  - collaborative effort of experts from 12 countries with a leading role of Maria is widely advertised here, while the FAO http://www.fao.org/3/a-i5857e.pdf  ‘Forestry for a low-carbon future: Integrating forests and wood products in climate change strategies’ publication, co-authorised by Maria, was launched in the Sheik Zayed Centre, FAO, Rome during COFO 23. 
  • The potential offered by social innovation to improve the livelihoods of communities was at the centre of discussions at 48 conference sessions, co-organised by Maria and her teams since 2016, and she has been the Guest Edtor of special journals issues on the role of social innovation in revitalising of marginalised rural areas.

Coordinator of the Bringing in participatory approaches to widen the scope of natural capital valuation | The James Hutton Institute project funded by the Scottish Government (SG) RESAS Strategic Research Programme (SRP) 2022-2027; Contributor to the SG SRP (2022-2027) projects on Climate change impacts on Natural Capital (led by Mike Rivington) and on Informing a socially and spatially just future for the Scottish rural economy (led by Jon Hopkins).

Coordinator of the H2020 project Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas No: 677622 - SIMRA – RIA, Topic: ISIB-03-2015 - Unlocking the growth potential of rural areas through enhanced governance and social innovation (2016-2020):  www.simra-h2020.euSocial Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas. The Consortium consisted of 26 partners from 15 countries. In addition, 15 more countries were informally involved, including Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Ukraine, etc. It was a high impact project, rated by the EC & the media as being exceptionally successful.

Team member of the H2020 projects of Sherpa (Sustainable Hub to Engage into Rural Policies with Actors, HUTTON's PI - David Miller) and FirEuRisk (Developing a holistic, risk-wise strategy for European wildfire management, HUTTON's PI - Michaela Robertsand the HUTTON leading scientist on two (successful at stage 1) proposals submitted to the EC. 

Maria has been HUTTON’s leading economist on Natural Assets and of the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme (2016-2022) and Coordinator of the strand on Social Innovation. She contributed to EUH2020 (Project Agricultural knowledge: linking farmers, advisors & researchers to boost innovation) AgriLink, and led on Knowledge Integration, Scenarios and Recommendations for the Future of EU COST Action on "Enhancing the resilience capacity of sensitive mountain forest ecosystems under environmental (including climate) change (SENSFOR)", and was a Member of the Steering and Management Committees of SENSFOR.

Maria was the module leader of EC FP7 REDD-ALERT project on Reducing Emissions form Deforestation and Degradation; member of the Scottish Centre of Expertise on Climate Change and of the Ecosystem Service Community Scotland (ESCOM, Process area co-Leader). Maria has been a Member of the Scientific Advisory Boards on H2020 InnoForESt project (Smart information, governance and business innovations for sustainable supply and PES) and H2020 MATILDE (Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Areas). She was also a  member of the Committees on EC COST Action FP1203 on Non-Wood Forest Products and COST Action FP1207 on Forest-Related Policies, & others.

Past research

Maria coordinated/contributed to EU projects/tenders of VISULANDS, ALTER-NET and REDD-ALERT, FORMOUNT, including H2020 SIMRA  http://www.simra-h2020.eu/index.php/partners/ Coordination, BIOMES, UPDERPIN and many others. Among numerous projects of the past, she co-ordinated the UK component of COST Action FP0703 "Expected Climate Change and Options for European Silviculture" (ECHOES) and co-led on Climate Change Mitigation through forestry-based activities for Europe (34 countries). She led the Ecosystem Services Valuation component of the project on Nature Conservation and Ecosystem Service Delivery funded by the JNCC http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-6580. The coordinated by Maria project "Forestry and Climate Change: a Socio-Economic Perspective" was the Institute’s contribution to the first National Assessment of Forestry and Climate Change ("Combating Climate Change – A Role for UK Forests"). 

Bibliography

  • Vacik H.; Wiersum, F.; Mutke, S.; Kurttila, M.; Sheppard, J.; Wong, J.; de Miguel, S.; Nijnik, M.; Spiecker, H.; Miina, J.; Huber P.; Melnykovych, M.; Tsioras, P.; Abraham, E.; Enescu, M.; Kyriazopoulos, A. (2020) Considering NWFP in multi-purpose forest management., In : Vacik, H. (eds.). Non-Wood Forest Products in Europe, Ecology and Management of Mushrooms, Tree Products, Understory Plants and Animal Products, Outcomes of the COST Action FP1203 on European NWFPs, BoD, Norderstedt, pp79-123.
  • McVittie, A.; Novo-Nunez, P.; Nijnik, M. (2016) Valuation and natural capital accounting., In: Brooker, R., Hester, A. & Pakeman, R.J. (eds.). Ecosystem Services. The James Hutton Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, pp12-13.
  • Nijnik, M. (2016) Multiple functions: an example of woodlands in Great Britain., In: Miller, D.R., Fry, G., Quine, C.P. & Morrice, J. (eds.). Managing and Planning Landscape Change: The Role of Visualisation Tools for Public Participation. Springer.
  • Nijnik M.; Pajot, G. (2015) Accounting for uncertainties and time preference in economic analysis of tackling climate change through forestry and selected policy implications for Scotland and Ukraine., In: Ometto, J.P., Bun, R., Jonas, M. & Nahorski, Z. (eds.). Uncertainties in Greenhouse Gas Inventories - Expanding our Perspective. Springer International Publishing, pp227-240.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R. (2013) Chapter 25: Targeting sustainable provision of forest ecosystem services with special focus on carbon sequestration., In: Matyssek, R., Clarke, N., Cudlin, P., Mikkelsen, T.N., Tuovinen, J-P., Wieser, G. & Paoletti, E. (eds.). Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges: Understanding and Solutions from Forest Research. Elsevier. Chapter 25.9, pp547-568.
  • Nijnik, M. (2010) Carbon capture and storage in forests., In: Hester, R. E. & Harrison, R.M. (eds.). Carbon Capture: Sequestration and Storage. The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, Issues in Environmental Science and Technology, 29, 203-238.
  • Nijnik, M.; Bebbington, J.; Pajot, G.; Slee, B. (2009) Forestry and climate change: A socio-economic perspective., In: Read, D., Freer-Smith, P.H., Morison, J., Hanley, N., West, C., Snowdon, P. & Broadmeadow, M. (eds.). Combating Climate Change - a role for UK forests. An Assessment of the Potential of the UK's Trees and Woodlands to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change, The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, Chapter 12, 201-208.
  • Miller, D.R.; Vogt, N.; Nijnik, M.; Brondizio, E.; Fiorini, S. (2009) Integrating analytical and participatory techniques for planning the sustainable use of land resources and landscapes., In: Geertman, S.C.M. & Stillwell, J. (eds.). Planning Support Systems: New Methods and Best Practice. Advances in Spatial Science, Springer, New York, 317-345.
  • Nijnik, M. (2008) MAB (Man and the biosphere); Protection and sustainable use of land; Forestry in woodlands used for recreation; Forest zoning for recreation; Resources for Recreation; Recreation; UNEP(united Nations Environmental Programme)., Ukrainian Encyclopaedia of Forestry, Volume 2, National Academy of Sciences, the Scientific Society and the Ukraine's State Committee.
  • Nijnik, M. (2008) Geography of forests; Mountain forests.; Forestry enterprises; Forestry used for recreation; Optimum share of forest area; Forest resources; Forest Zoning; Forest economic zoning; Forest science; Forest harvesting designated Area; Silvi-steppe zone, Ukrainian Encyclopaedia, Volume 1, National Academy of Sciences and the Scientific Society and the Ukraine's State Committee of Forestry, various pages.
  • Nijnik, M.; Soloviy, I.; Deyneka, A.; Nijnik, A. (2008) Challenges and potential policy responses towards sustainable mountain development and nature conservation in the Ukrainian Carpathians., In: Nature Conservation Management: from Idea to Practical Results (ed. T.J. Chmielewski). PWZN Print, Lublin, Poland, pp133-149. ISBN: 83-87414-98-0
  • Nijnik, M.; Slee, B. (2008) Towards sustainable development of Scottish native woodlands., In: Nature Conservation Management: from Idea to Practical Results (ed. T.J. Chmielewski). PWZN Print, Lublin, Poland. pp113-132. ISBN: 83-87414-98-0
  • Kaljonen, M.; Primmer, E.; de Blust, G.; Nijnik, M.; Kulvik, M. (2008) Multifunctionality and biodiversity conservation - institutional challenges., In: Nature Conservation Management: from Idea to Practical Results (ed. T.J. Chmielewski). PWZN Print, Lublin, Poland, pp54-69. ISBN: 83-87414-98-0
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, A.; Morrice, J.G. (2007) Multi-functional landscapes in Scotland., In: Pedroli, B., van Doorn, A. & de Blust, G. (eds.). Europe's Living Landscapes: Essays Exploring our Identity in the Countryside. KNNV Publications, 105-123. ISBN: 9789050112581
  • Nijnik, M.; Bizikova, L. (2006) The European Union sustainable forest management and climate change mitigation policies from a transition countries perspective., In: Sustainable Forestry : From Monitoring and Modelling to Knowledge Management and Policy Science (ed. K.M. Reynolds). CAB International, Wallingford, pp56-74.
  • Nijnik, M.; Mather, A. (2006) Analysing institutions and public perspectives to identify the future of British forests., In: Sustainable Forestry : From Monitoring and Modelling to Knowledge Management and Policy Science (ed. K.M. Reynolds). CAB International, Wallingford, pp171-188.
  • Nijnik, M. (2002) Mitigating climate change via afforestation., In: Forestry in Ukraine at the Crossroads. Analyses and Ideas for a Sustainable Development, (eds. H. Essman and D. Pettenella), ENARECO Publications, pp160-175.
  • Nijnik, M. (2002) Managing forest sustainability., In: Forestry in Ukraine at the Crossroads. Analyses and Ideas for a Sustainable Development, (eds. H. Essman and D. Pettenella), ENARECO Publications, pp25-45.

  • Kluvánková, T.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Spacek, M.; Perlik, M.; Lukesch, R.; Valero, D.; Brnkalakova, S.; Bryce, R. (2020) SIMRA D2 3 Operationalization of stakeholder engagement: a guide., Deliverable D2.3, Report to the European Union, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), 53pp.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Barlagne, C. (2020) Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme., 3rd Periodic and Final Report to the European Commission, Brussels.
  • Blackstock, K.L.; Calo, A.; Currie, M.; Dinnie, L.; Eastwood, A.; MacLeod, K.; Matthews, K.B.; McKee, A.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M.; Sutherland, L.A.; Waylen, K.A. (2020) Issues arising from SLC’s Interim Report on Regional Land Use Partnerships - Evidence from the Scottish Government Strategic Research Programme 2016-2021., Scottish Land Commission, Advice to Scottish Government on Regional Land Use Partnership, Appendix 3, 33pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Melnykovych, M. (2019) Integrated ecosystemic value-enhancement of the Guadeloupe forest agrobiodiversity., Internal Report 5.4.s - Analytical- Informative Case Studies (Case Study Type B). Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), 28pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Melnykovych, M.; Hewitt, R.; Kerschbaum, D.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2019) Analytical case studies (Type A case study) Lochcarron Community Development Company - Strathcarron, Scotland, UK., Internal Project Report 5.4j - Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), 59pp.
  • Freer-Smith, P.; Muys, B.; Bozzano, M.; Drossler, L.; Farrelly, N.; Jactel, H.; Korhonen, J.; Minotta, G.; Nijnik, M.; Orazio, C. (2019) Plantation forests in Europe: challenges and opportunities., European Forest Institute, From Science to Policy 9, 50pp.
  • Secco, L.; Pisani, E.; Da Re, R.; Vicentini, K.; Rogelja, T.; Burlando, C.; Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Górriz-Mifsud, E.; Govigli, V.M.; Martínez de Arano, I.; Melnykovych, M.; Tuomasiukka, D.; Den Herde, M.; Lovric, M.; Ravazzoli, E.; Dalla Torre, C.; Streifeneder, T.; Vassilopoulus, A.; Akinsete, E.; Koundouri, P.; Lopolito, A.; Prosperi, M.; Baselice, A.; Polman, N.; Dijkshoorn, M.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Barlagne, C.; Hewitt, R.; Prokofieva, I.; Kuvlankova-Oravska, T.; Spacek, M.; Brnkalakova, S.; Gezik, V. (2019) Manual on innovative methods to assess social innovation and its impacts (D4.3)., Report to European Commission for Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D4.3. pp176. In addition, Technical Annex and Spreadsheet Calculator.
  • Govigli, V.M.; Melnykovych, M.; Górriz-Mifsud, E.; Dalla Torre, C.; Ravazzoli, E.; Da Re, R.; Pisani, E.; Secco, L.; Vincentini, K.; Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Kluvánková, T.; Spacek, M.; Akinsete, E.; Barlagne, C.; Baselice, A.; Bengoumi, M.; Dijkshoorn-Dekker, M.; Egartner, S.; Gibson, H.; Gramm, V.; Herrmann, P., Hewitt, R.; Kozova, M.; Labidi, A.; Lolini M.; Lopolito, A.; Miller, D.R.; Niedermayr, J.; Nijnik M.; Perlik, M.; Polman, N.; Prokofieva, I.; Prosperi, M.; Fernández-Blanco, C.R.; Sarkki S.; Vassilopoulos A.; Wagner K. (2019) Deliverable D5.3. Report on social innovation assessment in each selected case study., H2020 SIMRA Project, Deliverable D5.3, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, pp38.
  • Msika, J.; Barlagne, C.; Hewitt, R.; Nijnik, M. (2018) Social innovation in rural areas in Scotland., Workshop Report, Social Innovation in Rural Areas in Scotland, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, 31 May 2018, 13pp.
  • Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2017) Data Management Plan: Scientific activities and outputs., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D1.3. Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp14.
  • Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2017) Data Management Plan: Administration and management., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D8.2. Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp15.
  • Secco, K.; Pisani, E.; Burlando, C.; Da Re, R.; Gatto, P.; Pettenella, D.; Vassilopoulus, A.; Akinsete, E.; Koundouri, P.; Lopolito, A.; Prosperi, M.; Tuomasiukka, D.; Den Herde, M.; Lovric, M.; Polman, N.; Dijkshoorn, M.; Soma, K.; Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Sarkki, S.; Ravazzoli, E.; Dalla Torre, C.; Streifeneder, T.; Slee, W.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.; Barlagne C.; Prokofieva, I. (2017) Set of methods to assess SI implications at different levels: instructions for WPs 5 & 6., Deliverable 4.2, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp203.
  • Price, M.; Miller, D.R.; McKeen, M.; Slee, W.; Nijnik, M. (2017) Categorisation of marginalised rural areas (MRAs)., Deliverable 3.1, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp57.
  • Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M.; Barlagne, C. (2017) Minutes of 1st General Assembly., Deliverable 8.4, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp23.
  • Ludvig, A.; Weiss, G.; Zivojinovic, I.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Barlagne, C.; Perlik, M.; Hermann, P.; Egger, T.; Torre C.D.; Streifeneder, T.; Ravazzoli, E.; Sfeir, P.; Lukesch, R.; Wagner, K.; Egartner, S.; Clotteau, M. (2017) Political framework conditions, policies and instruments for SIs in rural areas., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas, Deliverable 6.1, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp36.
  • Kluvánková, T.; Gezik, V.; Spacek, M.; Brnkaláková, S.; Valero, D.; Bryce, R.; Slee, W.; Alkhaled, D.; Secco, L.; Burlando, C.; Kozova, M.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M.; Perlik, M.; Pisani, E.; Polman, N.; Price, M.; Sarkii, S.; Weiss, G. (2017) Transdisciplinary understanding of SI in MRAs., Deliverable 2.2, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, 58pp.
  • Barlagne, C.; Bryce, R.; Valero, D.; Price, M.; Mosdale, L.; Clotteau, M.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2017) Ethical approvals for research with human participants in the SIMRA Project, Deliverable 9.5., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, 29pp.
  • Polman, N.; Slee, B.; Kluvankova, T.; Dijkshoorn, M.; Nijnik, M.; Veronika, G.; Soma, K. (2017) D2.1 Classification of social innovations for marginalized rural areas., Project Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA.
  • Secco, L.; Pisani, E.; Burlando, C.; Da Re, R.; Pettenella, D.; Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Slee, B.; Gezik, V.; Kluvankova, T. (2017) D4.1 Guidelines to identify and analyse existing methods to assess social innovation and impacts., Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA, 2017.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R. (2017) D8.2 Data management plan: administration and management., Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Slee, B. (2017) D1.4 Criteria and indicators for monitoring and evaluation of scientific results., Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA, pp17.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R. (2017) D1.3: Data management plan: Scientific activities and outputs., Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA.
  • Barlagne, C.; Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2017) Ethical clearance procedures in SIMRA., Deliverable 1.5, Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA), pp65.
  • Sarkki, S.; Ficko, A.; Heikkinen, H.I.; Komu, T.; Partanen, M.; Vanhanen, K.; Palombo, C.; Parpan, T.; Tognetti, R.; Nijnik, A.; Nijnik, M. (2016) The future of European treeline areas by 2040: a synthesis of expert views on the possible impacts of climate change, land use., Technical Report for SENSFOR, EU Cost Action, Deliverable 6, University of Oulu, Finland, December 2016.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R. (2016) D8.3 Risk register - project management., Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA.
  • Nijnik, M. (2016) D8.1 Project management plan - administration., Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA.
  • Nijnik, M. (2016) D7.2 Communication, dissemination and impact strategy and plan: scientific activities., Report for Innovative, Sustainable and Inclusive Bioeconomy, SIMRA.
  • Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2016) Data Management Plan: Scientific activities and outputs., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D1.3. Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp18.
  • Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2016) Risk register: Scientific outputs., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D1.2. Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp3 and Spreadsheet.
  • Miller, D.R.; Nijnik, M. (2016) Project Management Plan: Scientific Activities. Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D8.1., Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas Project (SIMRA), Deliverable D8.1. Report to the European Commission, James Hutton Institute, pp112.

  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Price, M.; Sarkki, S.; Bryce, R.; Valero, D.; Barlagne, C.; Melnykovych, M. (2018) Social innovation to link ecological sustainability with rural development objectives in marginalized mountain areas., Proceedings of International Conference on Natural Assets Use in Regional Settings, University of Lviv, Ukraine, 4-6 October 2018, pp260-264.
  • Barlagne, C.; Nijnik, M.; Hewitt, R.; Slee, B.; Miller, D.R. (2018) Re-inventing roles and rules, rethinking forest resources: community forestry as a social innovation in Scotland , 7th Conference of the Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA), Evidence-Based Policies to Face New Challenges for Agri-food Systems, Conegliano(TV), Italy, 14-15 June 2018.
  • Melnykovych, M.; Soloviy, I.P.; Nijnik, M. (2018) How to see the forest for the trees? Stakeholders’ perceptions of sustainable forest management in Ukraine., IUFRO Symposium, Natural Resources, Green Technology and Sustainable Development / 3-GREEN 2018, Zagreb, Croatia, 5-8 June 2018, pp47-49.
  • Melnykovych, M.; Soloviy, I.; Nijnik, M.; Nijnik, A. (2017) Ecosystem services, well-being and social innovations: What the concepts mean for forest-dependent communities., Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics, Budapest, Hungary, 20-23 June 2017, pp337-339.
  • Nijnik, M.; Miller, D.R.; Price, M.; Slee, B.; Bryce, R.; Barlagne, C. (2017) A role of social innovation in linking sustainability goals with rural development objectives in the Scottish uplands., Canadian Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Montreal, 18-22 October 2017. Book of Abstracts, 5.5.2, p102.
  • Nijnik, M.; Barlagne, C.; Miller, D.R.; McKeen, M.; Hewitt, R. (2017) Enhancing the resilience of European mountain regions through social innovation., Book of Proceedings, pp34-41.
  • Nijnik, M. (2017) Valuation of ecosystem services assessment and evaluation - a decision-support means or Pandora’s box for decision-makers?, International Conference on Mapping and Assessing of Ecosystem Services, Sofia, Bulgaria, 6-8 February 2017.
  • Mosdale, L.; Nijnik, M.; Barlagne, C.; Burlando, C.; Perlik, M.; Price, M. (2017) Social innovation in mountain territories: insights from the conference., Mountain Regions, Territories of Innovation International Conference, Grenoble, France, 11-13 January 2017.
  • Secco, L.; Pisani, E.; Burlando, C.; da Re, R.; Nijnik, M.; Kluvankova, T.; Miller, D.R. (2017) Evaluation of ‘innovation’ projects and partnerships: challenges, practical experiences and methodological innovations., 27th European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS) Congress, Krakow, Poland, 24-27 July 2017. Proceedings, p190.
  • Melnykovych, M.; Soloviy, I.; Nijnik, M.; Nijnik, A. (2017) Ecosystem services and the well-being: What do the concepts mean for marginalized forest-dependent communities?, Ecological Society for Ecological Economics Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 20-23 June, 2017. Programme and Abstract Book, pp337-339.
  • Nijnik, M.; Melnykovych, M. (2016) Exploring challenges to sustainability in the provision of ecosystems services by upland forests in Scotland and Ukraine., Proceedings of the International IUFRO Symposium: Advances and Challenges in Managerial Economics and Accounting, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria, 9-11 May 2016, pp85-86.
  • Nijnik, M.; Melnykovych, M. (2016) Exploring challenges to sustainability in the provision of ecosystems services by upland forests in Scotland and Ukraine., In: Sekot, W., Toscani, P. & Ungerböck, E. (eds.). International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO) Symposium Proceedings: Advances and Challenges in Managerial Economics and Accounting, Vienna, Austria, 9-11 May 2016, pp85-86.
  • Melnykovych, M.; Nijnik, M.; Soloviy I. (2016) Non-wood forest products and the well-being of rural communities: bringing cultural or provisioning ecosystem services to the surface?, Proceedings of the COST Action FP1203 on Non-Wood Forest Products.
  • Nijnik, M.; Melnykovych, M. (2016) Exploring challenges to sustainability in the provision of ecosystems services by upland forests in Scotland and Ukraine., Proceedings "Advances and Challenges in Managerial Economics and Accounting, IUFRO Symposium, Vienna, Austria, 9-11 May 2016. Extended Abstract pp85-86.
  • Nijnik M.; Aalders, I.H.; Abel C.; Amponsah, N.Y.; Avery, L.; Hough, R.L.; Stockan J.A.; Troldborg, M.; Tamburini, M.; Nijnik, A. (2015) Recycling of sewage sludge and wastewater to short rotation coppice in Europe - biological and economic potential and a case from the UK., VIII International Scientific Conference: Alternative & Renewable Energy Sources as Alternative Primary Energy Sources in the Region, Lviv, Ukraine, 1-4 April 2015.
  • Nijnik, M. (2012) Linking multi-functional forestry goals with the legacy of spruce plantations in Scotland., IUFRO 2012: Managing Forest for Ecosystems Services, Edinburgh, 8-11 October, 2012.
  • Bizikova, L.; Nijnik, M.; Kluvankova-Oravska, T. (2011) Examining synergies and conflicts in social and economic interactions in the Slovensky Raj National Park., IUFRO Small Scale Forestry Conference, Freiburg, Germany, 24-28 July 2011.
  • Nijnik, M.; Gurung, A.B.; Soloviy, I.; Munoz-Rojas, J.; Gimona, A.; Niklova, M.; Miller, D.R.; Morris, S. (2010) Multi-functionality and sustainable future of forested mountain regions in Europe., International Workshop on Forestry Mountains and Multi-functionality, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, Aberdeen, 1 October 2010.
  • Nijnik, M.; Slee, B.; Pajot, G. (2010) Carbon offsetting and marketing: opportunities and challenges for forestry with some implications from the UK, International Conference - Forum on Emerging Economic Mechanisms and Forest Policy/Governance, FAO, Rome, 5-7 October 2010.
  • Nijnik, M. (2009) Modelling carbon uptake and assessing policy options for forestry in Ukraine to mitigate climate change., IUFRO Conference "Sustainable Forest Management and Accounting - Resolutions during the Financial Crisis", Darmstadt, Germany, 28 October 2009.
  • Nijnik, M. (2009) Stakeholder attitudes to multi-functional forests in Europe., Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference - Knowledge, Learning and Action for Sustainability, 9th, London, 10-12 June 2009.
  • Soloviy, I.; Nijnik, M.; Nijnik, A. (2009) Forest degradation challenges and potential policy responses: focus on the Ukrainian Carpathians., In: Seminar Proceedings, Major Reasons of Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Ukraine, Kosiv, Green Cross, Ukraine.
  • Nijnik, M.; Oskam, A.; Nijnik, A. (2009) Economic implications of afforestation in Ukraine for provision of multiple ecosystem services., Land Resource Management in the Framework of the Open Economy, in the framework of the conference: The Ways to Increase the Agricultural Resource Efficiency, Lvivs National Agricultural University, Ukraine, 24 September 2009.
  • Nijnik, M.; Pajot, G.; Moffat, A.; Slee, B. (2009) Exploring opportunities of British forests to mitigate climate change., European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), 17th Annual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-27 June 2009. Book of Conference Abstracts, pp84-85.
  • Nijnik, M. (2008) The Kyoto Protocol flexible mechanisms, carbon markets, and opportunities and challenges for forestry., In: The European Forest-Based Sector: Bio-Responses to Address New Climate and Energy Challenges? (ed. J-L Peyron), Nancy, France, 6-8 November 2008.
  • Nijnik, M.; Bizikova, L.; Nijnik, A. (2008) Small scale forestry in the context of institutional changes in Central and Eastern Europe., IUFRO Conference Proceedings, Small Scale Rural Forest Use and Management: Global Policies versus Local Knowledge, Gerardmer, France.
  • Nijnik, M. (2007) Modelling bounded rationality in decision-making., Proceedings of the Conference "World Environmental Constitution" Ukraine's Forestry University, Lviv, September 2006. Ministry of Education of Ukraine, 133-144.
  • Nijnik, M. and Zahvoyska, L. (2005) What do people like in wooded landscapes and why? Analysing public preferences to implement sustainable forest management: some implications from Europe., International Conference, Bridging the Gap: Policies and Science as Tools in Implementing Sustainable Forest Management", Alnarp, Sweden, 17-21 October 2005.
  • Nijnik, M. and Bizikova, L. (2005) Comparison of carbon sequestration policies in the European Union and transition countries., Greenhouse Gas Management and the Biosphere, International Conference, Victoria, Canada, 28-29 April 2005.
  • Nijnik, M. (2005) The use of Q-methodology to understand public perspectives on forests' contribution to climate change mitigation., Sustainable Forestry in Theory and Practice, IUFRO Conference, Edinburgh, 5-8 April 2005.

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