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Nora Fagerholm

Nora Fagerholm


  • Landskabsarkitektur og planlægning

    Rolighedsvej 23

    1958 Frederiksberg C

    Telefon: +45 35 33 23 32

I am a human geographer and landscape researcher whose research has for the most part focused on mapping, analysing, and assessing landscape values and practices at the local and regional levels. My interest lies in participatory spatial planning and in applying GIS for participation (PGIS, PPGIS) in place-based assessment of local experiential knowledge on landscapes.

In general, my research applies an integrated human geography and landscape ecological perspective to promote sustainable planning and management of multifunctional landscapes under the socio-ecological systems framework. Hence, I have methodological interest in expert and local knowledge integration, aiming to enhance a transdisciplinary approach in landscape management.

In current projects am working with these topics in European agroforestry and cultural heritage landscapes with the focus on mapping ecosystem/landscape services from the local residents’ perspective. Large part of my work relates to tropical agroforestry landscapes in Tanzania promoting spatially sensitive participation in the context of community forest management. I have also experience in PPGIS in Finnish urban and national park management contexts. Besides the above-mentioned topics, I have worked on land cover and land use mapping, change detection and landscape characterisation in rural tropical landscapes.

I hold a PhD in Geography (2012) from the University of Turku, Finland. Currently, I am a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, IGN, Landscape Architecture and Planning and at the University of Turku (UTU), Department of Geography and Geology.


Aktuel forskning

At UCPH, I am working with two EU FP7 projects AGFORWARD (AGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development, 2014-18) and HERCULES (Sustainable Futures for Europe's Heritage in Cultural landscapes: Tools for understanding, managing, and protecting landscape functions and values, 2013-16).

At UTU, my work is related to the research projects SUSLAND (Sustainability, scale relations and structure-function-benefit chains in the landscape systems of the Tanzanian Southern Highlands, 2014-18) within UTU Geography Tanzania team and SustainBaltic (ICZM Plans for Sustaining Coastal and Marine Human-ecological Networks in the Baltic Region, 2016-19).

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