Marie Appelstrand

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My current research revolves around international and national environmental law and policy, particularly in forestry. Research themes of particular interest are policy analysis and implementation studies, governmental guidance and the potential for soft-law instruments and processes in implementing gender equality in entrepreneurship in forestry.

Previous research projects have monitored the evaluation of environmental decision-making processes and collaborative governance. These projects includes: The environmental goal of Swedish forestry; Public Participation as a means to sustainable forest management; National forest programmes in an European context; Ecostrategic forest management; Environmental compensation in infrastructure projects; Biofuel production in the Swedish forestry; Peer-to-peer learning in forestry, and Forest land owner changes in Europe.

More recently, my focus has been on women´s entrepreneurship and green care in rural entrepreneurship with respect to the potential for soft-law instruments and processes in implementing a gender equality strategy that strengthens the competitiveness of the Swedish forest sector.


My teaching credentials are: Environmental Science: Law in environmental studies; Labour Law I; Law for Engineers; Bachelor thesis in Business Law.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Law
  • Public Administration Studies


  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental Law


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