Frode Sundnes
Position: Researcher Scientist, PhD
Phone: +47 976 84 318
Section: Vann og samfunn
Frode Sundnes has international and interdisciplinary experience from environment and development studies, with a PhD degree from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. His doctoral work within political ecology and environmental history was an exploration of how actors, discourses and material conditions interact in processes of land restitution and nature conservation, and with further consequences on livelihood practices and landscapes. Focusing on a contested forest area in the littoral region of northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the study investigated conflicts of land rights, nature and history in relation to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site and celebrated ecotourism destination. Sundnes has in his post-doctoral work looked at knowledge production and politics of conservation in Norwegian environmental governance in a study of the management of landscapes and wild reindeer in Setesdal Vesthei-Ryfylkeheiane Landscape Conservation Area in southern Norway. Sundnes also has research experience from South Sudan and Uganda related to land rights, resource conflicts, conservation and environmental governance.

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Scientific articles and Bookchapters

  1. Greenhill, Lucy; Sundnes, Frode; Karlsson, Marianne; (2021) Towards sustainable management of kelp forests: An analysis of adaptive governance in developing regimes for wild kelp harvesting in Scotland and Norway. Ocean and Coastal Management ISSN 0964-5691. Vol 212 doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105816
  2. Sundnes, Frode; Karlsson, Marianne; Platjouw, Froukje Maria; Clarke, Nicholas; Kaste, Øyvind; Valinia, Salar; (2020) Climate mitigation and intensified forest management in Norway: To what extent are surface waters safeguarded?. Ambio ISSN 0044-7447. Vol 49 s1736-1746 doi: 10.1007/s13280-020-01357-1
  3. Nesheim, Ingrid; Sundnes, Frode; Barkved, Line; (2018) Hvordan kan regulerte vassdrag tilrettelegges for flerbruk? Et studie av vassdragsfunksjoner og brukerpreferanser. Vann ISSN 0042-2592. Vol 53 No2 s181-191
  4. Nustad, Knut Gunnar; Sundnes, Frode; (2013) The nature of the land: the Dukuduku forest and the Mfolozi flats, KwaZulu-Natal. The Journal of Modern African Studies ISSN 0022-278X. Vol 51 No3 s487-506 doi: 10.1017/S0022278X13000396
  5. Sundnes, Frode (2013) Scrubs and Squatters: The Coming of the Dukuduku Forest, an Indigenous Forest in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Environmental History ISSN 1084-5453. Vol 18 No2 s277-308 doi: 10.1093/envhis/emt003
  6. Sundnes, Frode (2013) The Past in the Present: Struggles Over Land and Community in Relation to the Dukuduku Claim for Land Restitution, South Africa. Forum for Development Studies ISSN 0803-9410. Vol 40 No1 s69-86 doi: 10.1080/08039410.2012.727464
  7. Sundnes, Frode; Shanmugaratnam, N.; (2008) Socio-economic revival & emerging issues related to land & customary institutions in Yirol, Southern Sudan. James Currey Publishers s59-76
NIVA began to register scientific articles in CRIStin in 2010, reports from 2014.