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BIOGRAPHY – DR. JAN ÅGE RISETH (NORWAY)
Jan Åge Riseth, born 1953, Norway, is a Nature Manager (M.Sc., 1979) and an Institutional Economist (Ph.D., 2000) having additional training in spatial planning, public management and legal history. He was a Vice Director for the Norwegian Government’s Agency for Reindeer Herd Management 1981-1990, and has later worked as a Municipal planner, University College Professor and an Institute Researcher. He was a visiting scholar at Indiana University, Bloomington, working with the Nobel Prize Laureate Elinor Ostrom in 1996. Since 2002 he has been a senior research scientist at the Northern Research Institute (NORUT, Tromsø, Norway) with an adjunct position at the Sámi University College (2003-2010).
He has published (about) 50 research reports, 40 conference contributions, 10 peer-reviewed articles, 20 book chapters and written/co-edited 5 books, also having 30 popular contributions. Most of his research is interdisciplinary and cover the fields of reindeer herd management, indigenous perspectives on protected areas, traditional ecological knowledge, impact assessment and climate change. His research interests include reindeer management, nature management and protection, sustainable resource use, modernization, climate change, and traditional/indigenous knowledge. Among his most recent publications are :
Riseth, Jan Åge (2009). Modernization and pasture degradation. A comparative study of two Sámi reindeer pasture regions in Norway 1960-1990.VDM Verlag.
Riseth, Jan Åge, Ivar Lie, Bernt Holst, Stein-Rune Karlsen, Hans Tømmervik (2009) Climate change and the Sámi reindeer industry in Norway. Probable needs of adaptation. Climate Change : Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions IOP Publishing. IOP Conf. Series : Earth and Environmental Science 6 (2009) 34203.9 doi:10.1088/1755-1307/6/4/342039
Riseth, Jan Åge (2009) : Sámi modernitehta ja teorehtalaš boazodoallodiehtu : Reflekšuvdna diehtočoahkkimiin [Sámi modernity and theoretical knowledge of reindeer management : A reflection over knowledge encounters]. In : Keskitalo, Jan Henry, Kristine Nystad og Torunn Pettersen. SámiOahpahus. Sámidutkan. Sámi Ásahus. Sámi allaskuvlla 20-jagi [Sámi education – sámi research – sámi institution. Sámi University College – 20 years] Sámi University College, 119-125. ISBN 978-82-7367-022-9.
Riseth, Jan Åge, Hans Tømmervik, Elina Helander-Renvall, Niklas Labba, Cecilia Johansson, Eirik Malnes, Jarle W. Bjerke, Christer Jonasson, Veijo Pohjola, Lars-Erik Sarri, Audhild Schanche, Terry V. Callaghan (2011) “Sámi TEK as a Guide to Climate Change Science : Impacts of Snow, Ice and Reindeer Pasture.” Polar Record. Available on CJO 23 Dec 2010. doi:10.1017/S0032247410000434.
Dana, Leo Paul & Jan Åge Riseth (2011). Reindeer Herders in Finland : Pulled to Community-based Entrepreneurship & Pushed to Individualistic Firms. The Polar Journal 1 (1), June, 2011, 99-114. DOI : 10.1080/2154896X.2011.568795
Riseth, Jan Åge (2011) ”Can Traditional Knowledge Play a Significant Role in Nature Management ? Reflections on Institutional Challenges for the Sámi in Norway ” In : Porsanger, Jelena & Gunvor Guttorm. (eds.) “Working with Traditional Knowledge : Communities, Institutions, Information Systems, Law and Ethics. Writings from the Árbediehtu Project on Sami Traditional Knowledge”Diedut 1/2011.