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Iryna Skulska

PhD Student

Email: iryna.skulska(a#t)gmail.com

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I´m currently a PhD student at CEABN/ISA, supervised by Prof. Francisco Castro Rego and Prof. Cristina Montiel-Molina. In the scope of my Doctoral Program SUSFOR, I am developing my thesis “Governance of community forest areas in mainland Portugal over the last 40 years: results, current trends and future perspectives" (PhD proposal available [HERE]).

In this research, I´m developing a critical evaluation of community property lands in mainland Portugal (called baldios) and the changes impacting their governance models over the last decades. The period after the implementation of the Forest Regime, in the beginning of the 20th century, will be particularly evaluated as it encompasses a large portion of these territories. It changed significantly their land use before these lands were returned to their original owners – the commoners. After briefly discussing the common traits observed in European community areas of the Mediterranean region, we intend to systematize the information contained in the over 700 Common Use Plans concerning communal lands, as the basis of our doctoral investigation project. By analyzing and comparing this data, we will try to identify the main changes taking place in these lands from 1976 to our days and how these changes relate to forest wildfires and land use. Besides, baldio forest governance will be assessed using the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure and the FAO Community-Based Forestry Framework. An economic analysis, carried out in the last stage of the project, will help understand how these changes affected the production of public benefits, and how these could be used to improve the environmental and economic governance of community land resources in the present conditions.

Colaço, M.C., Skulska, I., Salgueiro, A., 2019, Rural abandonment and evolution towards megafires – a rural renaissance needed?. Interregional Workshop on Resin resource monitoring & modelling in a context of climate change, 21-22 January, INIA, Madrid, Spain. (Invited Speaker).

Rego, F, Skulska, I, 2019, Evolução histórica do Regime Florestal em Portugal. In: Antunes M, Lopes D (eds) Florestas e legislação: que futuro? Instituto Jurídico. Faculdade de Direto da Universidade de Coimbra, pp 75–85. ISBN: 978-989-8891-52-5

https://www.uc.pt/fduc/ij/publicacoes/pdfs/coloquios/ebook-florestas.pdf

Skulska, I., Colaço, M.C., Aggarwal, S., Didier, H., Monteiro, M.L.M., Rego, F., 2019, Assessment of Portuguese community forestry: using the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure and FAO community-based forestry framework. Society & Natural Resources.

(doi: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1660934)

Skulska, I., Colaço, M.C., Aggarwal, D. Habimana, S., Monteiro, L.M., Rego, F.C., 2018, Assessment of Portuguese community based forestry and tenure in accordance with the FAO guidelines. In: IUFRO 3.08.00 Small-scale Forestry Conference - Community forestry, cooperation, social engagement, and non-professional forest groups, 11–13 June 2018, Vaasa, Finland. 

Skulska, I., Colaço, M.C., Rego, F.C., 2018, Baldios: como aumentar a sustentabilidade da gestão florestal comunitária em Portugal. III Congresso Internacional “Educação, Ambiente e Desenvolvimento” (III CIEAD). 7 e 10 de novembro, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Leiria. (Oral presentation)

Skulska, I., Duarte, P. Gomes, I., Rego, F.C., Montiel-Molina, C., 2018, Relationship between wildfire trends, property types and protection regimes in Portugal forest areas. In: IUFRO 3.08.00 Small-scale Forestry Conference- Transformations Towards a New Era in Small Scale Forestry, 11–13 June 2018, Vaasa, Finland. 

Skulska, I., Colaço, M.C., Aggarwal, S., Monteiro, L.M., Rego, F.C., 2017, Avaliação da posse e da gestão comunitária de áreas florestais de acordo com as orientações voluntárias de FAO. 8º Congresso Florestal Nacional, 11-14 Outubro, Viana do Castelo, Portugal. (Comunicação oral).

Rego, F.C., Skulska, I., 2016, Perspectivas para o futuro das florestas comunitárias: um novo Regime Florestal?. Seminário Floresta e Baldios: Perspectivas de Futuro. Escola Superior Agrária de Coimbra, 5 Novembro, Coimbra. (Comunicação oral).

Serra, R., Ferreira, P., Skulska, I., Vargas, M., Salgado, A., Nunes, J.A., Barrios, R.G., 2016, Education for Sustainability in the Context of Community Forestry. In: Castro, P., Azeiteiro, U.M., Bacelar-Nicolau, P., Leal Filho, W., Azul, A.M. (Eds.), Biodiversity and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), World Sustainability Series, pp. 169-185. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 9783319323176.

(doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32318-3)

Skulska, I., Rego, F.C., Montiel-Molina, C., 2016, Global changes and the government and management of community forests in southwestern Europe. IUFRO International Conference 2016 – Between Tradition and Increasing Challenges: Future Development of Small-Scale and Community Forestry in Times of Global Change. 26-30 September, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. (Oral presentation).

Faria, S.R., Skulska, I., Varela, M.E., Martins, M., Esteves, V.I., Keizer, J.J., 2014, Organic carbon exports by overland flow from recently burnt eucalypt stands, north-central Portugal. FLAMMA 5 (1): 56-59.[Download]

Skulska, I., Salgueiro, A., Loureiro, C., 2014, Reducing the risk of fire and increasing the sustainability and economic profitability of the forest sector with prescribed burning. La edición electrónica del libro con las comunicaciones del XCIER. Meeting Palencia 10/2014.

Martins, M.A., Serpa, D., Machado, I., Lenne, R., Faria, S.R., Ferreira, R., Skulska, I., Prats, S.A., Varela, M., Keizer, J.J., 2013, Effects of terrace construction on runoff and erosion in a recently burnt forest area in north-central Portugal. FLAMMA 4(2): 81-84. [Download]

Faria, S.R., Skulska, I., Varela, M., Pinto, R., Caria, M., Prats, S.A., Esteves, V., Keizer, J.J, 2012, In-organic carbon exports by overland flow from recently burnt eucalypt stands, north-central Portugal. Proceedings of FUEGORED2012 Int. Meeting, Tenerife, 25-27/10/2012, pp.4.

Skulska, I., Mychayliv, O., 2012, Iberian Peninsula´s fire origin investigation. Revista de Biblioteconomia. The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine. pp.42-51.ISSN: 0130-9080.

Previous projects:

• FIREglobulus - Utilização de fogo controlado em eucaliptal. QREN - Projetos de I&DT empresas em co-promoção. Projecto 2011/21555.

• SCRAM - Crises, gestão de risco e novos arranjos sócio-ecológicos para florestas: uma perspectiva dos estudos sobre ciência e tecnologia. PTDC/CS-ECS/102041/2008.

• FIRECNUTS - Efeitos de fogos florestais na quantidade e dinâmica de carbono e nutrientes no solo e na sua exportação por escorrência superficial. PTDC/AGR-CFL/104559/2008.

 

 

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