Mariel Cristina Støen

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Academic Interests

  • Meat production 
  • Rural change
  • Critical agrarian studies
  • Political ecology
  • Migration
  • Environmental governance in Latin America

Courses taught

 

Background

  • Professor in Human Geography 2017
  • Leader Research School SUM
  • PhD in Natural Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) 2009

Cooperation

I am or have been involved in the following research projects:

Pandemic entanglements: the political ecology of industrial meat production in the “Pandemic Era” PANDEMEAT (2021-2025) Principal Investigator. Funded by the Research Council of Norway.

“FEMPROF – Institusjonell utforskning og endring for et mer likestilt og mangfoldig akademia» (2019-2022) Project participant. Funded by the Research Council of Norway.

“Mineral extraction and indigenous livelihoods” (2018-2019) Funded by Vetenskapsrådet, Sverige. In cooperation with Uppsala University, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, Oulu University, Finland, University of Eastern Finland

 “The role of civil society in environmental governance and climate change policy making: a case study of the implementation of REDD in Bolivia” (2011-2016) Principal Investigator. Funded by the Research Council of Norway.

“Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) in Latin America in the context of REDD”(2011-2014) Funded by the Research Council of Norway.  

“Environmental Governance in Latin America” (2011-2014) coordinated by the Centre for Latin American Study and Documentation, Universiteit van Amsterdam (CEDLA, UvA) the Netherlands. Funded by the European Union. 

The effects of migration and remittances on land use in rural Guatemala and Mexico: Is there a forest transition? (MIRLU) (2009-2012) Principal Investigator. Funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Bio-engineering multi-functional silvopastoral landscapes: A case study in Nicaragua. Financed by Norwegian Research Council (2008-2012) Funded by the Research Council of Norway. 

“Norwegian Research Network on REDD” (2009-2013). CICERO, NINA, FNI, UMB and SUM. Funded by Norad. 

Land Use Policies and Sustainable Development in Developing Countries (LUPIS) (2006-2010) . The project involved collaboration with 13 research institutions in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Funded by the European Union. 

See CV  (PDF).

Tags: Political ecology, Latin America, Governance, Globalisation, Energy and Climate, Global South, Research School

Publications

  • Sveinsdóttir, Anna Guðbjört; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Bull, Benedicte (2021). Resistance, repression and elite dynamics: Unpacking violence in the Guatemalan mining sector. . Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. 118, p. 117–129. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sveinsdottir, Anna; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Bull, Benedicte (2020). Resistance, repression and elite dynamics: Unpacking violence in the Guatemalan mining sector. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. 118, p. 117–129. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.12.011.
  • Angelsen, Arild; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Ainembabazi, John Herbert; Castellanos, Edwin & Taylor, Matthew (2020). Migration, Remittances, and Forest Cover Change in Rural Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico. . Land. ISSN 2073-445X. 9(3). doi: 10.3390/land9030088.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2019). Between a rock and a hard place: rural transformations and migrant communities in Guatemala. Revue canadienne d'études du développement. ISSN 0225-5189. p. 1–17. doi: 10.1080/02255189.2019.1666358.
  • Radel, Claudia; Jockish, Brad; Schmook, Birgit; Carte, Lindsey; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Hermans, Kathleen [Show all 8 contributors for this article] (2019). Migration as a feature of land system transitions. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. ISSN 1877-3435. 38, p. 103–110. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2019.05.007.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2019). Peace-building and business elites in Guatemala and El Salvador: explaining the discursive ‘institutional turn’. Conflict, Security and Development. ISSN 1467-8802. 19(1), p. 121–141. doi: 10.1080/14678802.2019.1561635.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2018). Social forestry movements and science-policy Networks: the politics of forestry incenitves program in Guatemala. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. 90, p. 20–26. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.01.014. Full text in Research Archive
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2017). Better Safe than Sorry? Indigenous Peoples, Carbon Cowboys and the Governance of REDD in the Amazon. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 44(1), p. 91–108. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2016.1276098. Full text in Research Archive
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Hirsch, Cecilie Karina Von (2017). Bottom-up responses to environmental and social impact assessments: A case study from Guatemala. Environmental impact assessment review. ISSN 0195-9255. 62, p. 225–232. doi: 10.1016/j.eiar.2016.08.003.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2016). PROTESTAS CONTRA LA MINERÍA EN GUATEMALA ¿QUÉ PAPEL JUEGAN LAS ÉLITES EN LOS CONFLICTOS? . Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos. ISSN 0377-7316. 42, p. 14–44. doi: 10.15517/aeca.v42i1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Taylor, Matthew; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Castellanos, Edwin; Moran-Taylor, Michelle & Gerkin, Kody (2016). International migration, land use change and the environment in Ixcan, Guatemala. Land Use Policy. ISSN 0264-8377. 54, p. 290–301. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.02.024.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2016). Beyond Transnational Corporations, Food and Biofuels: The Role of Extractivism and Agribusiness in Land Grabbing in Central America. Forum for Development Studies. ISSN 0803-9410. 43(1), p. 155–175.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Hirsch, Cecilie Karina Von & Fabiano, Toni (2016). Forest governance in Latin America: Strategies for implementing REDD. In Hogenboom, Barbara; Baud, Michiel & de Castro, Fabio (Ed.), Environmental Governance in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-1-137-57408-4. p. 205–233. doi: 10.1007/978-1-137-50572-9_9. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2016). Changing Elites, Institutions and Environmental Governance. In Hogenboom, Barbara; Baud, Michiel & de Castro, Fabio (Ed.), Environmental Governance in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-1-137-57408-4. p. 137–163. doi: 10.1057/9781137505729. Full text in Research Archive
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Taylor, Matthew & Castellanos, Edwin (2016). Agriculture, Land Tenure and International Migration in Rural Guatemala. Journal of Agrarian Change. ISSN 1471-0358. 16(1), p. 123–144. doi: 10.1111/joac.12091.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Cambios en la elites, instituciones y gobernanza ambiental. ¿Hacía un nuevo paradigma? In Hagenboom, Barbara (Eds.), Gobernanza Ambiental en America Latina. CLACSO. ISSN 978-987-722-043-8. p. 171–200.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Hirsch, Cecilie Karina Von & Toni, Fabiano (2015). Gobernanza forestal en América Latina. Estrategias para implementar REDD+. In Hagenboom, Barbara (Eds.), Gobernanza Ambiental en America Latina. CLACSO. ISSN 978-987-722-043-8. p. 265–296.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Exploring participation in new forms of environmental governance: a case study of payments for environmental services in Nicaragua. Environment, Development and Sustainability. ISSN 1387-585X. 17(4), p. 941–958. doi: 10.1007/s10668-014-9582-1.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Hirsch, Cecilie (2015). Environmental impact assessments, local power and self-determination: the case of mining and hydropower development in Guatemala. The Extractive Industries and Society. ISSN 2214-790X. 2(3), p. 472–479. doi: 10.1016/j.exis.2015.03.001.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Global forest conservation initiatives as spaces for participation in Colombia and Costa Rica. Geoforum. ISSN 0016-7185. 61, p. 36–44. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2015.02.012. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Conclusion: With or against elites? how to move towards more sustainable environmental governance in Latin America. In Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (Ed.), Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-13-879026-1. p. 206–215. doi: 10.1007/978-1-137-50572-9_6.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Staying the same: transnational elites, mining and environmental governance in Guatemala. In Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (Ed.), Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-13-879026-1. p. 131–149.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Hirsch, Cecilie Karina Von (2015). REDD+ and forest governance in Latin America: the role of science-policy networks. In Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (Ed.), Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-13-879026-1. p. 171–189.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Environmental governance and sutainable Development in Latin America. In Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (Ed.), Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-13-879026-1. p. 1–14.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Taylor, Matthew & Castellanos, Edwin (2014). Agriculture, land tenure and international migration in rural Guatemala. Journal of Agrarian Change. ISSN 1471-0358. doi: 10.1111/joac.12091.
  • Vasquez, L.; Mora, D.J. & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2014). Saber popular de especies forrajeras en la zona Central de Nicaragua: estudio en grupos focales. Revista de Ciencias Agricolas. ISSN 0120-0135. 31(1), p. 27–41.
  • O'Toole, Daniel & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2013). Ecologia historica de la ganaderia y usos de la tierra asociados en Muy Muy y Belen, Nicaragua. Agroforestería en las Américas. ISSN 1022-7482. 50, p. 7–15.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2013). Pago por servicios ambientales en el contexto de descentralizacion institucional de Nicaragua: el caso de PSA-H de la cuenca del rio Gil Gonzalez. Agroforestería en las Américas. ISSN 1022-7482. 50, p. 114–121.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2012). Con nuestro propio esfuerzo: Understanding the relationships between international migration and the environment in Guatemala. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe. ISSN 0924-0608. 93, p. 25–40.
  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2012). International Migration and Its Local-Level Effects on Environment and Livelihoods in Guatemala. In Nielsen, Kenneth Bo & Bjørkdahl, Kristian (Ed.), Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies. Akademisk Forlag. ISSN 9788232100330. p. 259–274.

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  • Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Taylor, Matthew; Sveinsdóttir, Anna Guðbjört; LaVanchy, G. & Alvarado, Nikolai (2020). Tourism in Post-revolutionary Nicaragua: Struggles over land, water and fish. . Springer Publishing Company. ISBN 9783030556310. 78 p.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-13-879026-1. 238 p.

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Published Aug. 15, 2011 2:53 PM - Last modified Nov. 26, 2021 8:59 AM