About the author

Currently, I am a PhD candidate  at the Forest and Environmental Policy Group at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany). I am a forester by training and have studied and/or worked in Finland, Sweden, Brazil, Germany and Romania.
My work experience and research interests are in the area of forest policy and economics, spanning from legality verification, international timber trade, forest certification and international forest management. I am also interested in exploring new and innovative ways of science communication targeted at both the research community and broader public.

In my research, I draw on a range of perspectives from discourse analysis, to sociology and technology studies. Empirically, I build on mixed methods, including qualitative methods as well as on social network analysis.

In 2016 I started work on a project exploring the likeliness of transitioning to a forest-based Bioeconomy.  More specifically, I look at emerging timber value chains, actor networks, beliefs and coalitions in Germany and Northern Europe (Sweden and Finland). You can learn more about the project here or here 

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Twitter: @Giurk




I declare no conflict of interest. The opinions expressed herein are my own and do not reflect the views of my employer.

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One thought on “About the author

  1. Hallo Herr Giurca,
    im Rahmen des “Ideenwettbewerbs – Neue Produkte für die Bioökonomie, eine Initiative des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)”, haben wir gerade ein Entwicklungsprojekt gestartet. Ihr Gedanke, das “der Wandel zur Bioökonomie sich nicht nur in Forschung und (bereits etablierter) Industrie vollziehen sollte, sondern möglichst viele weitere Akteure einschließen. Bürger, Landwirtschaft, Forst- und Holzsektor, Firmen, Vereine und Verbände”, spricht mich natürlich rein schon aus ökonomischer Sicht an. Falls Sie mehr über das Vorhaben erfahren möchten, freue ich mich auf ein Feedback von Ihnen.
    Freundlicher Gruß
    Marcus Leonard


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