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OrganisatieDepartement Plantenwetenschappen
OrganisatieeenheidFarm Systems Ecology Group
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Elsa Ligaya Dingkuhn is a PhD candidate at the Farming System Ecology Group (FSE).

Her fields of interest include agri-environmental governance, sustainability transitions in agro-food systems, functional land management, and transdisciplinary approaches in research.

She is passionate about the challenges of enabling the transition, stakeholders engagement, and how to put knowledge into action. She integrates biophysical and social sciences approaches to assess stakeholders interests and influence, to define optimal land use scenarios and the pathways through which these can materialize.

Her current research, a collaboration between FSE, Teagasc (Ireland) and PennState University (USA), focuses on determining tailored transition pathways for sustainable land management in contrasting institutional settings (Ireland, the Philippines and Pennsylvania). Her research considers both the variable capacity of the land to deliver food and other ecosystem services, and the diverging stakeholder demands on the land. She also investigates the scope for such pathways to be supported in an augmented reality module.

Before engaging in research, Elsa has been active in development projects. She has experience in agricultural extension and education (in France), and co-founded Ecotone Resilience in 2015, an NGO focusing on developing sustainable livelihood and conservation projects in the Philippines.

She graduated Cum Laude from the (double degree) MSc Organic Agriculture (WUR) and Agroecology (ISARA). She holds a BS in sustainable agricultural development (LP-ABCD and BTS Acse, France) and a diploma in Farm System Management.

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Functional Land Management governance: identifying transition pathways for sustainable land management. A comparative analysis of case studies from Ireland, Pennsylvania (US) and the Philippines.

The overarching objective of this project is to determine transition pathways for sustainability that consider both the variable capacity of the land to delivery food and other ecosystem services and the diverging stakeholder demands on the land along with scope for such pathways to be supported in an augmented reality module. Transition pathways include identifying tailored policy-mixes with scope to foster desirable land-use change based on a comparative analysis of three contrasting case-studies from the US (Pennsylvania), the EU (Ireland), and South-East Asia (the Philippines).

The first phase of this project (currently ongoing) is to (i) inventory the different Governance Mechanisms and Insrtuments (GMIs) that influence land use, and (ii) assess how they affect land use and, as such, the delivery of ecosytsem services (or soil functions).

Methods: Mixed Methods, Systematic reviews, Social Network Analysis, Signals Analysis, Geographical Information System, Qmethod, Functional Land Management framework, Systematic Coding, Inductive Coding


FSE-32306 Methodologies for Reading Sustainable Foodscapes

FSE-80436 MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology

FSE-80439 MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology

FSE-31806 Agroecology

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