Links to journal websites for article retrieval are included below. All links should work for access from within the UmeåUniversity system. If you have trouble with gated access, please email Nancy Langston at email@example.com
Optional Reference Book Ulf Jansson, Agriculture and Forestry in Sweden since 1900, 2011, National Atlas of Sweden, 225 pp. This is worth reading through before the seminar begins; we will use its maps and charts during the seminar.
Required Articles: listed by day that we discuss them. Readings should be completed before the seminar begins. *Starred readings are the most important for discussion.
Please note that our room locations have been changed!
08:30 – 09.30 Lecture 1
10.00-11.30 Lecture 2 and discussion
12.30-14.00 Lecture 3 and discussion
14.30-16.30 Project work and readings on your own, optional office hours with Nancy Langston
Monday 15 APRIL
MORNING: Ecological and Archeological History: Innovative Approaches, Methods, and Questions 8.30-9.30 Introductions, course goals 9.30-10 Fika 10.00-11.30 Lecture; Visit to environmental archeology laboratory with Phil Buckland.
Phil will be leading our morning visit to the environmental archeology lab, and this reading will help you prepare for the visit. As you read the formal articles below, think about methodologies. How do we know what we think we know about the past? How do different disciplines approach different kinds of evidence? Phil will be delighted to show us samples of the various sources discussed in the papers below, so please think about what kinds of evidence you would like to see during our lab visit. Lab Reading: Buckland, Phil. "Environmental Archeology." Overview of methodologies in environmental archeology.
*Moller, P., Östlund O., Barnekow, L., Sandgren, P., Palmbo, F., & Willerslev, E. (2012). Living at the margin of the retreating fennoscandian ice sheet: The early mesolithic sites at aareavaara, northernmost sweden. The Holocene.http://hol.sagepub.com/content/23/1/104
*Pregitzer, K. S., Reed, D. D., Bornhorst, T. J., Foster, D. R., Mroz, G. D., McLachlan, J. S., . . . Brown, S. E. (2000). A buried spruce forest provides evidence at the stand and landscape scale for the effects of environment on vegetation at the pleistocene/holocene boundary. Journal of Ecology, 88(1), 45-53. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2745.2000.00432.x/full
Morning: North American forestry 8.30-9.30 lecture Nancy Langston Room 1022* Norra btv-huset / The North Behavioural Sciences Building 9.30-10.00 fika 10.00-11.30 lecture and discussion Nancy Langston Room 1022* Norra btv-huset / The North Behavioural Sciences Building
Steen-Adams, M., Langston, N., & Mladenoff, D. (2007). White pine in the northern forests: An ecological and management history of white pine on the Bad River reservation of Wisconsin. Environmental History, 12(3), 614–648. http://envhis.oxfordjournals.org/content/12/3/614.short
Afternoon: Mining, Toxics, and Forests B206 Humanistuset Guest lecture and discussion: 12.30-14.00: Ulf Segerström, SLU
*Richard Bindler, Ulf Segerström, Ing-Marie Pettersson-Jensen, Anna Berg, Sophia Hansson, Harald Holmström, Karin Olsson, Ingemar Renberg. 2011. Early medieval origins of iron mining and settlement in central Sweden: multiproxy analysis of sediment and peat records from the Norberg mining district. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38, 2: 291–300. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440310003146
*Porvari, P., Verta, M., Munthe, J., & Haapanen, M. (2003). Forestry practices increase mercury and methyl mercury output from boreal forest catchments. Environmental Science & Technology, 37(11), 2389-2393. http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es0340174
Bishop, K., Allan, C., Bringmark, L., Garcia, E., Hellsten, S., Högbom, L., . . . Akerblom, S. (2009). The effects of forestry on hg bioaccumulation in nemoral/boreal waters and recommendations for good silvicultural practice. Ambio, 38(7), 373-80. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1579/0044-7447-38.7.373
Morning: Swedish Forests since the 19th C B206 Humanistuset Guest lecture 8.30-9.30: Erik Törnlund (PhD Economic History), Umeå Universitet Guest lecture and discussion: 10.00-11.30 Prof. Lars Östlund, SLU
*Starred readings are the most important for discussion. The expectation for a 7.5 CTS credit course is 1000 to 1500 pages of reading, yet because these are technical articles in English, I understand if you need to skim some readings. Make sure you read the abstract, introduction, and conclusion of each article carefully, and focus your time on the starred readings.