Join ecologist Oleksandra Khalaim, PhD, on a journey through nearly a decade of climate resilience and community engagement projects in Ukraine’s urban forests.
In this Stångby Akademi webinar, Oleksandra revisits her earliest pilot projects, commencing in Kyiv in 2016, and share the evolution of these initiatives, culminating in ambitious plans for a nationwide deployment of the cutting-edge iTree Eco software – plans which were dramatically derailed when Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts from local representatives of grassroots movements, learning how they adapted their community-based efforts in urban forests to the challenging conditions of wartime. Oleksandra will conclude by providing a perspective on the impact of war on scientists’ capacity to conduct field research in times of conflict, and the ramifications of war on the delicate and already vulnerable ecosystems of Southern Ukraine.
This webinar promises an insightful exploration of resilience, community engagement, and the profound implications of war on both scientific endeavors and fragile ecosystems. Join us as we navigate the intricate interplay of science and adversity in Ukraine’s urban forests.