Position: Professor

MAIL: dejongwil [at]

Research Departments

Global Humanosphere


Environmental governance, policy research, natural resource management

Research Interests

The impact of SDG implementations on forests and people

The impact of SDG implementations on forests and people
The research aims to contribute to the current global committment to implement the 17 sustainabel developent goals (SDGs). It attempts to assess the potential and to be expected environmental impacts of the efforts to achieve the different SDGs on natural environments and environment-dependent livelihoods and development. The reseaerch identifies the synergies and trade-offs among the SDGs and related development approaches from the viewpoint of natural habitats, specifically forests..The resaerch is implemented in close collaboration and as part of the IUFRO Special Project World Forests, Society and the Environment and other participating partners

  • De Jong, W. et al. 2017. Forestry discourses and forest based development – an introduction to the Special Issue. International Forestry Review 19 (S1): 1-9.
  • De Jong, W. et al. 2017. Land and forests in the Anthropocene: Trends and outlooks in Asia.
  • De Jong, W. and Humphreys, D. 2016. A failed Social Licence to Operate for the neoliberal modernization of Amazonian resource use: the underlying causes of the Bagua tragedy of Peru. Forestry 2016; 1–13, DOI:10.1093/forestry/cpw033.
  • De Jong, W. and Pacheco, P. 2016. Integrating multiple environmental regimes: Land and forestry policies under broader democratic reforms in the Bolivian tropical lowlands. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 34: volume 34, pages 463–477.
  • De Jong, W. et al. 2014. The legally allowable versus the informally practicable in Bolivia’s domestic timber markets. Forest Policy and Economics 48 46-54; DOI:10.1016/j.forpol.2014.07.001.
  • De Jong, W.. 2010, Forest rehabilitation and its implication for forest transition theory. Biotropica, 42(1): 3–9. DOI 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2009.00568.x.

  • Potential impacts of the sustainable development goals on forests and the goods and services they provide;
  • Ecosystem services in zero net deforestation landscapes;
  • Integrating policies to enhance peatland management for climate change mitigation