I am a Doctoral Student in Environmental Studies. I study the intersections of sociocultural diversity of identities, environmental justice and conflict in coastal and freshwater biodiversity governance in the Baltic Sea Region, with a focus on Poland and Sweden. Of particular interest are cases where more-than-human nature is constructed and contested in various ways, e.g. as 'wilderness' (rewilding), as 'ecosystem services' (biodiversity offsetting) and/or as 'rights-holder' (Rights of Nature activism).
Blankestijn, W., Martin, A., Naunova, K., & von Essen, E. (2020). Strategic Rights vs ‘Naturally’ Emerging Relations : An Interdisciplinary Examination of the Rights of Nature Movement. Conference Paper Presented at POLLEN (Political Ecology Network) Biennial Conference 2020: Contested Natures - Power, Politics, Prefiguration (digital conference), 22 - 25 September 2020.
Blankestijn, W., & Martin, A. (2019). Whanganui, Nya Zeeland : Att göra flodernas röster hörda. Biodiverse Vol. 24, pp. 14–15. Uppsala: CBM, (Centrum för biologisk mångfald). http://www.biodiverse.se/app/uploads/2019/04/Biodiverse_1-19_190401_low-1.pdf External link, opens in new window.
Blankestijn, W., & Martin, A. (2018). Testing the (legal) waters: interpreting the political representation of a river with rights in New Zealand. Diss. Uppsala: Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet. https://stud.epsilon.slu.se/13671/ External link.