In the long run, nothing else is realistic.
Welcome to the English language blog of Morten Tønnessen, Associate professor at University of Stavanger's Department of Health Studies.
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Minding Animals Norway's first hearing statement, on bear management
Minding Animals Norway (MAN) has submitted its very first hearing statement ("høringsuttalelse" in Norwegian), on the management of the brown bear (and in part large predators in general). The 4 page text is available in full on MAN's webpage. I drafted the text.
1 Associate professor (25% > 100% > 20% > 100% > 25%) at University of Stavanger (Department of Health Studies) 2012-2014
2 Doctoral degree from University of Tartu (Department of Semiotics), Estonia. Title of PhD thesis (defended December 15th 2011): "Umwelt Transition and Uexküllian Phenomenology. An Ecosemiotic Analysis of Norwegian Wolf Management"
3 A main researcher in Timo Maran´s research project (2009-2013) "Dynamical Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations" (ETF/ESF 7790)
4 Main organizer of the Tartu workshops on the semiotics/phenomenology of perception (Feb. 2009), and co-organizer of the international conference "Zoosemiotics and Animal Representations" (April 2011)
5 Guest-editor with Kati Lindström of special issue of Biosemiotics (3(3)), 'Semiotics of Perception' (2010), and with Riin Magnus and Nelly Mäekivi of special issue of Hortus Semioticus (no. 6), 'Semiotics of nature' (2010)
6 Editor with Timo Maran, Kati Lindström and Riin Magnus of "Semiotics in the Wild: Essays in Honour of Kalevi Kull on the Occasion of His 60th Birthday" (Tartu University Press 2012)
7 Editor with Kadri Tüür of "The Semiotics of Animal Representations" (Rodopi, forthcoming), and editor with Guri Larsen and Ragnhild Sollund of the Norwegian HAS anthology "Hvem er villest i landet her?" (Oslo: Spartacus 2013)
8 Member of the editorial board of the journal Biosemiotics
9 Chair of Minding Animals Norway (2011-2014), secretary of the Nordic Association for Semiotic Studies (2011-2015), member of the board of University of Stavanger (2012-2013)