Pernilla Malmer is an agronomist by training and her professional experience is about indigenous peoples organizations and networks, farmers' organizations, NGOs and biodiversity/agriculture networks in general, linking local action to global policy processes. Her expertise comprises agricultural biodiversity and farming systems, indigenous and local knowledge systems and practices, and the corresponding links to social-ecological resilience, human wellbeing and human rights.
Malmer is engaged in national and international policy processes related to biodiversity and ecosystem governance such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) and the International Treaty of Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT PGRFA).
Further, Malmer actively nurtures biocultural diversity in practice as a gardener, seed-saver, mushroom-picker, shepherd and farm-worker in her own neighbourhood in Uppsala and in Hälsingland.
General news | 2020-06-04
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services rewarded for its “assiduous and scientifically credible work”. Centre staff has been deeply involved in the platform’s work
Research news | 2020-05-11
Why mobilizing different types of knowledges creates opportunities for long-term sustainable governance
Research news | 2019-05-09
In this Q & A, centre researcher and IPBES fellow Jan Kuiper explains the essentials of the Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Research news | 2019-05-09
The centre’s contribution to intergovernmental platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services
2020 - Book chapter
Mobilising indigenous and local knowledge systems has the potential to make their critical knowledge about landscapes and biodiversity meaningful as evidence in conservation and governance. Collaborative approaches to conservation must be equitable and just to be effective in the long term. The Multiple Evidence Base (MEB) is an inclusive approach to combining diverse sources of evidence. We review uptake of the MEB approach a...
2017 - Report
A workshop took place 11-18 September 2015 in Jafr and Tuggoz communities, Tajikistan, and resulted in a summary report entitled Climate Change and Biocultural Adaptation in Mountain Communities. It also included information acquired from the previous workshop hosted in Bhutan in May 2014, where the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples (INMIP) was formed. This network aims to promote interaction and a knowledge...
2017 - Journal / article
Indigenous peoples and local communities live in, manage and own vast areas often rich in biodiversity and critical for ecosystem services. Bridging indigenous and local knowledge systems with scientific knowledge systems is vital to enhance knowledge, practice, and ethics to move towards sustainability at multiple scales. We focus on international science-policy processes and present a framework for evidence-based guidance on...
2014 - Journal / article
Open access article: M. Tengö, E. S. Brondizio, T. Elmqvist, P. Malmer, M. Spierenburg, Connecting diverse knowledge systems for enhanced ecosystem governance – The Multiple Evidence Approach, AMBIO 2014, 43:579-591 Indigenous and local knowledge systems as well as practitioners’ knowledge can provide valid and useful knowledge to enhance our understanding of governance of biodiversity and ecosystems for human well-b...