Background and activities

I am professor in social geography with landscape geography as a focus area. My research interests cover representations of landscape, landscape policies and management, cultural heritage in tourism, mountain farming, and natural resource management. My research has mainly taken place in a Norwegian context but I have also undertaken studies in mountain communities in Austria and northern Spain. My teaching has covered qualitative methods, courses focussing on landscape and natural resource management, and in addition more generic disciplinary topics. I have been department head for a period and am presently vice-dean for research.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications


  • Daugstad, Karoline. (2010) Images, attitudes and measures in the field of cultural heritage in Norway. Amsterdam University Press. 2010. ISBN 978-90-8964-155-7.
  • Bryn, Anders; Daugstad, Karoline. (2001) Summer farming in the subalpine birch forest. 2001. ISBN 1-84214-054-X.

Part of book/report

  • Daugstad, Karoline; Fageraas, Knut. (2018) World heritage and cultural sustainability. The farmers and fishermen of Vega, Northern Norway. Cultural sustainability and the nature-culture interface. Livelihoods, policies, and methodologies.