Hajjar, Reem

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor
Forest Ecosystems & Society
Office Location: 

350 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-5046
Ph.D. (Forestry): University of British Columbia
M.A. (Conservation Biology): Columbia University
B.Sc (Biology): McGill University
Research Areas: 
  • Integrated Social and Ecological Systems
  • Social Science, Policy, and Natural Resources
Research Interests: 
  • Community Forestry
  • International Forestry
  • Social Science
International and multi-level forest governance; community forestry; socio-ecological systems; forests and livelihoods; social science research methods.


Graduate Major Advisor
External (non-CoF) Graduate Students: 
  • André Faria, Environmental Sciences PhD student
Courses Taught: 
NR 201
Managing Natural Resources for the Future
NR 202
Natural Resources Problems and Solutions
FES 422/522
Research Methods in Social Science
Selected Publications: 
  1. Tomaselli, MF, R Hajjar, AE Ramon Hidalgo, A Vasquez. 2017. The problematic old roots of new green narratives: How far can they take us in re-imagining sustainability in the forestry sector? Special Issue on the Green Economy in International Forestry Review. 19 (S1): 1-13.
  2. Hajjar, R, RA Kozak. 2017. The evolution of forest producer associations and their current role in REDD+: Case studies from Quintana Roo, Mexico Land Use Policy. 60, 373-383
  3. Hajjar, R, JO Oldekop, P Cronkleton, E Etue, P Newton, AJ Russell, JS Tjajadi, W Zhou, A Agrawal. 2016. The data not collected on community forestry. Conservation Biology. 30 (6): 1357-1262.
  4. Hajjar, R, O Sanchez-Badini, RA Kozak. 2016. Promoting small and medium forest enterprises in the context of REDD+: A multi-country analysis of enabling environments. Climate Policy. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2016.1179617
  5. Hajjar, R, RA Kozak. 2015. Exploring public perceptions of forest adaptation strategies in Western Canada: Implications for Policy-makers. Forest Policy and Economics. 61(2015): 59-69.
  6. Hajjar, R. 2015. Advancing small-scale forestry under FLEGT and REDD in Ghana. Forest Policy and Economics. 58(2015): 12-20.
  7. Rantalla, S, R Hajjar, M Skutsch. 2014. Multi-level governance for legitimate and effective REDD+ in Mexico. Forests. 5(12): 3147-3168.
  8. Hajjar, R, E McGuigan, M Moshofsky, RA Kozak. 2014. Opinions on strategies for forest adaptation to future climate conditions in Western Canada: Surveys of the general public and leaders of forest-dependent communities. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 44(12): 1525-1533.
  9. Hajjar, R. 2013. Certifying small and community producers in developing countries: Prospects for adoption and diffusion. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods. 22(4): 230-240.