Sara Teitelbaum

Associate Professor,
Université de Montréal

Département de sociologie
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  • (2010-2013) Postdoctoral fellow, community-based management of Quebec forests, FQRSC fellow, Center for Forest Studies / Institute of Environmental Sciences, UQAM, Montreal, Quebec.
  • (2009) PhD, Forestry, FQRSC and SSHRC Fellow, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • (2000) M.F.C., Master, Forest Conservation, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • (1997) B.A.A., Bachelor's degree, Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec


My research interests focus on the active dimensions of natural resource management, with a particular emphasis on northern regions. Through the comparative study of the boreal forest management framework in various settings, I have been interested in the evolution of governance, including decentralization, public participation and the reconciliation of diverse knowledge systems. Through my research projects, I work with indigenous and non-indigenous communities in Canada and Scandinavia. I am also involved in comparative research that interrogates transformations in rural economies, including the relationship between rural communities and the natural environment. I work mainly with qualitative methods.

QCBS students

Claire Burnel

Other (co-)supervisor: Stéphane Moulin, Université de Montréal
(Start: 2023)
Biodiversity indicators in Quebec: actors and challenges of quantification between science and policy

Previous students (since 2009)

Guillaume Côté

(Start: 2021, End: 2023)
Indigenous People consent in forest governance context


18- Forest Certification in Boreal Forests: Current Developments and Future Directions
Book Book Chapter
McDermott C L , Elbakidze M , Teitelbaum S , Tysiachniouk M ,
2023 Advances in Global Change Research (Date Added: 2023-04-11)

17- Challenges for the Sustainable Management of the Boreal Forest Under Climate Change
Book Book Chapter
Girona M M , Aakala T , Aquilué N , Bélisle A , Chaste E , Danneyrolles V , Díaz-Yáñez O , D’Orangeville L , Grosbois G , Hester A , Kim S , Kulha N , Martin M , Moussaoui L , Pappas C , Portier J , Teitelbaum S , Tremblay J , Svensson J , Versluijs M , Wallgren M , Wang J , Gauthier S ,
2023 Advances in Global Change Research (Date Added: 2023-04-11)

16- Governance in the Boreal Forest: What Role for Local and Indigenous Communities?
Book Book Chapter
Teitelbaum S , Asselin H , Bissonnette J , Blouin D ,
2023 Advances in Global Change Research (Date Added: 2023-04-08)

15- Biodiversity conservation through forest certification: key factors shaping national Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard-development processes in Canada, Sweden, and Russia
Journal Article
Elbakidze M , Dawson L , McDermott C L , Teitelbaum S , Tysiachniouk M ,
2022 Ecology and Society (Date Added: 2022-04-29)

13- Studying Resource-Dependent Communities Through a Social-Ecological Lens? Examining Complementarity with Existing Research Traditions in Canada
Journal Article
Teitelbaum, S, Montpetit, A, Bissonnette, J-F, Chion, C, Chiasson, G, Doyon, F, Dupras, J, Fortin, M-J, Leclerc, , St-Amour, C, Tardif, J
2018 Society and Natural Resources (Date Added: 2018-12-06)

12- Community forestry : Lessons from policy and practice
Book Whole
Teitelbaum, S
2016 UBC Press (Date Added: 2021-05-26)

11- Le respect des droits des peuples autochtones dans le domaine de la gestion forestière au Québec: Quelle évolution (1960-2014)?
Journal Article
Teitelbaum, S
2015 Recherches sociographiques (Date Added: 2021-05-26)

10- The politics of scale in global governance: Do more stringent international forest certification standards protect local rights in Russia?
Journal Article
Tysiachniouk, MS, McDermott, CL, Kulyasova, AA, Teitelbaum, S, Elbakidze, M
Forest Policy and Economics (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

8- Indigenous peoples and collaborative forest governance in northern forests: Examining changes in policies, institutions, and communities1
Journal Article
Teitelbaum, S, Wyatt, S, Bullock, R
Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

7- Regulatory intersections and indigenous rights: Lessons from forest stewardship council certification in quebec, canada1
Journal Article
Teitelbaum, S, Wyatt, S, Saint-Arnaud, M, Stamm, C
Canadian Journal of Forest Research (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

6- Is spatial planning a collaborative learning process? A case study from a rural-urban gradient in Sweden
Journal Article
Elbakidze, M, Dawson, L, Andersson, K, Axelsson, R, Angelstam, P, Stjernquist, I, Teitelbaum, S, Schlyter, P, Thellbro, C
Land Use Policy (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

5- Criteria and indicators for the assessment of community forestry outcomes: A comparative analysis from Canada
Journal Article
Teitelbaum, S
Journal of Environmental Management (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

4- Social and cultural sustainability: Criteria, indicators, verifier variables for measurement and maps for visualization to support planning
Journal Article
Axelsson, R, Angelstam, P, Degerman, E, Teitelbaum, S, Andersson, K, Elbakidze, M, Drotz, MK
Ambio (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

2- Are community forestry principles at work in Ontario's county, municipal, and conservation authority forests?
Journal Article
Teitelbaum, S, Bullock, R
Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2021-05-18)

1- A national portrait of community forestry on public land in Canada
Journal Article
Teitelbaum, S, Beckley, T, Nadeau, S
Forestry Chronicle (Date Added: 2021-05-18)