Prof. Dr. Flurina Schneider

Scientific Director

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Flurina Schneider is scientific director of ISOE and professor in social ecology and transdisciplinarity at Goethe University Frankfurt. She is also spokesperson of the Research Activity “Ecosystem Services and Climate” at the Senckenberg – Leibniz Institution for Biodiversity and Earth System Research. Her research focuses on learning and action for sustainability transformations, as well as on transdisciplinary research and science policy for sustainability. She graduated in geography, botany and law at University of Basel, and received her venia docendi by the University of Bern with a habilitation thesis entitled: “Transdisciplinary and Transformative Research for Sustainable Governance of Natural Resources: Towards Intra- and Intergenerational Justice”. Until 2020, she served as head of the Land Resources Cluster at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Switzerland.

Focus of research

  • Sustainability science and social-ecological research
  • Learning and action for sustainability transformations
  • Transdisciplinary co-production of knowledge
  • Science policy for sustainability


  • Gesellschaft für transdisziplinäre und partizipative Forschung e.V. (Associate Member of the Board)
  • Global Alliance for Inter- and Transdisciplinarity (ITD Alliance)
  • Global Land Project (GLP)
  • Future Earth Pathways Initiative
  • Swiss Academic Society for Environmental Research and Ecology (SAGUF)

Projects at CDE, University of Bern