Biodiversity and People
Global biodiversity loss continues relentlessly. Solutions for conserving and restoring biodiversity demand a deeper comprehension of the causes for biodiversity decline. This includes societal developments, such as demographic shifts, digitalization, or the change in values and norms, as these factors affect the utilization of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In our research, we therefore concentrate on the interplay between biodiversity and society. We examine the dynamics that arise in the utilization of biodiversity. Here we investigate, for example, the biodiversity awareness of stakeholders and develop use and management strategies for social-ecological transformations. This includes addressing conflicts that emerge when interest groups have differing demands regarding the utilization of ecosystems. Additionally, we are in the process of developing recommendations for (re-)conceptualizing biodiversity conservation within the framework of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
ISOE is a partner in the European biodiversity network Alternet.
- Biodiversity and Climate: Socio-ecological Biodiversity Research
- BIOZ – Environmentally friendly control of West Nile virus transmitting mosquitoes
- Conflicts over the forest of the future
- MediPlanB – Effects of indigenous medicinal plants on health and biodiversity
- NormA – Normative Conflicts in the Field of Biodiversity
- SLInBio – Urban lifestyles and the valorization of biodiversity: dragonflies, grasshoppers, bumblebees and Co
- SoCoDES – Social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services
- SoCuLa – Socio-cultural Drivers of Biodiversity Change in Germany
- AJAP II – Environmentally friendly and sustainable control of the Asian bush mosquito
- demons – Supplying the Population
- Gender Mainstreaming in two Saxon Hospitals
- IMAGINE – Integrated Management of Green Infrastructure
- micle – Climate Change, Changes to the Environment and Migration in Sahel
- MORE STEP – Mobility at Risk: Sustaining the Mongolian Steppe Ecosystem
- MORE STEP – Mobility at risk: Sustaining the Mongolian Steppe Ecosystem
- ORYCS – Wildlife-based management strategies in Namibia
- Vision for Biodiversity