If the Research News is not displayed correctly, please click here for the web edition.

ISOE Research News

Issue 16 / July 2021

 
 
 

ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt am Main is one of the leading independent institutes for sustainability research. For more than 30 years the institute has been developing scientific bases and future oriented concepts for politics, civil society and the economy – regionally, nationally and internationally. Our research topics include water, energy, climate protection, mobility, urban spaces, biodiversity and social-ecological systems.

 

Contents

A strategic compass for global sustainability research networks +++ Social-ecological biodiversity conservation can reduce the risk of pandemics +++ The value of groundwater +++ Flurina Schneider becomes new scientific director of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research +++ Increased water use in times of lockdown. What do changing routines mean for supply security? +++ ISOE-Lecture with Dr. Kim De Wolff: How to Live Responsibly on a Plastic Planet +++ ISOE blog on social ecology has been launched +++ ISOE accompanies youth exchange Frankfurt–Lyon 2021: Mobility and sustainability in a future-orientated metropolis +++ Publications

 

Sustainable development

A strategic compass for global sustainability research networks

Steinmanderl
 

Solving complex sustainability problems requires the knowledge of many different scientific disciplines. But the experiential and everyday knowledge of societal actors also plays a crucial role. To achieve effective results for societal transformations, science must therefore open up to the co-production of knowledge. Research networks can support this process. In a study led by Flurina Schneider,...Read more

 

Society and nature

Social-ecological biodiversity conservation can reduce the risk of pandemics

Palm oil plantation at rainforest edge
 

The UN Biodiversity Council warns that pandemics will increase, should nature and biodiversity not be better protected. However, scientists from ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research are pointing out that the preservation of biodiversity cannot be guaranteed with blanket decrees. For biodiversity protection measures to have a preventive effect against future pandemics, they must take...Read more

 

World Water Day 2021 “Valuing Water”

The value of groundwater

Irrigation systems in a vegetable garden
 

The United Nations has declared “Valuing Water” to be the motto for World Water Day on March 22. But in order to appreciate water, it is necessary to understand that drinking water is a precious resource. So far, too little attention has been paid to groundwater as the world’s most important source of drinking water. Groundwater is polluted in many places around the world, and more water is...Read more

 

Change within the executive board

Flurina Schneider becomes new scientific director of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research

Porträtfoto Flurina Schneider
 

From April 1, 2021, Flurina Schneider is going to be new scientific director and spokesperson of the executive board of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research. She is taking over from Thomas Jahn, who co-founded the Institute for Social-Ecological Research in 1989. Simultaneously, Flurina Schneider is taking up a professorship for social ecology at the Department of Biosciences at Goethe...Read more

 

ISOE publication in the journal “Water”

Increased water use in times of lockdown. What do changing routines mean for supply security?

Drinking water from the tap (© Jeriko / Adobe Stock)
 

The second half of March 2020 saw unprecedented changes in almost all areas of life as a result of measures taken to combat the Covid 19 pandemic in Germany. With the spring lockdown, water utilities also faced a new situation: water consumption changed, both in public and corporate facilities and in domestic housing. In their study of water consumption in a northern German supply region, water...Read more

 

ISOE-Lecture with Dr. Kim De Wolff

How to Live Responsibly on a Plastic Planet 

Plastic bag as a silhouette of a jellyfish (© Andrii Zastrozhnov/stock.adobe.com)
 

ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research in Frankfurt am Main continues its event series “ISOE Lecture”. This year, an environmental humanities theme is the focus of the lecture, which for the first time cannot take place at the Goethe University Frankfurt due to the pandemic. Guest reader of the digital edition of the ISOE Lecture in the winter semester 2020/21 will be Dr. Kim De Wolff...Read more

 

Crisis, critique and shaping

ISOE blog on social ecology has been launched

Soap bubble (© Svetlana / stock.adobe.com)
 

ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research has launched a new blog. Under the URL isoe.blog, ISOE researchers will from now on regularly write about sustainability issues and about results from their research practice. The ISOE blog “Social Ecology” is an invitation for discussion and aims to offer insight into the transdisciplinary research processes at ISOE. The blog also offers guest...Read more

 

ISOE accompanies youth exchange Frankfurt – Lyon 2021

Mobility and sustainability in a future-orientated metropolis

Die nachhaltige Stadt Frankfurt – Lyon (©Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main)
 

The Rhine-Main region with the city of Frankfurt is known to be a prospering metropolitan region just like the French city of Lyon and its surrounding area. How can the two populous cities, which have been twinned since 1961 combine mobility and sustainability in a future-orientated way? This is the topic of the Franco-German youth exchange in this anniversary year of 2021. ISOE – Institute for...Read more

Publications

Alber, Gotelind/Diana Hummel/Ulrike Röhr/Immanuel Stieß (2021): How to make Germany's climate policy gender-responsive: Experiences from research and advocarcy. Gender, Intersectionality and Climate Institutions in Industrialised States. Routledge Studies in Gender and Environments. London/New York: Routledge, 52-68

Bergmann, Matthias/Niko Schäpke/Oskar Marg/Franziska Stelzer/Daniel J. Lang/Michael Bossert/Marius Gantert/Elke Häußler/Editha Marquardt/Felix M. Piontek/Thomas Potthast/Regina Rhodius/Matthias Rudolph/Michael Ruddat/Andreas Seebacher/Nico Sußmann (2021): Transdisciplinary sustainability research in real-world labs: success factors and methods for change. Sustainability Science

Brinkmann, Katja/Daniel Kübler/Stefan Liehr/Andreas Bürkert (2021): Agent-based modelling of the social-ecological nature of poverty traps in southwestern Madagascar. Agricultural Systems 190, 103125

Catarino, Ana I./Johanna Kramm/Carolin Völker/Theodore B. Henry/Gert Everaert (2021): Risk posed by microplastics: Scientific evidence and public perception. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry , 100467

Cimenti, Alice/Manjana Tausendfreund (2021): Restart of fieldwork after COVID-19 break: first impressions from a Master-Tandem in ORYCS. SPACES II Newsletter, 6. Science Partnerships for the Adaptation to Complex Earth System Processes in Southern Africa, 12-13

Deffner, Jutta/Jan-Marc Joost/Manuela Weber/Immanuel Stieß (2021): Bottom-Up Strategies for Shared Mobility and Practices in Urban Housing to Improve Sustainable Planning. Sustainability 13 (5), 2897

Kerber, Heide/Johanna Kramm (2021): On- and offstage: Encountering entangled waste-tourism relations on the vietnamese Island of Phu Quoc. The Geographical Journal , 12376

Konersmann, Cathlin/Fanambinantsoa Noromiarilanto/Yedidya R. Ratovonamana/Katja Brinkmann/Kai Jensen/Susanne Kobbe/Michael Köhl/Daniel Kübler/Petra Lahann/Kim J.E. Steffens/Jörg U. Ganzhorn (2021): Using Utilitarian Plants for Lemur Conservation. International Journal of Primatology

Kraus, Ronja/Robert Lütkemeier/Morgan Hauptfleisch/Stefan Liehr (2021): Finished ORYCS master's thesis: Landscape permeability for elephant movement. SPACES II Newsletter, 5. Science Partnerships for the Adaptation to Complex Earth System Processes in Southern Africa, 6

Lüdtke, Deike U./Robert Lütkemeier/Michael Schneemann/Stefan Liehr (2021): Increase in Daily Household Water Demand during the First Wave of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Germany. Water 13 (3), 260

Lütkemeier, Robert/Meed Mbidzo/Stefan Liehr (2021): Water security and rangeland sustainability: Transdisciplinary research insights from Namibian-German collaborations. South African Journal of Science 117 (1/2), 7773

Matias, Denise Margaret S. (2021): COVID-19 and the need for social-ecological justice. ISOE Blog Soziale Ökologie. Krise - Kritik - Gestaltung

Matias, Denise Margaret S. (2021): Indigenous livelihood portfolio as a framework for an ecological post-COVID-19 society. Geoforum 123, 12-13

Matias, Denise Margaret S./HyeJin Kim/Jonathan A. Anticamara/Kyla May S. Matias/Lourdes V. Tibig (2021): Emerging response options and scenarios of slow onset events related to climate change in Southeast Asia. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 50 (June), 175-184

Mehring, Marion/Katharina Geitmann-Mügge/Fanny Frick-Trzebitzky/Diana Hummel (2021): Urban Social Ecology. In: Shackleton, Charlie M./Sarel S. Ciliers/Elandrie Davoren/Marie J.du Toit (Hg.): Urban Ecology in the Global South. Cities and Nature. Cham: Springer, 79-105

Plank, Christina/Stefan Liehr/Diana Hummel/Dominik Wiedenhofer/Helmut Haberl/Christoph Görg (2021): Doing more with less: Provisioning systems and the transformation of the stock-flow-service nexus. Ecological Economics 187, 107093

Sattlegger, Lukas (2021): Neogotiating attachments to plastic. Social Studies of Science

Schneider, Florian D./Denise Margaret S. Matias/Stefanie Burkhart/Lukas Drees/Thomas Fickel/Diana Hummel/Stefan Liehr/Engelbert Schramm/Marion Mehring (2021): Biodiversity conservation as infectious disease prevention: why a social-ecological perspective is essential. Global Sustainability 4 (e13), 1-6

Schneider, Flurina/Theresa Tribaldos/Carolina Adler/Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs/Ariane de Bremond/Tobias Buser/Cornelia Krug/Marie-France Loutre/Sarah Moore/Albert V. Norström/Katsia Paulavets/Davnah Urbach/Eva Spehn/Gabriela Wülser/Ruben Zondervan (2021): Co-production of knowledge and sustainability transformations: a strategic compass for global research networks. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 49 (April), 127-142

Schneider, Flurina/Theresa Tribaldos/Stefanie Burkhart (2021): Navigating towards sustainability: how research networks can make a difference using the 'network compass'. ISOE Blog Soziale Ökologie. Krise - Kritik - Gestaltung

Tribaldos, Theresa/Flurina Schneider (2021): Enabling Players to Develop Theories of Change for Sustainable Development: A Serious Game. Simultation & Gaming

Wolff, Kim de (2021): How to Live Responsibly on a Plastic Planet. ISOE Blog Soziale Ökologie. Krise - Kritik - Gestaltung

Zimmermann, Martin/Birte Boysen/Ehsan Ebrahimi/Michaela Fischer/Elmar Henzen/Johannes Hilsdorf/Jürgen Kleber/Susanne Lackner/Aydin Parsa/Karl-Ulrich Rudolph/Sebastian Schöller/Faruq Shalizi/Jochen Sinn/Jana Zinkernagel (2021): Replication Guideline for Water Reuse in Agricultural Irrigation. Upgrading wastewater pond systems to generate irrigation water for animal fodder production using the example of Outapi, Namibia. ISOE-Materialien Soziale Ökologie, 63. Frankfurt am Main: ISOE - Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung


Further publications can be found at www.isoe-publikationen.de.

 
 
 

To edit your Research News profile, please click here.

 
 


Free electronic Research News of ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research. 

Editorial:
Dr. Nicola Schuldt-Baumgart (ViSdP)
E-Mail: schuldt-baumgart@isoe.de
Melanie Neugart, Danijela Milosevic, Katarina Haage, Harry Kleespies 

Publisher:
ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research
Hamburger Allee 45, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)69 707 69 19-0
Fax +49 (0)69 707 69 19-11
info@isoe.de
www.isoe.de/en

Follow us: twitter.com/isoewikom | facebook.com/ISOE.Forschungsinstitut | instagram.com/isoe_institut
ISOE-Blog: https://isoe.blog

Legal Notice | Privacy Policy