Research

GLOCULL

Globally and locally sustainable food-water-energy innovation in urban living labs (GLOCULL) aims at developing an extended co-creative Urban Living Lab approach for locally and globally sustainable innovations in the Food-Water-Energy nexus through transdisciplinary action-research in 7 Urban Living Labs around the globe.

SUSTIL

Scenarios for Implementing the UN Sustainability Development Goals in the City and District of Lüneburg (SUSTIL) develops scenarios and options for action with a focus on the UN sustainability development goals. The innovative character of the project results from the combination of quantitative and qualitative data. In addition, economic management measures are not only tested with the aim of efficiently restricting the use of natural resources, but the effects of these instruments on the balance of interests between different groups of actors and different types of regions (urban and rural) are examined.

MoLöWe

MoLöWe (the ‘mobile solutions theater’) is a presentation structure that connects five large screens and tablets with specifically built software. It allows, for example, for the interactive visualisation of future scenarios during stakeholder interactions and is a powerful tool for transdisciplinary research and science communication.

Normativity of Methods

With the section ‘Normativity of Methods’ on the Sustainability Methods Wiki, and associated research, we try to link questions of the evaluation of scientific methods with a post-disciplinary agenda. We consider the choice of method within science to be normative because of the question of knowledge production, which is a normative choice.


Latest Publications:

  • Ahlborn, Julian; Wesche, Karsten; Lang, Birgit; Oyunbileg, Munkhzul; Oyuntsetseg, Batlai; Römermann, Christine et al. 2021. Interactions between species richness, herbivory and precipitation affect standing biomass in Mongolian rangelands. In: Appl Veg Sci 24 (2)
  • Apetrei, Cristina I.; Caniglia, Guido; Wehrden, Henrik von; Lang, Daniel J. 2021. Just another buzzword? A systematic literature review of knowledge-related concepts in sustainability science. In: Global Environmental Change 68, S. 102222.
  • Chuluunkhuyag, Oyundari; Chaoyan, Lv; Treiber, Jan; Batlai, Oyuntsetseg; Wehrden, Henrik von; Feller, Robert; Wesche, Karsten. 2021. Influence of altitude and longitude on vegetation in the Dzungarian Gobi and the south-western Mongolian Altai. In: phyto 50 (4), S. 339–369.
  • Dorninger, Christian; Wehrden, Henrik von; Krausmann, Fridolin; Bruckner, Martin; Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus et al. 2021. The effect of industrialization and globalization on domestic land-use: A global resource footprint perspective. In: Global Environmental Change 69, S. 102311.
  • Engler, John-Oliver; Wesche, Karsten; Kaczensky, Petra; Dhakal, Prabesh; Chuluunkhuyag, Oyundari; Wehrden, Henrik von. 2021. Biophysical variability and politico-economic singularity: Responses of livestock numbers in South Mongolian nomadic pastoralism. In: Ecological Economics 187, S. 107073.
  • Giorgis, Melisa A.; Zeballos, Sebastian R.; Carbone, Lucas; Zimmermann, Heike; Wehrden, Henrik von; Aguilar, Ramiro et al. 2021. A review of fire effects across South American ecosystems: the role of climate and time since fire. In: fire ecol 17 (1).
  • Jager, Nicolas W.; Newig, Jens; Challies, Edward; Kochskämper, Elisa; Wehrden, Henrik von. 2021: Case study meta-analysis in the social sciences. Insights on data quality and reliability from a large-N case survey. In: Research synthesis methods, S. 1–16.
  • Pascual-Rico, Roberto; Morales-Reyes, Zebensui; Aguilera-Alcalá, Natividad; Olszańska, Agnieszka; Sebastián-González, Esther; Naidoo, Robin et al. 2021. Usually hated, sometimes loved: A review of wild ungulates’ contributions to people. In: The Science of the total environment 801, S. 149652.
  • Sabatini, Francesco Maria; Lenoir, Jonathan; Hattab, Tarek; Arnst, Elise Aimee; Chytrý, Milan; Dengler, Jürgen et al. 2021. sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open‐access, global dataset of vegetation plots. In: Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 30 (9), S.1740–1764.
  • Schultner, Jannik; Dorresteijn, Ine; Manlosa, Aisa O.; Wehrden, Henrik von; Hylander, Kristoffer; Senbeta, Feyera; Fischer, Joern. 2021. Ecosystem services from forest and farmland: Present and past access separates beneficiaries in rural Ethiopia. In: Ecosystem Services 48, S. 101263. PDF.
  • Weiss, Marie; Barth, Matthias; Wehrden, Henrik von. 2021. The patterns of curriculum change processes that embed sustainability in higher education institutions. In: Sustain Sci 16 (5), S. 1579–1593.
    Literaturverzeichnis- nach neuestem
    Giorgis, Melisa A.; Zeballos, Sebastian R.; Carbone, Lucas; Zimmermann, Heike; Wehrden, Henrik von; Aguilar, Ramiro et al.
    (2021): A review of fire effects across South American ecosystems: the role of climate and time since fire. In: fire ecol 17 (1). DOI:
    10.1186/s42408-021-00100-9.
    Engler, John-Oliver; Wesche, Karsten; Kaczensky, Petra; Dhakal, Prabesh; Chuluunkhuyag, Oyundari; Wehrden, Henrik von (2021):
    Biophysical variability and politico-economic singularity: Responses of livestock numbers in South Mongolian nomadic
    pastoralism. In: Ecological Economics 187, S. 107073. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2021.107073.
    Pascual-Rico, Roberto; Morales-Reyes, Zebensui; Aguilera-Alcalá, Natividad; Olszańska, Agnieszka; Sebastián-González, Esther;
    Naidoo, Robin et al. (2021): Usually hated, sometimes loved: A review of wild ungulates’ contributions to people. In: The Science
    of the total environment 801, S. 149652. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149652.
    Sabatini, Francesco Maria; Lenoir, Jonathan; Hattab, Tarek; Arnst, Elise Aimee; Chytrý, Milan; Dengler, Jürgen et al. (2021):
    sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open‐access, global dataset of vegetation plots. In: Global Ecol. Biogeogr. 30 (9), S.
    1740–1764. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13346.
    Jager, Nicolas W.; Newig, Jens; Challies, Edward; Kochskämper, Elisa; Wehrden, Henrik von (2021): Case study meta-analysis in
    the social sciences. Insights on data quality and reliability from a large-N case survey. In: Research synthesis methods, S. 1–16.
    DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1514.
    Dorninger, Christian; Wehrden, Henrik von; Krausmann, Fridolin; Bruckner, Martin; Feng, Kuishuang; Hubacek, Klaus et al. (2021):
    The effect of industrialization and globalization on domestic land-use: A global resource footprint perspective. In: Global
    Environmental Change 69, S. 102311. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102311.
    Weiss, Marie; Barth, Matthias; Wehrden, Henrik von (2021): The patterns of curriculum change processes that embed
    sustainability in higher education institutions. In: Sustain Sci 16 (5), S. 1579–1593. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-021-00984-1.
    Apetrei, Cristina I.; Caniglia, Guido; Wehrden, Henrik von; Lang, Daniel J. (2021): Just another buzzword? A systematic literature
    review of knowledge-related concepts in sustainability science. In: Global Environmental Change 68, S. 102222. DOI:
    10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102222.
    Ahlborn, Julian; Wesche, Karsten; Lang, Birgit; Oyunbileg, Munkhzul; Oyuntsetseg, Batlai; Römermann, Christine et al. (2021):
    Interactions between species richness, herbivory and precipitation affect standing biomass in Mongolian rangelands. In: Appl Veg
    Sci 24 (2), 24:e12581. DOI: 10.1111/avsc.12581.
    Schultner, Jannik; Dorresteijn, Ine; Manlosa, Aisa O.; Wehrden, Henrik von; Hylander, Kristoffer; Senbeta, Feyera; Fischer, Joern
    (2021): Ecosystem services from forest and farmland: Present and past access separates beneficiaries in rural Ethiopia. In:
    Ecosystem Services 48, S. 101263. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2021.101263.
    Chuluunkhuyag, Oyundari; Chaoyan, Lv; Treiber, Jan; Batlai, Oyuntsetseg; Wehrden, Henrik von; Feller, Robert; Wesche, Karsten
    (2021): Influence of altitude and longitude on vegetation in the Dzungarian Gobi and the south-western Mongolian Altai. In:
    phyto 50 (4), S. 339–369. DOI: 10.1127/phyto/2021/0371.