Scientific Advisory Board
  • Dr. Michaela Christ
    Norbert Elias Center for Transformation Design & Research, Universität Flensburg
    Expertise: Historical analysis on the materiality of social transformations

  • Prof. Dr. i. R. Heiko Geiling
    Institut für Politische Wissenschaft, Leibniz-Universität Hannover
    Expertise: Milieu and mentality research, relational social structure research, qualitative methods

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Görg
    Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen-Adria-Universität Wien
    Expertise: Social ecology, social relationships to nature, relationships between social structures and their material-energy base

  • Dr. Daniela Gottschlich
    diversu e.V. in Lüneburg
    Expertise: Sustainability as a Discourse, Political Ecology, Feminist Social-Ecological Economics, Care, Commons, Democratization Processes, Politics of Nature Design

  • PD Dr. Jens Jetzkowitz
    Helmut-Schmidt-Universität der Bunderswehr Hamburg
    Expertise: Quantitative research, environmental sociology, citizen science

  • Prof. Dr. Stephan Lessenich
    Institut für Soziologie, LMU München
    Expertise: Debates about social growth imperative, change of subjectivity

  • Anke Schaffartzik
    Institute of Social Ecology (SEC), BOKU Vienna
    Expertise: Social metabolism, extractivism, social dimensions of energy and resource transformation

Cooperation Partners
International Partners
  • Human-Forest Relationship in Societal Change (2019-2022)
    The research project produces knowledge about the human-forest relationships present in society and assessments of their future prospects.
    Project Director Jaana Laine, M.Sc., DSocSci, Adjunct Professor in Economic and Social History, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki. 
    The research project consists of three subprojects, which study the forest relationships of forest and nature professionals, forest owners, and forestry institutions.