Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Michaela Christ
German Institute of Urban Affairs
Expertise: Historical analysis on the materiality of social transformations, mobility

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
Cusanus Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung
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
Institute for Social Research
Goethe University Frankfurt
Expertise: Debates about social growth imperative, change of subjectivity

Anke Schaffartzik
Central European University, Vienna
Expertise: Social metabolism, extractivism, social dimensions of energy and resource transformation

Cooperation Partners

All social science oriented junior research groups supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the Program „Bioeconomy as Societal Change“. The website aims at sharing research results and at informing about ongoing research activities and related events.

Kolleg Postwachstumsgesellschaften:

Junior research group „BioInequalities“:

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. 

As a result of the cooperation, the “Scientific Coffee on Human-Forest-Relationships” started in September 2021. It has a colloquium-like format. Two to three times per semester scientists and interested people discuss forestry-related research, in particular the relationships between man and forest or society and forests.

Universität Lund, Schweden
Flumen cooperates with researchers at the Lund University, especially with Prof. Max Koch, in various projects. Topics of cooperation include sustainable welfare or research into socio-ecological mentalities or habitus. For example, within the project “The New Urban Challenge? Models of Sustainable Welfare in Swedish Metropolitan Cities” a series of scientific articles are produced with the participation of our flumen-colleague Martin Fritz. Results from analyses of survey data from Sweden can be compared with those for Germany. Furthermore, there are joint presentations at events organised by the two cooperation partners and a research stay by Martin Fritz at Lund University is planned for 2022.