- New Professor of Social Ecology: Christoph Görg
- Summer Term 2015
- Guest Professors: Tiago Domingos, Stefania Gallini
- ERASMUS Exchange Opportunities
- Austrian Science Book of the Year 2014: Verena Winiwarter
- „Aftermath“ Review in NATURE
- Comment to NATURE: Global dietary patterns and the responsibility of food industries
- EJOLT Report 20
- Memorandum of Understanding AAU – IIASA – Video link
- IFF Lecture Paul Mohai: Which Came First, People or Pollution? – Video link
+ Upcoming conferences
- CASTLE conference October 2015
+ Research projects
- Carbon Stubaital
- Sustainable Care
+ Public outreach / Media resonance (German only)
+ Staff news
+ International Guests
+ New publications
New Professor of Social Ecology: Christoph Görg
Christoph Görg will serve as full professor of Social Ecology starting in April 2015. He studied sociology, political science and philosophy in Frankfurt and recently worked at the Helmholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ in Leipzig where he was director of the centre for Environmental Policy. He also held a professorship for political science in environmental research at the University of Kassel. We look forward to an exciting collaboration. Welcome, Christoph!
Contact: christoph.goerg [at] aau.at
Summer term 2015: Course information online
Detailed information on our website: http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/socec/inhalt/255.htm
For further information please contact: wolfgang.deutsch [at] aau.at
Tiago Domingos, PhD is Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon/Portugal. His research mainly focuses on Sustainable Agriculture, Ecological Economics, Thermodynamics and Dynamic Energy Budget Theory in Biological Systems. In summer term 2015 Tiago Domingos will give a seminar on “Energy and Economic Growth“(814.536)
Stefania Gallini, PhD is Director of the History Department of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá, where she also works as an Associate Professor. Her research interests are located in the fields of Environmental History, Latin American History, Digital History and Historical Cartography. In the last years she was working on the Environmental History of agriculture in Latin America and the history of waste in Bogota. Currently, she is collaborating with SEC members within a project on “Sustainable Farm Systems”, in which socio-ecological approaches are used to reconstruct long term trends in agrarian metabolism.
In summer term 2015 Stefania Gallini will give a seminar on “Environmental History in Theory and Practice – Perspectives from South/Central America“(814.534).
ERASMUS Exchange Opportunities at SEC Vienna
Issues of sustainable development are gaining momentum within science, politics and public discourse. For the design and implementation of sustainability strategies, which are equally based upon social, economic and ecological criteria, inter- and transdisciplinary approaches are required. The Masters Programme in Social Ecology integrates approaches from the humanities, social and natural sciences and focuses on co-evolutionary interactions between social and natural systems across temporal and spatial scales.
Our teaching activities allow students to look beyond the limits of their conventional disciplines and give insights into the interdisciplinary research field of Social Ecology. We try to acquaint students with research processes and scientific practise and engage them in vivid interdisciplinary discussion with each other, with us, and with our international partners. The Masters Programme in Social Ecology is open to international students holding BA/BSc-degrees in natural or social sciences, economics or technical sciences. We are looking forward to welcome you in Vienna. The applications deadlines are following: 1st of July (for winter term) & 1st of December (for summer term).
Further information: http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/onlinebroschueren/studieninfo/en/ma/socec/
Austrian „Science Book of the Year“ co-authored by Verena Winiwarter
The book „Geschichte unserer Umwelt: Sechzig Reisen durch die Zeit” by Verena Winiwarter and Hans-Rudolf Bork has been named the Austrian Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres (science book of the year) for 2015 in the category Science and Technology. This award is given by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) and the publisher Buchkultur to spotlight top German-language non-fiction titles. It is especially dedicated to encouraging dialogue between academics and the general public, encouraging books which present new, relevant research topics in a manner that is both engaging and readable.
Commentary on the documentary THE AFTERMATH in NATURE
„Aid’s inconvenient truth“ titles Erin Bohensky in NATURE (vol.519, March 5, p.32) his commentary on the documentary THE AFTERMATH by Raphael Barth (Golden Girls Filmtank), following the path of Simron Singh’s (SEC) research engagement on the Nicobar Islands. The last phase of this research, after the major tsunami that hit in 2004, was financed by the Austrian National Science Fund and dealt with scientific and practical support for the indigenous population in the face of a flood of international aid. The film reveals „how disaster relief can have disastrous impacts“, says Erin Bohensky in NATURE.
Comment to NATURE: Global dietary patterns and the responsibility of food industries
In their comment to NATURE Ulli Weisz, Helmut Haberl and Willi Haas point to the crucial role of food industries in the development of global dietary patterns. The comment responds to a commentary accompanying the Tilman and Clark article on how diet links environmental and human health (Tilman and Clark in Nature 515, 518–522, Stehfest in Nature 515, 501-502).
Online comment: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v515/n7528/full/nature13959.html
EJOLT Report 20
The latest EJOLT Report explains the history and causes of the booming business of palm oil production in Indonesia, of soy production in Paraguay and the large land investments in Ethiopia. These case studies serve to illustrate a broader analysis of patterns in the global biomass trade. Author Andreas Mayer from SEC commented that “The current expansion of agricultural lands in the global South puts massive pressure on local populations that are often threated with losing their livelihoods. This report aims to reveal the biophysical conditions and structural drivers of these conflicts and thus to identify conflict potentials that result from the dominant model of industrialized agricultural production”.
Video link: Memorandum of Understanding between IIASA and AAU
The internationally well-known Research Centre IIASA and University of Klagenfurt will strengthen their cooperation. At the time of signing the „Memorandum of Understanding“ Researcher of the Year 2014 Verena Winiwarter and Pavel Kabat, CEO von IIASA held two lectures.
Video link: Which Came First, People or Pollution? How Race and Socioeconomic Status Affect Environmental Justice
Paul Mohai, Ph.D. from the School of Natural Resources and Environment of the University of Michigan, was invited for an IFF-Lecture titled “Which Came First, People or Pollution? How Race and Socioeconomic Status Affect Environmental Justice”
For more information: http://www.uni-klu.ac.at/iff/downloads/iff-lectures_Mohai_9.12.2014.pdf
+ Upcoming conferences
CASTLE conference October 2015
Moving towards a bioeconomy is one of the key policy strategies of the EU. Its vision is of a knowledge-based Europe turning to green growth via innovation, which presents opportunities for the agricultural and forest-based sectors. Sustainable production of renewable resources will be needed, with the conversion of these resources and waste streams into value added products, such as food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy. Even though we currently lack a transparent and common understanding of the definition of a bioeconomy, we require improved tools and assessment methodologies to ensure that this intensified use of renewable biological resources is done sustainably. The first announcement of the CASTLE conference has been published!
The conference call is open on the CASTLE website at www.castle-itn.eu/conference
+ Research projects
Risch-Lau: A Visual History Approach to the Environmental History of the Alps
Originally developed as a means of everyday communication, postcards were used by tourists to send holiday greetings to the significant others at home. Starting point of this project is John Urry’s notion of commercial photography as “desire-producing knowledge-machine”. It stimulates desires of the beholder to transport his/her body to the depicted places but also provides knowledge of the Alps as serviceable nature. In this project, a serial-iconographic approach is applied to study ski lift motifs (n=1746) in the oeuvre of the Austrian picture postcard producer Risch-Lau from 1945 to 1970. The photographer created a stereotype of Alpine winter sport landscapes by selecting what was worth seeing and not worthy of being seen. The studied landscape stereotypes refer to a desirable relationship between environment and society. While they were constructed by few photographers, countless peoples’ choices were influenced by them. The project is financed by the Vorarlberger Landesregierung (Provincial government of the province Vorarlberg, Austria).
Contact: verena.winiwarter [at] uni-klu.ac.at, robert.gross [at] aau.at
MISO – A model of material stocks and flows in the global metabolic transition
Understanding global patterns and trajectories of socio-economic metabolism is of key importance to develop effective policies to reduce society’s resource demand and for the transition towards a more sustainable industrial metabolism. This project develops a dynamic integrated model of material inputs, stocks and outputs (MISO). Using an existing database of global material use we provide a comprehensive estimate of historic stocks and stock related flows and calculate resource use scenarios for 2050. In its retrospective part, the project investigates the evolution of global socio-economic material stocks and flows since 1900, applying a dynamic top-down modelling approach and taking uncertainties into account. The results serve as basis for an analysis of global patterns of stocks and flows and their development during the metabolic transition. In the prospective part of the project we use the developed model and the insights from the analysis of historical stock-flow dynamics to calculate scenarios for the future development of material demand, stocks and waste production. This yields insights how changes in inflows, in average lifetimes of stocks and in recycling rates interact and how they determine future demand for virgin materials and waste production. The outcomes of the project contribute to the advancement of the understanding of the ongoing metabolic transition. They provide new insights into potentials and limitations for a circular economy of high significance for sustainability science and policy makers.
Contact: fridolin.krausmann [at] aau.at
Lubio – Land Use, climate change and BIOdiversity in cultural landscapes (LUBIO): Assessing feedbacks and promoting land‐use strategies towards a viable future
Land-use and climate change are important, pervasive drivers of global environmental change and pose major threats to global biodiversity. Climate change will not only alter the pool of plant and animal species capable of thriving in a specific area, it will also force land owners to re-consider their land use decisions. Such changes in land-use practices may have major additional effects on local and regional species composition and abundance. The LUBIO project focuses on the anticipated systemic feedbacks between climate change, land owner’s decisions on land use, land-use change, and changes in biodiversity patterns during the coming decades in a regional context which integrates a broad range of land use practices and intensity gradients. An integrated socioecological model is designed and implemented, consisting of three principal components: an agent based model (ABM) that simulates decisions of important actors, a spatially explicit GIS model that translates these decisions into changes in land cover and land use patterns, and a species distribution model (SDM) that calculates changes in biodiversity patterns following from both changes in climate and the land-use decisions as simulated in the ABM. This model is used to generate scenarios of future land-use decisions of landowners under climate change and, eventually, the combined effects of climate and land use changes on biodiversity. Model development of the ABM is supported by a participatory process intended to collect regional and expert knowledge through a series of expert interviews, a series of transdisciplinary participatory modelling workshops, and a questionnaire-based survey targeted at regional farmers.
Contact: veronika.gaube [at] aau.at, alexander.remesch [at] aau.at
Carbon Stubaital – Climate extremes and land-use change: effects on ecosystem processes and services
Extreme climatic events, in particular droughts and heatwaves, have significant impacts on ecosystem carbon and water cycles and a range of related ecosystem services. It is expected that in the coming decades the return intervals and severities of extreme droughts will increase substantially and may result in the passing of thresholds of ecosystem functioning, potentially causing legacy effects, which are so far poorly understood. Observational evidence suggests that different land cover types (forest, grassland) are differently influenced by extreme drought, but there is a lack of knowledge whether and how future, increasingly severe climate extremes will affect their concurrent and lagged responses, as well as land-use decisions determining future shifts in land cover. In the proposed project we aim to understand how extreme summer drought affects carbon and water dynamics of mountain ecosystems under different land uses, and to analyse implications for ecosystem service provisioning. Overall, we hypothesize that land-use change alters the effects of extreme summer drought on ecosystem processes and the related services. The proposed study will be located at the LTSER (long term socio-ecological research) site Stubai Valley, building on and integrating results from previous and ongoing national and European project. It will thus provide a profound baseline for understanding drought responses and legacy effects on biogeochemical processes in mountain ecosystems and the consequences for land-use decisions and ecosystem service provisioning.
Contact: karlheinz.erb [at] aau.at
BACI – Detecting changes in essential ecosystem and biodiversity properties – towards a Biosphere Atmosphere Change Index
The alarming rate of biodiversity loss and ecosystem transitions make it clear that new strategies are required to sustain functioning of the coupled ecological-societal system. Existing space data archives and data streams from the ESA Sentinels, offer unprecedented opportunities to provide rapid, high quality indicators necessary for informed management of key ecosystem services. Yet, it remains largely unclear how space and ground-based observations can be optimally integrated to generate products required by end user communities (Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2014). By fusing extensive expertise on optical and radar remote sensing, ground data on ecosystem state and function, “big data” scientists, and active participation of user groups, BACI will advance this integration. BACI will translate space data to new variables (not directly observable from space) that encode ecosystem functional properties and status metrics. This will empower concepts of “essential biodiversity variables”. Advanced machine learning methods will be employed to reveal new and fundamental relationships between space observations and ecosystem status. BACI will incorporate a wide range of original data and downstream data products specifically targeting needs for early-warning systems, including a novel “Biosphere-Atmosphere Change Index”. We will prioritize selected key European and African regions now undergoing massive societal-ecological transformations, offering perspective towards operational assessments. A formal attribution framework will disentangle climate-induced ecosystem changes and socioeconomic/ecological transformation processes. Overall, BACI will advance usage of European space data to monitor relevant vegetation traits, status, and ecosystem functioning. By capitalizing on existing datasets, we will prototype new algorithms to rapidly implement these metrics and thus space-to-ground integration of the new ESA Sentinels.
Contact: karlheinz.erb [at] aau.at
ClimBHealth – Climate and health co-benefits from changes in urban mobility and diet: an integrated assessment for Austria
ClimBHealth addresses the issue that measures to mitigate climate change could partly offset their own implementation costs via health co-benefits. The project focuses on changes in urban mobility and diet in Austria, two areas highly relevant for both climate and health. The study integrates climate, health and economic effects to assess their combined efficiency of selected climate mitigation measures. Basically, both areas follow the same methodological approach: After the definition of baseline and measures potential climate effects in terms of potential reductions in GHG emissions and potential health effects in terms of reduction of “disability adjusted life years” (DALYs) of the selected measures are estimated. The results are used for the economic assessment of the question to what extent costs of climate mitigation measures of the two focal areas could be offset by costs saved via health (e.g. treatment costs) and climate co-benefits (e.g. saved costs for the acquisition of emission certificates); it includes potential macroeconomic “knock on” effects. In this way, we will assess the net cost effects of climate mitigation measures for the public budget. Finally the project aims for an integrated assessment that summarizes climate, health and economic effects in both quantitative and qualitative terms. The project aims at fostering decision making and social acceptance.
Contact: willi.haas [at] aau.at, ulli.weisz [at] aau.at
Sustainable Care – Nursing students explore potentials for Sustainable Care
In the light of the demographic transition and ever-scarcer resources, the question of how the care of vulnerable persons is and should be organized in the future is becoming an increasingly pressing societal challenge. Against this background, the project deals with potentials for sustainable care in hospitals. The project promotes an approach of care with respect and dignity of patients – particularly of older, seriously ill, and dying patients as well as people with dementia. Furthermore the project’s approach addresses the responsible handling of ecological, social and financial resources in hospitals. We thus combine two approaches from two separate fields of research: Palliative Care and socioecological sustainability research. The project aims at contributing to a greater awareness of future actors of the health care system for the possibilities and conditions of a “caring society”. SUSTAINABLE CARE moves towards “research frontiers” and bears great challenges with regard to contents, planning and communication. To face these challenges the project team is supported by an interdisciplinary scientific advisory board and by accompanying research. The project is carried out with both classes of the same grade (more than 50 nursing students) as school-autonomous special focus of this year group. It is thus completely integrated in teaching and interdisciplinary in character. The collaboration with the students will start in January 2015 with an initial workshop in the school.
Contact: willi.haas [at] aau.at, ulli.weisz [at] aau.at
+ Public Outreach / Media resonance (German)
Witness to a catastrophe
New Scientist, 21 March 2015, 35 pp.
Klimawandel: Ab 2036 bis zu 3000 Hitzetote jährlich
Kurier, 17. März 2015
The global biomass robbery
grain.org, 13. März 2015
Vom Einteilen und Abwürgen
Die Furche 9, 26. Februar 2015, Seite 5
Ulli Weisz und Elisabeth Reitinger
Auf dem Weg zu einer Sorge-Kultur.
Die Furche 6, 5. Februar 2015, Seite 4
Klimawandel kostet Österreich Milliarden
Kleine Zeitung, Freitag, 16. Jänner 2015, Seite 12-13
Klimawandel kostet Österreich bis 2050 jährlich 8,8 Milliarden
Der Standard, Freitag, 16. Jänner 2015, Seite 1
Klimawandel greift tief in Wirtschaftsstrukturen ein
Der Standard, Freitag, 16. Jänner 2015, Seite 17
Skipiste als Nebenprodukt der Seilbahn
Kleine Zeitung Kärnten, Wissen, Samstag 27. Dezember 2015, Seite 28
Lernen aus der Vergangenheit. Maria Niedertscheider untersucht die menschliche Dominanz über Ökosysteme
Der Standard, 19. November 2014, Seite 20
Alternative Energien: Humbug oder Rettung der Welt?
Profil, 17. November 2014, Seite 92-95
Hinter uns die Industriegesellschaft
Wirtschaft und Umwelt, Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik und Nachhaltigkeit, 3/2014, Seite 21-24
Ein Planet vor dem Burnout
Der Standard, Forschung Spezial, Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014, Seite 11
+ Staff News
Robert Groß completed a guest scholarship at the interdisciplinary Research Training Group Topology of Technology, TU Darmstadt from October to December 2014. The Research Training Group is based on the assumption that technology shapes spatial arrangements and creates conditions which influence sensory perception and bodily experience. In turn, these human factors contribute to the spatial construction of technology. In the course of the guest scholarship Robert Groß presented parts of his Doctoral thesis and deepened his understanding of the interplay of technology and space.
Irene Pallua and Christoph Virgl, former member of the administrative staff at SEC, accepted new challenges. All the best!
+ International Guests:
Shao Qing-long, PhD student at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, Autonomous University Barcelona (UAB), is trained in economics and now works in the field of Ecological Economics, whereas the main research interests are econometrics, material flows, and the relation between working time and economic recession. During his research stay at SEC, he would like to advance his work on Chinese material flows (provincial- or municipal- level), by linking material flow analysis and econometrics.
Jana Krcmarova, PhD student in historical anthropology at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, works on traditional agricultural knowledge on agroforestry in the Czech Republic. She won an „AKTION“ grant to spend April and May 2015 as a guest researcher at SEC. During her stay, she will finalize her PhD project and work on a publication.
David Soto Fernandez, associate Professor in contemporary history at Universidad Pablo Olavide Sevilla, Spain, is a project partner in the ongoing research project „Sustainable Farm Systems“. From July to September 2015, he will be a guest researcher at SEC and work on the Agrarian metabolism of Spain in the XIXth and XXth centuries.
+ New Publications
Creutzig, F., Ravindranath, N.H., Berndes, G., Bolwig, S., Bright, R., Cherubini, F., Chum, H., Corbera, E., Delucci, M., Faaij, A., Fargione, J., Haberl, H., Heath, G., Lucon, O., Plevin, R., Popp, A., Robledo-Abad, C., Rose, S., Smith, P., Stromman, A., Suh, S., Masera, O., 2014. Bioenergy and climate change mitigation: an assessment. Global Change Biology – Bioenergy online first. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12205
Dressel, G., Berger, W., Heimerl, K., Winiwarter, V., 2014. Interdisziplinär und transdisziplinär Forschen, Praktiken und Methoden. transcript, Bielefeld.
Edenhofer, O., Pichs-Madruga, R., Sokona, Y., Agrawala, S., Bashmakov, I.A., Blanco, G., Broome, J., Bruckner, T., Brunner, S., Bustamante, M., Clarke, L., Creutzig, F., Dhakal, S., Dubash, N.K., Eickemeier, P., Farahani, E., Fischedick, M., Fleurbaey, M., Gerlagh, R., Gómez-Echeverri, L., Gupta, S., Gupta, S., Harnisch, J., Jiang, K., Kadner, S., Kartha, S., Klasen, S., Kolstad, C., Volker, K., Kunreuther, H., Lucon, O., Masera, O., Minx, J.C., Mulugetta, Y., Patt, A., Ravindranath, N.H., Riahi, K., Roy, J., Schaeffer, R., Schlömer, S., Seto, K., Seyboth, K., Sims, R., Skea, J., von Stechow, C., Sterner, T., Sugiyama, T., Suh, S., Urama, K.C., Ürge-Vorsatz, D., Victor, D., Zhou, D., Zwickel, T., Baiocchi, G., Chum, H., Fuglestvedt, J., Haberl, H., Hertwich, E., Kriegler, E., Rogelj, J., Rogner, H.-H., Schaeffer, M., Smith, S., van Vuuren, D., Wiser, R., 2014. Summary for Policy Makers, in: Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, pp. 1–30.
Eitzinger, J., Haberl, H., Amon, B., Blamauer, B., Essl, F., Gaube, V., Habersack, H., Jandl, R., Klik, A., Lexer, M., Rauch, W., Tappeiner, U., Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S., 2014. Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Wasser, Ökosysteme und Biodiversität, in: Österreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014 (AAR14). Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC). Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, pp. 711–856.
Exner, A., Lauk, C., Zittel, W., 2015. Sold Futures? The Global Availability of Metals and Economic Growth at the Peripheries: Distribution and Regulation in a Degrowth Perspective. Antipode Early View. Antipode – A Radical Journal of Geography 47, 342–359.
Gierlinger, S., 2015. Food and feed supply and waste disposal in the industrialising city of Vienna (1830–1913): a special focus on urban nitrogen flows. Regional Environmental Change 15, 317–327.
Gierlinger, S., 2014. Die landwirtschaftliche Produktion im Wiener Stadtgebiet um 1830, in: Die Versorgung Wiens 1829-1913. Forschungen Und Beiträge Zur Wiener Stadtgeschichte. StudienVerlag, pp. 111–130.
Haas, W., König, M., Pech, M., Prettenthaler, F., Prutsch, A., Steininger, K., Themessl, M., Wolf, A., Wagner, G., 2015. Die Folgeschäden des Klimawandels in Österreich. Dimensionen unserer Zukunft in zehn Bildern für Österreich. Klima- und Energiefond der Österreichischen Bundesregierung.
Haas, W., Krausmann, F., 2015. Rural Metabolism: Material flows in an Austrian village in 1830 and 2001. Social Ecology Working Paper 155, 41.
Haas, W., Krausmann, F., Wiedenhofer, D., Heinz, M., 2015. How Circular is the Global Economy? An Assessment of Material Flows, Waste Production, and Recycling in the European Union and the World in 2005. Journal of Industrial Ecology online first. doi:10.1111/jiec.12244
Haas, W., Weisz, B.U., Maier, P., Scholz, F., 2015. Human Health, in: Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Impacts: Development of a Cross-Sectoral Framework and Results for Austria, Part III. Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 191–213.
Haberl, H., 2014. Competition for land: a sociometabolic perspective. Ecological Economics online first. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2014.10.002
Haberl, H., 2014. Hinter uns die Industriegesellschaft. Wirtschaft und Umwelt 3, 21–23.
Haberl, H., Erb, K., Krausmann, F., 2014. Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production: Patterns, Trends, and Planetary Boundaries. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 39, 363–391.
Kastner, T., Erb, K., Haberl, H., 2015. Global human appropriation of net primary production for biomass consumption in the European Union, 1986 – 2007. Journal of Industrial Ecology online first. doi:10.1111/jiec.12238
Krainer, L., Pretis, S., Campbell, D.F.J., Haas, W., Miechtner, G., Plunger, P., Reitinger, E., Spök, A., Karner, S., Weisz, U., 2014. TREX Transdisziplinarität messen? Indikatoren für gesellschaftliche Wirksamkeit von Forschung am Beispiel der IFF. Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, IFF, Wien.
Krausmann, F., Schaffartzik, A., Mayer, A., Eisenmenger, N., Gingrich, S., Haberl, H., Fischer, M., 2015. La société industrielle ne connaît aucune dématérialisation depuis le XIXe siècle. La Revue Durable 53, 22–24.
Krausmann, F., Weisz, H., Eisenmenger, N., Schütz, H., Haas, W., Schaffartzik, A., 2015. Economy-wide Material Flow Accounting. Introduction and Guide. Social Ecology Working Paper 151, 133.
Kromp-Kolb, H., Nakicenovic, N., Steininger, K., Ahrens, B., Auer, I., Baumgarten, A., Bednar-Friedl, B., Eitzinger, J., Foelsche, U., Formayer, H., Geitner, C., Glade, T., Gobiet, A., Grabherr, G., Haas, R., Haberl, H., Haimberger, L., Hitzenberger, R., König, M., Köppl, A., Lexer, M., Loibl, W., Molitor, R., Mooshammer, H., Nachtnebel, H.P., Prettenthaler, F., Rabitsch, W., Radunsky, K., Schneider, J., Schnitzer, H., Schöner, W., Schulz, N., Seibert, P., Seidl, R., Stagl, S., Steiger, R., Steiger, R., Stötter, J., Streicher, W., Winiwarter, W., 2014. Zusammenfassung für Entscheidungstragende, in: Österreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014 (AAR14). Austrian Panel on Climate Change (APCC). Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, pp. 27–44.
Lauk, C., 2014. Das Ende der Freiheit?, in: Schöpfer der zweiten Natur. Metropolis Verlag für Ökonomie, Gesellschaft und Politik GmbH, Marburg, pp. 63–92.
Lauk, C., 2014. Die nächste große Transformation. Biophysische Probleme und gesellschaftliche Implikationen eines erneuerbaren Energiesystems, in: Risiko und Entscheidung. Gesellschaft im Anthropozän. Profil Verlag, München, Wien, pp. 153–184.
Mayer, A., Schaffartzik, A., Haas, W., Rojas Sepulveda, A., 2015. Patterns of global biomass trade – Implications for food sovereignty and socio-environmental conflicts 20, 106.
Mirtl, M., Bahn, M., Battin, T., Borsdorf, A., Dirnböck, T., Englisch, M., Erschbamer, B., Fuchsberger, J., Gaube, V., Grabherr, G., Gratzer, G., Haberl, H., Klug, H., Kreiner, D., Mayer, R., Peterseil, J., Richter, A., Schindler, S., Stocker-Kiss, A., Tappeiner, U., Weisse, T., Winiwarter, V., Wohlfahrt, G., Zink, R., 2015. Forschung für die Zukunft, LTER-Austria White Paper, Zur Lage und Ausrichtung von prozessorientierter Ökosystemforschung, Biodiversitäts- und Naturschutzforschung sowie sozio-ökologischer Forschung in Österreich. http://www.umweltbundesamt.at/
Persson, M., Henders, S., Kastner, T., 2014. Trading Forests: Quantifying the Contribution of Global Commodity Markets to Emissions from Tropical Deforestation 384, 52.
Petridis, P., Varvarousis, A., 2015. Transformation or replication? On the aftermath of the Greek government shift. degrowth. http://www.degrowth.de/en/2015/03/transformation-or-replication-on-the-aftermath-of-the-greek-government-shift/
Ringhofer, L., 2015. La relación biofísica de los tsimané con su entorno natural, in: Cambio global, cambio local: La sociedad tsimané ante la globalización. pp. 203–230.
Ringhofer, L., 2015. Time, Labour and the Household: Measuring “Time Poverty” through a Gender Lens. Development in Practice 25, 322–333.
Schaffartzik, A., Eisenmenger, N., Weisz, H., 2014. Consumption-based Material Flow Accounting: Austrian trade and consumption in raw material equivalents 1995-2007. Journal of Industrial Ecology 18, 102–112.
Schaffartzik, A., Haberl, H., Kastner, T., Wiedenhofer, D., Eisenmenger, N., Erb, K., 2015. Trading Land: A Review of Approaches to Accounting for Upstream Land Requirements of Traded Products. Journal of Industrial Ecology online first. doi:10.1111/jiec.12258
Schaffartzik, A., Sachs, M.S., Wiedenhofer, D., Eisenmenger, N., 2014. Environmentally Extended Input-Output Analysis. Social Ecology Working Paper 154, 20.
Schmid, M., 2015. Buchrezension: Frank Zelko: Greenpeace. Von der Hippiebewegung zum Ökokonzern. Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften 63, 214.
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