Section of Social-ecological Interactions in Agricultural Systems (a joint professorship between UNI KASSEL and University of Göttingen) integrates theoretical frameworks and state-of-the art methods from the social and natural sciences. Concepts such as sustainability, resilience, complexity and transformations in social-ecological systems are addressed using quantitative and qualitative approaches. Research areas that are relevant for the project include: multifunctional rural landscapes – change and management; peri-urban areas and land-use developments; collaborative landscape planning and community development. The principal investigator has led and regularly participates in large-scale research projects, both at the national and European level, and including participation and leadership in integrated research projects within H2020 and previous research framework programmes (e.g., ESMERALDA, HERCULES, AGFORWARD).
Universität Kassel (University of Kassel)