Our research revolves around social and spatial aspects of nature, its perception, meaning, value, appreciation, appropriation, and development. We regard these processes as intricately interconnected, interdependent and related to power relations. Hence, we position our approaches within the broad field of political ecology. Our case studies focus on biodiversity conservation and nature protection, agriculture and food systems, resource use and landscape development. We moreover (mostly) apply qualitative methods and work in inter- and transdisciplinary settings.
Further foci: geographies of young people and education, migration, urban night life and teacher education
Landscape services and basic landscape knowledge
A new website explains the understanding of „landscape services“ and lists recommendations and good practice examples – an outcome of a research project by the Space, Nature & ...
PhD Defence by Qobiljon Shokirov
We are delighted to invite you to the public PhD Defence of Qobiljon Shokirov:
"Adaptions of Wildlife Conservation and Socioeconomic and Geopolitical Change in the Pamir Region ...
Landschaftsleistungen erlebbar machen
Ein Dokumentationsfilm zeigt am Beispiel eines Landschaftsschutzgebiets an der Kantonsgrenze Thurgau - St. Gallen auf, wie ein Forschungsprojekt des GIUZ einen partizipativen Prozess in Gang ...
How can local populations be won over to protected areas?
A new SCNAT fact sheet - co-authored by Annina Michel from the Department of Geography - summarises the existing scientific findings on the acceptance of parks and protected areas, provides ...