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Ninth Discussion Paper is out

Based on an inquiry into IRI THESys research practices the Discussion Paper "The position of scientists in transformations of human-environment systems" is out now. It was prepared in collaboration between seven THESys staff members led by Dr. Iago Otero.

The position of scientists in transformations of human-environment systems. An inquiry into IRI THESys research practices

Transformation is a multi-faceted concept with various meanings and assumptions about desired human-environment relationships and pathways towards the ideal (sustainable) society. We need a better understanding of the different positions that scientists assume when conducting research and becoming involved in transformations of human-environment systems. In this paper we begin such an analysis by exploring how researchers at IRI THESys position themselves within that research.

Otero, I; Niewöhner, J.; Krueger, T.; Doğmuş, Ö. C.; Himmelreich, J.; Sichau, C.; Hostert, P. 2017. The position of scientists in transformations of human-environment systems. An inquiry into IRI THESys research practices. THESys Discussion Paper No. 2017-1. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Pp. 1-17. PDF


THESys Discussion Papers provide a platform for the publication of high quality, theoretically and/or empirically rigorous research or review papers, essays, policy briefs, discussions, reports, book reviews, short scientific communication and other more alternative forms of scientific communication which advance knowledge about the human-environment nexus. The Paper Series understand this nexus to mean the outcome of interactions between a biophysical setting and social, economic, historical, and political processes that are manifest in localities, but with consequences at multiple spatial, temporal and socio-political scales.

THESys Discussion Papers are published on the Humboldt-Universität's edoc-Server.