Artikel von: Charlotte Wiederkehr

Charlotte is currently completing her PhD at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig as a member of the MigSoKo research group and interested in different ways to communicate science. Her PhD thesis is focused on the links between environmental change, human migration and conflicts over natural resources in different world regions. // Charlotte promoviert derzeit am Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) in Leipzig als Mitglied der Forschungsgruppe MigSoKo und interessiert sich für verschiedene Arten von Wissenschaftskommunikation. In ihrer Arbeit beschäftigt sie sich mit menschlicher Migration im Zusammenhang mit Umweltwandel und Konflikten um natürliche Ressourcen in verschiedenen Weltregionen.
Landschaft in der Mongolei

International research visits have not been possible since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: Lukas Drees (ISOE)

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What can social-ecological research learn from the COVID-19 pandemic? Reflections and recommendations

The COVID-19 pandemic has vividly demonstrated the susceptibility of fieldwork activities – which play a key role in social-ecological research – to sudden crisis events. This contribution is reflecting on the question of how researchers can constructively deal with such challenges and in what respect this might also constitute a chance to promote a more inclusive and equitable research landscape. We are offering recommendations for overcoming disruptions to place-based research and some food for thought that may also be of interest beyond the social-ecological research community.