Artikel von: Heide Kerber

Since September 2012 Heide Kerber works as a research scientist at ISOE in the research unit Water Infrastructure and Risk Analyses. She studied Geography, Political Science and Public law at Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg. In her master thesis, she analyzed the Basin Management Approach in Namibia and Germany. // Heide Kerber ist seit September 2012 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin des ISOE im Forschungsschwerpunkt Wasserinfrastruktur und Risikoanalysen. Sie studierte Kulturgeographie, Politikwissenschaft und Öffentliches Recht an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg. In ihrer Magisterarbeitet setzte sie sich mit der Ausgestaltung des Flussgebietsmanagements in Namibia und Deutschland auseinander.
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Social ecology meets political ecology: A chance to gain new perspectives?

How can social ecology benefit from political ecology and vice versa? An international two-day online workshop organized by ISOE researchers offered the opportunity for dialogue between these neighbouring research fields. What role do more-than-human entities such as plants, animals, rivers, resources, geomorphological formations and things play in conflict analysis? This was the overarching question of the session, which linked the concept of social-ecological systems with approaches of environmental justice, resistance and politics. In addition, the question, “What happens when theoretical claims of political ecology meet practical problems in transdisciplinary, social-ecological projects?” invited to reflect on power asymmetries in everyday research.