Beiträge von: Kathleen Hermans

Kathleen is the head of the interdisciplinary MigSoKo research group at the Landscape Ecology Department at Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). She aims to connect various disciplines and scales for establishing an understanding of the complex links and feedbacks between environmental change and human migration. // Kathleen leitet die Forschungsgruppe MigSoKo im Department Landschaftsökologie am Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ). Sie verfolgt das Ziel, verschiedene Disziplinen und Skalen miteinander zu verbinden, um ein besseres Verständnis der Dynamiken zwischen Umweltveränderungen und menschlicher Migration zu schaffen.
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.