Collet, D., Schuh, M. (2017)
Famines occur at the interface of nature and culture, but are often studied in disciplinary settings. This volume brings together researchers from the sciences and the humanities to challenge deterministic approaches and provide a fresh perspective on the entanglement of climate and culture in past societies.
Usón,T.J., Henríquez,C., Dame, J. (2017)
Based on an empirical study of the upper Yali basin in the municipality of San Pedro de Melipilla, Chile, the paper shows how knowledge regarding water is produced, circulated and applied in the context of water scarcity and emerging conflicts over access to groundwater.
Eppinger, S. (2017)
Groundwater is crucial for the livelihoods and food security of billions of people around the globe. However, overuse and depletion threaten future water security in many arid regions. Eppinger analyzes the role of legal concepts for governance and sustainability of groundwater use.
West, C., Marquardt, E. & Gerhard, U. (2017)
Sustainable urban development in a knowledge society is being researched transdisciplinary in the framework of the „Reallabor Urban Office“ in cooperation with the International Building Exhibition Heidelberg IBA as well as other involved actors. These partners develop research questions and therefore knowledge is being produced in consensus.
Goeschl, T. & Perino, G. (2017)
The success of global climate policies requires green technologies for emission reductions. The authors examine how intellectual property rights (IPRs) influence the diffusions of these green technologies.
Kahl, W. (2017)
Sustainability so far is no legal principle in food law. Objectives like sanitary protection and consumer protection are still prioritized.
Koch, M., Karl, R. & German, D. (2017)
The authors identified 20 species of the so far underexplored Aubrieta (Brassicaceae). Pleistocene climate fluctuations influenced Aubrieta speciation and radiation in the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor. Consequently, species adapted to different climate conditions.
Sauerborn, R. (2017)
As climate change has huge impacts on human health conditions, interdisciplinary research in this field needs to be advanced. Hence, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are being developed to globally disseminate knowledge and convey skills.
Tosun, J. & Schoenefeld, J. J. (2017)
Tosun and Schoenefeld analyze which factors motivate people to participate in climate action and how social learning could pave the way for innovations in (environmental) policies.