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Transformation potentials for biodiversity conservation


In recent years, the need for transformation has been mentioned more and more frequently in debates about sustainability. However, it is often unclear what exactly needs to be transformed and with which objective, which instruments should be used to structure such a transformation process, what knowledge would be required, or who the winners and losers would be.

In our chapter “Transformation potentials for biodiversity conservation”, we aim to provide possible answers to these questions, with a focus on restoring, conserving, and enhancing biodiversity. A central part of this process will be the evaluation of economic and policy instruments, as well as of mechanisms regulating direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity change. We also want to analyze the importance of change in awareness as an element for transformation and identify ways to promote this change. Using case studies of successful transformations, we analyze the mechanisms used to overcome implementation obstacles related to biodiversity conservation and assess the transferability of experiences. We will use analyses of the scientific literature, for example to present the status of scenario development and modeling in Germany, but we will also use so-called “gray” literature as well as transdisciplinary cooperation to ensure the relevance of our results for practice.

Team

Prof. Dr. Christine Fürst
Coordinating Lead Author

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06099 Halle (Saale) 

Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese
Coordinating Lead Author

Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt

Dr. habil. Karsten Grunewald
Coordinating Lead Author

Leibniz-Institut für ökologische Raumentwicklung (IÖR)
Weberplatz 1
01217 Dresden

Dr. Jennifer Hauck
Coordinating Lead Author

Coknow Consulting  
Mühlweg 3
04838 Jesewitz

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dipl. Ökologe Christian Poßer

Fachhochschule Erfurt
Fakultät Architektur und Stadtplanung Fachrichtung Stadt- und Raumplanung
Schlüterstraße 1  
99089 Erfurt

Dr. Barbara Warner
Coordinating Lead Author

Akademie für Raumentwicklung in der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft (ARL) 
in der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Vahrenwalder Straße 247
30179 Hannover

Dr. Vera Schreiner
Project Scientist

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06099 Halle (Saale)

Dr. Stefan Knauß
Lead Author

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06099 Halle (Saale) 

Dr. Janina Kleemann
Lead Author

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Fachgebiet Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

Dr. Michael Kolkmann
Lead Author

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Lehrbereich Regierungslehre und Policyforschung
Emil-Abderhalden-Str. 25-28
06108 Halle (Saale)

Dr. Marion Mehring
Lead Author

ISOE – Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung
Hamburger Allee 45
60486 Frankfurt am Main

Dr. Jasper Meya
Lead Author

Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Forschungsgruppe Biodiversitätsökonomik
Puschstraße 4
04103 Leipzig 

Prof. Dr. Christian Papilloud
Lead Author

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Soziologie
Emil-Aberhalden-Straße 26/27
06099 Halle (Saale) 

Dr. Heidi Wittmer
Lead Author

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung – UFZ
Department Umweltpolitik
Arbeitsgruppe Biodiversitätspolitik
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig