Marina Fischer-Kowalski
I had my PhD in sociology and worked as a researcher in social sciences (e.g. at OECD, Paris). Through civil engagement I found my way into environmental issues and got the chance to found an Institute for Social Ecology in Vienna, at an interdisciplinary faculty in the late 1980s, which I have been leading for over two decades. As professor emerita now, I am still involved in teaching and research there, but enjoy the liberty to give scientific guidance to a Greek island community in its ambition to turn into an MAB reserve by UNESCO standards, as a showcase of substainability, and to work as an expert in UNEA's International Resource Panel.
University for Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
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WIEN, Austria
Member ID 0048
Member since Jul 27, 2001
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social metabolism; socio-ecological regimes across human history; socioeconomic drivers of energy transitions; global history in the anthropocene; energy, labor and development; drivers of material and energy resource use; re-introducing nature into social theory
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Oct 04, 2017 Winner of The 2017 Society Prize, awarded for outstanding contributions to the field of industrial ecology - Dr. Marina Fischer-Kowalski

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30 Nov 2018 Energy Transitions and Social Revolutions
26 Oct 2016 Post from Prof. Dr. Marina Fischer-Kowalski