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Marina Fischer-Kowalski

Alpen Adria University
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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.




General Information

Member ID 0048
First Name Marina
Last Name Fischer-Kowalski
Member Since Jul 27, 2001

Research Interests

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


News about this member

Oct 04, 2017 Winner of The 2017 Society Prize, awarded for outstanding contributions to the field of industrial ecology - Dr. Marina Fischer-Kowalski

Contact Information

Organization Alpen Adria University
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Website contributions from this member

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

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