Crisis-induced disruptions in place-based social-ecological research - an opportunity for redirection

Publikation: Beiträge in ZeitschriftenÜbersichtsarbeitenForschung


  • Kathleen Hermans
  • Elisabeth Berger
  • Lisa Biber-Freudenberger
  • Lisa Bossenbroek
  • Laura Ebeler
  • Juliane Groth
  • Jochen Hack
  • Jan Hanspach
  • Kendisha Soekardjo Hintz
  • Jude Ndzifon Kimengsi
  • Yim Ming Connie Kwong
  • Robert Oakes
  • Raffaella Pagogna
  • Tobias Plieninger
  • Harald Sterly
  • Kees van der Geest
  • Jasper van Vliet
  • Charlotte Wiederkehr
Place-based research faces multiple threats, including both natural and global health hazards and political conflicts, which may disrupt fieldwork. The current COVID-19 pandemic shows how these threats can drastically affect social-ecological research activities given its engagement with different local stakeholders, disciplines, and knowledge systems. The crisis reveals the need for adaptive research designs while also providing an opportunity for a structural shift towards a more sustainable and inclusive research landscape.
Seiten (von - bis)72-76
Anzahl der Seiten5
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 15.07.2021

Bibliographische Notiz

We would like to thank two anonymous reviewers and the journal editors for their helpful comments. Kathleen Hermans acknowledges funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) within the research group MigSoKo (01UU1606).

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