Transdisciplinarity – An Option for Applied Landscape Ecology in Complex and Uncertain Contexts.

Herweg, Karl Günter; Rist, Stephan; Liniger, Hanspeter; Prasuhn, Volker; Schneider, Flurina; Ledermann, Thomas; Fry, Patricia; Zimmermann, Anne; Hurni, Hans; Wiesmann, Urs Martin (2010). Transdisciplinarity – An Option for Applied Landscape Ecology in Complex and Uncertain Contexts. Erde, 141, pp. 321-339. Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin

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Applied landscape ecology is considered to have a limited impact on decision-making. To improve the effectiveness of research, above all, closer cooperation between researchers and nonacademic actors is needed. We argue that a suitable research approach in this context is transdisciplinarity (td). We refer to td as interdisciplinary research that takes place in a complex environment-society context with a strong involvement of non-academic actors during the entire research process. A brief synthesis of a case study focusing on ‘Off-site Effects of Soil Erosion on the Swiss Plateau’ illustrates a promising application of a td approach.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Sustainable Land Management
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > NCCR North-South Management Centre (discontinued)
10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

UniBE Contributor:

Herweg, Karl Günter; Rist, Stephan; Liniger, Hanspeter; Schneider, Flurina; Zimmermann, Anne; Hurni, Hans and Wiesmann, Urs Martin

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

0013-9998

Publisher:

Gesellschaft für Erdkunde zu Berlin

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

12 Jun 2015 12:13

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2015 14:22

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69292

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69292

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