Jonathan Friedrich

Doctoral Researcher

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
Eberswalder Str. 84
15374 Müncheberg

T | +49 (0) 33432 82 425
E | jonathan.friedrich[at]

Research focus

Socio-technical transitions, transformative sustainability research, environmental conflicts and justice, science and technology studies, qualitative research

Work experience and education

  • Since 2019 Junior Research Group BioKum
  • 2019 M.Sc. Geography: Resource analysis and management I Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2019 Scientific assistant „Politics of knowledge and non-knowledge: Agricultural biotechnology in India” I Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • 2017 Erasmus Mundus Inspire Scholarship I University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2016 B.Sc. Natural area and regional management I Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft Rottenburg am Neckar
  • 2013-2016 Student assistant „Hochschultag ländlicher Raum“ I Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft Rottenburg am Neckar

Selected Publications:


Friedrich J, Zscheischler J, Faust H (2022) Preservation, modernization, and transformation: contesting bioeconomic imaginations of “manure futures” and trajectories toward a sustainable livestock system. Sustainability Science. doi:

Friedrich J, Najork K, Keck M, Zscheischler J (2022) Bioeconomic fiction between narrative dynamics and a fixed imaginary: Evidence from India and Germany. Sustainable Production and Consumption. doi:

Friedrich J, Stahl J, Hoogendoorn G, Fitchett J (2022) Locational Heterogeneity in Climate Change Threats to Beach Tourism Destinations in South Africa. In: Saarinen, J., Lubbe, B., Moswete, N.N. (eds) Southern African Perspectives on Sustainable Tourism Management. Geographies of Tourism and Global Change. Springer, Cham.

Najork K, Friedrich J, Keck M (2022) Bt cotton, pink bollworm, and the political economy of sociobiological obsolescence: insights from Telangana, India. Agriculture and Human Values.


Friedrich J, Bunker I, Uthes S, Zscheischler J (2021) The potential of bioeconomic innovations to contribute to a social-ecological transformation – A case study in the livestock system. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. doi:

Friedrich J, Zscheischler J, Faust H (2021) Social-ecological transformation and COVID-19: the need to revisit working-class environmentalism. GAIA – Ecologic Persepctives for Science and Society. doi:


Friedrich J, Stahl J, Fitchett JM, Hoogendoorn G (2020) To beach or not to beach? Socio-economic factors influencing beach tourists’ perceptions of climate and weather in South Africa. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. doi:

Friedrich J, Stahl J, Hoogendoorn G, Fitchett JM (2020) Exploring Climate Change Threats to Beach Tourism Destinations: Application of the Hazard-Activity Pairs’ Methodology in South Africa. Weather, Climate and Society. doi: