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What do working conditions in the meat industry have to do with a sustainability transformation?

For us, too, it’s not always just about manure. Taking into account complex interrelationships in the agri-food system, we also look at other aspects that are relevant in a sustainability transformation. In a scientific article, published in the first issue of GAIA in 2021, Jonathan Friedrich, Jana Zscheischler and Heiko… Read More »What do working conditions in the meat industry have to do with a sustainability transformation?

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Interviews underway for the sub-project “Insects in the bioeconomy”

In the scope of the BioKum sub-project „Insects in the Bioeconomy“, Ingrid Bunker has started carrying out interviews. The aim of the interviews is to explore the soceital acceptibility of cultivating insects on manure and the use of insects as protein-rich feed and to capture the attitudes, opinions, and concerns… Read More »Interviews underway for the sub-project “Insects in the bioeconomy”

Presentation at Workshop: “It‘s the (bio)economy, stupid!” in Jena

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From 07.10.2020 to 08.10.2020, Jonathan Friedrich and Jana Zscheischler participated in the workshop “It’s the (bio)economy, stupid!” organized by the BMBF junior research group flumen. with a paper and presentation. The workshop focused on multiple perspectives on bio-economic transformation processes and their societal contexts and implications. In the workshop, which… Read More »Presentation at Workshop: “It‘s the (bio)economy, stupid!” in Jena

Jana Zscheischler awarded with “Transformative Science” research prize

Dr. Jana Zscheischler has received the research award for “Transformative Science” of the Wuppertal Institute. The co-leader of BioKum convinced the jury with her theoretically sound research as well as methodical and practical implementation. Her work on the potential in sustainable land management is particularly emphasized. The “Transformative Science” research… Read More »Jana Zscheischler awarded with “Transformative Science” research prize

BioKum – Poster contribution at the GEWISOLA annual conference 2020

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At this year’s GEWISOLA conference, Astrid Artner-Nehls presented results of her PhD project entitled “Framing the manure-water nexus in agricultural reporting“. By means of computer-aided text mining methods, the project investigated how the degradation of water resources by agricultural manure production is discussed and framed in the agricultural trade press… Read More »BioKum – Poster contribution at the GEWISOLA annual conference 2020

Another milestone reached

BioKum has reached another milestone, compiling a catalog of bioeconomic innovations and options to reduce nitrogen inputs and greenhouse gases. At present, 81 specific options have been included that intervene in management at farm level as well as in inter- or extra-farm level, and can thus have a positive and… Read More »Another milestone reached

Interviews started

As part of the data collection for his dissertation, Jonathan Friedrich has been conducting interviews with various actors since the beginning of June. The aim is to cover the broadest possible range of actors in order to explore the multiple and different perspectives on the topic of manure. Thematically, the… Read More »Interviews started

Annual conference of the German Society for Human Ecology

This year’s DGH annual conference took place from May 7th to 9th 2020, on the subject of “Digitization and sustainability. Human-ecological aspects”.In this context, Dr. Jana Zscheischler was invited to present first results from the transdisciplinary process in the DiDaT project on the socially responsible handling of digital data in… Read More »Annual conference of the German Society for Human Ecology

Conference of the “New Cultural Geography” (NKG) in Bonn/ Germany

From January 30th to February 1st 2020, the conference “New Cultural Geography” took place for the 17th time, this year in Bonn. The motto of the conference was “Technocultures and Technoscapes”. In this context, Jonathan Friedrich gave a presentation entitled “Making gold out of shit? – a critical reflection on… Read More »Conference of the “New Cultural Geography” (NKG) in Bonn/ Germany