Our research group deals with transitions of human-environment systems towards sustainability. This includes:
- Development of a theory and ontology for transitions in human-environment systems.
- Development of interdisciplinary methods and models in order to understand, analyse and simulate human-environment systems and their governance systems.
- Development of transdisciplinary approaches, in order to bring together local and scientific knowledge, and elaborate and evaluate strategies for the transition to sustainable development.
- Development and validation of theories and methods based on empirical case studies.
How are decisions made?
What role do perceptions, lifestyles and socio-economic parameters play in environmental decision making?
What role do the social structures in which actors are embedded play in their decision making?
How are human-environment relations governed?
Which human decisions influence environment and health?
How can one involve the various stakeholders in problem definition, and solution development and evaluation?
What similarities exist between human-environment relations?
How can human-environment systems and their governance systems be compared?
What similarities exist between different cultures' change processes?