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9-1.4 | RISK ASSESSMENT AND SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

Project leader:
Dr. Engelbert Schramm

As a conceptual basis and a concept for integrating transdiciplinary work in PB F and BiK-F total risk concepts should be prepared. One distinguishes between classical, ecological, and systemic risks. It should be noted, what risks may be associated with the management of ecosystems and biodiversity and how they can be communicated to stakeholders (exemplary for PG F2). Conceptual bases will be developed to integrate specific risks into the dialogue of science and society. These are risks that result from changes in biodiversity (eg, invasive species, range shifts) or which are arising out of measures aiming to adaptation to climate change (eg forest transformation). The implementation of a problem-oriented discourse field analysis (DFA) is an important prerequisite for this work. It will be used to identify priority issues, key actors and their positions and to single out specific knowledge of the contested knowledge within the discourse field of “risk and climatically induced changes of biodiversity”. Using selected case studies (in close cooperation with working groups from the F-BiK environment) the specific risk potential should be identified and will be assessed for ecosystem and biodiversity management. A focus lies on testing the suitability of the concept of systemic risk.

Team

Dr. Alexandra Lux, Researcher
Dr. Marion Mehring, Researcher

Publications

Litschel, J. & Schramm, E. (2010) : Konzeption und Durchführung eines Stakeholder-Involvements in BiKF (am Beispiel der ersten Phase von „Wald- und Forstsysteme der Zukunft“). - BiK-F Knowledge Flow Paper Nr. 9
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Schramm, E. & A.Lux (2014) : Klimabedingte Biodiversitätsrisiken. Ein neues Forschungsgebiet für BiK-F. -  BiK-F Knowledge Flow Paper Nr. 16 
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Schramm, E. & S. Kieb (2012) : Beispiele klimabedingter Risiken. Versuch einer Typologie. - ISOE-Diskussionspapier (36).

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