Professor of Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research
Prof Daniel Lang has been professor of transdisciplinary sustainability research at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2010. His research interests include the development of the theoretical, methodological as well as procedural foundations of sustainability science and the cooperation and mutual learning between different scientific disciplines and between science and society.
Junior Professor Sustainability Economics
Dave Abson is a junior professor in sustainability economics and assessment, with a particular focus on ecosystem services and food system sustainability. His research interests include the integration of social and natural science perspectives on sustainability issues within the context of multifunctional agro-ecosystems.
Professor of Sustainable Landscapes
Prof. Joern Fischer has been professor of sustainable landscapes at the Institute for Ecology at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2010. His interdisciplinary activities combine landscape ecology, research of ecosystems and biodiversity as well as ecosystem services.
Prof. Julia Leventon has been a junior professor in sustainability science at Leuphana since 2016. Her research group specialises in the governance of place. Her research interests therefore include multilevel governance, policy formulation and implementation and natural resource management, including forestry and agriculture. .
Professor of Governance and Sustainability
Prof. Jens Newig has been professor of governance and sustainability at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2010. His reseach interests include societal transitions to sustainability; environmental politics, policy and governance for sustainable development and participatory governance and collaborative decision processes.
Professor of Public Law, in particular Energy & Environmental Law
Prof. Thomas Schomerus has been professor of public law at Lüneburg University since 1996. His research interests include renewable energy law, energy and resource efficiency, information law and waste legislation. . .
Professor (Juniorprofessorin) of Transdisciplinary Methods (primary affiliation is with Leuphana’s Centre of Methods)
Prof. Ulli Vilsmaier has been professor of transdisciplinary methods at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2011. Her research interests include the epistemological and methodological foundations and methods of inter- and transdisciplinary research. Application areas include regional development, energy regions and regional climate adaptation processes.
Professor of Quantitative Methods of Sustainability Science
Prof. von Wehrden has been professor of natural science methods at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2010. His research interests include statistical analysis at multiple spatial scales, nature conservation and ecosystem services. He is the current Dean of the Faculty of Sustainability.
Post Doctoral Researchers
Liz Clarke is a transdisciplinary researcher and practitioner with interests spanning complex integrated systems, sustainability science, and research-policy engagement in development. Since joining Leuphana University in early 2017, she is working on knowledge co-production for sustainability transformation.
Moritz Engbers is a researcher on transdisciplinary projects and case studies at Leuphana University since 2013. His research interests include the design and implementation of transdisciplinary case studies, intercultural communication, mutual learning, and cooperative methods. .
Nicolas Jager has been a researcher in governance and sustainability at Leuphana University since 2011. His work focuses on multi-level and participatory governance, natural resource management, and social science research methods.
Dr. Andra Ioana Horcea-Milcu is a postdoctoral fellow at Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2015. Her research interests include transformational sustainability research, transdisciplinarity, ecosystem services, and human-nature relationships.
Dr. Maraja Riechers begun to work at the Leverage Points project in 2016 with the focus on human-nature connection in the context of sustainability transformations. With a background in social sciences and human ecology, her research interests include the social dimensions of ecosystem services, biodiversity and human wild-life conflicts.