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Prof. Dr. Dr. Martina Schäfer

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Martina Schäfer studied biology at the University Stuttgart-Hohenheim and has completed PhDs in environmental technology and sociology at TU Berlin. Since 2010 she has been working as Scientific Director of the ZTG at the TU Berlin. She began her career at the ZTG in 1996 and has been carrying out and coordinating numerous inter- and transdisciplinary research projects in the area of sustainability research from that point up to the present. Her research interests are Sustainable Regional Development, Sustainable Consumption, Sustainable Land Use and methods of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation. From 2008 until 2014 she was a member of the Federal government of Brandenburg’s Scientific Sustainability Council. Currently she is one of the scientific experts of the Enquete Comission: "Future of rural areas against the background of demographic changes".

   

Education
Duration
Qualification
8/1998
PhD in Sociology at the Technische Universität Berlin
“Sustainability and working perspectives for women”
10/1994
PhD in Environmental Engineering at the Technical
University of Berlin
“Microbiological treatment of industrial wastewater”
1984-1991
Studies in biology at the Technical University Stuttgart and the University Hohenheim
Academic Career
Duration
Activity
Since 2010
Scientific Director of the Center for Technology and Society at the Technische Universität Berlin
2011-2018
Speaker of the interdisciplinary Postgraduate Program:"Microenergy Systems"
2003-2009
Professor for Sustainability Research
Institute for Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin
2002–2007
Leader of the junior research group “Reconsidering regional wealth – The contribution of the organic agriculture and food sector to quality of life.”
1999-2002
Scientific staff member at CTS
1998-1999
Deputy Director of the Center for Technology and Society
Publication List (selection)
Year
Topic
2019
Nagy, Emilia; Ransiek, Anna-Christin; Schäfer, Martina; Lux, Alexandra; Bergmann, Matthias; Jahn, Thomas; Marg, Oskar; Theiler, Lena (2019, accepted): Transfer as a reciprocal process: How to foster receptivity to results of transdisciplinary research. In: Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 101, November 2019, (Special Issue des Journals Environmental Science & Policy editiert von TramsImpact)
peer reviewed Artikel
2019
Hammad, H., Muster, V., El-Bassiouny, N. and Schäfer, M. (2019), "Status and sustainability", Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Vol. 23 No. 4, pp. 537-550. doi.org/10.1108/JFMM-06-2019-0115
peer reviewed Artikel
2019
Alexandra LuxMartina Schäfer, Matthias Bergmann , Thomas Jahn, Oskar Marg, Emilia Nagy, Anna-Christin Ransiek, Lena Theiler:
Societal effects of transdisciplinary sustainability research - How can they be strengthened during the research process?
Environmental Science & Policy; Volume 101, November 2019, Pages 183-191,doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.08.012
peer reviewed Artikel
2019
Buhl, Anke; Schmidt-Keilich; Marc; Muster, Viola; Blazejewski, Susanne; Schrader, Ulf; Harrach, Christoph; Schäfer, Martina; Süßbauer, Elisabeth (2019): Design thinking for sustainability: Why and how design thinking can foster sustainability-oriented innovation development; Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 231, 10 September 2019, Pages 1248-1257. doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.05.259
peer reviewed article
2019
Süßbauer, E.; Schäfer, M. (2019): Corporate strategies for greening the workplace: Findings from sustainability-oriented companies in Germany. Journal of Cleaner Production 226 (2019), pp. 564-577.
doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.009
Der Artikel als PDF-Dokument.

peer reviewed article
2019
Frezza, M./Lorraine Whitmarsh, L./ Schäfer, M. & Schrader, U. (2019): Spillover effects of sustainable consumption: combining identity process theory and theories of practice, Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy, 15:1, 15-30, DOI:10.1080/15487733.2019.1567215
peer reviewed article
2019
Schäfer, M. (2019): Establishing ethical organic poultry production: a question of successful cooperation management? Agriculture and Human Values, (Symposium/Special Issue), pp. 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10460-019-09915-4
peer reviewed article
2018

peer reviewed article
2018
Schäfer, M., Hielscher, S., Haas, W., Hausknost, D., Leitner, M., Kunze, I., Mandl, S. (2018): Facilitating Low-Carbon Living? A Comparison of Intervention Measures in Different Community-Based Initiatives. Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 1047; doi:10.3390/su10041047
peer reviewed article
2018
Süßbauer, E. and Schäfer, M. (2018) ‘Greening the workplace: conceptualising workplaces as settings for enabling sustainable consumption’, Int. J. Innovation and Sustainable Development, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 327–349. Abstract
peer reviewed article
2018
Mann, C. & Schäfer, M. (2018): Developing sustainable water and land management options: reflections on a transdisciplinary research process. Sustain Sci (2018) 13: 205-217. doi.org/10.1007/s11625-017-0451-3
peer reviewed article
2018
Jaeger-Erben, Melanie; Nagy, Emilia; Schäfer, Martina; Süßbauer, Elisabeth; Zscheischler, Jana: Von der Programmatik zur Praxis – Plädoyer für eine Grounded Theory transformationsorientierter Forschung. GAIA 27/1: 117–121. Download
Article
2018
Schäfer, M., Hammad, H., Frezza, M., El-Bassiouny, N., Muster, V. (2018): Transitions of the energy sector in Egypt, Brazil and Germany – a comparison of the interplay between government, the private sector and civil society. ZTG discussion paper Nr. 39/2018.
Publication
2017
Jonas van der Straeten, Sebastian Groh, Setu Pelz, Alexander Batteiger, Hannes Kirchhoff, Natalia Realpe-Carillo, Martina Schäfer (2017): From dualism to convergence – A research agenda for energy access. ZTG discussion paper Nr. 38/2017, Berlin; download here.
Discussion paper
2017
Jaeger-Erben, M./ Rückert-John, J./ Schäfer, M. (2017): Soziale Innovationen für nachhaltigen Konsum. Wissenschaftliche Perspektiven, Strategien der Förderung und gelebte Praxis. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden (Innovation und Gesellschaft). (Online hier).
Contribution to book2017
2016
Rückert-John, J. & Schäfer, M. (Hg.) (2017): Governance für eine Gesellschaftstransformation. Herausforderungen des Wandels in Richtung nachhaltige Entwicklung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS-Verlag (Online hier). 
Contribution to book
2016
Defila, R., Di Giulio, A. & Schäfer, M. (2016): Hotspots der transdisziplinären Kooperation – Ausgangslagen von besonderer Bedeutung. In: Transdisziplinär forschen – zwischen Ideal und gelebter Praxis. Hotspots, Geschichten, Wirkungen. Frankfurt: Campus, pp. 27-89.
Contribution to book
2016
Bergmann, M.; Jahn, T.; Lux, A.; Nagy, E.; Schäfer, M. (2016): Wirkungsvolle transdisziplinäre Forschung: TransImpact untersucht transdisziplinäre Projekte. Gaia, Volume 25, Number 1, 2016, pp. 59-60.
Article
2016
Jana Rückert-John, Melanie Jaeger-Erben, Martina Schäfer, Gerd Scholl, Maike Gossen (2016): Nachhaltiger Konsum durch soziale Innovationen - Konzepte und Praxis.
UBA-Texte 40/2016. Dessau: Umweltbundesamt.
2016
Schäfer, M./ Nölting, B./ Schermer, M. (2016): Regionale Entwicklung. In: Freyer, B. (Hrsg): Ökologischer Landbau. Grundlagen Wissensstand und Herausforderungen. Bern: Haupt Verlag, S. 205-217.
Contribution to book
2016
Muster, V; Schrader, U.; Blazejewski, S.; Schäfer, M.; Buhl, A.; Harrach, C.; Schmidt-Keilich, M.; Süßbauer, E. (2016): Integration von Mitarbeitern als Konsumenten in Nachhaltigkeitsprozesse. Erprobung eines neuen Forschungsansatzes im Rahmen eines BMBF-Verbundprojekts. In: Umwelt Wirtschafts Forum, Band 24, Heft 4, Dezember 2016, S. 417-421, DOI 10.1007/s00550-016-0435-2.
journal article
2016
Kröger, M. & Schäfer, M. (2016): Scenario development as a tool for interdisciplinary integration processes in sustainable land use research. Futures  (2016),
Volume 84, Part A, pp. 64-81, DOI information: 10.1016/j.futures.2016.07.005.
Download (until 3rd of December)

2016
Schäfer, M./ Kröger, M. (2016): Joint problem framing in sustainable land use research. Experience with Constellation Analysis as a method for inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge integration. Land Use Policy 57 (2016) 526–539. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.06.013
Online abrufbar.

Journal article
2015
Martina Schäfer, Carsten Mann, Jana Rückert-John, Ulrich Petschow, Eugen Pissarskoi, Thomas Vogelpohl, Melanie Jaeger-Erben (2015): Umwelt- und Naturschutzpolitik als Gesellschaftspolitik – Konzepte und zukünftige Herausforderungen. UBA Texte 94/2015. Dessau: Umweltbundesamt.
2015
Jens Aderhold, Carsten Mann, Jana Rückert-John, Martina Schäfer (2015): Experimentierraum Stadt: Good Governance für soziale Innovationen auf dem Weg zur Nachhaltigkeitstransformation. UBA Texte 04/2015. Dessau: Umweltbundesamt.
2015
Nachhaltiges Landmanagement durch integrierte Wasser- und Stoffnutzung. Kernaussagen des ELaN-Forschungsverbunds. Müncheberg: ZALF.
Publication
2015
Jaeger-Erben, Melanie; Rückert-John, Jana; Schäfer, Martina: Sustainable consumption through social innovation: a typology of innovations for sustainable consumption practices. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI information: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.07.042
Journal article
2015
Schäfer, Martina; Kröger, Melanie (Hrsg.) (2015): Nachhaltiges Landmanagement auf ehemaligen Rieselfeldern – Rahmenbedingungen, Erfahrungen und Potenziale am Beispiel Wansdorf. ELaN Discussion Paper Nr. 9, Müncheberg. Online abrufbar.
Discussion paper
2015
Schäfer, M. (2015) (Ed.): Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply : Proceedings of the International Conference (2015, Bangalore) (in cooperation with K. Mallikharjuna Babu, Daniel Kammen, Noara Kebir, Daniel Philipp)
Proceedings
2014
Jana Rückert-John, Melanie Jaeger-Erben, Dr. Martina Schäfer (2014): Soziale Innovationen im Aufwind. Dessau: Umweltbundesamt.
2014
Di Giulio, Antonietta; Fischer, Daniel; Schäfer, Martina;  Blättel-Mink, Birgit: Conceptualizing sustainable consumption: toward an integrative
framework. In: Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy, Spring 2014, Volume 10, Issue 1, 45-61

Journal article
2014
Kröger, Melanie; Schäfer, Martina: Between Ideals and Reality: Development and Implementation of Fairness Standards in the Organic Food Sector. In: Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, Volume 27, Number 1, pp 43-63
Journal article
2013
Schäfer, M./ Kebir, N./ Philipp, D. (eds) (2013): Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply. Proceedings of the International Conference, 27th of February till 1st of March 2013, Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
Proceedings
2013
Schäfer, Martina: Inter- und Transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung - Innovation durch Integration?. In: Rückert-John, J. (Hrsg.): Soziale Innovation und Nachhaltigkeit. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 171-194
Contribution to book
2013
Schäfer, Martina: Kommentar: Nachhaltiger Konsum im Spannungsfeld gesellschaftlicher Leitbilder. In: Hofmeister, Sabine/Katz, Christine/Mölders, Tanja (Hrsg.): Geschlechterverhältnisse und Nachhaltigkeit. Die Kategorie Geschlecht in den Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften, Opladen: Verlag Barbara Budrich,, S. 296-301
Contribution to book
2012
Nölting, Benjamin, Schäfer, Martina, Mann, Carsten, Koch, Eva: Positionsbestimmungen zur Nachhaltigkeitsforschung am Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft – Einladung zur Diskussion. ZTG Discussionpaper Nr. 33/2012
Discussion paper
2012
Kröger Melanie, Rückert-John, Jana & Schäfer, Martina: Wissensintegration im nachhaltigen Landmanagement. Inter- und transdisziplinäre Problembeschreibung im Projektverbund ELaN. ELaN-Discussionpapier, Nr. 2, Müncheberg
Discussion paper
2012
Schäfer, M./ Jaeger-Erben, M./ Bamberg, S. (2012): Life Events as Windows of Opportunity for Changing Towards Sustainable Consumption Patterns? Results from an Intervention Study. In: Journal of Consumer Policies. Vol. 35, 1/2012, pp. 65-84
Journal article
2012
Martina Schäfer, Melanie Jaeger-Erben (2012): Life events as windows of opportunity for changing towards sustainable consumption patterns? The change in everyday routines in life-course transitions, In: Rico Defila, Antonietta Di Giulio, Ruth Kaufmann-Hayoz (Hrsg.). The Nature of Sustainable Consumption and How to Achieve it. Results from the Focal Topic "From Knowledge to Action – New Paths towards Sustainable Consumption", oekom-Verlag, München,195-210
Contribution to book
2011
Di Giulio, A, & Kaufmann-Hayoz, R. (Hg.) (2011): Wesen und Wege nachhaltigen Konsums. Ergebnisse aus dem Themen-schwerpunkt "Vom Wissen zum Handeln. Wege zum Nachhaltigen Konsum", Band 13, München: oekom Verlag, S. 213-228.
Contribution to book
2011
Schäfer, M. / Jaeger-Erben, M.: Lebensereignisse als Gelegenheitsfenster für nachhaltigen Konsum? Die Veränderung alltäglicher Lebensführung in Umbruchsituationen. In: Defila R./ Di Giulio, A, & Kaufmann-Hayoz, R. (Hg.) (2011): Wesen und Wege nachhaltigen Konsums. Ergebnisse aus dem Themen-schwerpunkt "Vom Wissen zum Handeln. Wege zum Nachhaltigen Konsum", Band 13, München: oekom Verlag, S. 213-228.
Contribution to book
2011
Schäfer, Martina; Kebir, Noara; Philipp, Daniel (Hg.): Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply. Proceedings of the International Conference, Technische Universität Berlin, 7th-8th of April 2011. Berlin: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
Online abrufbar
Proceedings
2011
Schäfer, M./ Kebir, N., Neumann, K.: Research needs for meeting the challenge of decentralized energy supply in developing countries. Energy for Sustainable Development, Vol. 15, No. 3. (September 2011), pp. 324-32.
Online abrufbar
Journal article
2011
Laufer, D./ Schäfer, M.: The implementation of Solar Home Systems as a poverty reduction strategyA case study in Sri Lanka. Energy for Sustainable Development, Volume 15, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 330-336.
Journal article
2011
Schäfer, M., Jaeger-Erben, M., dos Santos, A.: Leapfrogging to Sustainable Consumption? An Explorative Survey of Consumption Habits and Orientations in Southern Brazil. Journal of Consumer Policy, Volume 34, Number 1, 175-196.
Journal article
2007


Schäfer, M. (Hrsg.): Zukunftsfähiger Wohlstand. Der Beitrag der ökologischen Land- und Ernährungswirtschaft zu Lebensqualität und nachhaltiger Entwicklung. Marburg: Metropolis
Contribution to book
2007
Amelung, N./ Mayer-Scholl, B./ Schäfer, M./ Weber, J. (Hrsg.): Einstieg in Nachhaltige Entwicklung. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag
edited volume
2007
Nölting, B./Schäfer, M. (Hrsg.) (2007): Vom Acker auf den Teller. Impulse der Agrar- und Ernährungsforschung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung. München: oekom Verlag (Ergebnisse Sozial-ökologischer Forschung; 8).
edited volume
2006
Schäfer, M./ Schultz, I./ Wendorf, G. (Hrsg.) (2006): Gender Perspektiven in der Sozial-ökologischen For­schung. Ökom-Verlag, München
edited volume
Ongoing Research Projects:
Duration
Project
May 2018 - February 2019
Innovationsforum Mittelstand „bio & regional goes digital – Nachhaltigkeit und Transparenz mittels digitaler Dienstleistungen"
February 2017 - February 2020
ENGITO – Energieeinsparung durch gering-investive technische und organisatorische Maßnahmen in komplexen Wärme- und Kälteanlagen
2014-2019
ginkoo - Design of integrative innovation processes. New institutional and regional forms of coordination for sustainable land management
(financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research)
Finalized Research Projects:
Duration
Project
April 2018 - October 2018
WIR! Regionalisierung 4.0 - Förderung von Identität & Qualität durch regionale Wertschöpfungsnetze
2015-2018
TransImpact - Wirkungsvolle transdisziplinäre Forschung
2015-2018
IMKoN – Integration von Mitarbeitern als Konsumenten in Nachhaltigkeitsinnovationsprozesse
2013-2018
Energienetz Berlin-Adlershof
2008-2018
Graduiertenkolleg „Mikro-Energiesysteme zur dezentralen nachhaltigen Energieversorgung in strukturschwachen Regionen". Gefördert von der Hans-Böckler Stiftung.
2015-2017
Cosima - Governing community-based social innovation for climate change mitigation and adaption
2011-2015
ELaN – Development of an integrated Land Use Management by sustainable Use of Water and Materials in Northeast Germany
(financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research)

2013-2015
Environmental Politics as Societal Politics – Concepts and Future Challenges
(financed by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)

2012-2013
Social Innovations and Supportive Governance Strategies for the Sustainable Transformation Process
(financed by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)

2012-2013
“Social Innovations and Sustainable Consumption”
(financed by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)

2011-2013
“High Tech – Low Ex: Energy Efficiency at the Technology and Science Park Berlin Adlershof 2020”
(financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology)

2008-2011
“Life events as windows of opportunity for changes towards sustainable consumption”
(financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, research program “Sustainable Consumption”)

2008-2010
 “Fairness in Organic Added Value Chains”
(financed by the German Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection)
2002-2007


Interdisciplinary research group “Reconsidering regional wealth – The contribution of the organic agriculture and food sector to quality of life.”
(financed by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research)

 

 

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