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Phone interview with Frank Biermann. What is “adaptiveness” and which are the key challenges for research on adaptiveness? Frank Biermann is professor of political science and of environmental policy sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is also the chair of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance Project. Interview Frank Biermann [11 min]
Melissa Leach is Professorial Fellow at IDS and leader of the Knowledge, Technology and Society (KNOTS) team, Melissa Leach has since 2006 directed the ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre. She originally trained as a geographer (MA Cambridge) and social anthropologist (PhD London). Over the last twenty years she has been closely involved both in ethnographic fieldwork, speaking four African languages, and in extensive interdisciplinary research. This has engaged anthropology with historical, ecological and science and technology studies approaches, as well as working with foresters, agricultural and medical scientists.
Interview Melissa Leach [7 min]
Skype-interview with Louis Lebel. Why is deliberation and inclusion important when we try to understand the adaptiveness of socities? Louis Lebel is the Director of the Unit for Social and Environmental Research, Faculty of Social Science, Chiang Mai University (Thailand), and member of the Earth System Governance Project Scientific Steering Committee. [Sorry about the poor sound quality!]
Interview Louis Lebel [6 min]