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Marina Fischer-Kowalski

Institute of Social Ecology, Alpen Adria University
Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Ph.D. in sociology, prof.em. at the Vienna based Institute of Social Ecology of Alpen Adria University and senior lecturer at Vienna University. She has taught at Griffith (Australia), Roskilde (Denmark), Yale University (USA) and the Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). She has been, inter alia, president of the International Society for Industrial Ecology and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK); currently, she is President of the International Society for Ecological Economics. As expert member of UNEP's International Resource Panel, she became lead author to its publications, 'Decoupling resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth' (2011) and 'International Trade in Resources. A biophysical assessment.' (2015). She is member of the team of the FP 7 project WWW (Wealth, Welfare and Work for Europe) and lead author of several of its publications.

Research Interests
• Social ecology
• Social metabolism, material and energy flow analysis
• Socioecological transitions on global, national and local scales
• Theories of social change
• Sustainable resource use
• Environmental sociology

Publications related to (urban) metabolism by Marina Fischer-Kowalski

7 publication(s) found.
Title Author(s) Year
Social metabolism: a metrics for biophysical growth and degrowth 2015
Methodology and Indicators of Economy-wide Material Flow Accounting 2011
Socio-metabolic transitions in subsistence communities. Boserup Revisted 2011
Local Studies Manual: A researcher's guide for investigating the social metabolism of rural systems 2010
Material Flow Accounting in Amazonia: A Tool for Sustainable Development 2002
Society's Metabolism - The Intellectual History of Materials Flow Analysis, Part I, 1860-1970 1998
Society's Metabolism - The Intellectual History of Materials Flow Analysis, Part II, 1970-1998 1998

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