Category: Student Research

Student Research: Why the Past (Really) Matters

By Yolanda Lopez-Maldonado Concern has grown in recent years over how our actions have transformed the natural world. This worry has prompted a deluge of news stories about environmental crises and their impact on global societies, such as climate change, food and water security,…

Student Research: Working in the Eye of the Storm

By Jeroen Oomen (Doctoral Candidate) When the COP21 Paris climate agreement was announced in December 2015, much of the world reacted with relief, disbelief, or skepticism. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol, after many monumental failures, the international community seemed to have…

Student Research: Gardeners

By Veronika Degmayr (Environmental Studies Certificate Program) Whether you’re an academic in the environmental field, an environmental activist, or just a person concerned about the state of our environment, you might at times wonder what good all that science, research, and activism is really doing….

Student Research: Orpheus in the Mud

By Adrian Franco, LMU and Environmental Studies Certificate Program Student It is tempting to explore how visual experiences of music festivals are symbols of joy and embeddedness in modern societies, drawing attention to what people do in their free time. When people think of the…

Student Research: Break Free 2016

“Ende Gelände” for the Fossil Fuel Industry By Alexander Gorski (Environmental Studies Certificate Program student) Over the first two weeks of May this year, a global network of organizations and individuals from six continents united for the Break Free 2016 campaign, taking action against…

Snapshot: Student Film Screening

Environmental Studies Certificate Program students Stefanie Schlosser and Katharina Bochter had the exciting opportunity to screen their film on invasive plant species in the Alps—made for their final project—at the Park Kino cinema in Bad Reichenhall, Bavaria.

Student Research: Food Waste

by Sibylle Zavala (with Ramona Mayr and Thomas Müller), Environmental Studies Certificate Program students Our final project, and that of our fellow students, was pioneering work. As a biologist, an interculturalist, and an environmental planner, we formed a rather interdisciplinary group. We wondered what we could…

Student Research: Development of the Alpine Landscape in Film

By Katharina Bochter and Stefanie Schlosser, LMU and Environmental Studies Certificate Program Students Imagine 10,000 years ago. The entire area north of the Alps, the Alpine upland, was a vast desert. The glaciers of the last ice age were just melting, and there was nothing but…

Student Project: Krautgarten

by Adrian Franco, LMU and Environmental Studies Certificate Program Student Which spaces at our university provide the right kind of ground for gardening? How does urban farming work, and is it realistically achievable? How can we develop an understanding of the plants we eat by…

Call for Participants: User Perspectives in Library Planning

by Adrian Franco, LMU and Environmental Studies Certificate Program Student After a request made to Munich’s library directorate for information on the institution’s planned strategies for future challenges—especially management opinion on how such efforts could be harmonized with communication devices—I was kindly invited to bring fellow…

Student Project: The Birth of Geoengineering

by Martin Meiske Congratulations to RCC doctoral program member Martin Meiske, who received the prize for the best poster at the 2015 ESEH conference in Versailles. In his poster he presented his dissertation project on “The Birth of Geoengineering: Large-scale Engineering Projects in the Early…