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MMag. Dr. Melanie Pichler

Institute of Social Ecology (SEC)
Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Wien
Tel: +43 1 47654-73718


ORCID: 0000-0001-6224-1609

Curr. Vitae

01.03.2018 Transfer Institute of Social Ecology to University of Natural and Life Sciences, Vienna
2015 - Post-doc researcher at the Institute of Social Ecology
2013 - 2015 Post-doc researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna
2013 - PhD in Political Science, University of Vienna
2009 - MA in International Development Studies, University of Vienna
2009 - MA in Political Science, University of Vienna

Statistik Austria, science classification

Climate change; Environmental research; Human ecology; Sustainable agriculture; Sustainable economics; Environmental economics; Environmental sociology; Cultural landscape research; Environmental policy;


Political ecology; Critical state, hegemony and democracy theories; Socio-ecological conflicts; Socio-ecological transformation; Regional focus on Southeast Asia;

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2015 - Mattersburger Kreis für Entwicklungspolitik an den österreichischen Universitäten
member of the managing board
2013 - Society for South-East Asian Studies (SEAS)

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2011 - Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies:
Top level ( Editor in Chief)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2020 - Environmental Politics
2019 - Energy Research & Social Science
2018 - Third World Quarterly
2018 - Sustainability
2018 - Critical Asian Studies
2018 - World Development
2017 - Development and Change
2016 - Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2021 Nachwuchspreis Klimatag 2021
2020 21. Österreichischer Klimatag 2020
2020 C3-Award 2020
2019 2nd Austrian Conference on International Resource Politics
Member of the Organisation Committee
2018 Österreichischer Klimatag
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