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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

2022 - Research fellow at the Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies "Futures of Sustainability", University of Hamburg
2020 - Research fellow at the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern, Lao Office, Vientiane
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
2011 - 2012 Freelance researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
2010 - 2012 Affiliated researcher at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip)
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; 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 -2019 Society for South-East Asian Studies (SEAS)

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2011 -2019 Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies:
Top level ( Editor in Chief)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2022 - Geoforum
2022 - Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions
2020 - Environmental Politics
2019 - Energy Research & Social Science
2018 - World Development
2018 - Third World Quarterly
2018 - Sustainability
2018 - Critical Asian Studies
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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