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Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Marianne Penker

Institute of Sustainable Economic Development
Feistmantelstraße 4, 1180 Wien
marianne.penker(at)boku.ac.at
Tel: +43 1 47654-73115

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ORCID: 0000-0002-5185-9558

Curr. Vitae

2022 - Deputy Head of Institute
2017 - Professor for Rural Sociology and Rural Development
2013 - 2015 Deputy head of the Institute for Sustainable Economic Development
2011 - 2016 Deputy Head of the Doctoral School Sustainable Development
2009 - 2012 Deputy Head of Department
2008 - 2010 Guest Professor at the University Klagenfurt (MSc Programme Management of Protected Areas)
2007 - Habilitation - Tenure position as Associate Professor for Regional Development
2004 - 2007 Assistant Professor (Vertragsassistentin), Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, BOKU
2003 - 2003 Research visit, University College London, Department of Economics, CSERGE: The Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment
2003 - 2008 Guest Professor at the Free University Bozen/Bolzano in Italy ( for Economic and Structural Development in Rural Areas)
2001 - 2003 Assistent Professor, Institute of Agricultural Economics, BOKU
2000 - 2000 PhD, University of Agricultural Sciences Vienna
1999 - 2000 DOC – Grant of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
1997 - 1999 Research Fellow, Institute of Agricultural Economics, BOKU
1996 - 1996 Diploma, University of Agricultural Sciences Vienna

Statistik Austria, science classification

interdisciplinary agriculture and forestry; Environmental research; Sustainable agriculture; Agricultural sociology; Sustainable economics; Environmental sociology; Regional development;

Expertise

Property Rights; Regional Governance; Landscape Governance; Institutional Analysis; Collective Action; Local food systems ; Geographical indications;

Awards

2019 AUSTRIAN SDG-AWARD, Senat der Wirtschaft, Parlament Carnuntum Projekt gewinnt den SDG Award im Bereich Gemeinden
2015 European Research Council: Invitation to present a proposal for an ERC Consolidator Grant (Evaluation Panel SH3: Environment, Space and Population; final round of evaluation, grant not received)
2001 Umweltforschungspreis der Stadt Wien
1999 DOC Stipendium der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2022 - National Committee of the UNESCO Programme Man and Biosphere, Austrian Academy of Sciences
chairman
2021 - Austrian Climate Council - Scientific Advisory Board
expert
2021 -2022 APCC Special Report Climate Friendly Living - Coordinating Lead Author of food chapter
expert
2021 - AREPO Scientific Council (Association of European Regions for Products of Origin); https://www.arepoquality.eu/
advisory board member
2021 - Doctoral School Social Ecology (DSSE)
member
2019 -2020 SAPEA Report: “A Sustainable Food System for the European Union”, which substantially informed the Scientific Opinion of the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors and the new EU Farm to Fork Strategy
expert
2019 -2022 APCC Special Report Land Use, Land Management and Climate Change - Coordinating Lead Author
expert
2019 - Scientific board "Jahrbuch für Geschichte des ländlichen Raumes"
member
2018 - Doctoral School "Transition to Sustainability" (T2S)
member
2016 - APCC Working Group Social-Ecological Transformation (AG-SÖT), Member since 2016, Co-Speaker since 2002
member
2015 -2020 Austrian Institute for Sustainable Development (ÖIN)
member of the managing board
2014 - International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) (2019-2021 Chair of SNR Book Series)
full member
2013 - European Society for Rural Sociology (ESRS)
member
2013 -2018 Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science (BCSSS)
member of the managing board
2012 -2022 National Committee of the UNESCO Programme Man and Biosphere, Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 2015 Deputy Chair, 2022 Chair)
member
2011 - Agro-Food Studies Network
member
2010 -2013 Regional Studies Association
member
2010 -2012 EAAE-European Association of Agricultural Economists
member
2010 - International Association for the Study of the Commons (2020 nominated for Executive Council)
member
2006 -2011 European Consortium of Landscape Economics - CEEP
advisory board member
2006 -2006 Secretary of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economists (ÖGA)
managing director
2005 -2008 Rural property network
member
2003 -2012 Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics
member of the managing board
2000 -2003 Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics
managing director

Editorial board appointments for scientific journals

2020 - Humanities and Social Sciences: https://www.nature.com/collections/ahbhdghcda
1st level below top level (Associate Editor)
2019 -2021 Society & Natural Resources: Chair of the editorial board of the Society and Natural Resource book series
Top level ( Editor in Chief)
2019 -2022 GAIA. Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society:
Advisory Board Member
2007 -2008 International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology:
Guest Editor (Special Issue)

Reviewer for scientific journals

2021 - Agriculture and Human Values
2020 - Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie
2020 - Sustainability Science
2019 - Systemic Practice and action Research
2019 - Journal of Rural Studies
2019 - Ecology and Society
2019 - Natural Resources Forum
2019 - COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT JOURNAL
2018 - International Regional Science Review
2017 - International Journal of Social Economics
2015 - Journal of Cleaner Production
2014 - World Development
2013 - Journal of African Studies and Development
2013 - International Journal of the Commons
2012 - Forest Policy and Economics
2011 - International Journal of Sustainable Society
2011 - GAIA. Ökologische Perspektiven für Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society
2011 - Sustainability
2010 - Land Use Policy: the international journal covering all aspects of land use
2009 - Biodiversity and Conservation
2009 - Environmental Science & Policy
2008 -2008 International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology
2008 - Journal of Rural Studies
2006 - Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Agrarökonomie, ÖGA
2006 - Geoforum
2002 - Die Bodenkultur: Austrian journal of agricultural research

Expert for external appointment/habilitation procedures

2021 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: Universität Hohenheim Stiftungs-Juniorprofessur „Nachhaltige Nutzung natürlicher Ressourcen"
2021 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: Universität Freiburg Professur Umweltplanung und Transformation
2021 Externe Habilitation: Gutachter: University Aberdeen Reader
2020 Externe Berufung: Gutachter: Universität Kassel
2018 Externe Habilitation: Mitglied: Humboldt Universität Berlin
2012 Externe Habilitation: Mitglied: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Reviewer/Expert funding organizations

2022 -2022 Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst - Germany
2022 -2022 Leverhulme Trust - European Union
2020 -2020 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) - Germany
2019 -2020 Europäische Kommission - European Union
2018 -2018 EU - European Union
2014 -2014 Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Deutschland - Germany
2013 - Swiss Science Foundation - Austria
2012 -2012 ÖAD - Österreischischer Austauschdienst - Austria
2011 -2011 FWO Research Foundation Flanders - Belgium
2003 -2004 Europäische Kommission - European Union

Reviewer/Expert organization

2021 Wageningen University & Research
Wageningen School of Social Sciences
2019 AQ-accredition of the European Central University as Austrian private University

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2021 EURO-MAB 2022 Konferenz Organisationsteam
Member of the Organisation Committee
2021 IASC Virtual Conference on Food Commons in Europe and Beyond
Organiser
2012 Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Agrarökonomie (ÖGA)
Member of the Organisation Committee
2009 First International Conference on Landscape Economics
Organiser
2006 Ländliche Betriebe und Agrarökonomie auf neuen Pfaden
Member of the Organisation Committee
2002 Armut und Reichtum im Ländlichen Raum - 'Poverty and Wealth in Rural Areas'
Organiser
2001 Wie Steuerbar ist die Landwirtschaft? Erfordernisse, Potentiale und Instrumente zur Ökologisierung der Landwirtschaft
Member of the Organisation Committee
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