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Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.Ing. Bernhard Freyer

Institute of Organic Farming
Gregor-Mendel-Straße 33, 1180 Wien


ORCID: 0000-0002-7008-0339

Curr. Vitae

2010 - 2011 Endowed Chair University of Minnesota
1998 - Full Professorship, Institute of Organic Farming

Statistik Austria, science classification

agronomy; crop husbandry; agricultural ecology; organic farming; development cooperation; innovation research; empirical social research; ethics and social sciences; environmental sociology; interdisciplinary social sciences; systems analysis;


conversion to organic farming; crop rotation; Environmental Psychology; Scenario Technique; Inter- and Transdisciplinary Research; Organic Agriculture and Regional Development; Organic Agriculture and development cooperation;


2007 ÖGUT-Umweltpreis 2007

Appointments/Memberships in Professional Societies

2011 - Platform Food Consumer Science
founder member
2000 - ISOFAR
field specialist
2000 - Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbau
1994 - Society of Ecology
full member

Reviewer for scientific journals

2013 - Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
2012 - Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Ethics
2012 - European Journal of Futures Research
2008 - Applied Soil Ecology

Organizer of scientific conferences, Chairs

2013 AgroFoods and Human Values: Toward Sustainable Foodscapes & Landscapes
Chair (Session)
2012 "philosophicum lignum"
Member of the Organisation Committee
2012 Forschung und Lehre zum Ökolandbau
Member of the Organisation Committee
2011 Perspektiven sozialer und ökonomischer Gerechtigkeit Perspektiven sozialer und ökonomischer Gerechtigkeit - Auf den Spuren eines Wegbereiters: 150 Jahre Rudolf Steiner
2010 Building sustainable rural futures. The added value of systems approaches in times of change and uncertainty / Transdisciplinarity as a framework for integrating science and stakeholders perspectives into development processes
2007 9. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau
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