Humanecological research aims at reaching comprehensive analyses of man – environment – relationships.
Systems thinking, indisciplinary collaboration and engagement for inevitable societal transformations characterize the work of human ecologists all over the world.
Who we are
The German Society for Human Ecology (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Humanökologie, DGH) tries to foster human ecology in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Topics like responsible use of resources, consumption and lifestyles, climate change, or opportunities and risks of digitisation are issues treated at our conferences, in study groups or initiatives in support of young researchers.
What we do
Our annual conferences are intended to serve as impulse for research, teaching and society. In study groups we deepen our understanding of complex questions or develop projects. Our findings are made public via academic publishing.
The German Society for Human Ecology (DGH) interacts with other scientific communities – mainly environmental and sustainability sciences – by way of scientific publications. Book series, the quarterly DGH-Communications, and papers in peer-reviewed Journals.
People & Projects
The exchange of ideas and experiences across disciplines and generations is the key feature of our association. Even the busiest members save the date of the annual conferences in order to participate in a scientific discourse which is unique: open, critical, controversial, creative and constructive.
Christine von Weizsäcker
c/o Dr. Tobias Gaugler
Wittenberger Str. 9