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Prof. Dr. Heiner Schanz

 

Chair of Environmental GovernanceHeiner Schanz

Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg

Telephone: +49 761 203 8502
Telefax: +49 761 203 3729

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Consultation hours: Based on appointments

 

 

In short

 

Heiner is Full Professor of Environmental Governance (since 2014). Currently, he also serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Freiburg.

He holds a Diploma in Forestry Science with focus on Business Economics and a doctoral degree in Environmental Social Science from the University of Freiburg.

He was visiting scholar at the University of Washington/Seattle and held teaching assignments at the TU Dresden and the University of Warsaw/PL before being appointed as Assistant Professor (C1) at the University Freiburg in 1996. He accepted full professor positions in 1999 as Chair for Forest and Nature Conservation Policy at Wageningen University/NL, and in 2004 as Chair for Forest and Environmental Markets at the University of Freiburg.

From 2008/9 to 2014 he served as fulltime Vice Rector for Academic Affairs (Provost) of the University of Freiburg, where he initiated and founded the University Colege Freiburg with its Liberal Arts and Sciences-degree program.

In his current research, he focuses on the conditions and drivers of structural innovation processes for sustainable development. In particular, the ecological modernization of complex economic systems, such as regions, industrial sectors and value chains are his areas of specialization.

 Curriculum Vitae   |  Teaching  |  Research   |   Publications 

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

  • Dean of the Faculty for Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg (since 10/19)
  • Full Professor for Environmental Governance at the Institute of Environmental Scial Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg (since 04/14)
  • Vice-President for Academic Affairs (full-time, equivalent to Provost) of the University Freiburg (01/09 - 03/14)
  • Vice-President for Communication and Knowledge Management of the University of Freiburg (04/08 - 12/08)
  • Full Professor for Forestry and Environmental Markets at the Institute of Forest and Environmental Policy, University of Freiburg (10/04 - 12/08)
  • Full Professor for Forest and Nature Conservation Policy,  Wageningen Univresity / NL (06/99 - 07/04)
  • Assistant Professor (C1) at the Institute of Forest Economics, University of Freiburg (04/96 - 04/99)
  • Promotion (Dr. rer. nat) awarded by the Faculty of Forest Science, University of Freiburg (02/96)
  • Research Scholar at the College of Forest Resources, University of Washington, Seattle/USA (01/94 - 04/94)
  • Junior Researcher at the Institute of Forest Economics, University of Freiburg (05/92 - 12 / 93 und 04/94 - 03/96)
  • Diploma-Studies in Forest Sciences at the University of Freiburg (10/86 - 03/92)
 

For a more detailed academic CV: click here.

Teaching

 

 

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Research

 

In his current research, Heiner Schanz focuses on the conditions and drivers of structural innovation processes for sustainable development. In particular, the ecological modernization of complex economic systems, such as regions, industrial sectors and value chains are his areas of specialization.

For ongoing research projects: see overview.

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Publications

Most recent:

  • Schanz, H., Federer, J., & Wilczynski, M. (2019). Markets as leverage points for transformations of economic systems: The example of the German bioeconomy. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Online first doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.04.003
  • López Hernández, V., & Schanz, H. (2019). Agency in actor networks: Who is governing transitions towards a bioeconomy? The case of Colombia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 225, 728-742. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.03.306
  • Sipple, D., & Schanz, H. (2019). Nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung über kommunale Ernährungssysteme: Marktakteursnetzwerke als Ansatzpunkte zur Gestaltung und Steuerung [Sustainable urban development via municipial food systems: Market-Actor-Networks as leverage points for design and management]. Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 63(1) forthcoming
  • Ritter, M., & Schanz, H. (2019). The sharing economy: A comprehensive business model framework. Journal of Cleaner Production, 213, 320-331. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.12.154
  • Bonneau, A., Wilczynski, M., Federer, J., & Schanz, H. (2018). “Knowing the facility first” – Analysing environmentally relevant structures and processes in hospitals: A case study. Journal of Hospital Administration, 7(5), 28-40. doi:10.5430/jha.v7n5p28
  • Schanz H., Baur K., Biro B. (2018) Frauen in der Landwirtschaft : Ergebnisse einer explorativen Online-Befragung zur aktuellen Situation von Frauen in der Landwirtschaft in Baden-Württemberg : Forschungsbericht 11/2018
    FreiDok plus, Seiten: 1 - 571

 

Selected:

  • Niciforel, L.; Schanz, H. (2011): Property rights distribution and entrepreneurial rent-seeking in Romanian forestry: a perspective of private forest owners. In: European Journal of Forest Research, 130 (2011): 369 – 381
  • Hoogstra, M.A.; Schanz, H. (2008): The Future-Orientation of Foresters: an Exploratory Research among Dutch Foresters into the Pre-requisite for Strategic Planning in Forest Management. In: Forest Policy and Economics, 10(2008): 220-229
  • Yasmi, Y.; Schanz, H., Salim, A. (2006): Manifestation of Conflict Escalation in Natural Resource Management. In: Environmental Science and Policy, 9(2006): 538-546
  • Pokorny, B.; Schanz, H. (2003): Empirical determination of political cultures as basis for effective coordination of forest management systems. In: Society and Natural Resources, 16(10): 867-908
  • Schanz, H. (1996): 'Nachhaltige' Forstwirtschaft als Ausdruck gesellschaftlicher Normen- und Wertesysteme [‚Sustainable‘ forestry as an expression of norm and value systems in society]. In: Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung 167 (12): 238-243, in German with English and French summaries

 

For a complete list of publications: click here.

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