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Global Soil Week

Article: Beckh, C., Linz, F., Weigelt, J., Müller, A. (2015): Boden – Stoff des Wandels. Der Beitrag der Global Soil Week. In: Gerd Wessolek (Hrsg.): Von ganz unten: Warum wir unsere Böden besser schützen müssen. München: Oekom, S. 29-36.

Article: First Global Soil Week Will Urge Stakeholders To Take Actions For Soils: They Are Crucial For Life! (2012) Müller, A. and Weigelt, J.

IASS Working Paper: Pathways towards Sustainable Soil and Land Governance: Discussing the Contribution of the Global Soil Week. (2013); Weigelt, J., Müller, A., Beckh, C., Srigiri, S. R., Töpfer, K. :

Please find more reports: GSW 2012GSW 2013 and GSW 2015

Food Security and Soils

Article: Discussion: Food security and sustainable food systems: The role of soil (2015) Zanella, M.A., Rahmanian, M., Perch, L.N., Callenius, C., Rubio, J. L, Vuningoma, F., Rist, S., Mapfumo, P., International Soil and Water Conservation Research.

Soil Atlas / Bodenatlas 2015

Chemnitz, C., Weigelt, J. (Eds.) (2015): Soil Atlas. Facts and figures about earth, land and fields, Berlin, Potsdam : Heinrich-Böll Stiftung, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), 66 p.

Chemnitz, C., Weigelt, J. (Eds.) (2015): Bodenatlas. Daten und Fakten über Acker, Land und Erde, Berlin, Potsdam : Heinrich-Böll Stiftung, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), 49 p.


Article: Scientists’ situated knowledge: Strong objectivity in transdisciplinarity (2014) Rosendahl, J., Zanella, M. A., Rist, S., Weigelt, J., Futures

Soils in the Nexus

Special Issue: Soils in the Nexus. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 15 (2015) Weigelt, J.; Janetschek, H., Müller, A. und Töpfer, K.

Article: Tackling biomass scarcity — from vicious to virtuous cycles in sub-Saharan Africa (2015) Karlberg, L., Hoff, H., Flores-López, F., Goetz, A., Matuschke, I.

Article: Thinking outside the plot: addressing low adoption of sustainable land management in sub-Saharan Africa (2015) Cordingley, J. E, Snyder, K. A, Rosendahl, J., Kizito, F., Bossio, D.

Article: Putting soils on the agenda: the three Rio Conventions and the post-2015 development agenda (2015) Montanarella, L., Lobos Alva, I.

Article: Towards a governance heuristic for sustainable development (2015) Müller, A., Janetschek, H., Weigelt, J.

Article: Land and soil governance towards a transformational post-2015 Development Agenda: an overview (2015) Weigelt, J., Müller, A., Janetschek, H., Töpfer, K.

Article: Land and soil governance towards a transformational post-2015 Development Agenda: an overview (2015) Weigelt, J., Müller, A., Janetschek, H., Töpfer, K., Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

Book: Soils in the Nexus A Crucial Resource for Water, Energy and Food Security (2014) Weigelt, J., Müller, A., Beckh., C., Töpfer, K. (Eds.)

Soil Science: Carbon Management

IASS Book: Ecosystem Services and Carbon Sequestration in the Biosphere (2013) Lal, R., Lorenz, K., Hüttl, R.F., Schneider, B.U., von Braun, J.

Article: Soil Security: Solving the Global Soil Crisis (2013) Koch, A., McBratney, A., Mark Adams, M., Field, D., Hill, R., Crawford, J., Minasny, B., Lal, R., Abbott, L, O’Donnell, A., Angers, D., Baldock, J., Barbier, E., Binkley, D., Parton, W., Wall, D.H., Bird, M., Bouma, J., Chenu, C., Butler Flora, C., Goulding, K., Grunwald, S., Hempel, J., Jastrow, J., Lehmann, J., Lorenz, K., Morgan, C.L., Rice, C.W., Whitehead, D., Young, I., Zimmermann, M.

IASS Book: Recarbonization of the Biosphere: Ecosystems and the Global Carbon Cycle (2012) Lal, R., Lorenz, K., Hüttl, R.F., Schneider, B.U., von Braun, J., (Eds.)

Sustainable Development Goals

IISD Guest Article: Piloting Global Thematic Reviews of the SDGs: The Case of Natural Resources (2016) Müller, A., Töpfer, K., Lobos Alva, I., Weigelt, J.

IASS Working Paper: The Role of Biomass in the Sustainable Development Goals: A Reality Check and Governance Implications (2015) Müller, A., Weigelt, J., Götz, A., Schmidt, O., Lobos Alva, I., Matuschke, I., Ehling, U., Beringer, T.

Report: Land and soils in the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Goals. Guatemala Case Study (2013) Ivonne Lobos Alva. (Also available in Spanish Language)

Article: Governance for a Land Degradation Neutral World (2013) Müller, A. and Weigelt, J.

Article: Let’s put soils on the global sustainable development agenda (2013) Lobos Alva, I., Rural21. The International Journal for Rural Development

Policy Brief: SOILS AND LAND IN THE SDGs AND THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA. A proposal for a goal to achieve a Land Degradation Neutral World in the context of sustainable development. (2013) Ehlers, K., Lobos Alva, I., Montanarella, L., Müller, A., Weigelt, J., Adholeya, A., Bossio, D., Louwagie, G., Rokitzki, M., Safriel, U., Seely, M., Sietchiping, R., Zelaya, S.

Discussion paper: Towards Sustainable Development Goals: Essential Criteria (2012) IASS

Land Governance

Article: Beckh, C., Gärtner, E., Windfuhr, M., Munro-Faure, P., Weigelt, J., Müller, A. (2015): Taking stock after three years of adoption: Experiences and strategies for implementation and monitoring of the UN Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure (VGGT). International Soil and Water Conservation Research.

Article: Governing the transformation of soils must urgently be improved (2013) Töpfer, K., Müller, A., Weigelt, J., Rural21. The International Journal for Rural Development

Case Study: Pro-poor Resource Governance under Changing Climates. Addressing vulnerabilities in rural Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Ecuador and India. (2015) Zanella, M. A., Rosendahl, J., Weigelt, J. (Eds.) (Also available in French and Spanish). IASS/ IFAD executive summary available here .

Article: Transformatives Wissen für die Post-2015-Agenda: Reflexionen zur nachhaltigen Bodenpolitik (2015) Weigelt, J., GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society

Transforming Cities

IASS Publication: De Flander, K., Ayala-Cortés, J. (Eds.) (2015): LAB2: Different Urbanisations. Critical Dialogues Series: the New Urban Agenda ‘on the ground’. Potsdam: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).

Article: De Flander, K. (2015): Closed Cycles – Open City. – In: Johnson, G., Toly, N. and Schroeder, H. (Eds.). The Urban Climate Challenge. Rethinking the Role of Cities in the Global Climate Regime. Taylor & Francis.

Article: De Flander, K. (2014): Operationalizing holistic urban concepts. – Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.

Article: De Flander, K., Hahne, U., Kegler, H., Lang, D., Lucas, R., Schneidewind, U., Simon, K.-H., Singer-Brodowski, M., Wanner, M., Wiek, A. (2014): Resilienz und Reallabore als Schlüsselkonzepte urbaner Transformationsforschung. Zwölf Thesen. – GAIA – Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 23, 3, p. 284-286.

Book Chapter: De Flander, K. (2013): Resource-Centered Cities and the Opportunity of Shrinkage. – In: Khare, A., Beckman, T. (Eds.), Mitigating Climate Change. The Emerging Face of Modern Cities, Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, p. 45-57.

Issue Paper

Economics of Land Degradation (2012)

Soils in the Global Cycle (2012)

Biodiversity (2012)

Marmo Resource-Efficiency (2012)

Global-Land-and-Soil-Degradation (2012)

Soil-and-Water (2012)

Soil Land Governance (2012)

Fact sheets

Soil sealing (2013)

Soil contamination (2012)

Fertile soils (2013)