SERSD student 2020-2022




Profile summary

  • Biosphere Stewardship
  • Futures
  • Oceans
  • Transformation
  • Post-growth
  • Intersectionality
  • Inequality

Hannah Lübker aims to explore future scenarios of the oceans in a participatory setting

Lübker chose to study at the SRC in order to conduct research in a transdisciplinary environment, learning from and with people from various backgrounds but with the shared goal to address social-ecological challenges.

She is fascinated by the complex relationships and interactions between humans and nature, the good Anthropocene and representations of the future in research and fiction.

She aims to explore diverse and desirable futures, which could reconnect humans and nature and inspire sustainability transformations. She aims to deepen her knowledge on the non-linear dynamics of complex adaptive systems and how they give rise to inequality.

Further, she is interested in socio-cultural and relational values and how they relate to stewardship practices. She hopes to conduct research in collaboration with society through participation and the inclusion of local knowledge.

Over the course of her bachelor’s studies in environmental sciences, Lübker gained a profound understanding of inter- and transdisciplinary work, as well as the multitude of interlinkages between natural and social sciences. In her courses she focused on environmental law, sustainability management and governance,sustainability ethics and biodiversity.

During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the social-ecological systems institute at Leuphana University, as well as teaching inter-and transdisciplinary studies as a tutor.

After graduating, she spend six months as an intern at the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), focusing on land use and land degradation, desertification and gender issues, predominantly in African contexts. Further, she completed an internship at the University of Zagreb, researching diatom biodiversity.


Laura Pereira & Guillermo Ortuño Crespo

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