Hendrik Stark

Dr. Hendrik Stark is a forest scientist at Freiburg University in Germany, where he conducts research on forest biomass production, nutrient cycling and forest naturalness. Also, he has been sincerely interested in Buddhist meditation, psychology and philosophy and the exchange with two teachers affiliated to the Drukpa Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in India and Malaysia since 2009. Hendrik is sincerely interested to combine these studies with his background in ecology and environmental sciences. In this regard, he is deeply impressed by how much pragmatic methods to familiarize with the mind can simultaneously benefit personal well-being and the commitment for sustainable living. Thus, he prepared the project "linking mind and environmental sustainability" since 2011 and established the corresponding seminar at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg, in spring 2016. For more details please visit his web-profile at the University of Freiburg in Germany.

 

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Dr. Hendrik Stark

Chair of Site Classification and Vegetation Science

Tennenbacher Str. 4

79106 Freiburg i. Br.

Germany

Phone: (0761) 203 - 3672

E-Mail: hendrik.stark@waldbau.uni-freiburg.de

Room: 04087 (Herder Building, 4th floor)


Sina Leipold

Sina Leipold is Postdoc Researcher and Lecturer at the Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg (Germany). Her main research interests lie in the domains of Discourse Analysis, Global Environmental Politics, Forest and Agricultural Policy, Circular Economy, Bioeconomy. Since September 2016, she is heading the newly established research group “Circulus: Opportunities and Challenges of Transformation towards a Sustainable Circular Economy” (www.circulus-project.de). In her PhD research, Sina specifically focused on discursive agency in the politics of illegal logging in the US, the EU, and Australia. Prior to her work in Freiburg, Sina conducted research on the interrelation of sustainability and spirituality and transnational agri-food discourses at the Division of Organic Farming, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna (Austria, www.nas.boku.ac.at/agts.html). Sina is a founding member of the "Linking Mind and Environmental Suatainability" seminar and supports its development and research with her expertise and experience in social science and project coordination.

 

Contact:

Dr. Sina Leipold

Chair of Forest and Environmental Policy

Tennenbacher Str. 4

79106 Freiburg i. Br.

Germany

Phone: (0761) 203 - 8678

E-Mail: sina.leipold@ifp.uni-freiburg.de

Room: 04022a (Herder Building, 4th floor)


Christoph S. Pfisterer

Christoph S. Pfisterer studied Administrative Sciences and is currently finishing the master program MSc. Environmental Governance at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Freiburg. In the past four years, he has been working in the field of public sustainability management (ICLEI, the City of Freiburg, State of Baden-Württemberg). Christoph is convinced that the development of the human mind and body through mindfulness and yoga practices can bring about shifts in the mind that are needed to cultivate individual and societal development paths of compassion and happiness that are environmentally sustainable. In his master thesis, he explores the potential of mindfulness practices for the transformation of organizations towards sustainability.

E-Mail contact: christoph.pfisterer@rocketmail.com