Research for the Environment

Dr. Silke Beck

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Governance & Institutions
Working Group Climate Change (Speaker)
Working Group Energy


Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1733
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1733

Dr. Silke Beck

Dr. Silke Beck

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Global Environmental Assessment
  • Science and Public Policy
  • New Forms of the Governance of Science
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Comparative Policy Analysis
  • Environmental Governance

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

2014 (summer semester)

Guest Professor at the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna, Austria

since 01/2010

Senior Research Scientist, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ, Department of Environmental Politics

2005 - 2009

Research Scientist, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ, Department of Economy

2004/2005

Research Scientist, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

2003

Guest Researcher, New Academy of Nature and Culture, Loyola University Chicago, Ill., USA

2000 - 2003

Research Scientist, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

1999/2000

Research Fellow, Global Environmental Assessment Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge/ Ma., USA, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

1996 - 1999

Doctoral Fellow, Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University, funded by German Research Foundation (DFG)

1994 - 1996

Scientific Assistant, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe

1989 - 1993

Scientific Assistant/ Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, University of Heidelberg

Academic Education

10/2000

Dr. rer. soc. (~ Ph.D.) Sociology, Bielefeld University

1996

Magistra Artium Political Science/Germanistik, University of Heidelberg

Current Projects

Completed Projects

Presentations & Events  

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October 17-20, 2012: Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Co-organization of the Open panel with Eva Lövbrand, Linkoeping University (34) “The epistemic and political authority of expertise in environmental governance – I + II”. Biennial Conference of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST) 2012: Design and displacement – social studies of science and technology.

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October 2012: WBGU, Virtuelle Akademie für Nachhaltigkeit

Lecture 9: “Scientific Advice for Policy”, lecture within a e-learning seminar as part of the WBGU survey "Gesellschaftsvertrag für eine Große Transformation"

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May 11-12, 2012: University of Cambridge

CRASSH: Workshop “Biodiversity Knowledge Politics”.

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April 18-20, 2012: Lund Conference on Earth System Governance

Towards a Just and Legitimate Earth System Governance: Addressing Inequalities. “Scientific Evidence as “Proof” and “Proxy” for Policy Debate − The Case of Global Warming Policy”.

Membership

Science and Democracy Network (Council)

BMBF-Projekt: Klima Regional – soziale Transformationsprozesse für Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung

Advancing Knowledge Systems to Inform Climate Adaptation Decisions – ICAD

Atmosphere & Algorithms. Scientific Network funded by the DFG German Research Community (2010-2012)

European Association for the Study of Science and Technology

Reviewer for:

  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Environmental Science and Policy
  • Forest Policy and Economics
  • GAIA
  • German Science Foundation
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
  • International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
  • Nature & Culture
  • Science, Technology and Human Values
  • Science, Technology & Innovation Studies
  • Wasserwirtschaftliche Tagesfragen

Publications

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