Research for the Environment

Dipl.-Sozialwiss. Vivien Weiss [Behrens]

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Working Group Governance & Institutions

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstraße 15
04318 Leipzig

Phone: ++49 - (0)341 - 235 1745
Fax: ++49 - (0)341 - 235 1836

Vivien Weiss

Vivien Behrens

Curriculum Vitae

since 01/2011

Research Assistant in the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Project: LIAISE

01/2007 - 12/2010

Doctoral candidate in the Research Training Group ‘Entering the Knowledge Society: Science in – Applied and Advisory Contexts’ German Research Foundation (DFG), Institute of Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

05/2006 - 12/2006

Research Assistant in the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Project: SAFIRA II

09/2005 - 04/2006

Research Assistant in the Department of Economics, Project: FRAP

10/1998 - 08/2005

University of Hanover, Social Sciences (Dipl.-Sozialwissenschaftlerin, equivalent to M.A.)


Behrens [Weiss], Vivien & Matthias Groß (2010) Transdisciplinary collaboration in the integrated management of contaminated sites. In: Parker, John, Vermeulen, Niki & Bart Penders (eds.): Collaboration in the New Life Sciences. Hampshire, Ashgate, pp. 139-160.

Behrens [Weiss], Vivien, Rauschmayer, Felix & Heidi Wittmer (2008) Why pan-European cormorant management is so difficult - a contribution to managing international problem species. In: Environmental Conservation 35(1), pp. 55-63.

Rauschmayer, Felix & Vivien Behrens [Weiss] (2008) Legitimacy of species management. The Great Cormorant in the EU. In: Keulartz, J., Leistra, G. (eds.): Legitimacy in European nature conservation policy. Case studies in multilevel governance. The international library of environmental, agricultural and food ethics 14. Berlin, Springer, pp. 55-74.


Research Dissemination &
Visualization Workshop

14 November 2014
10:00 – 16:00
Room: KUBUS – 1CD
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ

Organized by IP Urban Transformations


Detroit: city planning in the context of an urban crisis
R. Boyle (Univ. Detroit)

Looking at Detroit from a European / German perspective
A. Haase & D. Rink (UFZ)

27 November 2014
15:00 – 17:00
Room: KUBUS – 1

organised by the Working Group Urban and Regional Research, the IP Urban Transformations and the Leipzig Geographic Colloquium


Prof. Dr. Sigrun Kabisch was appointed as member of the German Academy of Urban Development and Regional Planning (DASL)