Salina Spiering

(née Centgraf)


Research Unit Environment and Society
Department of Environmental Politics
Working Group Energy


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

phone: 0341 - 235 1406
salina.spiering@ufz.de

Google-Scholar Profile

Salina Centgraf

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Sustainability transformations
  • Methods for Transformative Science
  • Human Scale Development
  • Energy Cooperatives
  • Biodiversity Governance

Curriculum Vitae

since 2020

Research scientist, Department of Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2016 − 2021

PhD scholarship Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung, guest researcher, Department of Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

2013 − 2016

Research scientist, Department of Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research − UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

2012 − 2013

Research assistant, Department of Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany

2010 − 2011

Assistance to the management, at Bund Naturschutz Service GmbH, Lauf, Germany

2003 − 2009

Diploma degree in geography, Institute of Geography, Leipzig University, Germany (minor subjects: political sciences and biology, grade: 1,6)

2005

Intern at Fundacion Centro de Capacitacion, Fernandez, Argentina (vocational training centre)

2003

Volunteer in nature conservation projects, Panama


Publications

Wittmer, H. Berghöfer, A., Büttner L., Chakrabarty, R., Förster, J., Khan, S., König, C., Krause, G., Kreuer, D., Locher-Krause, K., Moreno Soares, T., Munoz, M., Neumann, M., Renner, I., Rode, J., Schniewind, I., Schwarzer, D., Tröger, U., Zinngrebe, Y., Spiering, S. (2021): Transformative change for a sustainable management of global commons. Recommendations for international cooperation based on a review of global assessment reports and project experience. UFZ-Report 3/2021.

Wittmer, H. Berghöfer, A., Büttner L., Chakrabarty, R., Förster, J., Khan, S., König, C., Krause, G., Kreuer, D., Locher-Krause, K., Moreno Soares, T., Munoz, M., Neumann, M., Renner, I., Rode, J., Schniewind, I., Schwarzer, D., Tröger, U., Zinngrebe, Y., Spiering, S. (2021): Es geht um unsere Lebensgrundlage: Wie wir jetzt handeln können, um die globalen Gemeingüter Biodiversität, Wälder und Meere für eine lebenswerte Zukunft zu erhalten. UFZ-Report 2/2021.

Spiering, S. (2021): Self-reflexive practice through the Human Scale Development approach - competencies needed for Transformative Science research. Special Issue on: "Manfred Max-Neef's Contributions to Theory, Methods and Practice. In Sustainable Development: Applications of his Work", International Journal of Sustainable Development, accepted with minor revisions.

Spiering, S., Barrera, M.d.V. (2021): Testing the quality of transformative science methods: the example of the Human Scale Development approach. Sustain Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-00966-3.

Spiering, S., Barrera, M.d.V. (2020): How to?! Practical knowledge for transformative science-facilitation guidelines for two applications of the Human Scale Development Approach (UFZ Discussion Papers, 3/2020). Leipzig: Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung − UFZ.

Centgraf, S. (2018): Bürger-Engagement in Energiegenossenschaften. In: Lautermann, C. (Hg. 2018): Die Energiewende der Bürger stärken. Reihe Theorie der Unternehmung, Band 67.

Holstenkamp, L., Centgraf, S., Dorniok, D., Kahla, F., Masson, T., Müller, J., Radtke, J., Yildiz, Ö. (2018): Bürgerenergiegesellschaften in Deutschland. Handbuch Energiewende und Partizipation, Springer: 1061-1080.

Centgraf, S. (2018): Supporting civic engagement in German energy cooperatives – Transdisciplinary research based on the reflection of individual needs. Energy Research & Social Science 44, 10/2018, 112-121.

Lautermann, C., Centgraf, S., Fischer, B., Kucharczak, L., Masson, T. (2016): Handlungsorientierungen für Energiegenossenschaften. Herausgegeben vom Forschungsprojekt EnGeno. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.

Masson, T., Centgraf, S., Rauschmayer, F. (2015): Mitglieder-Zuwachspotenzial für Energiegenossenschaften in Deutschland? Zeitschrift für das gesamte Genossenschaftswesen 65, 191-208.

Centgraf, S. (2009): „Ökodörfer bauen!”: regionale Effekte nachhaltiger Modellsiedlungen − eine Fallstudie im Ökodorf Sieben Linden als Beitrag zur Projektstudie des Vereins Keimblatt Ökodorf, Diplomarbeit.


Conferences

Wittmer, H. et al., Spiering, S. (2021) Transformative change: a new approach to governing biodiversity? 2021 Bratislava Conference on Earth System Governance – Panel on the Governance of Nature and Biodiversity, online, 09.09.2021

Centgraf, S. (2016): ¿Desarollo a Escala Humana en cooperativas energéticas?! Resultados de un programa de investigación en Alemania. Congreso La Transdiciplina hecha práctica, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. 07.12.2016

Centgraf, S. (2014): Human scale development?! − the case of energy cooperatives.
Royal Geographic Society Conference. London. 29.08.2014
Degrowth Conference. Leipzig. 05.09.2014

Centgraf, S., Rauschmayer, F., Masson, T. (2013): Energy cooperatives, energy turn, and quality of life. Conference Energy Systems in Transition: Inter- and Transdisciplinary Contributions. Karlsruhe. 11.10.2013

Centgraf, S., Rauschmayer, F., Leßmann, O. (2013): Capabilities and needs − combining approaches to contribute to sustainability. Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics, Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics. Lille. 21.06.2013


Teachings

since 2020

Visiting lecturer: Taller de Experiencias en Desarrollo a Escala Humana, Magíster en Desarrollo a Escala Humana y Economía Ecológica, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile