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Whereas the first two classes of the Climate Walk Lecture have dealt with Climate Change more generally and with walking as a way of first-hand experiencing Climate Change and Changing Climates, the third class deals with Climate Change research across different disciplines and universities – be it geography, geoecology or sociology.
As we in our project believe that doing research is all about listening and carefully observing, the third class comes under the header of “We Listen”.
Slot 1 (16.45-18.15)
Lecture 1: Stephan Glatzel (University of Vienna): Peatland conservation and restoration mitigate climate change (Q & A session)
Stephan Glatzel is a Full Professor Geoecology at the University of Vienna. His main area of expertise is greenhouse gas release and uptake from peatlands. His contribution to peatland and greenhouse gas research is internationally well acknowledged and most of his above 90 publications are on peatland and land use related greenhouse gas research. Beyond, Stephan Glatzel is an editor of the international journal Mires and Peat.
Lecture 2: Jan Hradecký (University of Ostrava): Impacts of climate change on the ecosystems of protected areas in the Czech Republic – a case study from the Czech Carpathians (+ Q & A session)
Short-Bio: Jan Hradecký is Associate Professor in Physical Geography and Geoecology at the Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava. He has been the head of the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology from 2011 till 2015. From 2015 he is Dean of the Faculty of Science. His principal field of interest is slope and fluvial geomorphology, Quaternary landscape evolution and interdisciplinary approaches used in geomorphological and geoecological research. He is author or co-author of many papers on landforms evolution of flysch Outer Western Carpathians. He collaborates with various institutions on adaptive approaches as part of the management of protected areas for global climate change. At present, he is the leader of the project, which aims to prepare measures to improve the hydromorphological condition of the lower section of the Elbe in the Czech Republic.
Slot 2 (18.30-20.00)
Lecture 1: Thomas Glade (University of Vienna): tba
Lecture 2: Lore Van Praag (University of Antwerp): Environmental migration and displacement
Lore Van Praag is the head of the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies (CeMIS) at the University of Antwerp. She obtained a Master and PhD in Sociology at Ghent University. Her research interests are environmental migration, ethnic minority success in education and qualitative research methods: https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/staff/lore-vanpraag/
With regards to access to and grading of the lecture series:
All the classes can be accessed through a recurring Zoom link open for everyone: https://univienna.zoom.us/j/99951349832?pwd=eS9HbzBxSXZIaHlKV2JhcFVWM09sZz09
Besides, studens of the University of Vienna may want to register for the course. For successfully completing the course and getting the ECTS, students have to submit a written seven-page paper after the end of the course. Please find more information of registration and assessment on: https://ufind.univie.ac.at/en/course.html?lv=240073&semester=2021S
For questions of recognition of the course please consult with your repective study program office.
RECORDING: www.sprint.climatewalk.eu/cwlecturerecordings (Please note that it may take some days after the session until the recording is available)
The Climate Walk is a combined research, education and media-art project by the Wanderers of Changing Worlds. It is about walking across Europe to understand regional experiences of Climate Change. It is about listening to local perspectives, learning from them and connecting these stories together to construct a holistic, people-centric understanding of these complex phenomena.