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Dr. Fridolin S. Brand

Dr. Fridolin S. Brand

Dr. Fridolin S. Brand
ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for Corporate Responsibility
Stadthausstrasse 14
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 46 81
fridolins.brand@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Research Associate

http://www.zhaw.ch/ccr

Expertise and research interests

corporate responsibility, sustainability management, sustainability reporting, sustainability innovation

Educational background

2009:
PhD at the Technische Uiversität München (TUM): "Resilience and Sustainable Development: an Ecological Inquiry"; Thesis available at: www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de/binary/QUD3RFAR37Z4KYNGLH2U4TBM25JD55C3/full/1.pdf.

2005:
Diploma in Biology at the universities in Mainz, Greifwald and Perth: Focus: ecology, sustainable development, nature conservation, ethics.

Professional milestones

2012 - 2015:
Sustainability coordinator at Südzucker AG, sustainability Management for the sugar Segment, e.g. materiality analyses, implementation sustainability Software; answering requests of industry customers and of the capital market.

2009 - 2012:
Postdoc/ Lecturer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich; Research Projects in sustainability science, Topics: climate change adaptation, phosphorus management, food waste.

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed Book parts, peer-reviewed Conference contributions, peer-reviewed Other publications Oral conference contributions and abstracts Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

1) Articles in international ISI-journals

• Walz, A., Braendle, J.M., Lang, D.J., Brand, F.S., Briner, S., Elkin, C., Hirschi, C., Huber, R., Lischke, H., Schmatz, D.R. (2014). Experience from customizing IPCC scenarios to specific national-level focus scenarios for ecosystem service management. Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 86: 21-32.

• Rigling, A., Huber, R., Bugmann, H., Buttler, A., Elkin, C., Briner, S., Peringer, A., Gillet, F., Spiegelberger, T., Lischke, H., Bebi, P., Scholz, R.W., Brand, F.S., Seidl, R., Grêt-Regamey, A. (2013). Sustainable land use in mountain regions under global change: Synthesis across scales and disciplines. Ecology and Society 18(3): 36.

• Brand, F.S., Seidl, R., Le, Q.B., Brändle, J. and Scholz, R.W. (2013). Constructing Consistent Multi-scale Scenarios by Transdisciplinary Processes: The Case of Mountain Regions Facing Global Change. Ecology and Society 18(2): 43.

• Seidl, R., Brand, F.S., Stauffacher, M., Krütli, P., Le, Q.B., Spörri, A., Meylan, G., Moser, C., Berger Gonzales, M., Scholz, R.W. (2013). Science with Society in the Anthropocene, Ambio 42(1): 5-12.

• Wiek, A., Ness, B., Schweizer-Ries, P., Brand, F.S., Farioli, F. (2012). From complex systems analysis to transformational change: a comparative appraisal of sustainability science projects. Sustainability Science 7(1): 5-24.

• Scholz, R.W., Blumer, Y.B., Brand, F.S. (2012). Risk, vulnerability, robustness, and resilience from a decision-theoretic perspective. Journal of Risk Research 15(3): 313-330.

• Kirchhoff, T., Brand, F.S., Hoheisel, D. & Grimm, V. (2010). The One-Sidedness and Cultural Bias of the Resilience Approach. GAIA 19/1: 25-32.

• Brand, F.S. (2009). Critical Natural Capital Revisited: Ecological Resilience and Sustainable Development. Ecological Economics, 68: 605-612.

• Schultz, J., Brand, F.S., Kopfmüller, J. & Ott, K. (2008). Building a ‘Theory of Sustainable Development’: Two Salient Conceptions within the German Discourse. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 7(4): 465-482.

• Brand, F.S. and Jax, K. (2007). Focusing the Meaning(s) of Resilience: Resilience as a Descriptive Concept and a Boundary Object. Ecology & Society 12(1): 23.

2) Monographs and Edited Books

• Scholz, R.W., Roy, A., Brand, F.S., Hellums, D., Ulrich, A. (eds.) (2014). Sustainable Phosphorus Management: a Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap. Springer.

• Brand, F.S. (2009). Resilience and Sustainable Development: an Ecological Inquiry. PhD thesis, Technische Universität München, Germany, Universitätsbibliothek TU München. pdf available at: mediatum2.ub.tum.de/node.

• Brand, F.S. (2005). Ecological Resilience and its Relevance within a Theory of Sustainable Development. UFZ Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle, Department of Ecological Modelling, Leipzig, Germany; ISSN 0948-9452.

3) Book Chapters

• Mikkelsen, R.L., Binder, C.R., Frossard, E., Brand, F.S., Scholz, R.W. and Vilsmaier, U.(2014). Use: What is Needed to Support Sustainability? In: Scholz, R.W., Roy, A., Brand, F.S., Hellums, D., Ulrich, A. (eds.) Sustainable Phosphorus Management: a Global Transdisciplinary Roadmap. Springer.

• Kirchhoff, T., Brand, F.S., Hoheisel, D. (2012). From cultural landscapes to resilient social-ecological systems: transformation of a classical paradigm or a novel approach? in: T. Plieninger & C. Bieling: Resilience and the Cultural Landscape: Understanding and Managing Change in Human-Shaped Environments. Cambridge University Press.

• Scholz, R.W. and Brand, F.S. (2011). Comparing the HES-framework with alternative approaches. Pages 509 – 523 in R. W. Scholz (Ed.), Environmental Literacy in Science and Society: From Knowledge to Decisions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

• Brand, F.S., Hoheisel, D. & Kirchhoff, T. (2011). Der Resilienz-Ansatz auf dem Prüfstand: Herausforderungen, Probleme, Perspektiven. Pages 78-83 in: Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege: Laufener Spezialbeiträge 2011. Landschaftsökologie. Grundlagen, Methoden, Anwendungen. Bayerische Akademie für Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege.

• Brand, F.S. (2009). Die Relevanz des Resilienz-Ansatzes für eine Theorie nachhaltiger Entwicklung. Pages 225-240 in: von Egan-Krieger, T. et al.: Die Greifswalder Theorie starker Nachhaltigkeit: Ausbau, Anwendung und Kritik. Metropolis Verlag, Marburg.

4) Stakeholder Reports

• Seidl, R. & Brand, F. S. (2012). Szenarien zur Entwicklung der Region Visp/Saastal. Zusammenfassung für Stakeholder. Zürich: ETH - Institut für Umweltentscheidungen.

5) Conference Proceedings

• Brand, F.S. (2010). Moving towards a solution-oriented mode of sustainability science:
Evidence on opportunities and challenges from two case studies in Switzerland and
Germany. In: ICSS (Ed.), Second International Conference on Sustainability Science (Vol. Session I - From complex thinking to transformational change: epistemological and methdological challenges for sustainability science, pp. 20-21). Rome: University la Sapienza.

• Brand, F.S. (2008). Bridging Theory and Practice by Theory Building: The Salient German Attempts to Set Up A Theory of Sustainable Development. W. Clark, P. Matson & N. Dickson. Linking Knowledge with Action for Sustainable Development. Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C., USA.

• Brand, F.S. & Jax, K. (2007). Critical Natural Capital reconsidered: Ecological Resilience and Strong Sustainability. Ecological Complexity and Sustainability, Challenges & Opportunities for 21st Century’s Ecology. Abstracts of the EcoSummit 2007, S. 81, Organization Committee of EcoSummit 2007 Beijing, China.