Institution: Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS Potsdam); University of Stuttgart
Discipline/Department: Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere (Climate Engineering); Dept. of Social Science & Technology Assessment; International Center for Technology and Culture
Background: Chemical Physics
Current work focus:
- Science communication, public learning and understanding of science
- Arctic ecological, social, legal, and economic transformations
- Energy transition, sustainability, and the Smart Grid in Germany
- Developing effective knowledge systems for sustainable land use practice and governance
Research Interests in the Context of Future Earth:
Understanding decision making and behavioral change through the lenses of modeling and narratives
Understanding the interplay between knowledge production and systems, learning processes, and individual and collective actions at multiple temporal and spatial scales and different levels of society
Selected publications / projects:
Stöhr, C., Chabay, I. (2014). From Shouting Matches to Productive Dialogue – Establishing Stakeholder Participation in Polish Fisheries Governance. International Journal of Sustainable Development.
Schmale, J., Maas, A., Chabay, I., Lawrence, M. G. (2013). Co-designing Usable Knowledge with Stakeholders and Fostering Ownership – A Pathway through the communication problem? - Conference Proceedings, Impacts World 2013 - International Conference on Climate Change Effects (Potsdam, Germany 2013), 852-860.
Tàbara, J. D., Chabay, I. (2013). Coupling Human Information and Knowledge Systems with social–ecological systems change: Reframing research, education, and policy for sustainability. Environmental Science and Policy, 28, 71–81.
Helmholtz Alliance Energy-Trans
Chair of KLSC (Knowledge Learning and Societal Change) Project (IHDP)