Highlights 20.07.2018

New DKN working group paper on "Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research and Citizen Science: Options for Mutual Learning"

"Both citizen science and transdisciplinary sustainability research involve non-academic actors in the production of knowledge while seeking to contribute to sustainability transitions, albeit in different ways. From citizen science, transdisciplinary researchers can learn about the multiple ways of engaging knowledge holders, and producing and sharing knowledge."

A result of the German Committee Future Earth working group on “Co-design, co-production and co-dissemination in Future Earth" (2015-2017).

Transdisciplinary research can learn from the experiences and potential of citizen science and vice versa. In this article the authors canvas lessons learned from these fields to contribute to the further development of sustainability science in Future Earth. They focus on three key challenges: knowledge integration, quality criteria, and normativity. In doing so, the authors aim to stimulate exchange between the communities within Future Earth, transdisciplinary sustainability research and citizen science.

The article is published Open Access in the peer-reviewed inter- and transdisciplinary journal GAIA.



Pettibone, L. et al. (2018). Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research and Citizen Science: Options for Mutual Learning. GAIA 27/2 (2018): 222 – 225.