Kramm, J.; Völker, C. (2017): Plastikmüll im Meer. Zur Entdeckung eines Umweltproblems. In: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ) 51-52: 17-22.

Kramm, J.; Völker, C. (2018): Understanding the risks of microplastics. A social-ecological risk perspective. In: Wagner, M. and Lambert, S. (eds.): Freshwater microplastics: Emerging environmental contaminants? Handbook of Environmental Chemistry. Springer Cham.

Völker, C.; Kramm, J.; Kerber, H.; Schramm, E.; Winker, M.; Zimmermann, M. (2017): More Than a Potential Hazard—Approaching Risks from a Social-Ecological Perspective. Sustainability. Special Issue “Social Ecology. State of the Art and Future Prospects”. 9 (7), 1039; doi:10.3390/su9071039


Conference Proceedings


“In vitro-Toxizität von Kunststoffextrakten” Lisa Zimmermann, Carolin Völker, Martin Wagner (presentation), Session microplastic and nanomaterials, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry German Language Branch (SETAC GLB) Annual Meeting, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, 12.–14. November 2017

“Risikobewertung von Mikroplastik” Carolin Völker, Lisa Zimmermann, Martin Wagner, Nicole Brennholt, Friederike Stock (workshop lead), Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry German Language Branch (SETAC GLB) Annual Meeting, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, 12.–14. November 2017

“Wissen und Nicht-Wissen im Umgang mit sozial-ökologischen Risiken.” Johanna Kramm and Markus Keck (session chairs), Deutscher Kongress für Geographie. “Ein Welt in Bewegung: Erforschen – Verstehen – Gestalten”, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, 30. September–5. October 2017

“Plastics and the Anthropocene. The transformative capacities of plastics.” Johanna Kramm (presentation), Workshop Knowing the Anthropocene. Exploring knowledge practices of the Anthropocene, University Tübingen, 26.–28. July 2017

“Plastic Bridges – Packaging Consumption in the Food Cycle.” Lukas Sattlegger (Input and discussion of research design), 13. Berliner Methodentreffen Qualitative Forschung, Berlin, 21.–22. July 2017

“Marine Litter and the commons: How can effective governance be established?” Heide Kerber (presentation), XVI Biennial IASC-Conference “Practicing the Commons: Self-governance, cooperation, and institutional change”, Utrecht University, 10.–14. July 2017

“Marine Litter from a global and a local perspective” Heide Kerber (presentation), 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switerland, 27.–28. April 2017

“Plastic Bridges – Addressing Unsustainable Plastic Use in Practices of Food Supply” Lukas Sattlegger (presentation), 2nd PhDs in Transitions Conference, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, 27.–28. April 2017

“How to cope with plastic waste in the environment? Finding solutions through a transdisciplinary research approach” Johanna Kramm, Carolin Völker, Tobias Haider, Heide Kerber, Lukas Sattlegger, Lisa Zimmermann (presentation), ASLO 2017 Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Mountains to the Sea, Honolulu, Hawai`i, 26. February –3. March 2017

“In vitro analysis of leachates from plastic packaging – Study design” Lisa Zimmermann, Carolin Völker, Martin Wagner (poster presentation), 6th Young Environmental Scientists Meeting, Universität Stockholm, Sweden,  16.–20. February 2017



“Erste Ergebnisse eines Stakeholder Dialoges zu Mikroplastik/Plastic Marine Litter-Problematik” Johanna Kramm and Carolin Völker (presentation), Fraunhofer Konsortialstudie Plastic Marine Litter und Mikroplastik, 2. Meeting with Stakeholders, Fraunhofer Forum Berlin 9.–10. November 2016

“Umweltsoziologische Identitätsfindung in sozial-ökologischen Problemdiskursen am Beispiel des transdisziplinären Projekts PlastX” Lukas Sattlegger (workshop concept and lead), 13. Tagung der Nachwuchsgruppe Umweltsoziologie, Universität Münster, 13.–14. October 2016

“Ecotoxicological evaluation of microplastics in rivers” Lisa Zimmermann (poster), 7th Late Summer Workshop „Microplastics in the Aquatic Environment“ Haltern am See, 25.–28. September 2016

“Nachweismethoden und Effekte von Nanopartikeln und Mikroplastik” Carolin Völker and Martin Wagner (session chairs), SETAC GLB „Viele Stoffe – Großes Risiko? Wie relevant sind (Spuren-)Stoffe für Mensch und Umwelt?“, Universität Tübingen, 5.–8. September 2016

“Plastics as a systemic risk of social-ecological supply systems” Carolin Völker and Johanna Kramm (presentation), European Conference on Plastics in Freshwater Environments, UBA, Berlin, 21.–22. June 2016

“Plastic Matters” Johanna Kramm (presentation), Non-representational thinking across German and Anglophone Geographies, Geographisches Institut der Universität Bayreuth, 9.–10. June 2016

“Plasticscapes” Johanna Kramm (presentation), Neue Kulturgeographie XIII „Integrative Geographien“, Geographisches Institut der Universität Graz, 28.–30. January 2016


Links and Networks

Bioanalytical Toxicology, Working Group Dr. Martin Wagner

Der verpackungsfreie Supermarkt: Stand und Perspektiven.
Über die Chancen und Grenzen des Precycling im Lebensmitteleinzelhandel (“Projekt unverpackt”). HNE Eberswalde.

Fraunhofer Umsicht Initiative Mikroplastik

Nachwuchsförderung sozial-ökologische Forschung




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