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2020-08-05

‘Meaningless certification’: Study makes the case against ‘sustainable’ palm oil

"Mongabay", a non-profit conservation and environmental online platform published a commendatory report on KLI Fellow Roberto Cazzolla Gatti´s new study on certified oil palm plantations and their links to past deforestation: https://news.mongabay.com/2020/08/palm-oil-certification-sustainable-rspo-deforestation-habitat-study/

2020-07-20

Elise Richter Grant for KLI Alumn Barbara FISCHER

Congratulations to KLI Alumn Barbara FISCHER (University of Vienna) who received an Elise Richter Grant by the Austrian National Fund (FWF) for her project "Why is childbirth so difficult in humans?"

2020-07-17

Guido Caniglia and Dominika Glogowski win StartClim2020 grant

The grant will fund a ClimArtLab workshop at the Science-Art-Society interface.

2020-07-17

New paper led by KLI fellow Roberto Cazzolla Gatti casts doubt on certification for sustainable palm oil production

Analyzing over three decades of high-resolution satellite images, Cazzolla Gatti and Velichevskaya argue that the "sustainable palm oil" certification can greenwash the production of this tropical crop.

2020-06-24

Global Inequality and the Post-Growth Imperative: Rethinking Development Economics in the Age of Climate Breakdown

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Jason HICKEL (University of London), 7 July 2020, 5.00 pm. To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom. Deadline for the registration: 3 pm on the day of the talk—no admission in the room after 5:05 pm!

2020-06-22

Eco-Evo-Devo in Action: Parasite-Induced Morphologies in Ants

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Alice LACINY (KLI), 30 June 2020, 5.00 pm. To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom. Deadline for the registration: 3 pm on the day of the talk—no admission in the room after 5:05 pm!

2020-06-16

Living up to the Ethics of Cross-Cultural Research During Biological Sampling With Vulnerable Communities in the Era of “-Omics” and Big-Data Research

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Stephanie SCHNORR (University of Nevada & KLI, Klosterneuburg) & Alyssa CRITTENDEN (University of Nevada), 23 June 2020, 5.00 pm. To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom. Deadline for the registration: 3 pm on the day of the talk—no admission in the room after 5:05 pm!

2020-06-15

New paper led by KLI fellow Roberto Cazzolla Gatti proposes a new niche emergence theory for economics

The new niche theory argues that economics - like ecology – autocatalytically emerges and strongly depends on cooperation.

2020-06-09

Relativism in the Philosophy of Science

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Martin KUSCH (University of Vienna), 16 June 2020, 5.00 pm. [br] To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom. [br] Deadline for the registration: 3 pm on the day of the talk—no admission in the room after 5:05 pm!

2020-05-27

New paper co-authored by KLI fellow Nicole Grunstra unravels an evolutionary puzzle of the mammalian ear

How can an intricately complex and interlocked structure evolve such amazing functional diversity in mammals? Latest work co-authored by KLI fellow Nicole Grunstra talks about the evolution and evolvability of the mammalian ear.

2020-05-24

Philosophical Aspects of the Species Problem and Their Bearing on Comparative Biology

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Frank ZACHOS (Natural History Museum, Vienna), 2 June 2020, 5.00 pm. [br] To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom.

2020-05-14

Sustainability Science as a Management Science: Beyond the Natural-Social Divide

VIRTUAL KLI COLLOQUIUM: Michiru NAGATSU (University of Helsinki), 29 May, 5.00 pm. [br] To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom.

2020-05-11

A Perfect Storm: Climate Change, Emerging Disease, Us

Virtual KLI Colloquium: Daniel BROOKS (University of Toronto), 26 May 2020, 5.00 pm. [br] To join our online colloquium please register with Zoom.

2020-04-24

Optimal Model Complexity in Sustainability Science

VIRTUAL KLI COLLOQUIUM: Alkistis ELLIOTT-GRAVES (University of Helsinki), 28 April, 5.00 pm. For pre-registered participants only!

2020-04-22

Manfred Laubichler: This time of disruption is also one of opportunity.

Can the COVID-19 pandemic trigger pathways toward sustainable global futures?

2020-04-14

Social Immunity

VIRTUAL KLI COLLOQUIUM: Sylvia CREMER (IST Austria), 21 April, 5.00 pm. For pre-registered participants only!

2020-04-13

When evolutionary theory meets social-ecological systems: An interview with Tim Waring

What is a social-ecological system? How does it connect to evolutionary theorizing? Co-organizer Tim Waring explains the backstory and hopes for the KLI working group: Evolutionary Theories for Social-Ecological Change.

2020-04-01

Converging Concepts of Evolutionary Epistemology and Cognitive Biology within a Framework of the Extended Evolutionary Synthesis

VIRTUAL KLI COLLOQUIUM: Isabella Sarto-Jackson (KLI), 14 April, 5.00 pm. For pre-registered participants only!

2020-03-27

Kicking off a new KLI Working Group: Evolutionary Theories for Social-Ecological Change

The working group explores the value of evolutionary mechanisms for explaining complex social-ecological change.

2020-03-24

Addressing Global Challenges Through Participation? The Epistemology of International Development

VIRTUAL KLI COLLOQUIUM: David LUDWIG (Wageningen University), 31 March, 5.00 pm