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2022-11-29

New reading group on Feminist STS at the Vienna Science Studies Lab

The Vienna Science Studies Lab is an intra-institution initiative revived this winter by the KLI, UPSalon UniVie, and the In/human project at CEU. A reading group on Feminist STS is the first event.

2022-12-12

New reading group on Agents and Agency

This reading group is loosely but seriously centered around agency.

2017-09-08

New Postdoctoral Fellow

We welcome Richard Gawne from the Duke University to the KLI.

2024-01-22

New Paper: What drives densification and sprawl in cities? A spatially explicit assessment for Vienna, between 1984 and 2018

Led by fresh KLI alumnus Anna-Katharina Brenner, this paper explores the long-lasting impact of settlement arrangements in cities on sustainability, and emphasizes the importance of understanding the drivers that change settlement patterns.

2024-01-08

New paper: Trust in times of crises

A new study, co-authored by Guido Caniglia, highlights optimism and complexity thinking as key factors to foster interpersonal trust during times of crises.

2024-01-05

New paper: Social phenomena as a challenge to the scaling-up problem

KLI fellow Enrico Petracca questions the problem’s main assumption: That cognitive phenomena can be categorized based on their inherent complexity or representation-hunger.

2023-06-04

New Paper: Social distancing during Covid-19 lockdown and connectedness

Laura Menatti and Mariagrazia Ranzini 's new paper explores the effects of Covid lockdowns on relationships and connectedness, with important implications for future health policy.

2023-06-02

New paper: Queer theory for transdisciplinary sustainability research

New paper by Caniglia and Vogel outlines how queer theory can help transdisciplinary sustainability researchers to embrace transgressive orientations.

2023-01-24

New paper: Practical wisdom can inform the practice of sustainability researchers

New paper in Nature Sustainability by Caniglia et al. outlines a new role for practical wisdom and virtue ethics in knowledge co-production for transformative change.

2024-02-22

New Paper: Inter- and transdisciplinary reasoning for action: the case of an arts–sciences–humanities intervention on climate change

How do participants in arts–science collaborations reason together to overcome disciplinary boundaries and to co-create interventions? This article by Luana Poliseli and Guido Caniglia chronicles how inter- and transdisciplinary reasoning unfolded in such a collaborative project involving experts from the natural sciences, humanities, and the arts. It appears that embracing of differences rather than seeking consensus among diverse perspectives allows inter- and transdisciplinary reasoning to help navigate unpredictable situations effectively by capitalising on and leveraging differences. (Click on the title to read a summary article of this new paper!)

2023-06-22

New paper: How hypotheses evolved into facts - through mis-citation

New paper by Hari Sridhar and Priti Bangal revisits the ‘nuclear species’ concept, finding frequent mis-citations of core ideas.

2024-02-09

New Paper: Association of personality traits and socio-environmental factors with COVID-19 pandemic-related conspiratorial thinking in the D-A-CH region

What has Conspiracy Theories got to do with individual personality traits and socio-environmental factors?? Quite a lot actually, according to a new multi-author paper including Guido Caniglia, published in SN Social Sciences. (Click on title to read more…)

2023-11-20

New paper: A new concept for social-ecological niche construction and its sustainability

A new article co-authored by Guido Caniglia combines niche construction theory with social-ecological systems science to better understand the relationships between sociocultural and environmental co-evolutionary processes that have led to the current planetary crisis.

2022-02-15

New paper on imperialist appropriation in the world economy

Co-authored by KLI fellow Christian Dorninger, their new paper shows that rich countries rely on a large net appropriation of resources from the global South.

2021-09-01

New Oxford Bibliography entry on Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Gerd B. Müller and Ehab Abouheif's new entry on evo-devo offers an introduction to characteristic themes and highlights selected papers that address crucial conceptual aspects.

2021-03-01

New morphometric methods to break down organismal shape into adaptive and neutrally evolving components improve phylogenetic reconstruction

A group around KLI fellow Nicole Grunstra and Philipp Mitteroecker developed new methods to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships from morphology.

2019-01-31

New KLI Fellow Gregory RUPIK

We welcome our new writing-up fellow Gregory RUPIK (University of Toronto) who will work on the project "Organismal Agency in Romantic Biology and Today."

2019-02-14

New KLI Fellow Alice LACINY

We welcome our new postdoctoral fellow Alice LACINY who will work on the project "Eco-Evo-Devo in Action: Parasite-Induced Morphologies in Ants."

2019-03-07

New junior visiting fellow Lorenzo DEL SAVIO (University of Munich)

We welcome Lorenzo DEL SAVIO (University of Munich) to the KLI who will work on his project "Are Humans Self-domesticated Animals?"

2018-02-13

New Issue of Biological Theory (including Thematic Section on `Function and Malfunction´)

Biological Theory Issue 13:1 is online now. Enjoy the introduction to the thematic section / guest editorial ...