- katharina [dot] beyerl [at] rifs-potsdam [dot] de
Dr. Katharina Beyerl is a psychologist with focus on environmental psychology. She holds a PhD in Geography from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2012, she has been working at the Research Institute for Sustainability (formerly Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies) in Potsdam, Germany. She studies perceptions of the socio-ecological crisis and coping strategies in order to support a transition to more sustainable lifestyles. Since 2022, she has been leading the junior research group "Social, economic and ecological effects of participatory, sustainable food production" [pane] funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The aim of the junior research group is to scientifically accompany community-supported agriculture initiatives in structurally weak regions of Germany in a transdisciplinary approach in order to investigate impacts on individuals, communities and nature and to identify ways to strengthen positive effects. The research institutions involved in the project are the Technische Universität Berlin, the Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS) and the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.