Dominik Noll

Dominik Noll
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna | boku · Institute of Social Ecology

PhD

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March 2018 - present
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Position
  • Project Manager
January 2016 - February 2018
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Position
  • Project Manager

Publications

Publications (16)
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The production of burnt clay bricks is a large industry in India dominated by small-scale enterprises, using mainly surface soil as raw material. The present study analyses a cluster of nine brick kilns in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region by applying the material and energy flow analysis (MEFA) to the brick industry on a local level. Soil and water w...
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Connectivity and affluence provide communities on small islands with opportunities and challenges. Both factors drive the expansion of material stocks which in turn determines future waste generation. For islands with limited waste treatment options an effective waste management strategy is inevitable. For the Greek island of Samothraki, constructi...
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Sedentary extensive small ruminant farming systems are highly important for the preservation of High Nature Value (HNV) farmland. Both the abandonment of grazing and overgrazing have led to environmental degradation in many Mediterranean regions. On the Greek island of Samothrace, decades of overgrazing by sheep and goats has caused severe degradat...
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This is a case study on a small mountainous island in the Aegean Sea with the policy goal of preparing it to become member of UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves. While the local community opted for such an identity very early on, there are a number of obstacles to be overcome. The multidisciplinary research is based upon a sociometabolic...
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We highlight the importance of island research that aims to achieve sustainability transitions. All too often, developmental priorities are largely defined by economic policy imperatives, and island research either ignores or masks such normative connotations. This article reports on ten years of transdisciplinary socioecological research on the Gr...
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Sedentary extensive small ruminant farming systems are highly important for the preservation of High Nature Value (HNV) farmland. Both the abandonment of grazing, and overgrazing, have led to environmental degradation in many Mediterranean regions. On the Greek island of Samothraki, decades of overgrazing by sheep and goats have caused severe degra...
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Their geomorphological characteristics make island systems special focal points for sustainability challenges. The Circular Economy (CE) Action Plan of the European Union foresees tailored solution sets for Europe's outermost regions and islands to tackle region‐specific sustainability challenges. We address the question of how islands can achieve...
Thesis
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This thesis is empirically capturing effects of the global sociometabolic transition of the past 100 years on the socioecological system of a small Greek island. By applying the conceptual framework of socioeconomic metabolism (SEM) to the local island level, it is possible to reconstruct the biophysical economy for the island Samothraki from 1929...
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The sustainable development goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015, succeeding the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While the MDGs focused on improving well-being in the developing world, the 17 SDGs address all countries and aim at reconciling economic and social with ecological goals. We adopt a social ecology perspective and critically reflect on...
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The current working paper results from our ongoing transdisciplinary efforts at supporting a sustainability transition on the Greek island of Samothraki (Fischer-Kowalski et al. 2011, Petridis et al. 2017). Our research activities on Samothraki revolve around identifying those ecological and social factors that cause insular societies to prosper an...
Poster
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For many island communities dealing with waste represents one of the major challenges towards a local sustainable development (Eckelman et al. 2014). The EU Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC) demands from EU member states a 70% recovery and recycling rate for construction and demolition waste (CDW) by 2020. With the implementation of the 2018 C...
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Livestock keeping and food production from grasslands play an important role in the Mediterranean region, where grazing has a long tradition and still is a key livelihood strategy. Yet, in many places widespread degradation (caused by overgrazing) severely threatens the natural resource base and prospects for future food security and sustainable de...
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The Greek island of Samothraki has undergone rapid changes in recent decades. The consequences are a wide variety of environmental but also social problems which the island community is currently facing. One of the major threats is the sharp increase in free roaming small ruminants since the 1960s, which has led to overgrazing, soil erosion and inf...
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The Greek island of Samothraki has undergone vast changes in the last five decades. The island had a typical agrarian socio-metabolic profile until the 1960s and has turned towards introducing a – however still moderate amount of - tourism, while at the same time responding to EU agricultural subsidies by increasing the number of small ruminants wh...

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Projects (2)
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The Doctoral School Social Ecology is part of the Institute of Social Ecology Vienna and unites young researchers on topics of socio-ecological transitions. Our work spreads from the topics of land-use & environmental impacts of trade over socioeconomic metabolism and transtion research. With this project we want to keep you informed about what is currently happening within our group.
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Identify the key conditions of self-reproduction of the socioecological system on the island, and main drivers of transformation. Make recommendations of how to avoid critical tipping points at present and move towards a sustainable future. Analyze social metabolism, land use, demographic and economic change in intensive collaboration with local stakeholders. www.sustainable-samothraki.net