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Rolf Meyer

PD Dr. Rolf Meyer

Scientific staff
Research area Sustainability and environment
Room: 505
Phone: +49 721 608-24868
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe


Education

Studies in agricultural science at Justus Liebig University Giessen, German university degree "Diplom" in 1983; PhD in 1988; habilitation in 2004 in the research area of agriculture and resource economy (habilitation thesis "Technikfolgen-Abschätzung im Bereich Landwirtschaft und Ernährung" (technology assessment in agriculture and nutrition); associate professor (Privatdozent) at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Faculty 09 - Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management since 2007.

Professional background

1986 - 1990 Member of scientific staff in the secretariat of the Enquete Commissions “Technology Assessment” of the 10th and 11th German Bundestag
1990 - 2003 Member of scientific staff at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB)
2003 - 2005 Member of scientific staff in the secretariat of the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA), European Parliament

Entry at ITAS, fields of work

November 1990 to July 2003 member of scientific staff of TAB. Since May 2005 senior scientist at ITAS. Focus of scientific work:

  • Bioeconomy
  • Technology assessment in the area of green genetic engineering
  • Sustainability in agriculture and nutrition
  • Sustainable intensification of agricultural production and development pathways of agriculture
  • Energy crops and resource competition
  • Methodology of technology assessment

Current projects and responsibilities

  • Project leader of the MWK-project “Systems analysis on goals, visions, value chains and implementation steps of a bio-economy in Baden-Württemberg” (in the frame of social and ecological accompanying research on the research programme bioeconomy Baden-Württemberg)
  • Project “The concept of bio-economy – Reflections on the theoretical background, goals, visions, and expectations”
  • EU-Interreg-project “Biomasse OUI – Innovations for sustainable utilization of biomass in the Upper Rhine Region”

Recent publications

Jarre, M.; Petit-Boix, A.; Priefer, C.; Meyer, R.; Leipold, S.
Transforming the bio-based sector towards a circular economy - What can we learn from wood cascading? Forest Policy and Economics (2019), publ. online, DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2019.01.017

Meyer, R.
Modern biotechnology and sustainable intensification: Chances and limitations. In: Gardner, S.; Ramsden, S.; Halls, R. (Hrsg.): Agricultural Resilience: Perspectives from Ecology and Economics. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press 2019, S. 159-179

Meyer, R.
Rezension: Paschalidou, A.; Tsatiris, M.; Kitikidou, K.; Papadopoulou, C.: "Using energy crops for biofuels or food: the choice", 2018 Cham: Springer. Chemie Ingenieur Technik 91(2019)8, S. 1198

Priefer, C.; Meyer, R.
One concept, many opinions: How scientists in Germany think about the concept of bioeconomy. Sustainability 11(2019)15, S. 1, publ. online, DOI: 10.3390/su11154253
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Meyer, R.
Bioeconomy strategies: Contexts, visions, guiding implementation principles and resulting debates. Sustainability 9(2017)6, publ. online, DOI: 10.3390/su9061031
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Meyer, R.
Pflanzenschutz und moderne Agrartechnologien in der Gesellschaft: Ebenen kontroverser Debatten. In: Dachverband Agrarforschung (DAF) e.V. (Hrsg.): Tagungsband der DAF-Tagung "Zukunft des Pflanzenschutzes", Berlin, 05.10.2017. Berlin: DLG 2018, S. 74-87
(agrar spectrum, Bd. 50)

Meyer, R.; Priefer, C.
Bioökonomie in Baden-Württemberg. Systemanalytische Betrachtungen zu den Zielen, Visionen, Wirkungszusammenhängen und Umsetzungsschritten bezogen auf die drei Nutzungspfade Biogas, Lignozellulose und Mikroalgen. Endbericht Projektergebnisse. Karlsruhe: ITAS 2018
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Meyer, R.; Priefer, C.
Herausforderungen des systemischen Ansatzes in der Bioökonomie. Vortrag auf dem Energieworkshop "Bioökonomie nachhaltig gestalten", Stuttgart-Hohenheim, 28.02.2018

Priefer, C.; Meyer, R.
Rekonstruktion von Visionen und angestrebten Transformationspfaden in Diskurs und Politik zur Bioökonomie. Vortrag auf der 8. Internationalen Konferenz des Netzwerks Technikfolgenabschätzung (NTA8) "Gesellschaftliche Transformationen: Gegenstand oder Aufgabe der Technikfolgenabschätzung?", Karlsruhe, 07.-08.11.2018

Bidart, C.; Blond, N.; Elsässer, D.; Knapp, M.; Meyer, R.; Müller, A.-K.; Pehle, A.; Aguejad, R.; Serradj, A.; Skupinski, G.; Nguyen, D.-B.; Weber, C.
Collection of data on biomass potentials. In: Schumacher, K.; Fichtner, W.; Schultmann, F. (Hrsg.): Innovations for Sustainable Biomass Utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region. Karlsruhe: KIT Scientific Publishing 2017, S. 40-63

List of publications at ITAS