Renewable energies and Natural resources

  • Sustainability and Environmental Governance
  • Agent-based modelling of energy systems (at the German Aerospace Center, DLR)
  • Natural resource systems (fisheries, irrigation, forestry)
  • Databases on Social-ecological systems (Common Pool Resources Database (CPR),
    Nepal Irrigation Database (NIIS, cleaned and repaired version), online available here, Forest Management (IFRI))


  • Common pool resource problems
  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Public goods games, dictator-, ultimatum games
  • Altruism and egoism from an evolutionary perspective


  • Systematic creativity in science / invention Systems (e.g. TIPS, TRIZ)
  • Machine learning
  • Statistics
  • Philosophy of science (in particular: evolutionary-cognitive
    philosophy of science)
  • Epistemology (in particular: Evolutionary Epistemology)
  • Philosophy of biology
  • Formal semantics (e. g. Wordnet)
  • Computer based ontologies