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Haberl Helmut

Helmut Haberl
Deputy Head
Institute of Social Ecology, IFF - Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies
University of Klagenfurt
Klagenfurt, Austria

Helmut Haberl is the deputy head of the Institute of Social Ecology and adjunct professor at the University of Klagenfurt.

He works on both theoretical and empirical aspects of society-nature interrelations and sustainable development. In recent years, he has led several research projects on the relationship between socioeconomic metabolism and land-use change. His research interests include the human appropriation of net primary production (HANPP), ecological footprinting, societal energy metabolism and its relation to sustainable development, and other aspects of societal energy use; e.g., the optimization of climate protection strategies. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency (EEA), member of Forum nachhaltiges Österreich (Sustainable Austria Forum), on the Advisory Board for the Austrian government on sustainability issues, member of the Research Council of the University of Klagenfurt, and director of the master's degree course "Social and Human Ecology" at the Institute of Social Ecology.

Haberl did his postdoctoral work in human ecology and holds a master's in biology and a doctorate of ecology from the University of Vienna.


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