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Apetrei, C. I., Caniglia, G., von Wehrden, H., & Lang, D. J. (2021). Just another buzzword? A systematic literature review of knowledge-related concepts in sustainability science. Global Environmental Change68, 102222.

Derwort, P., Jager, N., & Newig, J. (2021). How to Explain Major Policy Change Towards Sustainability? Bringing Together the Multiple Streams Framework and the Multilevel Perspective on Socio‐Technical Transitions to Explore the German “Energiewende”. Policy Studies Journal.

Dorninger, C., von Wehrden, H., Krausmann, F., Bruckner, M., Feng, K., Hubacek, K., … & Abson, D. J. (2021). The effect of industrialization and globalization on domestic land-use: A global resource footprint perspective. Global Environmental Change69, 102311.

Klaniecki, K., Duse, I. A., Engler, J. O., Leventon, J., & Abson, D. J. (2021). Energy conservation attitudes and intentions: investigating place attachment in Eastern Transylvania, Romania (Actitudes e intenciones respecto al ahorro de energía: investigando el apego al lugar en Transilvania Oriental, Rumanía). PsyEcology12(2), 177-201.

Lam, D. P., Martin-Lopez, B., Horcea-Milcu, A. I., & Lang, D. J. (2021). A leverage points perspective on social networks to understand sustainability transformations: evidence from Southern TransylvaniaSustainability Science16(3), 809-826.

Leventon, J., Abson, D. J., & Lang, D. J. (2021). Leverage points for sustainability transformations: nine guiding questions for sustainability science and practice. Sustainability Science16(3), 721-726.

Leventon, J., Duşe, I. A., & Horcea-Milcu, A. I. (2021). Leveraging Biodiversity Action From Plural Values: Transformations of Governance Systems. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution9, 326.

Peukert, D., Vilsmaier, U. (2021). Collaborative Design Prototyping in Transdisciplinary Research: An Approach to Heterogeneity and UnknownsFutures [in press]

Riechers, M., Loos, J., Balázsi, Á., García-Llorente, M., Bieling, C., Burgos-Ayala, A., … & West, S. (2021). Key advantages of the leverage points perspective to shape human-nature relations. Ecosystems and people17(1), 205-214.

Riechers, M., Martín-López, B., & Fischer, J. (2021). Human–nature connectedness and other relational values are negatively affected by landscape simplification: insights from Lower Saxony, Germany. Sustainability Science, 1-13.


Dorninger, C., Abson, D. J., Apetrei, C. I., Derwort, P., Ives, C. D., Klaniecki, K., … & von Wehrden, H. (2020). Leverage points for sustainability transformation: a review on interventions in food and energy systems. Ecological Economics171, 106570. 

Dorninger, C., Hornborg, A., Abson, D. J., Von Wehrden, H., Schaffartzik, A., Giljum, S., … & Wieland, H. (2021). Global patterns of ecologically unequal exchange: Implications for sustainability in the 21st centuryEcological economics179, 106824.

Freeth, R., & Vilsmaier, U. (2020). Researching Collaborative Interdisciplinary Teams. Science & Technology Studies33(3), 57-72. 

Horcea-Milcu, A. I., Martín-López, B., Lam, D. P., & Lang, D. J. (2020). Research pathways to foster transformation: linking sustainability science and social-ecological systems research. Ecology and Society

Ives, C. D., Freeth, R., & Fischer, J. (2020). Inside-out sustainability: The neglect of inner worldsAmbio49(1), 208-217. 

Klaniecki, K., Duse, I. A., Lutz, L. M., Leventon, J., & Abson, D. J. (2020). Applying the energy cultures framework to understand energy systems in the context of rural sustainability transformationEnergy Policy137, 111092. 

Lam, D. P., Hinz, E., Lang, D., Tengö, M., Wehrden, H., & Martín-López, B. (2020). Indigenous and local knowledge in sustainability transformations research: a literature reviewEcology and Society25(1). 

Lam, D. P., Martín-López, B., Wiek, A., Bennett, E. M., Frantzeskaki, N., Horcea-Milcu, A. I., & Lang, D. J. (2020). Scaling the impact of sustainability initiatives: a typology of amplification processes. Urban Transformations2, 1-24. 

Riechers, M., Balázsi, Á., Abson, D., & Fischer, J. (2020). The influence of landscape change on multiple dimensions of human–nature connectednessEcology and Society25(3). 


Balázsi, Á., Riechers, M., Hartel, T., Leventon, J., & Fischer, J. (2019). The impacts of social-ecological system change on human-nature connectedness: a case study from Transylvania, RomaniaLand use policy89, 104232. 

Derwort, P., Jager, N., & Newig, J. (2019). Towards productive functions? A systematic review of institutional failure, its causes and consequencesPolicy Sciences52(2), 281-298. 

Fischer, J., & Riechers, M. (2019). A leverage points perspective on sustainabilityPeople and Nature1(1), 115-120.

Horcea-Milcu, A. I., Abson, D. J., Apetrei, C. I., Duse, I. A., Freeth, R., Riechers, M., … & Lang, D. J. (2019). Values in transformational sustainability science: four perspectives for changeSustainability Science14(5), 1425-1437. 

Lam, D. P., Horcea-Milcu, A. I., Fischer, J., Peukert, D., & Lang, D. J. (2019). Three principles for co-designing sustainability intervention strategies: Experiences from Southern TransylvaniaAmbio, 1-15. 

Newig, J., Derwort, P., & Jager, N. W. (2019). Sustainability through institutional failure and decline? Archetypes of productive pathways. Ecology and Society24(1). 

Peukert D., Vilsmaier U. (2019) Entwurfsbasierte Interventionen in der transdisziplinären Forschung. [Design-based Interventions in Transdisciplinary Research]. In: Ukowitz M., Hübner R. (eds) Interventionsforschung. Springer, Wiesbaden 

Riechers, M., Henkel, W., Engbers, M., & Fischer, J. (2019). Stories of favourite places in public spaces: emotional responses to landscape changeSustainability11(14), 3851. 


Ives, C. D., Abson, D. J., von Wehrden, H., Dorninger, C., Klaniecki, K., & Fischer, J. (2018). Reconnecting with nature for sustainabilitySustainability science13(5), 1389-1397. 

Klaniecki, K., Leventon, J., & Abson, D. J. (2018). Human–nature connectedness as a ‘treatment’ for pro-environmental behavior: making the case for spatial considerations. Sustainability Science13(5), 1375-1388. 


Dorninger, C., Abson, D.J., Fischer, J. and von Wehrden, H. (2017). Assessing sustainable biophysical human–nature connectedness at regional scales. Environmental Research Letters, 12(5). 

Ives, C. D., Giusti, M., Fischer, J., Abson, D. J., Klaniecki, K., Dorninger, C., … & Von Wehrden, H. (2017). Human–nature connection: a multidisciplinary reviewCurrent Opinion in Environmental Sustainability26, 106-113. 


Abson, D.J., Fischer, J., Leventon, J., Newig, J., Schomerus, T., Vilsmaier, U., von Wehrden, H., Abernethy, P., Ives, C.D., Jager, N.W. and Lang, D.J. (2016). Leverage Points For Sustainability. Ambio, 1-10.

Luederitz, C., Abson, D.J., Audet, R. and Lang, D.J. (2016) Many pathways toward sustainability: not conflict but co-learning between transition narratives, Sustainability Science