Dr. Thomas Krikser

Address Department of Agricultural and Food Marketing
Building: Monastery
Room 0128
Telephone +49 5542 98-1510
Telefax +49 5542 98-1286
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Research focus

  • Empirical social research
  • Education for sustainable development
  • Payments for ecosystem services
  • Urban agriculture
  • Civil society

Short portrait

  • Lecturer for empirical social research in the Dept. of Agriculture and Food Marketing (since 12/2012)
  • Diploma in political science at the Freie Universität Berlin (2005)
  • Research assistant at the Center for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in Müncheberg (since 2009)
  • Research assistant for education for sustainable development in the Dept. of Educational Future Science /FU Berlin (2007-2009)
  • Visiting scholar at the University of Vermont/USA (2010-2012) and at the University of Southern California/USA (2011)

Publications (translated)

  • Krikser, T.; Zasada, I.; Piorr, A. (2019): Socio-Economic Viability of Urban Agriculture—A Comparative Analysis of Success Factors in Germany. Sustainability, 11, 1999. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11071999
  • Sanyé-Mengual E., Specht K., Krikser T., Vanni C., Pennisi G., Orsini F., et al. (2018): Social acceptance and perceived ecosystem services of urban agriculture in Southern Europe: The case of Bologna, Italy. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0200993. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200993
  • Krikser, Thomas; Piorr, Annette; Berges, Regina and Opitz, Ina (2016): Urban Agriculture Oriented towards Self-Supply, Social and Commercial Purpose: A Typology. In: Land, Vol. 5 (3) 28, pp. 1-19,  DOI:10.3390/land5030028.
  • Opitz, Ina; Berges, Regine; Piorr, Annette; Krikser, Thomas (2015): Contributing to food security in urban areas: differences between urban agriculture and peri-urban agriculture in the Global North. In: Agric Hum Values, Online First: DOI: 10.1007/s10460-015-9610-2.
  • Krikser, Thomas; Matzdorf, Bettina (2015): Environmental foundations in Germany – Aims, Scopes and Financial Potentials. In: Sage Open: April-June 2015: 1–10, DOI: 10.1177/2158244015588602.
  • Krikser, Thomas (2014): Doing Environment and Nature Protection Differently: How Foundations Differ in Their Work on Environmental Issues in Germany and the United States. In: Opuscula 78, Maecanata Institut Berlin.
  • Krikser, Thomas (2013): The Potential of German Community Foundations for Community Development. In: Opuscula 70, Maecenata Institut Berlin.
  • Di Guilio, Antoniette et al (2011): Education and Sustainability. A Indicator Set for the evaluation of Education for Sustainable Development. Reihe: “Allgemeine Ökologie zur Diskussion gestellt” Nr.12 Universität Bern.
  • Krikser, Thomas 2010: Actors for the transfer of innovations. An approach guided by the advocacy coalition framework. (With Fischbach, Robert & Bormann, Inka). In: W. Böttcher, J. N. Dicke & N. Hogrebe (Ed.): Evaluation, Education and Society. Münster: Waxmann. pp. 381-394.
  • Krikser, Thomas; Nüthen, Inga 2010: Gender and education for sustainable development. In: Femina Politika 1/2010.
  • Bormann, Inka; Thomas Krikser 2009: Indicators as a specific form of knowledge and their impact on the coordination of activity. In: Böttcher, Wolfgang; Dicke, Jan Nikolaus; Ziegler, Holder (Hg.) 2009: Evidence based Education. Waxmann, Münster, New York, Munich, Berlin. pp. 47-58.
  • Krikser, Thomas: Program Transfer-21 – Implementing networks for sustainable development. (With Freya Diepenbrock). In: Nils Berkemeyer, Harm Kuper, Veronika Manitius, Kathrin Müthing (Ed.): Networking in education. Waxmann 2009.
  • Krikser, Thomas: Climate chance in higher education. Education for sustainable development - A new approach. (With Freya Diepenbrock, Inka Bormann). In: Journal for further education 1/2009.
  • Krikser, Thomas: The implementation of the UN decade ‘Education for sustainable development’. (With Gerhard de Haan, Alexander Leicht, Lina Franken). In: Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Ed.): Nature and Landscape, 3/2009: Nature conservation and education for sustainable development. 2009.
  • Krikser, Thomas: Foreign and Security Policy of the German Green Party between 1994 and 1998. VDM-Verlag 2008.
  • Krikser, Thomas: Habits and the preference of time. An interpretative model for the explanation of different educational opportunities. In: Research group for higher education (Hg.): University change. 2. Edition. Berlin 2006.

Participation in project reports

  • Regine Berges, Ina Opitz, Annette Piorr, Thomas Krikser, Andrej Lange, Katarzyna Bruszewska, Kathrin Specht, Claudia Henneberg (2014): Urbane Landwirtschaft. Innovationsfelder für die nachhaltige Stadt.
  • Gerhard de Haan, Diana Grundman, Michael Plesse (2009): Sustainable student companies. An explorative study. Freie University Berlin.
  • Draft report for the Federal Government for Education for Sustainable Development: Federal Ministry for Education and Science (2009).


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