Thors­ten Mi­chae­lis

Con­tact in­for­ma­ti­on

Section of Organic Farming and Cropping Systems

Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences
University of Kassel
Nordbahnhofstr. 1a
D-37213 Witzenhausen

Building: Grüne Schachtel

Room: 1607

Phone: +49 5542 98-1634
Telefax: +49 5542 98-1568

E-Mail: thorsten.michaelis[at]uni-kassel[dot]de

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1376-2835

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Thorsten Michaelis studied agricultural sciences in Giessen with a focus on economics and social sciences of agriculture. In the project SynSICRIS he works at the University of Kassel coordinating in the areas research management, participation processes, research funding and knowledge transfer. Thorsten was previously active in research management in research funding for organic farming and in the establishment of a network for agricultural, food and environmental research in Germany. Other areas of work include communication, extension, moderation, cooperatives, cooperation and ecological management extension.

  • Bornmann, Günter; Michaelis, Thorsten (16.10.2021): Economy for the common good - an alternative economic model for shaping a sustainable future. Moderation of the workshop of the LCOY (Local Conference of Youth) 2021, Kassel
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Lange, Doris; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea (17./18.11.2020): Strengthening Impact-oriented Research, Midterm Web Event. Responsible for conception, organisation and moderation of the SynSICRIS online event, Witzenhausen.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (11./12.09.2020): Act Fair, Transform Society! The Economy for the Common Good and social tripartism as a compass for a good life for all. Moderation of the discussions in the plenum of the symposium of the Economy for the Common Good Kassel and the Anthroposophical Centre Kassel e.V., Kassel.
  • Bahrmann, Sibylle; Prunzel-Ulrich, Eberhard; Michaelis, Thorsten; Winzer, Miriam (29.02./01.03.2020): Soil and climate protection: from humus accumulation to land grabbing. Annual conference of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft Niedersachsen-Bremen. Conception and moderation of parts of the event, Hermannsburg.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Lange, Doris; Wolf, Birge; John, Stefanie; Moser, Andrea; Seibt, Claus (26.09.2019): Evaluating projects - feedbacks - processing and providing research results. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop, Kassel.
  • Moser, Andrea; Seibt, Claus; Wolf, Birge; Stefanie John; Michaelis, Thorsten; Lange, Doris (18.09.2019): Presentation and reflection of the SynSICRIS criteria for evaluating the potential societal impact of projects. Moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop, Kassel.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea; Stefanie John (04.06.2019): Use of the SynSICRIS monitoring tool on a concrete example of a research project. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at VDI/VDE-IT, Berlin.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge (07.03.2019): "Science communication as a social achievement?" Contribution in Workshop: Research for and with practice and society - (also) a question of attention economy? 15th Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture, Kassel
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Herrmann, Farina; Klischat, Ulrich; Wolf, Birge (07.03.2019): Thinking innovatively about knowledge transfer. Conception and moderation of the workshop and keynote speeches. 15th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming, Kassel
  • Wolf, Birge; Michaelis, Thorsten; Moser, Andrea (20.02.2019): Potential impacts in the assessment of the societal benefits of research - clarification of possibilities and limitations in the assessment and evaluation. Conception and moderation of the workshop, Bonn
  • Wolf, Birge; Michaelis, Thorsten; Moser, Andrea (19.02.2019): What can a research information system do - what does a research funder need? Conception and moderation of the workshop, Bonn
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea (30.01.2019): Functions of the monitoring system - criteria for ex-post evaluation - requirements for the tool from project and programme management. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PTJ, Berlin.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea (15.11.2018): External project evaluation. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PT BLE, Bonn.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea (15.11.2018): Criteria for the evaluation of research benefits for practice and society. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PT BLE, Bonn.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea (14.11.2018): Target groups, cooperation processes and activities. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PT BLE, Bonn.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea (13.11.2018): Application, application possibilities and readiness levels. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PT BLE, Bonn.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea (09.10.2018): Goals and requirements for the evaluation of research services for practice and society. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PT DLR, Bonn.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Lange, Doris; Moser, Andrea (28.09.2018): Knowledge transfer - applicability of research results. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop, Kassel.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea; Noll, Philipp (07.05.2018): Goals and requirements of the BLE for the evaluation of transfer benefits of research for practice and society - goals and benefits of SynSICRIS. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PT BLE, Bonn.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Wolf, Birge; Moser, Andrea; Noll, Philipp (06.05.2018): BLE's objectives and requirements for the evaluation of research outputs for practice and society - objectives and benefits of SynSICRIS. Conception and moderation of the SynSICRIS workshop at PT BLE, Bonn.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (27.04.2018): "Practice research". Moderation of a focus group discussion, Alsfeld
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (25.01.2018): "Practice Impact - Further development of incentive and reward systems in agricultural research". Meeting of the Agricultural Research Officers of the Federal Government and the States, Berlin.
  • Wolf, Birge; Michaelis, Thorsten (30.11.2017): "Societal benefit - demanded! measured? promoted?". Conception and moderation of the workshop at the Annual Conference on Science Management, Bonn.
  • Bahrmann, Sibylle; Michaelis, Thorsten; Aloji, Victor (01./02.07.2017): Creative workshop "How can we succeed in stopping farm death?". Conception and moderation of the workshop as well as impulse lectures, Luttmissen.
  • Wolf, Birge; Herrmann, Farina; Michaelis, Thorsten (09.03.2017): More voice for extension, practice and society in research assessment! Conception and moderation of the workshop and keynote speeches. 14th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming, Freising.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (16./17.06.2016): Utilisation of functional soil biodiversity to increase sustainable food production. Conception and moderation of the DAFA workshop, Berlin.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (23.05.2016): Food-Chain-Metabolomics. Conception and moderation of the DAFA workshop, Karlsruhe.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (18./19.05.2016): Integration of refugees in rural areas of Germany. Conception and moderation of the DAFA workshop for the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Berlin.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (18.04.2016): Protein - commodity market and more ... Institute for Sustainable Nutrition (iSuN), FH Münster
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (03.02.2016): Digitalisation, Big Data and Research Data Management. Conception and moderation of the DAFA workshop, Frankfurt.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (20.10.2015): Current status of the Expert Forum on the Organic Food Sector. Members' meeting of the Association of Organic Food Producers e.V., Fulda.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (24.06.2015): "Organic farming - Quo Vadis? A debate on the development potential and future viability of organic farming". Moderation of a debate at the University of Kassel between Prof. Dr. Urs Niggli (FiBL/University of Kassel) and Prof. Dr. Albert Sundrum (University of Kassel), Witzenhausen.
  • Hamm, Ulrich; Michaelis, Thorsten (19.03.2015): Future of research on the organic farming system from the perspective of young researchers. Conception and moderation of the workshop and keynote speeches. 13th Scientific Conference on Organic Farming, Eberswalde.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (28.01.2015): Practice Research / On-farm Research - Methods of Cooperation. Conception and moderation of the DAFA workshop, Fulda.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (26.01.2015): Implementing nature conservation goals through organic farming. Moderation of the panel discussion. Conference Implementing nature conservation goals through organic farming - reintroducing endangered arable wild herbs to organic fields, Witzenhausen.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Lange, Doris (15.10.2014): German Agricultural Research Alliance - Science, Business and Society in Dialogue. Working Group on Agriculture and Food of the SPD Parliamentary Group, Berlin.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Lange, Doris (22.02.2014): DAFA Livestock Strategy: "Science, business, society - working together for better animal husbandry". Bündnis 90/Die Grünen: Federal Working Group Meeting "Agriculture and Rural Development" with the Federal Working Group "Animal Welfare Policy", Berlin.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (22.10.2013): Introduction and impulse from the DAFA research strategy "Making ecosystem services from legumes competitive". Federal Agency for Nature Conservation: Nature Conservation and Agriculture in Dialogue - Concepts for Establishing Sustainable and Diverse Legume Cultivation, Vilm.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (15.04.2013): Research strategy for the increased use of legumes. 19th International Scientific Conference "Potentials of Plant Proteins", Institut für Getreideverarbeitung GmbH (IGV), Potsdam.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (29.11.2012): Next steps towards a DAFA Grassland Research Strategy. BMEL Expert Discussion "Prospects for Grassland Research", Braunschweig.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (27/28.06.2011): Use of legumes in feed. Moderation of the workshop and overall conception of the event "Legumes as a necessary building block in a sustainable German agriculture and food industry". DAFA Expert Forum Legumes, Braunschweig
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (29.04.2010): Presentation of the German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA) - Making agricultural research effective for practice. Knowledge through dialogue - challenges for agricultural research oriented towards sustainability, Kassel
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (20.08.2009): Groundwater protection through organic farming. Presentation for the initiative "Groundwater Protection through Organic Agriculture" of the Government of Lower Franconia (Groundwater protection action) as part of the programme for the fact-finding mission of a delegation in the framework of the GTZ project "Implementation of the Integrated Water Management Strategy in Three Pilot Catchment Areas" of the Republic of Chile in the Federal Republic of Germany, Karlstadt.
  • Eichert, Christian; Niessen, Jan; Michaelis, Thorsten (11.05.2009): NextOrganic - Making value discussion in the organic sector useful. Market and Consumer Working Group of the Association of Organic Food Producers e.V.. (AoeL), Fulda
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (06.10.2005): Nature conservation aspects in the research management of the Federal Organic Farming Scheme. Conference "Individual farm nature conservation advice - a recipe for success for more nature conservation in agriculture", Witzenhausen
  • Boland, Hermann; Michaelis, Thorsten (21.07.2003): "System Constellations in agriculture - impact analysis", Witzenhausen
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (19.02.2003): "Methodology of guiding conversations in extension services". Leading a seminar for students of oenology at the University of Applied Sciences Wädenswil (CH)
  • Boland, Hermann; Michaelis, Thorsten (18.06.2002): "The way to a commercial bank for the Wetterau region - development of Wetterauer Volksbank eG". Presentation of results at the representatives' meeting of Wetterauer Volksbank eG, Friedberg.
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (21-25.01.2002): "Human Communication and Conversation". Conducting a seminar in the qualification course "Eastern Europe Manager" for the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, Duisburg.
  • Boland, Hermann; Michaelis, Thorsten (26./27.06.2000): "Methodology of Extension Services". Chair and moderator of a seminar of the Academy of German Cooperatives (ADG) in the context of the business management seminar for advisers of the associations, Münster
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (15./16.06.1999): "New possibilities of EDP for the preparation and follow-up of moderated events". Co-moderation of the seminar together with Volker Hoffmann and Angelika Thomas (University of Hohenheim) according to the Teacher and Extension Service Training Plan of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (Vienna), Linz (A)
  • Wolf, Birge; Michaelis, Thorsten; Moser, Andrea; Lange, Doris (2019): Anwendung und Anwendbarkeit. Arbeitspapier 01
  • Isselstein, Johannes; Michaelis, Thorsten et.al. (2016): Innovative use of grassland for resource protection - Research strategy of the German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA), The Grassland Expert Forum, Braunschweig (DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4126/FRL01-006404452)
  • Michaelis, Thorsten; Hamm, Ulrich; Lange, Stefan; Rahmann, Gerold; Isermeyer, Folkhard (2015): Forschungsstrategie nimmt Gestalt an. In: Ökologie & Landbau, H. 3, S. 44-45. oekom, München
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (2013): Forschung und Praxis verzahnen. Interview zur DAFA-Forschungsstrategie und zur Eiweißpflanzenstrategie des BMEL. In: Deutsche Vernetzungsstelle Ländliche Räume, LandInForm 4/2013, Dezember, S. 49
  • Wiggering, Hubert; Jungbluth, Thomas; Braun, Jürgen; Götz, Kay-Uwe; Daniel, Hannelore; Isermeyer, Folkhard; Michaelis, Thorsten; Lange. Doris (2013): Agrarforschung – zwischen bewerten und verwerten. Impulspapier der DAFA (Stand 29.04.2013)
  • Wehling, Peter; Finckh, Maria; Heß, Jürgen; Michaelis, Thorsten; Wiggering, Hubert et.al. (2012): Science, economy, society - Making ecosystem services from legumes competitive - Research strategy of the German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA), The Legumes Expert Forum, Braunschweig
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (2010): Neue Kooperation in der Agrarforschung? Interview, Bauernzeitung 18/2010
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (2007): Unterstützung des Ökologischen Landbaus – Einordnung der Ergebnisse und Handlungsstrategien. In: Nölting, Benjamin; Schäfer, Martina (Hrsg.): Vom Acker auf den Teller – Impulse der Agrar- und Ernährungsforschung für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung, S. 159-164, oekom, München
  • Boland, Hermann; Michaelis, Thorsten (2006): Jenseits des Rubikon? Der mögliche Beitrag von Systemaufstellungen zur Beratungsarbeit in der Landwirtschaft. In: Berichte über Landwirtschaft, Bd. 84, H. 2, August 2006, S. 264-288, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart
  • Wesseler, Matthias; Fink-Keßler, Andrea; Boland, Hermann; Michaelis, Thorsten; Göbel, Ingrid (2003): Systemaufstellungen als innovatives Beratungsinstrument im ökologischen Landbau. Forschungsbericht. Institut für soziokulturelle Studien, Fachbereich Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften der Universität Kassel und Büro für Agrar- und Regionalentwicklung, Kassel und Institut für Agrarsoziologie und Beratungswesen der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (http://orgprints.org/1936/)
  • Boland, Hermann; Grunzke, Beate; Michaelis, Thorsten (2001): Der Weg zur Geschäftsbank für die Region Wetterau – Entwicklung der Wetterauer Volksbank eG anhand vorhandener Unterlagen und Aussagen von Zeitzeugen. Forschungsbericht, Gießen
  • Boland, Hermann; Eckert, Sabine; Michaelis, Thorsten (1999): Die Raiffeisen-Warenzentrale Kurhessen-Thüringen GmbH im Spiegel der Besucher einer Landtechnikausstellung in Hünfeld, 1999. Forschungsbericht, Gießen
  • Boland, Hermann; Michaelis, Thorsten (Hrsg.) (1999): Herausforderungen an das Management von Agrargenossenschaften – Mitarbeiterführung und Erfolgssicherung. Schriftenreihe „Ländliches Genossenschaftswesen“ des Instituts für ländliches Genossenschaftswesen an der Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, H. 45, Wiss. Fachverlag Dr. Fleck, Niederkleen
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (1998): PRA-Anwendung im deutschsprachigen Raum. In: Boland, H., Schwarte, J., Stahr, K. (Hrsg.), Partizipative Konzepte in der ländlichen Entwicklung, Zentrum für regionale Entwicklungsforschung der JLU Gießen, Materialien Bd. 44, Gießen
  • Michaelis, Thorsten (1996): Ist Öffentlichkeitsarbeit in der Landwirtschaft machbar? In: bio-land – Fachzeitschrift für ökologischen Landbau, H. 6, Dezember 1996, S. 26, Bioland-Verlag, Göppingen