Projects

SUSAKI Project

SUSAKI Project

The FWF funded project SuSaki (Sustainable Samothraki), launched in June 2015, aims at analyzing society-environment relations on Samothraki to explore the factors that cause societies to prosper and sustain themselves on islands and those that lead to collapse.

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CiSciSuSaki Project

CiSciSuSaki Project

In July 2016 we launched the FWF funded project CiSciSusaki (Citizen Science Sustainable Samothraki), an extension of the ongoing SuSaki project and aims at including Samothraki citizens more into our ongoing research process.

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Island Social Metabolism

Island Social Metabolism

PhD Project by Dominik Noll

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Island Sustainability

Island Sustainability

The very ‘insularity’ of islands makes them excellent focal points for sustainability studies that systematically analyze the interactions between human activities and the environment. In his PhD thesis Panos Petridis outlines a sustainable future of Samothraki as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

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Aquatic Ecology

Aquatic Ecology

Ongoing research on Samothraki’s aquatic ecosystems is focusing on ecological quality assessment, biodiversity conservation, education and integrated resource management.

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Re-greening Samothraki

Re-greening Samothraki

In collaboration with Portuguese partners (Terra Prima, a Lisboa Technical University spin-off) and local farmers we are currently testing special combinations of leguminous seeds that improve the soil quality and productivity and have a higher resistance to grazing.

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Happy Goats App

Happy Goats App

On the basis of our previous research, partners from the Greek IT firm Integrated developed the “Happy Goats” app, in order for farmers to assess their yearly income depending on their herd size, and guide their future decisions towards more sustainable practices.

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Master's Theses

Master's Theses

Master theses written by students of the Institute of Social Ecology focusing on different aspects of sustainability on Samothraki. Two students talk about their fieldwork on the island.

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Livestock Monitoring

Livestock Monitoring

Reducing overgrazing pressure on Samothraki is a key challenge. Livestock monitoring using distance sampling methods by citizen scientists can raise awareness and help acquire a better idea of actual livestock numbers in the Natura 2000 areas.

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