Projects

SuSaki

SuSaki

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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Dynamics of societal stocks and flows

Dynamics of societal stocks and flows

The ongoing thesis of Dominik Noll analyses patterns of reproduction of societal stocks on the island level. Point of departure is the question of how important environmental pressures are reflected in the way these societal stocks are reproduced.

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Transdisciplinary Socioecological Research

Transdisciplinary Socioecological Research

In his PhD thesis Panos Petridis outlines a sustainable future of Samothraki as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and presents lessons from doing transdisciplinary socioecological research on islands

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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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Sustainable Small Ruminant Farming

Sustainable Small Ruminant Farming

Reducing overgrazing pressure on Samothraki is a key challenge.“Happy Goats” is an application tool for farmers to assess their yearly income.

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Waste Management

Waste Management

A project to better understand the waste system in Samothraki; assist the municipality in implementing the new waste management plan & steer the local economy towards resource circularity.

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Health System

Health System

Research on the health system of Samothraki

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Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism

Potentials for Sustainable Tourism on the Greek Island of Samothraki

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Food Habits

Food Habits

Food consumption patterns of the local population on the Greek island of Samothraki

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Education system

Education system

Research on the education system of Samothraki

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