Impulse events

BioDivKultur-Impulse Events:

If you have any questions about the impulse events, please contact Sonja Daum:

Momentum to date:

Useless but useful: The value of biodiversity for a good life
Is nature valuable only because it benefits people, or does it also have a value of its own? This supposed alternative falls short in terms of biocultural diversity. It neglects the variety of different relationships that humans have with nature. This presentation introduces the concept of relational values and provides insights into a World Biodiversity Council (IPBES) report on the multiple values of nature and its contributions to human well-being.

Dr. Uta Eser (Büro für Umweltethik, Tübingen)
Hybrid: Online und S3|13 Hörsaal 30 (Schloss, TU Darmstadt)
Thurday, 04.05.2023, 18:30-20:00

Habitat meadow – how we can promote and preserve insect diversity
The lecture aims to give an ecological insight into what a meadow is and its importance for insects and spiders. Mowing affects the ecosystem meadow and its inhabitants. Recommendations for action are given on what each and every individual can do in his or her own garden to protect insects and how to provide a habitat for them.
Johanna Berger & Margarita Hartlieb (Research Assistants of Biology in the BioDivKultur Project, TU Darmstadt)
Hybrid: Online and B101 Lecture Hall 52, Schnittspahnstraße 3 (Botanical Garden, TU Darmstadt)
Tuesday, 25.4.2023, 18:30-20:00

Why should we protect biodiversity? A plea for the intrinsic value of nature.
It is true that the intrinsic value of nature is now enshrined in many national laws and international agreements. But what it means, how it can be justified and what consequences would have to be drawn from it is rarely clear in politics, nature conservation and society. The lecture wants to give an answer here.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Martin Gorke (Professor of Environmental Ethics at the Institute of Botany and Landscape Ecology at the University of Greifswald)
Hybrid: Online und S3|13 Hörsaal 30 (Schloss, TU Darmstadt)
Tuesday, 14.3.2023, 18:30-20:00

This meditative journey of discovery past late autumn meadows is about using mindfulness exercises to explore nature in new ways and directly experience the connections between the “I” and the “environment.”
Hanna Wittstadt,
Meeting place:
Streetcar stop Borsdorffstraße, Strahringerplatz, 64289 DA-Kranichstein
Sunday, 6.11.2022, 14:00–16:00 Uhr
Saturday, 26.11.2022, 14:00–16:00 Uhr
Sunday, 12.03.2023, 15:00-17:00

Nature and well-being.
Findings from psychological research on the effect of (urban) nature on mental health.
Dr. Claudia Menzel gives an overview of the current state of research and provides insights into her research on the effect of nature on human well-being.
Dr. Claudia Menzel (research associate in environmental psychology at the University of Koblenz-Landau)
Hybrid: Online und S3|13 Hörsaal 30 (Schloss, TU Darmstadt)
Tuesday, 18.10.2022, 18:30-20:00 Uhr

Biodiversity. A value in itself or only valuable for us humans?
Serious changes in environmental biology, such as the current insect die-off, are raising increasingly urgent questions about how diversity can be preserved and how claims for protection can be argued. The question of different umweltehtic justifications will be addressed by Andreas Hetzel in his lecture.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hetzel (Institute of Philosophy, University of Hildesheim)
Hybrid: Online und S3|13 Hörsaal 30 (Schloss, TU Darmstadt)
Tuesday, 11.10.2022, 18:30 – 20:00 Uhr

The BioDivKultur project is funded by the Research Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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