Dr. Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach


Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law  (» Postal address)

A5 0-022 (» Adress and map )

Vorlesungszeit: Mo 9.30-10.30 über Stud.IP und n.V.

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Dr. Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach

Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach is Junior Professor for “Economics of the Commons” at Oldenburg university. She is team leader of the junior research group RightSeeds. Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach holds a Ph.D. in Sustainability Sciences and a Diploma degree in Environmental Sciences, both from Leuphana Universität Lüneburg. From 2012 to 2015 she has been a post-doc researcher in the ecological economics group at Oldenburg university.

Her research interests include ecological, institutional and sustainability economics, sustainable development, environmental justice, political ecology and socio-ecological systems research. Her present research focusses on commons as a governance model and its potential for social-ecological transformation.


  • Topics in Sustainability Economics and Management: Ecological Economics, Introduction in to Social-ecological Resilience
  • International Sustainability Management
  • Practical Project in Sustainability Economics and Management
  • BA-/MA-Colloquium Economy of the Commons


  • Kliem, L., & S. Sievers-Glotzbach (2021): Seeds of resilience: the contribution of commons-based plant breeding and seed production to the social-ecological resilience of the agricultural sector, in: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability, published online 7. September 2021 https://doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2021.1963598
  • Sievers-Glotzbach, S. and A. Christinck (2020): Introduction to the symposium: seed as a commons—exploring innovative concepts and practices of governing seed and varieties. Agriculture and Human Values (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-020-10166-x
  • Sievers-Glotzbach, S.; Euler, J.; Frison, C.; Kliem, L.; Mazé, A. & J. Tschersich (2020): Beyond the material: knowledge aspects in seed commoning. Agriculture and Human Values (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-020-10167-w
  • Sievers-Glotzbach, S. (2020). Bereitstellung und Sicherung von Gemeinschaftsgütern: Traditionelle und Neue Commons. In: Hiebaum, C. (Hrsg.). Handbuch Gemeinwohl. pp. 1-13, Wiesbaden: Springer VS. https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-658-21086-1_38-1
  • Schröter, M., Başak, E., Christie, M., Church, A., Keune, H., Opisova, E., Oteros-Rozas, E., Sievers-Glotzbach, S., van Oudenhoven, A. P. E., Balvanera, P., González, D., Jacobs, S., Molnár, Z., Pascual, U., Martín-Lopez, B. (2020). Indicators for relational values of nature's contributions to good quality of life: the IPBES approach for Europe and Central Asia. Ecosystems and People, 16(1), pp. 50-69, https://doi.org/10.1080/26395916.2019.1703039
  • Wolter, H. & S. Sievers-Glotzbach (2019). Bridging Traditional and New Commons: The Case of Fruit Breeding. International Journal of the Commons, 13(1), pp.303–328. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18352/ijc.869
  • Sievers-Glotzbach, S. und J. Tschersich (2019). Overcoming the process-structure divide in conceptions of social-ecological transformation: Assessing the transformative character and impact of change processes. Ecological Economics 164.
  • Ficiciyan, A., Loos, J., Sievers-Glotzbach, S., & Tscharntke, T. (2018). More than Yield: Ecosystem Services of Traditional versus Modern Crop Varieties Revisited. Sustainability, 10(8). http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/8/2834
  • Gmeiner N., Kliem L., Ficiciyan A., Sievers-Glotzbach S., Tschersich J. (2018). Gemeingüterbasierte Rechte an Saatgut und Sorten als Treiber für eine sozial-ökologische Transformation des Pflanzenbaus. In: Bundesamt für Naturschutz (Hrsg.), Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt, Interdisziplinärer Forschungsaustausch im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt. Bonn - Bad Godesberg: BfN-Skripten 487. https://www.bfn.de/fileadmin/BfN/service/Dokumente/skripten/Skript487.pdf
  • Wolter, H., Howard, N. P., Ristel, M., Sievers-Glotzbach, S., Albach, D.C., Sattler, I., Siebenhüner, B. (2018). Research Project EGON: Development of organically bred fruit varieties in commons-based initiatives. In: Ecofruit. 18th International Conference on Organic-Fruit Growing: Proceedings, 19-21 Februar 2018, Hohenheim, Deutschland. S. 92-95. Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau e.V. (FÖKO). https://www.ecofruit.net/2018/4_Wolter_92-95.pdf
  • Rounsevell, M., Fischer, M., Torre-Marin Rando, A., Mader, A., (2018). The IPBES regional assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services for Europe and Central Asia Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Bonn. Contributing author to Chapter 2. https://www.ipbes.net/system/tdf/ipbes_6_inf_6_rev.1.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=16519
  • Sievers-Glotzbach, S. und H. Wolter (2018). Bringing Commons elements into fruit breeding. In: Eco-fruit, J. Kienzle, S. Zikeli, C. P. W. Zebitz, Fördergemeinschaft Ökologischer Obstbau, & Universität Hohenheim (Eds.). Eco-fruit: proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Organic Fruit-Growing, pp. 19–28. https://www.ecofruit.net/2018/3_Sievers-Glotzbach_19-28.pdf
  • Stumpf, K.H., S. Baumgärtner, C.U. Becker and S. Sievers-Glotzbach (2015). The justice dimension of sustainability. A systematic and general conceptual framework. Sustainability 7(6), pp. 7438-7472. http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/7/6/7438
  • Sievers-Glotzbach, S. (2014). Reconciling intragenerational and intergenerational environmental justice in Philippine agriculture: The MASIPAG farmer network. Ethics, Policy & Environment, 17 (1), pp. 52-68.
  • Sievers-Glotzbach, S. (2013). Ecosystem services and distributive justice. Considering access rights to ecosystem services in theories of distributive justice. Ethics, Policy & Environment, 16 (2), pp. 162-176
  • Baumgärtner, S., S. Glotzbach, N. Hoberg, M.F. Quaas and K.H. Stumpf (2014). Ökonomische Analyse der Trade-offs zwischen Gerechtigkeiten. Journal für Generationengerechtigkeit, 14 (1), pp. 10-18.
  • Baumgärtner, S., S. Glotzbach, N. Hoberg, M.F. Quaas and K.H. Stumpf (2012). Economic analysis of trade-offs between justices. Intergenerational Justice Review, 1/2012, pp. 4-9.
  • Glotzbach, S. and S. Baumgärtner (2012). The relationship between intragenerational and intergenerational ecological justice. Environmental Values, 21(3), pp. 331-355.

Research Awards

  • Leuphana Nachwuchspreis Forschung 2013
  • Nomination for the Deutscher Studienpreis 2013 by the Körber Foundation

Conference presentations

  • 18th International Conference on Organic Fruit Growing in Stuttgart (Universität Hohenheim), 19. Februar 2018.
  • Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice in Dundee (Schottland), 29. August 2017.
  • International Transdisciplinarity Conference 2017 in Lüneburg (Leuphana Universität Lüneburg), 11. September 2017.
  • Conference „Ökonomische Bewertung der Umwelt und Umweltethik”, Evangelische Akademie Hofgeismar, 13. Juni 2015.
  • Fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity in Leipzig, 3.  September 2014.
  • European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) in Lille (Frankreich), Ecological Economics and Institutional Dynamics, 19 June 2013.
  • International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), Ecological Economics and Rio +20. Contributions and Challenges for a Green Economy, 17 June 2012.
  • TEEB Conference 2012 in Leipzig (Germany), Mainstreaming the Economics of Nature: Challenges for Science and Implementation, 21 March 2012.
  • BIOECON Conference in Geneva (Switzerland), Resource Economics, Biodiversity Conservation and Development, 12 September 2011.
  • International Society for Environmental Ethics (ISEE) in Nijmegen (Netherlands), Old World and New World Perspectives on Environmental Philosophy, 17 June 2011.
  • Interdisciplinary Study Days Biodiversity. Concept and Value in Bonn (Germany), Deutsches Referenzzentrum für Ethik in den Biowissenschaften, 25 March 2011.
  • Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GFÖ) in Gießen (Germany), The Future of Biodiversity - Genes, Species, Ecosystems, 3 September 2010.
  • International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) in Oldenburg/ Bremen (Germany), Advancing Sustainability in a Time of Crisis, 25 August 2010.


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