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Dr. Thomas Sterr

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Dr. Thomas Sterr

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Main Research Interests
  • Water & karst, speleology, high mountain regions
  • Material cycles, resource-efficient management, waste management, brownfield redevelopment, regional sustainable development, environmental management, eco-industrial parks (EIP)
  • China, Swabian Alb, Metropolitan Region of Rhine-Neckar, the Alps, Central Asia
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Presentation
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Teaching
  • WS 2013/14: Regional Seminar on Western China (Thomas Sterr) [Course of the Seminar]
  • WS 2012/2013: Regional Seminar Slowenia (Thomas Sterr)
  • SS 2010-SS 2012: Project colloquia RECAST Urumqi (Thomas Sterr/Olaf Bubenzer)
  • WS 2009/10: Regional Seminar Regional Geography of PR China (Klaus Sachs/Thomas Sterr/Katharina Fricke)
  • SS 2009: Seminar Current Environmental Problems in Xinjiang (Olaf Bubenzer/Thomas Sterr/Katharina Fricke)
Excursions
  • SS 2015: Wasser & Karst 2015 (4 Tage, Region Stuttgart/Schwäbische Alb; Thomas Sterr / Helmut Lehn)
  • SS 2014: Speläo 2014 – Speläologische Einblicke in ausgewählte Karstphänomene der Schwäbischen Alb (4+1 Tage, Schwäbische Alb; Thomas Sterr)
  • SS 2014: Wasser & Karst 2014 (4 Tage, Region Stuttgart/Schwäbische Alb; Thomas Sterr / Helmut Lehn)
  • WS 13/14: Speleo excursion Falkensteiner Höhle (1 day, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr) [Visual impressions]
  • SS 2013: Excursion to Slovenia (15 days, together with Hans Gebhardt [Course of the excursion]
  • SS 2013: Speleo 2013 – Speleological insights into selected karst phenomena of the Swabian Alb (4+1 days, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr) [Visual impressions]
  • SS 2013: Water & Karst 2013 (4 days, Southern Germany; Thomas Sterr/Helmut Lehn)
  • SS 2012: Speleo 2012 – Speleological insights into selected karst phenomena of the Swabian Alb (4 days; Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr)
    See also Sterr (2012): Speläo-Exkursion Schwäbische Alb (Speleo Excursion Swabian Alb) in: HGG Journal, Vol. 26 (2011/12), pp. 181-185.
  • SS 2012: Water & Karst 2012 (4 days, Southern Germany; Thomas Sterr/Helmut Lehn)
  • SS 2011: Excursion to Trentino/South Tirol (14 days, Northern Italy; Thomas Sterr together with Olaf Bubenzer)
    See also Sterr/Bubenzer (2012): Große Exkursion Südalpen (Long Excursion Southern Alps) (Trentino/South Tirol) in: HGG Journal, Vol. 26, (2011/12), pp. 186-188.
  • SS 2011: Water & Karst 2011 (4 days, Southern Germany; Thomas Sterr/Helmut Lehn)
  • WS 10/11: Speleo excursion Falkensteiner Höhle (1 day, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr) [Visual impressions]
  • WS 10/11: Speleological insights into selected karst phenomena of the Swabian Alb (4 days, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr)
  • SS 10: Speleological insights into selected karst phenomena of the Swabian Alb (4 days, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr)
  • SS 10: Water & Karst 2010 (4 days, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr/Helmut Lehn)
  • WS 09/10: Falkensteiner Höhle (1 day, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr)
  • SS 09: Water & Karst (3 days, Swabian Alb; Thomas Sterr/Helmut Lehn)
Memberships and other activities
Publications
  • STERR, Thomas. / FRICKE, Katharina (2014) Urumqi – Environmental Challenges for the 'Central City of Central Asia'. In: Geographische Rundschau, Vol. 66 (4), Apr 2014: pp. 20-26.
  • STERR, Thomas (2012) Nachhaltigkeitsorientierte Weiterentwicklung von Industrie- und Gewerbeparks [sustainability oriented advancement of industrial estates]. Gastherausgeberschaft [guest editorship] uwf (Umweltwirtschaftsforum) [Forum for Environmental Aspects in Business], Vol. 20, Booklet 2-4/2012; pp. 95-96. Springer Spectrum Publishers, Heidelberg.
  • FRICKE, Katharina / STERR, Thomas / BUBENZER, Olaf / EITEL, Bernhard (2009): The oasis as a megacity: Urumqi’s fast urbanisation in a semi-arid environment. In: DIE ERDE. Vol. 140, issue 4, pp. 449-463.
  • STERR, Thomas (2009): Impact of urbanization and climate change on regional water resources: The case of Urumqi (NW China), In: Baier, K., Strohschön, R. Eds.): Proceedings of Megacities – Interactions Between Land Use and Water Management; Series: Mitteilungen zur Ingenieurgeologie und Hydrogeologie. Vol. 99. pp. 53-61.
  • STERR, Thomas (2009) Integriertes Wassermanagement [integrated water management]. Gastherausgeberschaft [guest editorship] uwf (Umweltwirtschaftsforum) [Forum for Environmental Aspects in Business], Vol. 17, Booklet 3/2009; pp. 231-233. Springer Publishers, Heidelberg.
  • STERR, Thomas / FRICKE, Katharina (2009): Desertifikation in Xinjiang, Nordwestchina. [Desertification in Xinjiang, Northwest-China] In: Praxis Geographie, Schwerpunktausgabe: Desertifikation. [Geography in Practise: Special Issue: Desertification]. Vol. 39, Booklet June 06/2009; pp. 37-41.
  • FRICKE, Katharina / STERR, Thomas / BUBENZER, Olaf / EITEL, Bernhard (2009): Das Beziehungsgeflecht Megacity/Hinterland am Beispiel der Wasserproblematik der chinesischen Megacity Urumqi. [Megacity-Hinterland Interconnections with Respect to Water in the Chinese Megacity Urumqi] In: TaTuP (Technikfolgenabschätzung in Theorie und Praxis [Technology Assessment in Theory and Practise]), Vol. 18, Booklet 1, May 2009; pp. 62-70.
  • STERR, Thomas (2007): Unternehmen in regionaler Verantwortung. [Companies as carriers of regional responsibiliy] In: Umweltwirtschaftsforum (uwf), [Forum for Environmental Aspects in Business], Vol. 15, Booklet 3 /07; pp. 125-129; Springer-Verlag HD, Berlin.
  • STERR, Thomas / LIESEGANG, Günter / KASSLER, Raimund, KESSEL, Martin (2007): Intelligentes Flächenmanagement– Auftakt für die aktive Förderung der Flächenrevitalisierung in der Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar [Intelligent Management of brownfields – Start-up for an active promotion of brownfield revitalization processes in the Metropolitan Region of Rhine-Neckar. In: TerraTech 5/2007; pp. TT17-19.
  • STERR, Thomas (2005): Wege zu einer nachhaltigen Nutzung von Industrieflächen – Notwendigkeit und Chancen eines Paradigmenwechsels. [Pathways towards a sustainable use of industrial sites – necessities and opportunities of a paradigm shift] In: Umweltwirtschaftsforum (uwf) [Forum for Environmental Aspects in Business], Vol. 13, Booklet 2 /05; pp. 3-5; Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin.
  • STERR, Thomas (2005): Industrial Region as a Promising Unit for Eco-Industrial Development. In: Holländer, Robert / Salonen, Tiina / Wu, Chunyou / Geng, Yong (Hrsg.): Sustainable Management of Industrial Parks. Proceedings of the German-Chinese Workshop, October 12-16 in Leipzig, Germany. S. 83-99. Logos Verlag, Berlin.
  • STERR, Thomas (2004): Industrielle Reproduktionswirtschaft und regionaler Kontext. [The Industrial Reproduction Economics and the Regional Context]. In: Biesecker, Adelheid / Elsner, Wolfram (Eds).: Erhalten durch Gestalten. Nachdenken über eine (re)productive Ökonomie. [Conservation through Configuration. Thoughts regarding a (re)productive Economy.] Series: Institutionelle und Sozial-Ökonomie [Institutional and Social Economics], Vol. 15; P. 83-112; Peter Lang, Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaften [The European Publishing House for the Science]. Frankfurt.
  • STERR, Thomas / OTT, Thomas (2004): The Industrial Region as a Promising Unit for Eco-Industrial Development – Reflections, Practical Experience and the Establishment of Innovative Instruments to Support Industrial Ecology. In: Jouni Korhonen / Don Huisingh / Anthony S.F. Chiu (Eds.): Journal of Cleaner Production. Special Issue: Applications of Industrial Ecology. Vol. 12 /8-10, pp. 945-967.
  • STERR, Thomas (2004): Nachhaltigkeitsorientiertes Stoffstrommanagement Rhein-Neckar [Sustainability Oriented Material Flow Management in the Rhine-Neckar Region]. In: Regionales Stoffstrommanagement Rhein-Neckar [Regional Material Flow Management in the Rhine-Neckar Region],(Final Project Report); Series: Betriebswirtschaftlich-ökologische Arbeiten [Business-Ecological Publications], Vol 5; Feb. 2004; pp. 1-150. IUWA Heidelberg.
  • STERR, Thomas (2003): Akteursübergreifender Stoff- und Informationstransfer zur Förderung nachhaltigkeitsorientierter Stoffkreislaufwirtschaft [An Overarching Material and Informational Transfer among Actors in Order to Promote Sustainability Oriented Cyclic Material Flows]. In: Leisten, Rainer / Krcal, Hans-Christian (Eds.): Nachhaltige Unternehmensführung. Systemperspektiven [Sustainable Management in Businesses. Systems Perspectives. Systemperspektiven]. pp. 383-404; Gabler Verlag, Wiesbaden 2003.
  • STERR, Thomas (2003): Industrielle Ballungsräume und die Umsetzung nachhaltigkeitsorientierter Handlungsweisen [Industrial Agglomerations and the Implementation of Sustainability Oriented Conduct]. In: Kluge / Schramm (Eds.): Thomas Kluge, Engelbert Schramm (Ed.): Aktivierung durch Nähe - Regionalisierung nachhaltigen Wirtschaftens [Activation thorugh Proximity – The Regionalization of Sustainable Business]. pp. 134-149. ökom Verlag, München 2003.
  • STERR, Thomas (2003): Industrielle Stoffkreislaufwirtschaft im regionalen Kontext –betriebswirtschaftlich-ökologische und geographische Betrachtungen in Theorie und Praxis [The Industrial Management of Cyclic Flows in a Regional Context. Business-Ecological and Geographical Perspectives in Theory and Practice]. 540 pages. Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2003. (ISBN: 3-540-43939-0).
  • STERR, Thomas (2002): On the Suitability of Industrial Regions for Implementing Sustainable Development Strategies. The Example of Material Flow Management. In: Kluge, Thomas / Schramm, Engelbert (Eds.): Regional Approaches to Sustainable Economy: Potentials and Limits – Experiences from German Case-Studies. pp. 57-62.
  • STERR, Thomas (2002): Industrielle Reproduktionswirtschaft unter Minimierung ausgewählter Distanzparameter [Industrial Reproduction Economics under Minimization of Selected Distance Parameters]. In: UmweltWirtschaftsForum (uwf) [Forum for Environmental Aspects in Business], Vol. 10, Booklet 2, June 2002; pp. 4-9; Springer-Verlag Heidelberg.
  • LIESEGANG, Dietfried Günter / STERR, Thomas / OTT, Thomas (Eds.) (2000): Aufbau und Gestaltung regionaler Stoffstrommanagementnetzwerke [The Establishment and Design of Regional Networks for the Management of Material Flows]. Series: Betriebswirtschaftlichökologische Arbeiten [Business-Ecological Publications], Vol 4; June 2000; 168 pages. IUWA Heidelberg.
  • STERR, Thomas (2000): Konzeptionelle Grundlagen für den Umgang mit dem Regionsbegriff vor dem Hintergrund eines regionalen Stoffstrommanagements [Conceptional Fundamentals for Using the Regional Concept within the Framework of the Regional Management of Material Flows]. In: Liesegang, Dietfried G. / Sterr, Thomas / Ott, Thomas (Eds.): Aufbau und Gestaltung regionaler Stoffstrommanagementnetzwerke [The Establishment and Design of Regional Networks for the Management of Material Flows], pp.1-25. IUWA Heidelberg.
  • STERR, Thomas (1999): Öko-industrielle Symbiosen – Industrielles Stoffstrommanagement im regionalen Kontext [Eco-Industrial Symbioses – The Industrial Management of Material Flows in the Regional Context]. In: Politische Ökologie [Political Ecology], Vol. 17, Booklet 62, Sept. 99; pp. 61-62.
  • LIESEGANG, Dietfried Günter / STERR, Thomas / WÜRZNER, Eckart (Eds) (1998): Kostenvorteile durch Umweltmanagement-Netzwerke [Cost Advantages through Environmental Management Networks]. Series: Betriebswirtschaftlich-ökologische Arbeiten [Business-Ecological Publications], Vol. 2; October 1998; 225 pages. IUWA Heidelberg.
  • STERR, Thomas (1998): Aufbau eines zwischenbetrieblichen Stoffverwertungsnetzwerks im Heidelberger Industriegebiet Pfaffengrund [Development of an Intercompany Network for Recycling Materials in the Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund Industrial Region]. Series: Betriebswirtschaftlich-ökologische Arbeiten [Business-Ecological Publications, Vol. 1; July 1998; 105 pages. IUWA Heidelberg.
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