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The 14th Winter Meeting at the University of Cologne

The 14th Winter Meeting has been organized as a digital conference via Zoom by the Center for Environmental Research and Education, Duquesne University.

Video Presentations

Official Program Flyer of the 14th Winter Meeting


Abstract booklet of the 14th Winter Meeting


Confirmed Speakers





Prof. Dr. Harald Lesch

Climate Change: Understanding and acting


University of Munich, Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Munich Germany

Prof. Dr. Robert S. Gold

Are We Failing To Accommodate 20% Of Our Students / Trainees?


University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, Maryland, USA

Dr. Petra Maria Baettig-Frey

Narrative Environments – New Settings for Environmental Education

Environment & Education

University of Applied Science, Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Ademola Jegede

COVID-climate nexus and the application of human rights law: An African perspective


Public and International Law Department, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Shamita Kumar

COVID 19 and the Environment: Connecting the dots


Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, INDIA

Prof. Dr. Annie Lu Nguyen

HIV Research during COVID-19: Responding to New Challenges


University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA

Prof. Dr. Sandra Vamos


Prof. Dr. Kirsten Schlüter

Application of a Health-Related Conceptual Model Map to COVID-19

Health & Education

Western Michigan University, Public Health Program, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA


University of Cologne, Institute for Biology and Didactics, Cologne Germany

Prof. Dr. David W. Seal

Impact of COVID-19 on Research and Service Provision with Vulnerable Populations


Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Prof. Dr. Uwe K. Simon

What Knowledge Gaps Do Students Have Concerning Viruses? (And What Should They Know?)

Health & Education

University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Akshara Kaginalkar


Dennis Agelebe


Mariana Arjona Soberon

Doctoral Student Presentations

Health, Environment & Education

Institute of Environment Education Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University and Center for Development of Advanced Computing, India


Environmetal Law Center, University of Cologne


Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich

The 13th Winter Meeting at the University of Cologne

Official Flyer of the 13th Winter Meeting:


Confirmed Speakers





Prof. Laura D. Cassidy

Global Health Equity MS Program: A Transformative Learning Experience Based on Global Partnerships and Community Engagement

Medical College of Wisconsin

Prof. John D. Clapp

The Dynamic Relationship between Environment and Drinking Behavior

University of Southern California

Prof. T. McDaniel

The Association of Military Veteran Psychological Distress and Environmental Features of Neighborhoods –

Using Science and the Evidence Base for Intervention

Southern Illinois University, United States

Prof. Alyssa B. Mayer

Improving Health and Educational Outcomes through International Experiential Learning: A Case Study

University of South Carolina Beaufort

Prof. Annie Lu Nguyen

From Long-term Survival to Long-term Care for People Living with HIV

University of Southern California

Prof. David W. Seal

Translational Science: Uses of Scientific Findings to Impact Society through Policy, Systems, and Programmatic Change

Tulane University





Dr. Keith Baverstock

Are there effects of environmental ionising radiation we are missing?

University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Dr. Henrik Hartmann

Waldsterben 2.0 and the tightrope between facts and emotions

MPI for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany

Prof. John Stolz

“When Does a Scientist Become an Advocate?”

Duquesne University, United States

Raymond Vergona

Intercultural Awareness and Educator Efficacy in Environmental Ethics

IMES, University of Cologne

Anna Merk, Courtney Newman, Shreya Mundhra

Changes of the temporal distribution of fine dust in Cologne / Reducing plastic: Researching the role of attitude behaviour gap in plastic use and reduction, a study of Cologne

IMES, University of Cologne

Dennis Agelebe

Management of epidemic breakout in Africa; should science seek the help of law?

DAOS LP Lagos & University of Cologne





Dr. Alexander Büssing

Social media and environmental issues – Reconsidering required competencies for living in post-truth societies

University of Osnabrück, Germany

Prof. Ute Nöthlings

The science behind food based dietary guidelines

Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany

Prof. Christoph Thyssen

Potentials of ICT in Education - Teaching Alzheimer’s Disease by using Augmented Reality

Technische Universität Kaiserslautern

Prof. Michal Zion

The contribution of metacognitive support to environmental literacy and drinking-related nutritional literacy

Bar Ilan University, Israel

Dr. Sarah Dannemann

Sports vs. everyday movement - What do students think about the relation between moving and health?

University of Hannover

Lars Emmerichs

Digital first?! Effects of digital and analogue learning tools on plant knowledge acquisition of future biology teachers

University of Cologne