Joern Fischer is a Professor at the Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany. His core research interest is the sustainable development of social-ecological systems. To this end, he has worked on landscapes in Australia, Romania and Ethiopia. His research team has worked on a wide range of topics, ranging from conservation biology to questions of governance and justice. He sees the landscape approach as a promising boundary object to bring together scientists from different disciplines, as well as research actors and local stakeholders.