- Professor of Economic Geography and Sustainability Research
Gordon Winder is professor of economic geography and sustainability research, and deputy director of the Department of Geography at LMU Munich. Born in New Zealand, he gained his PhD at the University of Toronto, and worked at the University of Auckland before moving to LMU Munich in 2008. He is an honorary research fellow at the University of Auckland’s School of Environment and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Historical Geography.
While Winder’s research interests span historical experiences of industrialization, urbanization, environmental transformation, and globalization, he is developing his economic geography research around the themes of resources and sustainability, with a special focus on bio-economies in forest, agriculture, and fisheries industries, and innovation for sustainability. The formation of new markets is often touted as a solution to chronic environmental problems and in this context it is timely to research the relationships between resources, governance, innovation, markets, and environments, with sustainability as a driving concern.