Socio-ecological transformation refers to the interaction processes of societies with nature. This includes material metabolism with nature - mediated through work - as well as the symbolic and cultural meaning making of nature. The manifold societal relationships with nature have become critical in the last decades and are described as socio-ecological crisis which needs to be encountered by a global sustainable development. Within this discursive framework the members of the platform participate in cutting edge investigations of the societal relationships with nature and disseminate results of the research in academic and public events, journals and news platforms. Current practice theories and a broad range of instruments of empirical research belong to the theoretical and methodological repertoire of the research.