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Curriculum Vitae

Research statement

To facilitate the transition towards sustainable human-environment relations, I study the effectiveness of land use and conservation policies.


2014-2018 Dr. rer. pol. Public Finance and Ecological Economics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ & Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
2011-2013 M.A. Sustainability Economics and Management, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany
2008-2010 B.A. Political Science and Economics, University Bremen, Germany
2006-2008 Undergraduate Diploma in Sustainability Education, Gaia University International, Steyerberg, Germany

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Professional Experience

from 09/2019 Associate Senior Lecturer, Political Science, Lund University
from 09/2018-08/2019 Post-Doc, Center for Environmental and Climate Research, Lund University
06/2017 Visiting Scholar, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont
01/2017-12/2017 Guest Scientist, Latin American Faculty of Social Science, Department for Development, Environment and Territory (FLACSO)
01/2016 Visiting Scholar, Cense – Center for Environmental and Sustainability Research, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
11–12/2014 Visiting Scholar, Postgraduate Center for Agriculture, Environment and Development (CPDA), Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
10/2013-05/2018 Research Assistant & PhD Student, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, POLICYMIX Project, PEER Green Economy Project, Biodiversity Financing Project, Leipzig, Germany
04–09/2013 Student Research Assistant, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Natural Capital – TEEB DE Project, Leipzig, Germany
08–10/2012 Internship, Yasuní ITT Initiative, Yasuní ITT State Secretariat of the Republic of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador
10/2011–09/2013 Student Research Assistant, Centos – Oldenburg Centre for Sustainability Economics, University of Oldenburg, Germany
10/2011–09/2012 Student Research Assistant, Chair for Business and Environmental Policy, University of Oldenburg, Germany
08/2010–07/2011 Working holiday, Melbourne, Australia
05–07/2010 Student Research Assistant, Artec, Center for Sustainability Research, University Bremen, Germany
03–05/2009 Internship, Marketing Study on Organic Agriculture, Friends of the Earth (BUND) Bremen e.V., Germany
03–06/2008 Research contract on in-house training in EU and Asia, Machwürth Team International (MTI Consultancy) GmbH, Visselhövede, Germany
08/2006–01/2008 General labourer, Gärtnerhof Badenstedt, ecological nursery, Badenstedt, Germany
08/2003 – 07/2004 Volunteer (civil service) in development cooperation, San Martin Alto, Chimborazo, Ecuador (sent by Scheune e.V.)

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Awards and Scholarships

2021 Fellowship Lund University Centre for Innnovation Research (CIRCLE)
2020 Teaching International Students Prize, ECPR Standing Group Teaching and Learning Politics
2019 Best 2019 paper published in Ecosystems and People
2018 Luther-Award of the MLU Halle-Wittenberg for an excellent doctoral thesis
2017 PROMOS Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg – Summer Course Grant
2016 Leopoldina / German National Academy of Sciences – Travel / Participation Grant
2015-2018 Heinrich Böll Foundation Doctoral Scholarship
2015 European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE) Best Student Paper Prize
2014 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Doctoral Scholarship
2014 Thor Heyerdahl Summer School Full Scholarship – Travel & Tuition
2012-2013 Germany Scholarship

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Research Grants

2021 Green forests policies: a comparative assessment of outcomes and trade-offs across Fenno-Scandinavia (GreenPole). NordForsk: 15mio NOK, coordinator.
The effect of environmental policies on voter support in Sweden (MiljöPolStöd) - Margit Stiernswärds fond för miljövårdsforskning, Lund University: 38k SEK, main applicant
Social and ecological context of climate change adaptation for biodiversity. BECC – Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate: 280k SEK, co-applicant
2020 Glyphosate in social media - a spatio-temporal analysis of twitter controversies among European stakeholders (GlyphoSentiment), BECC – Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate: 1m SEK, main applicant
Network on transformative research for sustainable, safe, and just futures (FUTURES), STINT Initiation Grant: 150k SEK, main applicant
2019 Glyphosate in Social Media, FRAM – Centre for Future Chemical Risk Assessment and Management Strategies, Gothenburg University: 100k SEK, co-applicant
2018 Early Career Researcher Workshop, BECC – Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate: 100k SEK, main applicant

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