Former Staff Members
04/2010 – 06/2017; PhD Researcher, PhD Thesis (2017): Das Konzept Emotionale Vulnerabilität – Ein Beitrag zur Hazardforschung am Beispiel der Insel Pellworm (orally presented at 27/06/2017)
Daniela studied risk perception and emotional place-attachment at the German island Pellworm. She analysed the complex interrelations of human-environmental-interactions in a changing natural and societal environment. Within the scope of her PhD thesis she elaborated the concept of emotional vulnerability. She left HZG to work as Research Scientist at the Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig (Germany).
Dr. Corinna de Guttry
12/2012 – 01/2017; PhD Researcher, PhD Thesis (2017): Crossing the borders of climate change: An analysis of cultural framings of climate change among migrants in Hamburg.
Corinna studied migrant´s perception of climate change in the host country. She analyzed different influencing factors, as temporal, geographical and social distances as well as the cultural setting with methods of environmental psychology and qualitative social research. She left HZG to work and teach as Research Scientist at the Institute of Geography, Hamburg University.
08/2013 – 01/2017; Research Scientist
Projects: Wind Power and Landscape, KnowSeas, BONUS BALTSPACE
Christian worked in several projects on human-environment interactions and specifically the incorporation of cultural ecosystem services into Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP). He left HZG to work for the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park Administration.
Dr. Diana Süsser
12/2012 – 06/2016; PhD Researcher, PhD Thesis (2016): People-Powered Local Energy Transition: Mitigating Climate Change with Community-Based Renewable Energy in North Frisia.
Diana studied climate change mitigation and adaptation in the context of sustainable marine and coastal management. She analyzed human-environmental interactions by agent-based modelling and social network analysis. She left HZG to work as Project Manager Sustainable & Low Carbon Business at the WWF-Germany in Berlin.
Dr. Barbara Weig
10/2011 – 04/2016; PhD Researcher, PhD Thesis (2015): Komplex und evolutionär - eine wirtschaftsgeographische Analyse der Regionalentwicklung in Brunsbüttel. (Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-658-12785-5)
Projekt: TIDE – Tidal River Development
Barbara studies resilience in regional development in the case study of Brunsbüttel (Germany). She analyzed the regional systems between lock-ins and learning processes with approaches from economic geography and complexity theories. She left HZG to work as Consultant for the Submariner Network for Blue Growth EEIG, Kiel (Germany).