Human Dimensions of Coastal Areas

Staff

Surname
Name
Position
Phone
Martin
PhD Student
1826
Roland
Visiting scientist
1884
Martin
Scientist
1829
Kira
Visiting scientist
1835
Andreas
Scientist
1874
Beate
Head of Department
1527
Veronika
Student research assistant
2008
Lea
PhD Student
2008

Former Staff Members

Dominic Plug


11/2017-04/2018; Research Scientist
Project: BONUS BALTSPACE
Dominic worked in the EU project BONUS BALTSPACE on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) in the German EEZ Baltic Sea. He analysed the current spatial plan in this region as well as conflicts between different sectors with using the BowTie approach.

Birgit Gerkensmeier


06/2013 – 12/2017, PhD researcher, PhD Thesis (2018): Enhancing Risk Management in Multi-Sektor-Stakeholder-Situations (presented at 10.04.2018)
Project: ENHANCE - Enhancing risk management partnerships for catastrophic natural hazards in Europe http://enhanceproject.eu

Birgit studied risk management processes in coastal areas, in particular within the trilateral Wadden Sea Region. She analysed the role of multi-stakeholder processes in the complex decision-making systems. Insights from the cross-national Wadden Sea Region provided the basis for a conceptual discussion about coastal risk management as an enhanced socially embedded and collaborative process.

Daniela Siedschlag


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.

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.
Project: Reklim
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.

Christian Fischer


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).

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.
Project: Reklim
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.

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.