Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
I am a senior scientist at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF). I hold a PhD in International Environmental Law and a Master degree in Sustainability Management, but would consider myself more as an Institutional Economist.
My research interests lie in the field of governance of ecosystem services with a focus on incentive based policy instruments for land-use based climate change mitigation and biodiversity conservation, in particular Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) and Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES). Recently, I have started research on global agricultural commodity supply chains. All of this with a focus on social equity and environmental justice. Underpinned by the concepts of social-ecological systems and, lately, telecoupling.
Before I joined ZALF in 2015, I was a postdoc researcher at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Framkfurt a.M., Germany (2010-2015) and a consultant with the CGIAR Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia and Hanoi, Vietnam.