Project Members from the University of Oldenburg.
- Bernd SiebenhünerProfessor for Ecological Economics
Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner is Chair of Ecological Economics at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg (Germany) and the director of the Master’s programme Sustainability Economics and Management. After earning degrees in economics and political science from the Freie Universität Berlin and a Ph.D. from the University of Halle-Wittenberg, he held positions at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Harvard University, and the Nelson Mandela University. He served in the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance Project from 2008-2014 and headed numerous research projects in the fields of social learning, international organizations, global environmental governance, corporate sustainability strategies, climate adaptation, biodiversity governance, and the role of science in global environmental governance.
- Julie KingDoctoral researcher
Julie King, M.A., is a PhD student and researcher at the Department of Ecological Economics at Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg. Her dissertation focuses on the networks of factors behind the climate change adaptation deficit in certain problem domains and states of Germany. Other research interests include local adaptation to heavy rainfall events and the psychological impacts of climate change. Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in German Studies (Dickinson College, USA), Master’s Degree in Sustainability Economics and Management (University of Oldenburg), and has worked at regional development organisation in the northwest of Germany prior to starting her PhD.
- Nicolas JagerPost-doctoral associate
Dr. Nicolas W. Jager is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Ecological Economics at Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg. In his work, he centres on issues of environmental and sustainability governance, public participation, institutional change and policy failure and decline. His studies span a variety of regions in Europe and beyond, and cover diverse issues such as water, biodiversity, agriculture, or energy, and the nexus between these. In his current work, he assesses in what ways policy systems are subject to lock-ins preventing them from further climate adaptation activities.
- Torsten GrothmannSenior Scientist
Dr Torsten Grothmann is a Senior Scientist in the interdisciplinary Ecological Economics Group at the University of Oldenburg. He is an environmental psychologist by training and focuses in his current research on evaluating strategies for fostering climate change mitigation and adaptation. Here, he is particularly interested in the effectiveness of participation and communication strategies.