Malin Gütschow

Research Unit Environment and Society
Department of Economics
Working Group Land Use, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research − UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: +49 341 6025 2545

Malin Gütschow

Research Interests

  • Farmer behaviour
  • Multifunctionality in agricultural landscapes
  • Sustainable food systems

Curriculum Vitae

seit 02/2023

Doctoral researcher in the junior research group AgriScape, Department Economics, UFZ, Leipzig

07/2021 – 01/2023

Project manager for international projects in the agricultural sector, IAK Agrar Consulting, Leipzig

02/2021 – 07/2021

Intern at global program Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains, GIZ, Bonn

12/2020 – 02/2021

Research Assistant at the Department Economics, UFZ, Leipzig

04/2019 – 06/2019

Intern at German Institute of Development and Sustainability, Bonn

01/2019 – 03/2019

Intern at Instituto de Investigación para el Desarollo y la Paz (Indepaz), Bogotá, Colombia

9/2018 – 12/2018

Intern at GIZ in Pristina, Kosov

02/2018 – 06/2018

Semester abroad at Utrecht University, Netherlands

2017 – 2020

Joint International Master of Sustainable Development (Major: Earth System Governance) at Leipzig and Utrecht Universities, Master thesis at UFZ, Department Economics: “Farmer’s action space and barriers to the implementation of climate change mitigation practices: the case of Saxon arable farming”)

01/2016 – 04/2016

Intern at the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense, Mexico City

06/2015 – 12/2015

Semester abroad at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City

2013 – 2017

B.A. studies in Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major: Governance) at Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg

Current Projects

AgriScape: Trade-offs in pathways towards multifunctional agricultural landscapes


Gütschow, M., & Feola, G. (2022). Laying the foundations of a more conscious society? How vendors, consumers and organizers socially construct farmers’ markets in Bogotá, Colombia. Revista Colombiana de Ciencias Sociales, 13(2), 455-476.

Gütschow, M., Bartkowski, B., & Felipe-Lucia, M. R. (2021). Farmers’ action space to adopt sustainable practices: a study of arable farming in Saxony. Regional Environmental Change, 21, 1-16.

Chan, S., Boran, I., Van Asselt, H., Ellinger, P., Garcia, M., Hale, T., ... & Shrivastava, M. K. (2021). Climate ambition and sustainable development for a new decade: a catalytic framework. Global Policy, 12(3), 245-259.