Charlotte Wiederkehr
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Dr. Charlotte Wiederkehr

   Science Manager

   eLTER Head Office           

    Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
    Permoserstr. 15
    04318 Leipzig 
    P: +49 (0)341 235 4660


Research Interests

  • Social-ecological systems
  • Political ecology
  • Science communication
  • Science-policy interface

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2022: Science manager at the Head Office of eLTER (Integrated European Long-Term Ecosystem, critical zone and socio-ecological Research)

  • support of the European coordination of the eLTER ESFRI process
  • event organisation and communication
  • co-lead of Work Package 2 of eLTER PPP focusing on Research Infrastructure management and governance

2017 - 2022:  PhD candidate at Computational Landscape Ecology, MigSoKo junior research group

  • conducting meta-studies based on qualitative and quantitative data to analyse the dynamics between environmenta change, human migration and resource conflicts at the regional and global level
  • participation in teaching activities at University Halle-Wittenberg (B.Sc. course "Sozial-ökologischer Systeme und natürliche Ressourcen", before M.Sc. course "Mensch-Umwelt-Beziehungen")
  • event organisation and science communication activities

2014 - 2016:  M.Sc. in Sustainable Development, Utrecht University and Leipzig University (Joint Programme)

  • focus on sustainability science, environmental governance, natural resource management
  • qualitative fieldwork in the Zambezi Region and M.Sc. thesis  ("Sustainable Co-management of Freshwater Fisheries and Local Livelihoods: The case of Sikunga") in collaboration with ValuES , the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) and GIZ

2014:  Internship at Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Berlin (Team Political Dialogue and Analysis)

  • supporting science-based political consulting

2013 - 2014:  Internship at GIZ Brazil in Brasília (Programme Novas Parcerias - Cooperation for Science and Research)

  • supporting project communication and event management

2010 - 2013:  B.A. cum laude in European Studies, Maastricht University

  • focus on international relations, European integration and EU policy
  • exchange semester at the University of Porto



'Slow-Onset Climatic Change and Human Mobility' HABITABLE Scenario Planning Workshop, online (2022)

Second International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding, online (2022)

Potsdam Summer School 'Connecting Science & Society - Communicating Research on Sustainability and Global Change' in Potsdam, Germany (2019)

'Environmental Non-Migration: Framework, Methods, and Cases' Conference in Dresden, Germany (2019)

'Research on climate change and migration: State of the art and future directions' Expert Workshop in Bonn, Germany (2019)

'Migrations, Climate and Environment: What risks Inequalities?' Conference in Paris, France (2018)

'Adaptation in Motion' TransRe Closing Conference in Bonn, Germany (2018)

Colloquium at the United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), Bonn, Germany (2018)

'Impacts World 2017' Conference in Potsdam, Germany (2017)

'Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM)', Ljubljana, Slovenia (2017)

'Future Agriculture: Social-ecological transitions and bio-cultural shifts' Tropentag in Bonn, Germany (2017)