Charlotte Wiederkehr
Photo: S. Wiedling

     Charlotte Wiederkehr

         Doctoral Researcher

            Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
            Department of Computational Landscape Ecology
            Permoserstr. 15 | 04318 Leipzig | Germany
            P: +49 (0)341 235 1948

Research interests

  • Social-ecological systems
  • Political ecology
  • Environmental change and human (im)mobility
  • Resource use conflicts and governance
  • Communication to non-scientists and policy-makers

Curriculum Vitae

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

  • conducting meta-studies based on qualitative and quantitative data to analyse the dynamics between human migration and environmental change 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")
  • member of PhD Team Science Communication

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 and the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF)

2014:  Internship at a political foundation 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



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)