Master of Applied Political Sciences, International Relations, Environment and Resource Management
DFG-Research Training Group "WIPCAD"
University of Potsdam
Department of Economics
and Social Sciences
14482 Potsdam, Germany
Office: Campus Griebnitzsee, House 7,
"New kid on the mitigation block: coastal carbon. Mapping the emergence of an organizational field"
10/2015 – ongoing
Doctoral Researcher, “WIPCAD-Wicked Problems, Contested Administrations: Knowledge, Coordination, and Strategy” DFG-Research Training Group, Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Potsdam
09/2013 – 09/2014
Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University Amsterdam
09/2008 – 08/2013
French-German double degree at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg-im-Breisgau and the Grande Ecole Sciences Po Aix in Aix-en-Provence
Lycée Beaussier, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France
French secondary school diploma (Baccalauréat) with specialization in earth and life sciences and voluntary option in plastic arts and art history
10/2015 – ongoing
University of Potsdam, Department of Economics and Social Sciences with Prof. Dr. Harald Fuhr and Prof. Dr. Kristine Kern
12/2014 – 05/2015
GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH, Berlin, Technical Support Unit of the NAMA Facility with Trudy Könemund
02/2013 – 06/2013
United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity, Montreal, Marine and Coastal Biodiversity with Jihyun Lee (PhD)
09/2010 – 02/2011
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nuclear Safety and Nature Conservation, Berlin, International Climate Protection with Nicole Wilke
Bansard, J.S., Pattberg, P.H. & Widerberg, O. (2016, online first). Cities to the Rescue? Assessing the Performance of Transnational Municipal Networks in Global Climate Governance. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics. doi: 10.1007/s10784-016-9318-9
Contribution to: Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. (2014). Global Biodiversity Outlook 4. A mid-term assessment of progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Montréal, 155 pages.
The sustainable management of carbon sinks has received significant attention in global climate governance. The discussions however largely focused on terrestrial sinks and appear to have neglected coastal carbon sinks such as mangroves, sea grasses and salt marshes.This constitutes a puzzling observation considering the widespread distribution, progressing loss and high estimated mitigation potential of these ecosystems. Addressing this puzzle, this dissertation will examine the issue’s emergence on the international climate change mitigation agenda with a special focus on mapping the structure of the organizational field. It will hereby examine the temporal evolution of the production and utilization of knowledge on coastal carbon with the explicit aim is to uncover the role of public organizations in these processes. A central objective will be to determine whether, when and how sizeable communities formed around the issue in academic and policy circles and to what extent they are linked. In essence, this dissertation deals with the construction of coastal ecosystems as a climate change mitigation issue.