I joined the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy team as an external PhD candidate in early 2016. The topic of my PhD is Under a changing climate: forest communities in the Bolivian Amazon: The role of forest capital in social-ecological systems responding to extreme weather events, under the supervision of Prof. Bas Arts (FNP), Dr. Verina Ingram (FNP) and Prof. Dr. Wil de Jong (Kyoto University).
Prior to starting my PhD, I obtained a MSc in Geo-ecology and Ecosystem Management from Tübingen University, with a particular focus on (Tropical) Forestry. During my MSc, I studied one year at Van Hall Larenstein following the Tropical Forestry course. I completed my MSc thesis in East Cameroon, concentrating on timber legality and sustainability in community forest management in collaboration with Tropenbos. After graduation, I enjoyed working in Panama, at Tropenbos and joined the Forest Ecology and Management group as a guest researcher for tree ring analysis.
In 2012, I started the fieldwork for my PhD and worked as the tutor for the MSc course Tropical Forestry and Management at TU Dresden. I was integrated in the INCA (International Network on Climate Change) research project, which ended in early 2014. Between 2014 and 2016, I was based in Kinshasa, DR Congo, and worked as an advisor in the programme Biodiversity & Sustainable Forest Management for the German Development Cooperation GIZ. After expanding my knowledge and skills in international project management with focus on development cooperation in 2017, I currently look forward to start my next mission for GIZ as an advisor for community forestry and indigenous forest management in Pucallpa, Peru, where I will be based until 2019.
I can also be reached at Tina.n.bauer(at)gmail(dot)com