S (Sabrina) Dressel

S (Sabrina) Dressel

Assistant Professor

I am an interdisciplinary researcher who believes that sustainable natural resource governance requires a social-ecological systems perspective and insights from multiple disciplines. My research is characterized by a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods that aim to analyse the interlinkages between individuals, society and nature.

Creating knowledge that has societal impact and addressing real world-problems are the overarching goals of my work. I actively engage with stakeholders and decision-makers as part of my research and societal outreach efforts. I have a keen interest and experience in developing and teaching interdisciplinary courses on human-nature relationships at under- and post-graduate levels, aiming to provide students with the skills needed to contribute to sustainable development.



2022 -              Assistant Professor, Forest and Nature Conservation Policy (FNP) Chair group, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, the Netherlands

2021 -              Affiliated researcher, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Umeå, Sweden

2021                Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

2020 - 2021      Researcher, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SLU, Umeå, Sweden

2015 - 2020      Ph.D. Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden. Thesis: Social-ecological performance of collaborative wildlife governance - The case of Swedish moose management, supervised by Prof. Göran Ericsson, Prof. Camilla Sandström, and Prof. Maria Johansson

2013 - 2015      Research and teaching assistant, Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SLU, Umeå, Sweden

2011 - 2013      M.Sc. (Distinction) Wildlife Ecology and Wildlife Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

2007 - 2010      B.Sc. International Forest Ecosystem Management, University for Sustainable Development, Eberswalde, Germany.