Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde

Laura  Danzeisen

Laura Danzeisen               

Research Fellow

M.Sc. Regional Development and Nature Conservation

Phone:    +49.3334.657.510

E-mail:     laura.danzeisen@hnee.de

Research interest

With a background in Environmental Sciences and Studies on Regional Development, I have always been interested in wetland ecology and related land use issues. Wetlands act as carbon sinks, biodiversity hotspots and provide fertile soils. Therefore they are in the field of tension between climate protection, nature conservation and agriculture. In my research, I want to explore social-ecological innovations that aim to develop alternative land use concepts on sites with organic soils. As biosphere reserves try to become model regions for a sustainable transformation, I am also interested in the idea of them as bridging organizations that enable the implementation of pilot projects for alternative land use concepts.

The working title of my PhD project is “Organizing processes to implement alternative and innovative land use practice on organic soils within biosphere reserves in Germany”.

Curriculum vitae

Since 10/2019   Research associate at the Biosphere Reserves Institute Eberswalde

2016-2019         Technical assistant, Project “Long-term monitoring in the National Park Lower Odra Valley” (HNEE)

2013-2016         M.Sc. Regional Development and Nature Conservation (HNEE)

2009-2013         B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences and (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)

Internships/Student Assistant positions include i.a.:

2016: Student Assistant for Dr. Jana Chmieleski (HNEE), Student Assistant for Prof. Dr. Vera Luthardt (HNEE)

2015: Intern at the Biosphere Reserve Bliesgau

2013: Intern at Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Germany


Danzeisen, L., Lütkepohl, M., Brockmann, J. & V. Luthardt 2016: Der Wandel des Berufsfeldes der Schutzgebietsbetreuer und - betreuerinnen. Natur und Landschaft, 91 (11): 493-500.

Conference contributions

Chmieleski, J., Danzeisen, L. (2017): Riparian landscapes: Linking geodiversity with habitat and biodiversity. 19th EGU General Assembly, EGU2017, proceedings from the conference held 23-28 April, 2017 in Vienna, Austria., p.18049