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Lina Röschel

Research Associate

Lina Röschel is a research associate with the Ocean Governance Research Group at IASS since 2021. Trained as a geographer, her main fields of work include biodiversity protection, nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based approaches with a focus on the marine environment. She has worked extensively with European biodiversity and nature protection policies under the aim of researching the complex issue of consolidating socioeconomic ambitions with nature protection and restoration targets. In her current project, Lina takes her research beyond the European policy realm and onto the global ocean governance framework. The project OceanNETs aims to determine to what extent, and under what conditions, the large-scale deployment of ocean-based negative emission technologies (NETs) could contribute to realistic and effective pathways for Europe and the world to achieve climate neutrality and the goals established in the Paris Agreement. In her task, Lina will examine challenges and opportunities for ocean-based NETs within the regional and global ocean governance framework.

Prior to joining IASS, Lina Röschel was a Researcher at Ecologic Institute in Berlin, Germany, where she worked on projects related to European nature policy. As a student, she worked at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research and the NewClimate Institute, Berlin, and interned with the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, Policy Analysis Branch. She holds an MSc in Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems from Humboldt University, with a study abroad at New York University.

  • since 2021 - Research Associate, OceanNETs Project at IASS, Potsdam (DE)
  • 2016 - 2020 - Researcher, Ecologic Institute, Berlin (DE)
  • 2016 - Internship at United Nations, Sustainable Development Division, New York City (US)
  • 2016 - Internship at the NewClimate Institute, Berlin (DE)
  • 2014-2016 - MSc Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems at Humboldt University Berlin (DE)
  • 2014-2016 - Student Assistant at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Müncheberg (DE)
  • 2013 - Semester abroad at New York University (USA)
  • 2011-2014 - BSc Physical Geography and Economics at Humboldt University Berlin (DE)
  • regional and global ocean governance
  • marine policy
  • ecosystem services and biodiversity protection
  • nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based management

Publications prior to joining the IASS

  • McDonald, H, Hoffmann, H, Ressurreição, A, Röschel, L, Gerdes, H, Lago, M, Boteler, B, McFarland, K, Teixeira, H. 2020. Ecosystem-Based Management for More Effective and Equitable Marine Protected Areas. A Case Study on the Faial-Pico Channel Marine Protected Area, Azores. In T. G. O'Higgins, M. Lago, & T. H. DeWitt (Eds.), Ecosystem-Based Management, Ecosystem Services and Aquatic Biodiversity (pp. 499-515). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Röschel, L, Noebel, R, Stein, U, Naumann, S, Romao, C, Gaudillat, Z, Staneva, A, Rutherford, C. 2020. Methodologies under the Nature Directives reporting 2013-2018 and analysis for the State of Nature 2020. European Environment Agency (EEA), Luxembourg.
  • Naumann, S, Noebel, R, Gaudillat, Z, Stein, U, Röschel, L, Ittner, S, Davis, M, Staneva, A, Rutherford, C, Romão, C. 2020 (forthcoming). State of nature in the EU; Results from reporting under the Nature Directives 2013-2018. European Environment Agency (EEA), Luxembourg.
  • Röschel, L, Naumann, S, Davis, M. 2020. Results from ENABLE co-design workshops: Policy context, challenges and policy options in the ENABLE cities. Report as part of the BiodivERSa project ENABLE, 2020.
  • Davis M, Röschel, L, Naumann S, McFarland K, Graf A 2020. Literature Review: The ecological effectiveness of the Natura 2000 Network. ETC/BD report to the EEA.
  • Röschel L, Hoffmann H, Lago M, Rouillard J, Marhubi A, Mattheiß V, Reilly K. 2018. Bottom-up policy review of AQUACROSS case studies. Report as part of the Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS.
  • Piet, G, Rumes, B, Culhane, F, Robinson, L, Lago, M, Röschel, L. 2018. Trade-offs in ecosystem-based fisheries management in the North Sea aimed at achieving Biodiversity Strategy targets. Report as part of the Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS, 2018.
  • Naumann, S, Davis, M, Röschel, L, Barton, DN, Langemeyer, J. 2018. Methodological review and framework: Cultural ecosystem services provided by green and blue infrastructure. Report as part of the BiodivERSa project ENABLE, 2018.
  • McDonald H, Boteler B, Gerdes H, Hoffmann H, McFarland K, Röschel L. 2018. Ecosystem-based solutions to solve sectoral conflicts on the path to sustainable development in the Azores. Report as part of the Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS, 2018.
  • Mattheiß V, Strosser P, Krautkraemer A, Charbonnier Cl, McDonald H, Röschel L, Hoffmann H, Lago M, Delacámara G, Gómez CM, Piet G, Schuwirth N, Kuemmerlen M and Reichert P. 2018. Evaluation of ecosystem-based management responses in case studies. Report as part of the Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS, 2019.
  • Rouillard J, Lago M, Abhold K, Röschel L, Kafyeke T, Klimmek H, Mattheiss V. 2016. Synergies and Differences between Biodiversity, Nature, Water and Marine Environment EU Policies. Report as part of the Horizon 2020 project AQUACROSS, 2016.