Reetsch, Anika

PhD Researcher

Profile
  • Anika Reetsch
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-FLORES
    OFFICE:
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany
    E-MAIL:
    reetsch@unu.edu
    PHONE:
    +49 351 8921 9370
    NATIONALITY:
    Germany

    Research Interests

    • Crop and Soil Management
    • Food security and agricultural research and development (R&D) policy
    • Sustainable development
    • Sustainable waste management practices

    Education

    • Diplom in Geoecology, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

    Biographical Statement

    Anika Reetsch is a PhD Researcher in the Soil and Land-use Management Unit and focusses on the soil fertility, food and energy security, and socio-ecological interactions of biomass dynamics in multi-functional land use systems in Eastern Africa. She studied Geoecology with emphasis on soil sciences, hydrology, waste and wastewater management and graduated (Diplom/MSc) in Braunschweig, Germany. She trained stakeholder in flood monitoring, hydrology and climatology at the University Kabul, Afghanistan. In her master thesis, she investigated the effects of coltan mining on soil properties in Rwanda. After the studies, she developed environmental management strategies and climate certificates for offices with the German Development Service (former DED, now GIZ) in Lima, Peru. Back in Germany, she worked on fundamental aspects, sustainability strategies and scenarios, and sustainable resource uses at the Federal German Environmental Agency in Dessau. She was member of the Scientific Committee of the fourth International Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity 2014 in Leipzig, Germany.