Introducing PhD student Jennifer Hennenfeind

Jennifer recently joined our group and she will study how biodiversity and climate change influences human conflicts across the globe.

My research focuses on how biodiversity loss and climate change influence socio-political conflicts. Man-made degradation of the environment and climate change are two of the most pressing challenges of the Anthropocene, which lead to serious direct and indirect consequences for societies, such as reduction in food security, impacts on health and well-being or forced migration. I am interested in human-nature interactions, not only to understand how a destabilized environment promotes destabilized societies but to further emphasize the pivotal role of ecosystem and climate resilience for human life on earth.