Dr. Vera Köpsel
· Human-environment interactions
· Stakeholder engagement in EU projects
· Local norms, values and (place) attachments
· Societal dynamics of climate change adaptation
· The role of narratives in processes of environmental management
PhD (Dr. rer.nat) in Geography
University of Hamburg, Germany (2014-2017)
Institute of Geography / CliSAP Excellency Cluster
Thesis title: “New Spaces for Climate Change – The Societal Construction of Landscapes in times of a Changing Climate” – Case Study: Cornwall, UK
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Beate Ratter, Prof. Catherine Leyshon (University of Exeter, UK)
Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geography
Bonn University, Germany (2010-2013)
Department of Geography
University of Toronto, Canada (2011)
Department of Geography and Planning
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geography
Bonn University, Germany (2007-2010)
Department of Geography
Science Communication Training
Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg, Germany (2018)
2-day interactive workshop
Research Ethics: Working with People
University of Leeds, UK (2018)
Certified Online Course
University of Hamburg, Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science (2018 – ongoing)
Post-Doc / PANDORA Project (EU Horizon2020)
- Outreach, Communication & Coordination of Stakeholder Engagement
- Research Project: Regional Differences in Approaches to Stakeholder Engagement in the Fisheries Sector [working title]
PANDORA – Paradigm for New Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments (EU Horizon2020)
My web site:
Köpsel, V., de Moura Kiipper, G. & M. Peck (2021): Stakeholder engagement vs. social distancing - how does the Covid-19 pandemic affect participatory research in EU marine science projects? In: Maritime Studies, Vol. 20, pp. 189-205. Available online at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40152-021-00223-4.
Köpsel, V. (2019): New Spaces for Climate Change – The Societal Construction of Landscapes in Times of a Changing Climate. (Springer) Heidelberg, Berlin. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-23313-6
Köpsel, V. & C. Walsh (2018): Coastal landscapes for whom? Adaptation challenges and landscape management in Cornwall. In: Marine Policy, Vol. 97, pp. 278-286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.05.029
Köpsel, V., Walsh, C. & C. Leyshon (2017): Landscape narratives in practice: implications for
climate change adaptation. In: The Geographical Journal, Vol. 183, No. 2, pp. 175-186. DOI: 10.1111/geoj.12203
Köpsel, V. (2018): The landscape is a Rubik’s cube and climate change is a rip current – How local landscape narratives influence adaptation to coastal erosion in Cornwall (UK). In: Marine Coastal Cultures Blog. Available at: https://marinecoastalcultures.com/2018/11/01/the-landscape-is-a-rubiks-cube-and-climate-change-is-a-rip-current-how-local-landscape-narratives-influence-adaptation-to-coastal-erosion-in-cornwall-uk/. Last requested online on Dec 13, 2018.
Köpsel, V. (2018): Climate Adaptation Begins in the Mind. – CEN News, University of Hamburg. Available at: https://www.cen.uni-hamburg.de/en/about-cen/news/1-news-2018/2018-08-09-koepsel-beacherosion.html. Last requested online on Dec 13, 2018.
Köpsel, V., Walsh, C. & C. Leyshon (2017): How landscape managers think about local landscapes influences their approaches to climate change adaptation. In: Geography Directions Blog, RGS-IBG. Available at: https://blog.geographydirections.com/tag/landscape-management/. Last requested online on Dec 13, 2018.
Duraiappah, A., Neskakis, L., Munoz, P., Fuentenebro, P., Köpsel, V., Darkey, E. & L. Smith (2012): A Green Economy for a Planet Under Pressure. Rio+20 Policy Brief – International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change, United Nations. Available at: http://www.igbp.net/download/18.705e080613685f74edb8000663/1376383145071/GreenEconomy-lowres.pdf. Last requested online on Dec 13, 2018.