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Dr. Elke Kellner





Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HV E 05


Research interests

Climate change mitigation and adaptation, Governance of resource uses, Water and climate change policies, Sustainable development


Education and Employment History

Since 11/2019PostDoc, Economics and Social Sciences, Environmental and Resource Economics, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, CH.
Since 01/2012Elected Member of the Commission “Processing and trade of certified organic food” (MKV). Bio Suisse, Basel, CH.
Since 02/1999Lecturer. Section of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture, University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, DE.
08/2016-10/2019PhD in Climate Science (summa cum laude), Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Bern, CH.  Title: “Multi-purpose reservoirs for alleviating water shortages: Opportunities and challenges in the governance processes to coordinate competing resource uses under climate change”. Prof. Dr. Rolf Weingartner and Prof. Dr. Jean-David Gerber.
02/2018-04/2019CAS in University Teaching, University of Bern, CH.
01/2016-07/2016Training in Spatial Planning, Swiss Association of Spatial Planning, Bern, CH.
01/2015-12/2016Research Assistant. Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE), Bern, CH.
08-12/2014Lecturer. School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL, Bern University of Applied Sciences, CH.
09/2013-3/2015Bachelor Minor Sustainable Development, University of Bern, CH. Bachelor Thesis: „Möglichkeiten der Beeinflussung des Entscheidungsverhaltens bei nachhaltigem Konsum“, Prof. Dr. Ulf Liebe.
2006-2013Lecturer and Research Assistant. School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL, Bern University of Applied Sciences, CH.
08/05-07/06Nature Conservation and Experiential Education: BUND für Umwelt- und Naturschutz, Ravensburg, DE.
09/1998-06/1999Guest Student in Organic Agricultural Sciences: University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, DE.
1995-1997Diploma in Biochemistry, Free University of Berlin, DE. Diploma Thesis at Biozentrum, University of Basel, Prof. Dr. Gottfried Schatz, CH.