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Dr. Barbara Schröter (Co-Team leader)

Photos: Julian Martitz

Dr. Barbara Schröter is a political scientist with a M.A. degree on Latin America and development politics from Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany, and a PhD from the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany. After her dissertation she worked in political consulting and in opinion research in Mexico City, doing qualitative and quantitative research on different political and social topics. In 2011 she started working at ZALF. Her main research focus here is on institutional analysis and governance, social network analysis, civil society engagement, participation and the management of ecosystem services.


Tel.:      +49 (0) 33432 82 209                    

E-Mail: Barbara.Schroeterzalf.de


Professional experience

  • Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Berlin: external consultant
  • agrathaer, Müncheberg: external consultant
  • Centro de Ciências Agrárias of Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC) in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil: visiting professor
  • Mercaei, Mexico City: Senior Researcher
  • Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A. C. (CIDE), Mexico City: visitng professor



Albert, C., Spangenberg, J. H. & Schröter, B. (2017): Nature-based solutions: criteria. Nature 543 (7645): 315.

Albert, C.,  Schröter, B., Haaren, C. v. (2017): Ökosystemleistungen von Flusslandschaften: Nützliche Informationen für Entscheidungen. Wasser und Abfall, 19(5), 24–29.

Schröter, B., Matzdorf, D., Sattler, C., Garcia Alarcon, G. (2015): Intermediaries to foster the implementation of innovative land management practice for ecosystem service provision – A new role for researchers. Ecosystem Services, Vol 16 (2015): 192-200. doi:10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.10.007

Sattler, C. & Schröter, B. (2015): Taking on a de-growth strategy as a way to prevent eviction from a conservation area – the case of the Marujá community in Brazil. Solutions Journal, May-June (2015):60-68.

Schröter, B., Sessin-Dilascio, K., Meyer, C., Matzdorf, B., Sattler, C., Meyer, A., Giersch, G., Jericó-Daminello C. and Wortmann, L. (2014): Multi-level governance through adaptive co-management: conflict resolution in a Brazilian state park.” Ecological Processes (2014)3:6.;  doi:10.1186/2192-1709-3-6.

Romeiro, A., Sinisgalli, P., Jericó-Daminello, C., Sessin-Dilascio, K., Lima, L., Schroeter, B. and Paiva Sobrinho, R. (2014): A comunidade do Marujá e o Parque Estadual da Ilha do Cardoso: co-manejo, serviços ecossistêmicos e processo sócio-técnico. Revista virtual Redesma, Julio 2014 - Vol. 7, Cambio Climático, pp.75-85.