Social Dynamics in Coastal and Marine Areas

Dr. Jonas Hein

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  • since 09/2017: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Geography, Kiel University, “Social Dynamics in Coastal and Marine Areas”
  • 10/2016–09/2017: Teaching assignment at the Department of Human Geography, University of Göttingen
  • 03/2012-09/2017: Researcher at German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), Department for “Environmental Policy and Management of Natural Resources”
  • 2016: Doctorate in Human Geography, doctoral student at the Gauss School of Science, University of Goettingen and within DFG CRC 990, title of thesis: “Rescaling conflictive access and property relations in the context of REDD+ in Jambi, Indonesia”
  • 07/2011-02/2012: Researcher at Research Center for Sustainability Studies (artec) University of Bremen, Germany and Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)
  • 09/2010-05/2011: Postgraduate Training Program on Development Cooperation at German Development Institute (DIE), Germany and Peru
  • 05/2010-07/2010: Intern at AGEG International Consulting Services, Germany: Department Natural Resource Management, Preparation of technical and financial proposals for development projects and recruitment of experts
  • 10/2008-06/2009: Research Assistant at University of Göttingen and Universitas Tadulako (Palu), Collaborative Research "Center Stability of Rainforests Margins in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia" sub-project A5: "Welfare economic assessments of forest encroachment and ENSO effects in the face of personal capital and social capital dynamics"
  • 10/2004-12/2009: Studies of Geography, Cultural Anthropology and Political Science at University of Göttingen, Germany and University Joseph Fourier Grenoble, France





  • Collaborative Research Center 990, „Ecological and Socioeconomic Functions of Tropical Lowland Rainforest Transformation Systems (Sumatra, Indonesia), Associated Researcher
  • Associated Researcher at German Development Institute (DIE)
  • Association of Pacific Studies
  • Gewerkschaft Erziehung und Wissenschaft (GEW)


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