Kiel Marine Science

Dr. Barbara Neumann

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 14
Phone: +49 431 880-5319
Telefax: +49 431 880-4658

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Information about Dr. Barbara Neumann


Barbara Neumann studied Geography at Saarland University (Saarbrücken, Germany) and at Simon Fraser University (B.C., Canada) and received her doctorate in Geography from Saarland University in 2002. Thereafter, she conducted several applied research projects at the Department of Geography in Saarbrücken and worked as freelance consultant. In 2010, Barbara Neumann joined the Coastal Risks and Sea-Level Rise Research Group in the Department of Geography at Kiel University and the Cluster of Excellence ‘The Future Ocean’ as postdoctoral research associate. She is further affiliated with the Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Research questions

The research of Barbara Neumann is concerned with specific issues and questions around human-environment interactions in coastal and marine areas, sustainable development of coastal social-ecological systems and vulnerability to effects such as sea-level rise. Current research questions include:

  • How can we conceptualize and assess sustainability of coastal regions?
  • What perception and views on environmental issues and sustainable development have stakeholders and experts? How can we include and account for these e.g. in integrated assessments?
  • What do the SDGs and the Agenda 2030 hold for ocean and coasts? How do we deal with interlinkages and trade-offs between goals, targets and the actual challenges coastal and marine areas are facing?
Current Research

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