SERSD student 2019-2021




Profile summary

  • Mixed methods
  • GIS Analysis
  • Adaptive & collaborative governance
  • Environmental perception
  • Urban ecology & planning
  • Planetary Boundaries
  • Arctic/Latin America

Stephan Huber’s research interests include human perception of the environment and environmental governance

Motivated by his curiosity in the questions of 1) how perception of and knowledge about the environment differ between different people, societies, institutional entities, and 2) how this environment can be governed in a way that is sustainable, resilient and just, Huber wants to continue exploring these topics at SRC. From prior experience, he has a regional interest in Latin America and the Arctic.

Huber holds a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Geography with a minor in Sociology from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich). His bachelor thesis focused on urban ecology and Ecosystem Services, reflecting on how considering the concept of Ecosystem Services could alter urban planning. Other courses covered topics like environmental management, human-environmental relations, urban geography and provided a broad overview of both physical and human geography. During his exchange studies at Charles University in Prague, Czechia, he gained insight in participation processes and into the context of Migration, Development and Environment.

He has also studied the master programme of Human Geography at Stockholm University, where he got to know social theory and research design. Throughout his studies he used GIS, environmental remote sensing, quantitative and qualitative analysis to conduct field work and research. His practical background was formed by working in the field of regional development and planning. More recently he worked as a student research assistant at the Department of Geography at LMU Munich in a project investigating on impacts of climate change and land use change in catchment areas on lakes.

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