Dr. Maike Petersen

Office: Czernyring 22/10-12, room 446
Tel.: 06221.477.796
Fax: 06221.477.769
Since 02/2022 

Research Associate at the Department of Geography at Heidelberg University of Education


Graduation (Dr. rer. nat.) in the field of Geography at Heidelberg University

Dissertation: "Producing charcoal in a sub-Saharan dryland: The case of Pokot Central, Kenya"

01/2017 – 09/2020 

Research Associate and Doctoral Candidate at the South Asia Institute (SAI), Heidelberg University

Research Focus: Social and ecological effects of charcoal production in sub-Saharan Africa.

10/2013 – 03/2016 

M.Sc. Geography of Global Change, Freiburg University

Thesis: “Influence of different aerial datasets on the characterization of vertical and horizontal forest stand structures"

10/2008 – 07/2013 

B.Sc. Geography, Würzburg University

Thesis: "Influence of environmental parameters on beetle populations in the Bavarian Forest National Park"

Research Focus: 
  • Human-Environment Interactions
  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Regional Focus: Kenya
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