Team

Management Board and Department Heads

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Jörg Schramek, Dipl.-Ing. agr.

Managing Director,
Head of Department I

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 14
schramek[at]ifls.de

  • Evaluation of rural development programmes
  • Policy impact assessment
  • Consultation on the further development of agricultural policy instruments
  • Socio-economics of nature conservation-oriented regional development
  • Organic farming
  • Agriculture in conurbations
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Simone Sterly, Dipl.-Ing. agr.

Head of Department II


+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 15
sterly[at]ifls.de

  • Policy analyses and advice on agricultural and rural development policy
  • Socio-economic analyses
  • Transdisciplinary research and participatory approaches to organic and sustainable agriculture
  • Innovation and knowledge processes in agriculture
  • Governance and cooperation
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Ulrich Gehrlein, Dr.-Ing.

Head of Department III


+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 17
gehrlein[at]ifls.de

  • Sustainable regional development and regional management
  • Evaluation of rural development programmes
  • Socio-economics of nature conservation-oriented regional development
  • Sustainability reports and sustainability indicators
  • Organisational development and moderation

Staff

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Britta Düsterhaus,
M. Sc.

Assistant to the management,
Research Associate

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 10
duesterhaus[at]ifls.de

  • Nature conservation-oriented regional development
  • Environmental education and education for sustainable development
  • Large protected areas
  • Moderation and event management
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Nicola v. Kutzleben,
Dipl.-Geogr.

Research Associate
 

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 11
vonkutzleben[at]ifls.de

  • Integrated rural development
  • Structural change in rural areas
  • Promotion of innovative and sustainable processes
  • Creative event management
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Christoph Mathias,
M.A.

Research Associate
 

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 16
mathias[at]ifls.de

  • Rregional development
  • Climate protection and renewable energies
  • Governance approaches
  • E-Learning


     
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Heike Nitsch,
Dipl.-Geoökol.

Research Associate


+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 13
nitsch[at]ifls.de

  • Analysis and evaluation of land use management measures
  • Biodiversity and sustainable land use
  • Policy impact assessment
     
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Holger Pabst,
Dr. rer. nat.

Research Associate

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 24
pabst[at]ifls.de

  • Analysis and evaluation of CAP and EAFRD programmes
  • Biodiversity promotion
  • Environmental protection



     
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Sarah Peter,
Dipl.-Soz.

Research Associate

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 19
peter[at]ifls.de

  • Rural development policy of the federal states, the national government and the EU
  • Integrated rural development
  • Urban and regional development and planning processes
  • Urban-rural relations
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Bettina Spengler,
M. Sc.

Research Associate

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 20
spengler[at]ifls.de

  • Evaluation of rural development programmes
  • Agricultural farm analyses
  • Cost-benefit analyses of agricultural measures
  • Climate impact adjustments and costs
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Christiane Steil,
Dipl.-Ing.

Research Associate

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 18
steil[at]ifls.de

  • Sustainable regional development
  • Large protected areas
  • Demographic change
  • Climate protection
  • Change management
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Peter Franz
 

Financial management and
administration

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 10
franz[at]ifls.de

  • Financial management
  • Administration





     

Research Assistants

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Charlotte Behrmann
M. Sc.

Research Assistant

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 10
behrmann[at]ifls.de

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Lisa Gebhard
B. A.

Research Assistant

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 25
gebhard[at]ifls.de

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Corinna Saß
B. Sc.

Research Assistant

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 12
sass[at]ifls.de

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Svea Thietje
M.A.

Research Assistant

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 16
thietje[at]ifls.de

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Carla Wember
M. Sc.

Research Assistant

+49 (0)69 / 972 6683 10
wember[at]ifls.de