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Daniela Kleinschmit


Prof. Dr. Daniela Kleinschmit
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Since 12/2014  

Professor  for Forest and Environmental Policy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg


6/2010- 11/2014

Assoc. Professor for Forest policy at the SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) in Uppsala



Docentship at SLU in the area of Forest management focused on forest policy


02/2008 – 05/2010

Assistant Professor for forest policy at SLU


07/2007 – 02/2008

Research Associate in the project „Agricultural policy between oath dependency and path creation“ (funded by the DFG) at the Chair  of Agricultural policy at the University of Göttingen


12/2003- 02/2008

Leader of the Junior research group   “Globaler Walddiskurs –Zwischen Medien und Wissenschaft” (u.a. Volkswagenstiftung) at the Institute of forest policy, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Universityof Göttingen


03/2003 – 12/2003

Researcher within the Junior research group “AgChange. Konflikte der Agrarwende” at the University of Hamburg



PhD thesis “Contribution of the Media to political success. Forestry and Nature conservation in the Forest Policy field" (Degree with  Summa Cum Laude)


09/1998 – 02/2003

PhD candidate at the Institute for Forest Policy, University of Göttingen


01/2000 - 12/2001

Scholarship holder from the Lower Saxony Graduate fund 


12/1999 – 07/2000

Research project on red listed species- financed through the Federal Office of Nature conservation



Research Associate at the Institute of Socio-Economics at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna


10/1993 – 08/1998

Studies in forest sciences at the University of Göttingen


03/1998 – 02/2003

Studies in social sciences, focus on Policy and Communication science 


Research area


My research is both problem-oriented as well as applied and theory oriented. 

Research areas include:

  • Policy research in the field of land use, in particular forestry, agriculture, climate and nature conservation
  • Relations of land use policies at different levels
  • Policy integration
  • Policy and media communication in the field of forestry and environmental policy
  • Democratization, participation and discourse research
  • Sustainability Research e.g. In the bioeconomy sector




  • Forestry and environmental policy
  • International Forest Governance
  • Communication and public relations
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