Deutsch Intern

Alexandra Bell, M.Sc. & M.Phil.

Department of Remote Sensing

   +49 (0)931-31-88811
   +49 (0)931-31-888110

Institute for Geography und Geology
Department for Remote Sensing
Oswald-Külpe-Weg 86
97074 Würzburg

Cambus Hubland Nord
Building 86
Room 1.004

upon request

PhD student at the Department of Remote Sensing, Julius-Maximilians Universität Würzburg

Topic: Remote sensing in the realm of policy and decision-making and their interactions with the environment

Research interests: interdisciplinary approaches of human-environmental interactions; trade-off analysis; policy & decision making (from global to regional scale, e.g. international goals and commitments such as SDGs and CAP, protected areas); sustainable (resource / land) development; nature / biodiversity conservation; climate change

since 08/2019
Scientist at the Department of Remote Sensing

11/2017 – 07/2019
Personal Advisor to Ulrike Höfken, Minister of Environment, Energy, Food and Forest (MUEEF), RLP

06 – 10/2017
Scientific Assistant (temporary, part time), Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F), Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • Support outlining and writing a project and grant proposal for the German Research Foundation
  • Topic: biogeography & community ecology of island birds
  • Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Katrin Böhning-Gaese and Dr. Christian Hof, BiK-F

05 – 09/2017
State officer at the Nature Park Dahme-Heideseen, Landesamt für Umwelt, Brandenburg 

  • Consultant for contractual nature conservation
  • Strategic management of (sustainable) land use
  • Implementation of agricultural support programs
  • Environmental awareness and education projects

2014 – 2017
Junior scientist, Group Ecosystems and Global Change, University of Cambridge

Master of Philosophy in Biology - Thesis: „Conserving biodiversity with market-based instruments: The effects of woodland management schemes on butterflies”

06 – 08/2013
Student assistant in the summer school AniMove 2013, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell

2012 – 2013
Student assistant in the project REGECON, University of Bayreuth, Germany

  • Conducted a cost-benefit analysis by means of farm surveys for biogas
  • Designed the survey; organised, conducted and supervised interviews with farmers

2010 – 2013
Master of Science in Global Change Ecology, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Master thesis:
“Application of behavioural change point analysis and species distribution models in conservation”
Performed at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Radolfzell, under the supervision of Dr. Kamran Safi and Dr. Martin Wegmann.

11/2009 – 05/2010
Language studies: Spanisch, Madrid (Spain)

2005 – 2009
Bachelor of Science in Biology with subsidiary field Chemistry, Humboldt University, Berlin


05 – 08/2012
Internship at the GIS-lab of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, USA
Besides others, investigated and reported on the impact of socioeconomic status of villages on deforestation rates in a sanctuary in Myanmar.

03 – 05/2012
Internship with Dr. Hermann Ott, speaker for international climate politics of Bündnis90/Die Grünen, German Federal Parliament, Berlin

02 – 03/2012
Internship in scientific journalism at the European Office of Nature Publishing Group, Munich

08 – 10/2011
Internship with the Global Change and Ecosystem Dynamics group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa

06 – 09/2010
Internship with Group Sustainability at the Deutsch Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main

06 – 08/2009
Internship at the department IG I5 "Environment and Traffic", Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Berlin