Stefan Partelow

Stefan is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Germany, where he also jointly completed his Ph.D. in 2018 in Political Science at Jacobs University. His research focuses on environmental governance, with a focus on marine and coastal systems in the global tropics. He is interested in how communities resolve collective action problems through institutional development and change over time, and the social-ecological interconnections that reveal themselves in that work. He is also interested in the challenges in doing interdisciplinary research, and over-thinking the systemic issues in the science system that hinder change and progress towards that type of research we arguably need to inform sustainability transformations in practice.

Stefan currently lives in Bonn, Germany. With roots in California and Sweden, he spends most of his free time with his wife and son outside or in the kitchen, listening to other podcasts, playing his acoustic guitar, following professional surfing and trying to find time for meditation and exercise.

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