Z. Vosberg MSc.

PhD Researcher

Summary

Zoe Vosberg has been employed at the IVM since October 2013 as a PhD student focusing on land use change interactions with climate change. As part of the LUC4C project and under supervision of Prof. dr. P. H. Verburg she will assess the influences of climate adaptation and mitigation processes on land use change with the aim of implementing these processes into land use modelling.

Zoe completed her Bachelor and Master in Physical Geography at the University of Kiel, Germany. She has a background in coastal geography, climate change impact analysis and natural hazard assessment. In her master thesis she modelled storm surge hazards in the Caribbean using Delft3D and conducted an exposure analysis for the coast of Puerto Rico.

Expertise

Spatial analysis (GIS), analysis of remotely sensed data, hydrological modelling, coastal risks, natural hazard assessment

Academic training

2013 – presentPhD student, Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 - 2013MSc. “Environmental Geography and Management”, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany
2007 – 2011BSc. “Geography”, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Professional employment history

2013Project work at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
2012Internship at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
2011Student assistant at the “Coastal Risk and Sea Level Rise” research group of the Future Ocean Excellence Cluster, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany
2010Internship at the “Land Ocean Interaction in the Coastal Zone“ (LOICZ) International Project Office at the Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
2010 – 2011Student assistant at the chair for “Coastal Geography and Climate Impact Research”, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany
2009Internship within the framework of the “Baltic Green Belt“ Project at the BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany), Kiel, Germany
2009 – 2010Student assistant at the chair for “Landscape Ecology and Geoinformation”, Christian Albrechts Universität zu Kiel, Germany