Lina Röschel works at Ecologic Institute as a Transatlantic Fellow. Her main focus is projects related to biodiversity conservation, water management, and adaptation to climate change. Her native language is German, and she is also fluent in English and has good knowledge of French.
At Ecologic Institute, Lina Röschel is predominantly active in the project Knowledge, Assessment, and Management for Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Across EU Policies (AQUACROSS), a Horizon 2020 project that aims to support the European Union's (EU) efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services. As such, AQUACROSS seeks to advance knowledge and application of ecosystem-based management (EBM) for aquatic ecosystems to support the achievement of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets.
Prior to joining Ecologic Institute, Lina Röschel worked as a student assistant at the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) in the project Trans-SEC, a project supported by the funding initiative "Securing the Global Food Supply-GlobE", with the specific objective to improve the food situation for the most vulnerable rural poor population in Tanzania. During her internship at the NewClimate Institute in Berlin, Lina Roeschel advanced her knowledge in global climate policy and was co-author on the Greenpeace-commissioned report on Germany’s current deficiencies in accomplishing the targets signed in the Paris Agreement [pdf, 865 kB, German]. At an internship at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in the Division for Sustainable Development, Policy Analysis Branch she was part of the team writing the Global Sustainable Development Report 2016 (GSDR) and had the opportunity to assist during the signing of the Paris Agreement and to submit her own policy brief Individual Perception of Environmental Change as Supplement to Big Data [pdf, 90 kB, English] to guide the GSDR in policy action.
Lina Röschel completed her Master of Science in Physical Geography of Human-Environment-Systems at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin, Germany) in 2016. She wrote her dissertation within the project Trans-SEC on the topic of perception of environmental changes in rural farmers in Tanzania and its subsequent effect on food security and water availability. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography with a minor in economics from HU Berlin, during which she spent a semester abroad at New York University in 2013. Her bachelor's dissertation discusses the advantages and limits of marine protected areas as a management tool in the face of the tragedy of the commons, a topic she is still very passionate about today.