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Julian Neef

Postgraduate Researcher

Julian’s current PhD research focuses on integrated land and water management policies across scales and their impact on local institutional arrangements in West Africa. Julian is especially interested in how global trends and dynamics affect local realities. He is supervised by Jeremy Allouche and Shilpi Srivastava in the Resource Politics and Environmental Change Cluster.

Julian holds a B.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences and a M.Sc. in Agricultural Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics from the University of Hohenheim. During his masters, he focused on rural development policies and institutions, and natural resource use. Using a livelihoods perspective, his master thesis research was on land conflicts and forced displacement in the context of infrastructure development in Cambodia. In 2018 he attended a DAAD funded excursion ‘Land Use Systems of Peru- Sustainability and Socio-Economic Dynamics under Global Change’ in Peru.