Dr. rer. pol. (Doctor of Economics), Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany.

M.A. Political Science (major), English Studies (minor), Communication and Media Sciences (minor), University of Leipzig, Germany.


Kevin Grecksch is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies. He is a social scientist who specialises in water governance and climate change adaptation. His research interests include water governance, climate change adaptation, governance of societal transformation processes, property rights and natural resources, sustainability, ecological economics and the governance of sustainable bioenergy supply chains. His work at the CSLS is part of the multidisciplinary MaRIUS project that engages legal scholars, economists, human geographers, hydrologists, and climate scientists in the development of a more risk-based approach to governance of drought.

Prior to joining the CSLS, Kevin was post-doctoral researcher and projects coordinator at the University of Oldenburg’s Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Research (COAST) and managing projects on sustainable bioenergy supply chains and marine energy potentials. In 2013, Kevin was visiting researcher at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Before joining COAST, he was doctoral student and lecturer in Ecological Economics at the University of Oldenburg's Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, where he worked on the governance of climate change adaptation. His teaching included issues such as environmental policy and politics, corporate environmental and sustainability strategies, property rights and natural resources and practical projects in sustainability.

Kevin is a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance Project. The Earth System Governance Project brings together a large network of social scientists interested in global environmental change and its governance challenges

Kevin is also a member of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) and the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE). Both organsisations are dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social, and economic systems for the mutual well-being of nature and people. In 2010 Kevin was conference manager for the ISEE 2010 Conference on "Advancing Sustainbility in a Time of Crisis hosting more than 800 participants in Oldenburg and Bremen, Germany.


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water governance; climate change adaptation; property rights and natural resources; governance of societal transformation processes; sustainability; ecological economics

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