Franziska Lehmann (née Stuke) had been a Researcher at Ecologic Institute from 2010 to 2013, focusing on marine policy and climate change adaptation in coastal regions. She also conducted research on the management of natural marine resources and environmental developments in the Arctic and Antarctic region. She works in German and English and is also fluent in Dutch.
At Ecologic Institute Franziska Lehmann performed research on topics of European maritime policy. For the Baltic Sea Region Programme of the European Union (EU), she was working on the project Baltadapt that forsees the development of an action plan for the climate change adaptation strategy for the entire Baltic Sea region. She was also a member of the project team Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Coast (RADOST), which is coordinated by Ecologic Institute.
Previously, she contributed to a report on international approaches to the integrated assessment of aquatic ecosystems under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) for the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) and was involved in the development of a concept for sustainable (individual) tourism in Antarctica. As part of the project CALAMAR (Cooperation Across the Atlantic for Marine Governance Integration), she supported the working group on marine spatial planning. She also was involved in the study Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment.
Before starting as a Researcher, Franziska Lehmann completed an internship at Ecologic Institute as part of her master’s program, focusing on the Water Framework Directive, the MSFD, and the issue of eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.
Franziska Lehmann holds a master’s degree in marine biology from the University of Groningen (Netherlands). During her studies, she specialized in science in business and policy. She also received her bachelor’s degree in marine biology and ecology from the University of Groningen. During her studies, she took courses at Radboud University Nijmegen and Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Franziska Lehmann conducted her master's research at the Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies (IMARES). She presented her results at the 2009 Annual Science Conference of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).