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Dr. Nico Stelljes

Dr. Nico Stelljes

Doctor of Natural Sciences
Environmental Scientist (Diplom-Umweltwissenschaftler)

Dr. Nico Stelljes is a Fellow at Ecologic Institute. His research interests include regional adaptation to climate change, integrated coastal zone management (ICZM), sustainability, transdisciplinarity, perceptions of climate change, and dissemination of scientific knowledge. He works in German and in English.

Dr. Nico Stelljes is member of the project "Reducing nutrient loadings from agricultural soils to the Baltic Sea via groundwater and streams" (Soils2Sea). Within the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) he is part of a project on Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe (BASE) and a project on Resilience-Increasing Strategies for Coasts (RISC-KIT). 

Dr. Nico Stelljes was involved in the Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast (RADOST) project team, which was coordinated by Ecologic Institute Berlin. RADOST was one of seven model regions in Germany that were supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), through the funding initiative KLIMZUG (Managing Climate Change in the Regions for the Future). There he focused on the indentification and transfer of best practices in climate adaptation measures in a national and international context. He was also involved in the transdisciplinary communication process within the RADOST project focus areas of the German Baltic Coast. Within the project, he published reports detailing a survey among stakeholders in the Baltic region  (RADOST-Report No. 13) and another describing international examples of climate change adaptation (RADOST-Report No. 19). In addition to the RADOST project, Dr. Nico Stelljes worked on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) in the German project Coordination of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation on the German Coast (KüstenKlima).

Before joining Ecologic Institute, Dr. Nico Stelljes worked at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, where he participated in various projects such as the project Zukunft Küste – Coastal Futures. Within this project, he began writing his doctoral thesis, entitled "The Impact of Demography Change on Sustainability Aspects in a Coastal Region" [pdf, 4.9 MB, German]. He completed his doctoral degree at the Geographical Institute of the University of Hamburg (Germany) in 2012.

Dr. Nico Stelljes studied environmental science at Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany) with a focus on ecology and landscape planning. His thesis focused on sand replenishment as a coastal protection strategy on the island of Sylt.