Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Department für Agrarökonomie

Dr. Katrin Daedlow


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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Department für Agrarökonomie
Fachgebiet Agrar- und Ernährungspolitik
Philippstraße 13 - Haus 12, Raum 29
D-10115 Berlin

Tel.: +49 (0)30 2093 46313
Fax:  +49 (0)30 2093 46321

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Research interests | Publications


Research interests

  • Governance of resilient agricultural systems (land, soil, and fisheries management)
  • Actors’ and systems-based analyses of agricultural policies, in particular in the context of the bioeconomy and sustainable development
  • Interdisciplinary theory development of institutional policy analysis and resilience thinking
  • Comparative case study strategy
  • Socially responsible research processes for sustainability transformations

Work experience

  • 01/2015 – 12/2017
    Postdoctoral researcher at Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e.V., Research Group “Sustainability Impact Assessment”

  • 01/2011 – 12/2014
    Researcher at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Division of Resource Economics
  • 08/2008 – 12/2008
    Visiting Scholar at “The Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis” at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • 05/2006 – 12/2010
    Researcher at Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Department Biology and Ecology of Fishes
  • 10/2002 – 02/2006
    Researcher at University of Greifswald, Department of Political Science


  • Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences (Dr. rer. agr.), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Diploma in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin

Awards, Honors and Scholarships

  • 2018
    Participation in the DFG Junior Researchers Academy “Agricultural ecosystem research and crop production”
  • Since 2017
    Co-speaker of the Early Career Scientists in Future Earth
  • 2016
    2nd-best Paper Award by the GAIA Editoral Board
  • 2003
    DAAD-Grant for specialized courses for the ECPR Summer School in Colchester, Essex

Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journals

  • Daedlow, K., Lemke, N., and K. Helming. Arable Land Tenancy and Soil Quality in Germany: Contesting Theory with Empirics (2018), Sustainability, 10:2880.
  • Helming, K., Daedlow, K., Paul, C., Techen, A.-K., Bartke, S., Kaiser, D., Wollschläger, U., and H.-J. Vogel (2018). Managing Soil Functions for a Sustainable Bioeconomy – Assessment Framework and State of the Art, Land Degradation and Development 1-15.
  • Vogel, H.-J., Bartke, S., Daedlow, K., Helming, K., Kögel-Knabner, I., Lang, B., Rabot, E., Russell, D., Stößel, B., Weller, U., Wiesmeier, M., and U. Wollschläger (2018). A systemic approach for modelling soil functions, SOIL, 4: 83-92.
  • Arlinghaus, R., Alós, J., Beardmore, B., Daedlow, K., et al. 2017. Understanding and managing freshwater recreational fisheries as complex adaptive social-ecological systems, Reviews in Fisheries Science & Aquaculture, 25(1):1-41.
  • Daedlow, K., Podhora, A., Winkelmann, M., Kopfmüller, J., Walz, R., and K. Helming (2016). Socially responsible research processes for sustainability transformation: an integrated assessment framework, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 23:1-11.
  • Helming, K., Ferretti, J., Daedlow, K., Podhora, A., Kopfmüller, K., Winkelmann, M., Bertling, J., and R. Walz (2016). Forschen für nachhaltige Entwicklung – Kriterien für gesellschaftlich verantwortliche Forschungsprozesse, GAIA 25(3):161–165. (2nd-best paper 2016 awarded by the GAIA editorial board)
  • Theobald, T., Daedlow, K. and J. Kern (2015). Assessing farm structural factors for phosphorous availability in agricultural land in Northeast Germany. Soil Use and Management 31 (Sep):350-357.
  • Daedlow, K., Beckmann, V., Schlüter, M. and R. Arlinghaus (2013). Explaining institutional persistence, adaptation, and transformation in East German recreational-fisheries governance after the German reunification in 1990, Ecological Economics, 96:36-50.
  • Daedlow, K., Beckmann, V., and R. Arlinghaus (2011). Assessing an adaptive cycle in a social system under external pressure to change: the importance of intergroup relations in recreational fisheries governance, Ecology and Society 16(2):3.
  • Van Porten, B., Arlinghaus, R., Daedlow, K., and S. Haertel-Borer (2011). Social-ecological interactions, management panaceas and the future of wild fish populations, PNAS 108(34):12554-12559.
  • Fleischman, F.D., Boenning, K., Garcia-Lopez, G.A., Mincey, S., Schmitt-Harsh, M., Daedlow, K., Lopez, M.C., Basurto, X., Fischer, B., and E. Ostrom (2010). Disturbance, response, and persistence in self-organized forested communities: analysis of robustness and resilience in five communities in southern Indiana, Ecology and Society 15(4):9.
  • Daedlow, K. (2015). Institutional Change and Persistence in German Recreational-Fisheries Governance in Response to External and Internal Challenges. (Institutional Change in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vol. 53, Ed. by V. Beckmann und K. Hagedorn). Aachen: Shaker.