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Dr. Vera Tekken

Head / Scientific Coordinator Leibniz Research Alliance "Food & Nutrition"

Department: Leibniz Research Alliance Food & Nutrition

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Research areas

Scientific Coordinator of the Leibniz Research Alliance "Sustainable Food Production & Healthy Nutrition"

Key activities

  • Head of the organisation's office
  • Science management and knowledge transfer
  • Support for training and career development of researchers
  • guidance & councelling of third party funding
  • Coordination and management of inter- and transdisciplinary research
  • Public relations
  • Strategic networking
  • Science communication (public & politics)
  • Internationalization

 

Overall aim of the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition':

  • Development of scientifically founded solutions for a sustainable global food system transformation
  • Development of food protein security under the conditions of climate change
  • Scientific progress of large-scale simulations of complex interactions between crop and livestock production, trade, land use, and climate change
  • Identifying and solving trade-offs between environmental and resouce protection, climate change and food security

 

Research topics of the Leibniz Research Alliance 'Food and Nutrition': 

  • Future of agriculture and nutrition (i.a. digitalization and Artificial Intelligence)
  • Sustainable food system transformation
  • Alternative protein sources for food and feed 
  • Rural areas under structural and climate change 
  • Sustainable Circular Economy(ies)  
  • Provision of knowledge-based solutions for a sustainable food system across the supply chain

Scientific activities

2020

Guest Editor Open Access Journal "Sustainability" (MDPI)

Seit 2018

Mitglied im Strategischen Beirat des Clusters "Ernährungswirtschaft" der Wirtschaftsförderung Brandenburg WFBB

Seit März 2017 

Projektgutachterin HORIZON2020 (Societal Challenges)

Seit Mai 2016 

Projektgutachterin für BMBF-Fördermaßnahmen zu Umwelt- und Nachhaltigkeitsthemen

Seit November 2015

Wissenschaftliche Beraterin DFG und DKN Future Earth zum Thema „Nachhaltige Intensivierung landwirtschaftlicher Produktion - sozialökologische Lösungen auf regionaler Ebene"

Seit Mai 2014 

Wissenschaftliche Beraterin für 3ie International Initiative for Impact Evaluation -GIZ-Projekt zu „Klimawandel, Anpassung und Biodiversität in Marokko (gemeinsam mit RWI - Leibniz-Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung Essen)

Seit Januar 2014 

Mitglied Early Career Scientists / German Committee FUTURE EARTH 

März 2014 

Moderation Konferenz-Session „Land Sharing vs. Land Sparing Debate: have we come closer to solve the dilemma? Global Land Project, 2nd Open Science Meeting, 19.-21. März 2014 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin 

März 2014 

Konzeption, Leitung und Moderation Experten-Workshop „Linkages between Cultural, Provisioning & Regulating Services in Rice Landscapes", LEGATO General Assembly, 12. März 2014, Ho-Ci-Minh-City, Vietnam 

September 2013 

Konzeption, Leitung und Moderation eines Alumni-Workshops im Rahmen einer DAAD-Graduiertenakademie zum Thema: „Nachhaltige Ressourcennutzung unter Transformationsbedingungen in Asien, 25.- 29.9.2013, Wandlitz 

Juni 2013 

Mitglied Experten-Panel IPBES - Weiterentwicklung des konzeptionellen Rahmenwerks für Biodiversität & Ökosystem-Dienstleistungen 

2010 – 2011 

Wissenschaftliche Beratung zur Durchführung einer internationalen Tagung von GIZ und BMZ „International Conference Water Resources and Climate Change in the MENA-Region: Adaptation, Mitigation, and Best Practices", 29.-30. April 2011, Berlin 

Seit 2007 

Gutachterin für Fachzeitschriften:  

Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer), Ecological Indicators (Elsevier), Ecosystem Services (Elsevier), Ecology & Society, Basic & Applied Ecology (Elsevier), Sustainability (MDPI), Water (MDPI), Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier), Tourism Management & Tourism Management Perspectives (Elsevier), World Development (Elsevier) 

2007 - 2010 

FÖJ-Seminarleiterin zum Thema „Klima und Energie" für die Stiftung Naturschutz Berlin 

2006 

Wiss. Beraterin zum Thema „Regionaler Klimawandel" für die Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Berlin 


Projects


Veröffentlichungen vor ATB-Zugehörigkeit

Peer-reviewed articles (ISI): 

Settele J., Spangenberg J.H., Heong, K.L., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Arida, G., Burkhard, B., BustamanteJ.V., Cabbigat, J., Canh, L.X., Catindig, J.L.A., Chien, H.V., Cuong, L.Q., Escalada, M., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Grossmann, S., Hadi, B.A.R., Hai, L.H., Harpke, A., Hass, A.L., Hirneisen, N., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Langerwisch, F., Magcale-Macandog, D.B., Manh, N.H.,  Marion, G., Marquez, L., Ott, J., Penev, L., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schmidt, A., Schrader, J., Schweiger, O., Seppelt, R., Sinh, N.V., Stoev, P., Stoll-Kleemann,S., Tekken, V., Thonicke, K., Trisyono, Y.A., Truong, D.T., Tuan, L.Q., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M. (2019): Rice Ecosystem Services in South-East Asia: The LEGATO Project, Its Approaches and Main Results with a Focus on Biocontrol Services. In: Schröter, M. et al. (eds): Atlas of Ecosystem Services, Chapter 57: 373-382. Springer, Cham.

Spangenberg, J.H., Beaurepaire, A.L., Bergmeier, E., Burkhard, B., Chien, H.V., Cuongh, L.Q., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Hai, L.H., Heong, K.L., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Kühn, I., Langerwisch, F., Marion, G., Moritz, R.F.A., Nguyen, Q.A., Ott, J., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Schmidt, A., Tekken, V., Thanh, T.D., Thonicke, K., Türke, M., Vaclavik, T., Vetterlein, D., Westphal, D., Wiemers, M., Settele, J. (2018). The LEGATO cross-disciplinary integrated ecosystem service research framework. An example of integrating research results from the analysis of global change impacts and the social, cultural and economic system dynamics of irrigated rice production. Paddy and Water Environment, 16: 287-319.

Spangenberg, J.H., Heong, K.L., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Nguyen, Q.A., Tekken, V., Troung, D.T., Türke, M., Settele, J. (2018). Doing what with whom? Stakeholder analysis in a large transdisciplinary research project in South-East Asia. Paddy and Water Environment 16: 321-337, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10333-018-0634-2.

Tekken, V., Spangenberg, J.H., Burkhard, B., Escalada, M., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Truong, D.T. & J. Settele (2017): ͞Things are different now: Farmer perceptions of cultural ecosystem of traditional rice landscapes in Vietnam and the Philippines, Ecosystem Services 25: 153-166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.04.010. 

Spangenberg, J.H., Beaurepaire, A.L., Bergmeier, E., Burkhard, B., Chien, H.V., Cuongh, L.Q., Görg, C., Hai, L.H., Heong, K.L., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Kühn, I., Langerwisch, F., Marion, G., Moritz, R.F.A., Quynh, A.N., Ott, J., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Schmidt, A., Tekken, V,, Truong, D.T., Thonicke, K., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M. & J. Settele (2017): Cross-disciplinary research results integrated into an ecosystem service framework. The LEGATO example of integrating research results from the analysis of global change impacts and social, cultural and economic system dynamics of irrigated rice production. Paddy and Water Environment: 1-33. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10333-017-0628-5.

Truong, D.T., Anh, N.T.Q., Anh, N.T.N., Ly, D.K.K., Spangenberg, J.H., Settele, J., Tekken, V., Rodríguez-Labajos, B. (2016): Policy Analysis Approaches in Implementing the Ecological Engineering in Vietnam: Experiences from LEGATO – An Interdisciplinary Project. VNU Journal of Science: Policy and Management Studies 32: 49-67.

Tekken, V. & S. Stoll-Kleemann (2015): Effects of socioeconomic transformation processes in traditional rice landscapes in Vietnam and in the Philippines, GEO-ÖKO 36 (3-4). 155-174. 

Tekken, V. & J.P. Kropp (2015): Sustainable Water Management - Perspectives for Tourism Development in north-eastern Morocco. Tourism Management Perspectives (16): 325-334, doi: 10.1016/j.tmp.2015.09.001. 

Settele, J., Spangenberg, H.J., Heong, K.L., Burkhard, B., Bustamante, J.V., Cabbigat, J., Van Chien, H., Escalada, M., Grescho, V., Hai, V., Harpke, A., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Kühn, I., Marquez, L., Schädler, M., Tekken, V., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Westphal, C. & M. Wiemers (2015): Agricultural landscapes and ecosystem services in South-East Asia—the LEGATO-Project. Basic and Applied Ecology, doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2015.10.003. 

Förster, J., Barkmann, J., Fricke, R., Hotes, S., Kleyer, M., Kobbe, S., Kübler, D., Rumbaur, C., Siegmund-Schultze, M., Seppelt, R., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Tekken, V., Václavík, T., & H. Wittmer (2015): Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions: a problem-oriented approach. Ecology and Society 20(3):31. http://dx.doi.org/10.5751/ES-07804-200331.

Spangenberg, J.H., Görg, C., Truong, D.T., Tekken, V., Bustamante, J.V. & J. Settele (2014): Provision of ecosystem services is determined by human agency, not ecosystem functions. Four case studies. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, 10(1): 40-53, doi: 10.1080/21513732.2014.884166. 

Görg, C., Spangenberg, J.H., Tekken, V., Burkhard, B., Truong, D.T., Escalada, M., Heong, K.L., Arida, G., Bustamante, J.V., Van Chien, H., Klotzbuecher, T., Marquez, L., Marxen, A., Manh, N.H., Van Sinh, N., Villareal, S. & J. Settele (2014): Engaging local knowledge within biodiversity research: experiences from large inter- and transdisciplinary projects. Special Issue in Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Vol. 39(4), doi: 10.1179/0308018814Z.00000000095. 

Tekken, V., Costa, L. & J.P. Kropp (2013): Increasing pressure, declining water and climate change in northeastern Morocco. Journal of Coastal Conservation 17: 379-388, doi: 10.1007/s11852-013-0234-7. 

Roebeling, P.C., Costa, L., Magalhães-Filho, L. & V. Tekken (2013): Ecosystem service value losses from coastal erosion in Europe: historical trends and future projections. Journal of Coastal Conservation 17(3), doi: 10.1007/s11852-013-0235-6. 

Tekken, V. & Kropp, J.P. (2012): Climate-driven or human-induced: indicating severe water scarcity in the Moulouya River Basin (Morocco). Water 4(4):959-982, doi: 10.3390/w4040959. 

Grothmann, T., Daschkeit, A., Felgentreff, C., Görg, C., Horstmann, B., Scholz, I. & V. Tekken (2011): Anpassung an den Klimawandel – Potenziale sozialwissenschaftlicher Forschung in Deutschland. GAIA 20(2): 84-90. 

Sissoko, K., van Keulen, H., Verhagen, J., Tekken, V. & A. Battaglini (2011): Agriculture, livelihoods and climate change in the West African Sahel. Regional Environmental Change (11): S119-125, doi: 10.1007/s10113- 010-0164-y. 

Tekken, V., Costa, L. & J.P. Kropp (2009): Assessing the regional impacts of climate change on economic sectors in the low-lying coastal zone of Mediterranean Morocco. Journal of Coastal Research SI 56, 272-276. 

Costa, L., Tekken, V. & J.P. Kropp (2009): Threat of sea-level rise: costs and benefits of adaptation in the European Union Coastal Countries. Journal of Coastal Research SI 56: 223-227. 

Eisenack, K., Tekken, V. & J.P. Kropp (2007): Stakeholder Perceptions of Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region. Coastline Reports 8: 245-255. 

Weitere Veröffentlichungen: 

Delzeit, R., Lewandowski, I., Arslan, A., Cadisch, G., Erisman, J.W., Ewert, F., Klein, A.M., von Haaren, C., Lotze-Campen, H., Mauser, W., Plieninger, T., Ratjen, A., Tekken, V., Wolters, V. & N. Brüggemann (2018): How the sustainable intensification of agriculture can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Working Paper No. 18/1. German Committee Future Earth. Stuttgart/Kiel.

Tekken, V. & Settele, J. (2014): Instrumente zur nachhaltigen Agrarlandschafts-Optimierung: Ecological Engineering als Ansatz zur Konstruktion nachhaltiger Agrarlandschaften in Reisanbaugebieten SüdostAsiens. In: Anthologie „Welche Natur brauchen wir? Anthropologische Dimensionen des Umgangs mit Natur. G. Hartung und T. Kirchhoff (Hg.), Freiburg, Alber: 173-186. 

Settele, J., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Arida, G., Bergmeier, E., Burkhard, B., Bustamante, J.V., Dao Thanh, T., Escalada, M., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Ho Van, C., Heong, K.L., Hirneisen, N., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Klotzbücher, T., Marion, G., Marquez, L., Marxen, A., Moritz, R., Müller, F., Nguyen Van, S., Ott, J., Penevǀ, L., Rodriguez‐Labajos, B., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Seppelt, R., Stoev, P., Tscharntke, T., Tekken, V., Thonicke, K., Vetterlein, D., Vidal, S., Villareal, S., Weisser, W.W., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M., & J.H. Spangenberg (2013): Kulturlandschaftsforschung in Südostasien – das LEGATO‐Projekt. Berichte. Geographie und Landeskunde 87(3): 315-323. Selbstverlag Deutsche Akademie für Landeskunde e.V., Leipzig.

Tekken, V. (2012): Sozialwissenschaftliches Teilprojekt der Universität Greifswald im LEGATO-Projekt: Erforschung, Bewertung und Vergleich kultureller Ökosystemdienstleistungen in Südost-Asien. Rundbrief Geographie 234: 18-20.

Kropp, J.P., Roithmeier, O., Hattermann, F., Rachimow, C., Lüttger, A., Wechsung, F., Lasch, P., Christiansen, E.S., Reyer, C., Suckow, F., Gutsch, M., Holsten, A., Kartschall, T., Wodinski, M., Hauf, Y., Conradt, T., Österle, H., Walther, C., Lissner, T., Lux, N., Tekken, V., Ritchie, S., Kossak, J., Klaus, M., Costa, L., Vetter, T. & M. Klose (2010): Klimawandel in Sachsen-Anhalt - Verletzlichkeiten gegenüber den Folgen des Klimawandels. Abschlussbericht des Potsdam-Instituts für Klimafolgenforschung. Studie im Auftrag des MLU Sachsen-Anhalt. Potsdam. 

Förster, H., Sterzel, T., Kropp, J. P., Costa, L., Lissner, T., Lux, N., Moneo, M., Niemeyer, I., Pape, C., Pradhan, P., Tekken, V., Weiss, T. & M. Wrobel (2009): CI:grasp - Climate Impacts: Global and Regional Adaptation Support Platform. Poster at World Climate Conference 3, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Kropp J. P. & V. Tekken (2008): Der globale Klimawandel: Was kommt auf die Landwirtschaft zu? Lohnunternehmen: Dienstleistung im ländlichen Raum 63(6): 16-19. 

Kropp J. P. & V. Tekken (2008): Der globale Klimawandel: Auf dem Weg in eine neue Eiszeit? Lohnunternehmen: Dienstleistung im ländlichen Raum 63(3): 47-49. 

Kropp J. P. & V. Tekken (2008): Der globale Klimawandel: Wie geht es weiter? Lohnunternehmen: Dienstleistung im ländlichen Raum 63(4): 65-67.

 Tekken V. & H. Förster (2007): From Crumbling Catatonia to Creative Collectivity. Position Paper for the European Climate Forum (ECF) Annual Conference 2007, 26-27 March, Berlin.

Tekken V. (2001): Brandenburgs ländliche Räume. In: H. Kleger (Ed.): Gemeinsam Einsam. Die Region Berlin-Brandenburg. LIT Verlag, Munster: 193-205.


Curriculum Vitae

since 11/2017

Science Management
Leibniz Research Alliance "Sustainable Agricultural Production and Healthy Nutrition" 

01/2017 - 10/2017

Department Head "General Policy and Sustainability"
Federal  Association of the German Bioethanol Industry (BDBe)

05/2011 - 12/2016

Research Fellow/PostDoc 
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-University of Greifswald, Germany, Institute for Geography, Dpt. “Sustainability Science & Applied Geography”  
Responsible researcher for socio-ecological part in project on sustainable land management: 'LEGATO – land-use intensity and ecological engineering – assessment tools for risks and opportunities in irrigated rice-based production systems' in South-East Asia (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF, project runtime 2011-2016) 

05/2007 - 04/2011 

Research Fellow
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK e.V.), Germany, 
Dpt. “Climate Impacts & Vulnerability” 
Responsible researcher for interdisciplinary project on climate change and adaptation in Morocco: ACCMA (Adaptation aux Changements Climatiques au Maroc, funded by UK Department for International Development DFID)  

04/2006 - 04/2011

Freelance Lecturer 
University of Potsdam, Institute for Geography; Dpt. “Regional Sciences” 
Conceptualization and conduction of university seminars on climate change impacts and adaptation 

10/2004 - 04/2007 

Research Fellow 
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK e.V.), Germany, 
Dpt. “Global Change & Social Systems” & Climate Analitics gGmbH
Topics: Sectoral impacts of regional climate change; stakeholder dialogues on climate policies’ for the ECF European Climate Forum   

09/2004 - 10/2004

Joint Spatial Planning Department of the Länder Berlin and Brandenburg (GL), Ministry for Agriculture, Environmental Protection and Regional Planning of the federal state Brandenburg, Germany