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Dr Florian Gollnow

Research Associate


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I am interested in the impact of environmental policies on nature conservation, agricultural development, and livelihoods. Currently, I investigate the effects of corporate zero-deforestation supply chain commitments in the Brazilian soybean sector. With this work, I contribute to a more precise understanding of current initiatives for forest conservation, and the development of more effective policies to reduce tropical deforestation. In my work, I apply spatial analysis, econometric modeling, and statistics to analyze large spatial and temporal datasets.

I received my Ph.D. from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where I investigated interactions of land-use change (i.e., soybean and cattle ranching), environmental policies, and tropical deforestation in Brazil. Following, I was awarded a two-year Postdoctoral-Fellowship at the Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), University of Maryland. Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

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