Dr. Sören Köpke

Postdoctoral researcher and lecturer

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Köpke, Sören
Steinstr. 19
37213 Witzenhausen
Kloster, 1120A

Sören Köpke is a political scientist. He was awarded a PhD (Dr.rer.pol.) from Technische Universität Braunschweig in 2018 for a dissertation on drought, development and environmental conflicts. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and English and American Studies from Leibniz University Hannover and studied at National University of Ireland, Galway. His research focuses on social-ecological dynamics of agriculture and the international policy of environmental change. In this context, he conducted field research on several occasions, mostly in Sri Lanka. Sören Köpke taught bachelor- and master-level courses at the Institute of Social Sciences, TU Braunschweig, in climate policy, political ecology, water management and international relations from 2012 to 2016.  Sören Köpke also works as a TV journalist in Hannover, Germany.

Since April 2018, Sören Köpke has been a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the Section for International Agricultural Policy and Environmental Governance. His current research is on biodiversity policy, wildlife management, and environmental governance.

Se­lec­ted pub­lic­a­tions

Köpke, S. (2019). Territorializing Chinese Inner Asia. IQAS – International Quarterly for Asian Studies, 50(1-2)

Köpke, S. (2018). The Political Ecology of Drylands. Drought, development, and environmental conflict. Münster: LIT Verlag

Köpke, S. (2018). Sri Lanka: Rekonfiguration des Singhalesischen Nationalismus? ASIEN, 147 (April 2018) 

Köpke, S. ,Withanachchi, S.S., Withanachchi, C.R., Pathiranage, R. & A. Ploeger (2018). So- cial–ecological dynamics in irrigated agriculture in dry zone Sri Lanka: a political ecology. Sustainable Water Resource Management, February 7, 2018.

Köpke, S. ,Withanachchi, S.S., Withanachchi, C.R., Pathiranage, R. & A. Ploeger (2014). Cross-scale Dynamics in Dry Zonal Paddy Cultivation in Mahaweli River Basin, Sri Lanka: An Analysis of Spatial and Temporal Climate Change impacts in Water Resource Management. Climate, 2(2)