I provide consultancy services such as literature reviews and scientific advice for a better understanding of current conditions and the formulation of tailored recommendations. My expertise includes the design, implementation and evaluation of stakeholder mapping, questionnaires and interviews (structured, semi-structured, open, oral/ life history), focus group discussions, and policy analyses. I am especially interested in inter- and transdisciplinary methods.
Core Research Themes
Biodiversity conservation, Environmental perceptions, behavior change, natural resource management, human-wildlife conflicts, fisheries systems, environmental history, gender issues.
I enjoy the challenges of paper writing and have sucessfully published numerous peer-reviewed articles, reports, and books. I am also a skilled writer for non-academic audiences, and have presented my work in several newspapers and journals. An overview about my publications can be found here kathleenschwerdtnermanez.weebly.com/publications.html
Proposal Writing & Evaluation
I have substantial experience in obtaining third-party funding and can assist with grant writing. I am familiar with evaluation procedures, and I am working as an expert, rapporteur, Vice-char, and monitor, for the European Union.
Lectures, Workshops & Presentations
I offer lectures and workshops on a variety of topics, including sustainability, resilience, social science research methods, social-ecological system analysis, interdisciplinary, and ecological economics. I am a dedicated speaker with excellent presentation skills, and have delivered numerous talks to academic and non-academic audiences.