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Prof. Dr. Amelie Bernzen

  • Economic geography
  • Global value chains
  • Environmental and social standards
  • Organic agriculture and distribution systems
  • Smallholder and rural livelihoods
  • Food and Nutrition Security
  • Europe, Global South (esp. Bangladesh, India), Australia
  • Society-Environment Interactions with a focus on climate change adaptation
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Institution / Company

Place

Position

Since 01/2020

 

University of Vechta, Geography

Vechta

Full Professor of Economic Geography

11/2008

12/2019

University of Cologne, Germany, Institute of Geography

Cologne

Research Fellow and Lecturer (working group Prof. Dr. Boris Braun, Economic Geography)

09/2017

09/2017

University College Dublin, Irland, School of Geography

Dublin, Ireland

Guest researcher and lecturer

02/2017

02/2017

University College Dublin, Irland, School of Geography

Dublin, Irland

Guest researcher and lecturer

04/2015

05/2015

The Ohio State University, The Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Columbus, USA

Columbus, USA

Guest researcher

10/2009

10/2013

University of Cologne, Germany, Institute of Geography

Cologne

PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) (Economic Geography)

11/2007

03/2009

Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg, Institute for Geography

Bamberg

Research Fellow and Lecturer (Human Geography)

10/2000

03/2007

Universität Lüneburg, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften

Lüneburg

M.A. der Angewandten Kulturwissenschaften 
Studienschwerpunkte: Kulturgeographie, Betriebswirtschaftslehre

02/2005

07/2005

Christelijke Hogeschool Nederland (CHN), Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

Leeuwarden  

ERASMUS programme Conference and Tourism Management

Public Presentations

2024

Bernzen, A. & F. Czernik (16.02.24): Exploring spatialities in urban circular economies of food waste.
Food Governance Conference, Sydney, Australia

2023

Bernzen, A. (30.10.2023): Geographische Perspektiven auf globale und lokale Ernährungs(un)sicherheit.
Vortrag bei der Geographischen Gesellschaft zu Hannover

2022

Interview partner for the Podcast Series „SpacEconomics“ on Geographic Working Groups (in German-speaking countries). Einladung durch die Wirtschaftsgeographie der Universität Jena.
https://mehrblogs.uni-jena.de/spaceconomics/

 

Bernzen, A. (2022). Crop diversification as a household livelihood strategy under environmental stress. Vortrag in der Kolloquiumsreihe "Jena Talks in Economic Geography" an der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Präsenz): Einladung durch Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn.

2021

 

Bernzen, A. (2021) Verlust und Verschwendung von Lebensmitteln in der EU - Ursachen und Lösungsansätze. GeoWoche (invited)
https://vimeo.com/649447503/9a8b2db675

2020

Bernzen, A. (2020). How do rural households adapt to environmental stressors in coastal Bangladesh? Selected empirical findings on land use change, migration and food security. Keynote-Vortrag auf Einladung der Graduate School of Geosciences zur Jahrestagung, Universität zu Köln.
https://www.geosciences.uni-koeln.de/17899.html

  Bernzen, A. & E. Mangnus (2020), Diversify? Produce or buy? What contributes to household dietary diversity in shrimp and agriculture zones of coastal Bangladesh? Arbeitskreis Südasien in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Geographie (DGfG), PH Freiburg.
https://www.ph-freiburg.de/geo/10-jahrestagung-ak-suedasien/programm.html

2019

Bernzen, A. & B. Braun (2019), Environmental Challenges, Climate Change and Migration in Coastal Bangladesh. 1. Deutscher Südasientag, Bonn, Juni 2019

2018

Bernzen, A. & E. Mangnus (2018), Land Use and Food and Nutrition Security. What contributes to Household Dietary Diversity in Shrimp and Agriculture Zones of Coastal Bangladesh? Workshop: A Comparative Assessment of Transformations to Agrarian Livelihoods in the Ayeyarwady, Ganges and Mekong Deltas, Köln, April 2018

2017

Bernzen, A. (2017), Land use change and migration – climate change as adaptation strategies of rural households in coastal Bangladesh. Guest lecture at the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID), Chandigarh, India, November 2017.

 

Bernzen, A. & S. Abe (2017), Organic Agriculture, Sustainable Agriculture? A Case Study of Smallholder Farmers in West Bengal, India. Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Tübingen, September/October 2017.

 

Braun, B., Bernzen, A. & J. C. Jenkins (2017), Dynamic delta – climate change, economic opportunities and rural migration in coastal Bangladesh. Coastal Transitions meeting in New Haven, March/April 2017, sponsored by the IGU Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces and jointly organized by the Liverpool John Moores University and Southern Connecticut State University.

 

Bernzen, A. & Jia, Y. (2017), Drivers of Land Use Change and Diversification in Coastal Bangladesh. Coastal Transitions meeting sponsored by the IGU Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces and jointly organized by the Liverpool John Moores University and Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, USA, March/April 2017.

 

Bernzen, A. & B. Braun (2017), Economic and Social Drivers of Land Use Change. Closing Workshop of BanDAiD Project, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 2017.

 

Bernzen, A. (2017), Drivers of Land Use Change and Diversification. Public Lecture at the Department of Geography, University College Dublin, Ireland, February 2017.

2015

Bernzen, A. (2015), Land use and food security in coastal Bangladesh, Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (German congress of Geography), Berlin, Germany, October 2015.

 

Bernzen, A. (2015), Ursachen des Landnutzungswandels im Küstenraum Bangladeschs (Reasons for land use change in coastal Bangladesh), Deutscher Kongress für Geographie (German congress of Geography), Berlin, Germany, October 2015.

 

Bernzen, A. (2015), Land use change and livelihood strategies in coastal Bangladesh, 4th Global Conference on Economic Geography, Oxford, UK, August 2015.

 

Bernzen, A. (2015), Economic and social drivers of land use change in coastal Bangladesh, Annual Conference of the AK Südasien (Study Group on South Asia in the German Geographical Society (DGfG), Göttingen, Germany, January 2015. 

 

Bernzen, A. (2015), Land use and food security in coastal Bangladesh, LANDac Conference, Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 2015.

 

Bernzen, A. (2015), Livelihood strategies of Indian smallholder farmers between global and domestic value chains for organic and fair trade agri-food products. Workshop „Raum is(s)t Nahrung“ Bayreuth, Germany, June 2015.

 

Bernzen, A. (2015), Social and economic reasons of land use change in coastal Bangladesh, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Chicago, USA, April 2015.

2014

Bernzen, A., Braun, B. & R. Ahmed (2014), Economic and social drivers of land use change in coastal Bangladesh – Work in progress update. DELTAS conference Rotterdam, 24 September 2014

 

Bernzen, A. (2014), A „Fair Go“ for Organic Agriculture in Australia? The joint 14th Biennial GASt and 25th Annual ASNEL and Conference „Postcolonial Justice: Reassessing the Fair Go“. Potsdam, May/June 2014.

2013

Bernzen, A. (2013), Reassessing Supplier Reputation in Value Chain Coordination – A German and Australian Perspective of Global Organic Food Networks. IGU Mini-Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 2013.

 

Bernzen, A. (2013), The Impact of Institutional Conventions on Product Quality Management in Global Supply Chains – The Example of Organic Food Imports in Germany and Australia. Doktorandenkolloquium Umweltorientierte Wirtschaftsgeographie (UMWIG). Cologne, Germany, October 2013.

2012

Bernzen, A. (2012), Organic Trade – Trade “Organically”?: Conventions in Organic Food Imports to Germany and Australia. AAG Annual Meeting. New York, USA, February 2012.

 

Bernzen, A.  (2012), Beyond the “Standards” Debate: Conventions in Organic Food Imports to Germany and Australia. AFRN Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand, December 2012.

2011

Bernzen, A. (2011), “Alles Bio, oder was?” – Bio-Standards zwischen Staat und Wirtschaft in Deutschland und Australien. Jahrestagung AK Geographische Handelsforschung. Marburg, Germany, June 2011.

 

Bernzen, A. (2011), The Impact of Institutions on Quality Management in Organic Food Imports. Third Global Conference on Economic Geography. Seoul, South Korea, June 2011.

 

Bernzen, A. (2011), Organics as a Path to Sustainable Food Production? The Perspective of German and Australian Trading Companies. RGS-IBG. London, UK, August/September 2011.

 

Bernzen, A. (2011), Impact of institutions on quality management in organic food imports. 11. Symposium für Wirtschaftsgeographie, Rauischholzhausen, April 2011

2010 Bernzen, A. (2010), Impact of institutions on quality management in organic food Imports. First findings from selected case studies in Germany. AFRN Conference. Gippsland, Australia, November 2010.

 

 

Organised Sessions

2023

RSA Annual Conference in Ljubliana, Slovenia

Special Session with Bill Pritchard: New pathways for multifunctional rural regions.

 

Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Frankfurt

Session together with Carolin Hulke, Javier Revilla Diez: Crises, regionalisation and food (in-)security: Debating influencing factors and development pathways

 

Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Frankfurt

Session together with Annika Mattissek: Theoretische und empirische Facetten aktueller landwirtschaftlicher Transformationen

2022

Global Congress for Economic Geography,Dublin:

Session together with Christine Bonnin (UCD, Irland) and Bill Pritchard (University of Sydney, Australien): Global food production and consumption systems before and after the pandemic

2021

Living Wage Living Income-Tagung (Fair Trade Deutschland Session together with the Universität zu Köln). Session chair.
https://www.fairtrade-deutschland.de/service/newsroom/news/details/fachtagung-in-koeln-existenzsichernden-einkommen-loehne-unter-der-lupe-6930

 

GeoWoche2021 (digital)

Session together with Boris Braun, Universität zu Köln: Klimawandel, Pandemien und die Veränderung von Migrationssystemen.

2019

Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Kiel

Session together with Marit Rosol (Calgary): Local diversity, global unity? Theories and practices of socio-ecological transformations of agri-food systems

Part 1: Conceptual approaches
Part 2: Asia and Africa
Part 3: Europe

2018

Global Congress for Economic Geography, Köln

Session together with Bill Pritchard (Sydney): The changing economic geographies of food production and consumption in the Global South – Implications for nutrition, sustainability, livelihoods and gender.

Fachsitzung mit Christine Bonnin (Dublin): Geographies of Food Waste: Value Chains and Beyond.

2017

Deutscher Kongress für Geographie, Tübingen

Fachsitzung mit Martin Franz (Osnabrück): Food and Nutrition Security in the context of resource constraints and globalisation.

2015

American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting

Fachsitzungen mit J. Craig Jenkins (Ohio State University): Livelihoods, vulnerability and resilience in South and South East Asian Deltas (Parts 1 and 2).

 

 

Organised Events

2022

Inaugurales Jahrestreffen des AK Agrifood Geographies

Ausrichtung an der Universität Vechta

https://ak-agrifoodgeos.org/

2021

Food for Future Conference, Cologne

Co-Organisatorin der Tagung

https://events.uni-koeln.de/frontend/index.php?folder_id=377&page_id

2018

Organisation eines Workshops an der Universität zu Köln zum Thema „A Comparative Assessment of Transformations to Agrarian Livelihoods in the Ayeyarwady, Ganges and Mekong Deltas”, gefördert durch das Global South Studies Centre (http://gssc.uni-koeln.de/27297.html), ca. 20 TeilnehmerInnen.

2017

Organisation eines Workshops an der Universität zu Köln zum Thema „Food Systems: Production, Trade, Consumption”, gefördert durch das Global South Studies Centre (http://gssc.uni-koeln.de/24119.html), ca. 40 TeilnehmerInnen.

2012

Koordination der Key-note-Speaker für den International Geographical Congress (IGC) 2012, ausgerichtet durch das Geographische Institut der Universität zu Köln (http://www.igc2012.uni-koeln.de/), 2000+ TeilnehmerInnen.

Peer-reviewed

  • AL-MARUF, A., JENKINS, J.C., BERNZEN, A. & BRAUN, B. (2023): Human capital as a turnkey resource in resilience to cyclones and storm surges: Empirical evidence from coastal Bangladesh. Marine Pollution Bulletin 197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2023.115721

  • BERNZEN, A., SOHNS, F., JIA, Y. & BRAUN, B. (2023): Crop diversification as a household livelihood strategy under environmental stress. Factors contributing to the adoption of crop diversification in shrimp cultivation and agricultural crop farming zones of coastal Bangladesh. Land Use Policy 132, 106796. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2023.106796

  • ABE CHATTERJEE, S. & BERNZEN, A. (2022): What Drives the Creation of Nested Markets? A Qualitative Case Study of Food Markets in West Bengal, India. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin 153 (1): 1-14. https://doi.org/10.12854/erde-2022-571

  • BERNZEN, A., MANGNUS, E. & SOHNS, F. (2022): Diversify, produce or buy? An analysis of factors contributing to household dietary diversity among shrimp and non-shrimp farmers in coastal Bangladesh. Food Security. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-021-01245-w

  • BERNZEN, A. & TAMÁSY, C. (2021): Agrar- und Ernährungssystem. In: Schneider-Sliwa, R. et al. (Hrsg.): Humangeographie. Das Geographische Seminar. Braunschweig (westermann): 357-364.

  • AL-MARUF, A., JENKINS, J.C., BERNZEN, A., BRAUN, B. (2021): Measuring Household Resilience to Cyclone Disasters in Coastal Bangladesh. Climate 9 (2021): 97 (full research article). https://doi.org/10.3390/cli9060097 (open access).

  • BERNZEN, A., PRITCHARD, B., BRAUN, B., BELTON, B. & RIGG, J. (2021), Guest Editorial: Geographies of engagement, livelihoods and possibility in South and Southeast Asian deltas. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 42: 197-202. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjtg.12373

  • BERNZEN, A. & PRITCHARD, B. (2020): Ernährungssicherheit in Australien. Herausforderungen für Lebensmittelproduktion und nachhaltige Ernährungsstile. Geographische Rundschau 10-2020: 16-20.

  • ABE, S. & A. BERNZEN (2019): Alternative Landwirtschaft. Aktuelle Paradigmen und Beispiele der Debatte über Nachhaltigkeit in der Landwirtschaft. Geographische Rundschau 3 (2019), 44-49.

  • BERNZEN, A., JENKINS, J. C. & B. BRAUN (2019): Climate change-induced migration in coastal Bangladesh? A critical assessment of migration drivers in rural households under economic and environmental stress. Geosciences 9(1), 51, doi: 10.3390/geosciences9010051 (open access).

  • BRAUN, B. & A. BERNZEN (2019): Dynamic deltas – climate change, economic development and migration in coastal Bangladesh. In: HEIDKAMP, P. & J.E. MORRISSEY (Hrsg.): Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability. IGU Commission on the Dynamics of Economic Spaces Series (Routledge), 188-201.

  • BRAUN, B. & A. BERNZEN (2018): Klimawandel, Meeresspiegelanstieg und Migration im Ganges-Brahmaputra-Delta – eine komplizierte Beziehung. In: BUDKE, A. & M. KUCKUCK (Hrsg.). Migration und geographische Bildung. Stuttgart (Steiner Verlag), 52-63.

  • KUSCHE, J., UEBBING, B., RIETBROEK, R., FENOGLIO-MARC, L., BERNZEN, A. & B. BRAUN (2018): Bangladesch – integriertes Monitoring in einer klimasensitiven Region. Zeitschrift für Geodäsie, Geoinformation und Landmanagement 143 (1), 4-14.

  • BERNZEN, A. & S. DEMBSKI (2018): Die Niederlande – Vom (neuen) Umgang mit Raumknappheit. Geographische Rundschau (3/2018), 4-9.

  • BERNZEN, A. & P. KRISTIANSEN (2016): Challenges for Organic Agriculture in Australia: Getting a ‘Fair Go’ In: ADAIR, G. & A. SCHWARZ (Hrsg.). Postcolonial Justice. Reassessing the Fair Go. KOALAS 12. Trier (WVT), 91-107.

  • BERNZEN, A., AL-MARUF, A., LIN, A. & R. AHMED (2016): Landnutzungswandel im Küstenraum von Bangladesh. Management von Land auf Gemeinde- und Haushaltsebene. Geographische Rundschau 68(7-8), 16-22.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2014): Reassessing Supplier Reputation in International Trade Coordination. A German and Australian perspective of Global Organic Food Networks. DIE ERDE – Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin. 145, 3 (Sep. 2014), 162-174.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2014): Global Food Trade Beyond the 'Standards' Debate. Conventions, Institutions and Uncertainties in Organic Food Imports to Germany and Australia. Dissertation, Universität zu Köln, http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/5480/.

  • BERNZEN, A. & B. BRAUN (2014): Conventions in cross-border trade coordination. The case of organic food imports to Germany and Australia. Environment and Planning A 46, 1244-1262, doi:10.1068/a46275.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2013): Staatliche Regulierung von Bio-Standards – Fluch oder Segen für Handel und Vermarktung? Ein deutsch-australischer Vergleich. In: FRANZ, M. (Hrsg.): Liefernetzwerke im Einzelhandel. Reihe Geographische Handelsforschung 18. Mannheim (Metagis), 37-60.

  • BERNZEN, A. & B. PRITCHARD (2012): Australien als „Global Food Superpower“? Landwirtschaft und Lebensmittelsektor Australiens im Wandel. Geographische Rundschau 64(10), 20-28.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2012): Organic Standards and Global Value Chain Governance: The EU and Australian Situation Compared. In: FARMAR-BOWERS, Q., HIGGINS, V. and J. MILLAR (Hrsg.): Food Security in Australia. New York (Springer), 281-296.

  • BERNZEN, A. & P. DANNENBERG (2012): Ein "Visum" für Obst. Umwelt- und Sozialstandards im internationalen Lebensmittelhandel. Geographische Rundschau 64(3), 44-52.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2010): Die Weltreise eines Familienzeltes. Geographische Rundschau 62(4), 52

  • BRAUN, B., BERNZEN, A. & A. SCHÜTTEMEYER (2010): Australien - ein Kontinent der Städte. Praxis Geographie 40(1), 4-9.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2008): Australia's food trade with East Asia – overcoming political and cultural barriers. In: BRAUN, B. & A. SCHÜTTEMEYER (Hrsg.): Australien im Prozess der Globalisierung. KOALAS Band 8, Tübingen, 99-117.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2001): Europeans and Aborigines in Australia. In: HILTSCHER, M. (Hrsg.): Intermingling Fiction with Truth. Münster, 126-136.

 

Reviews

  • In Geographische Rundschau (12/2018):
    ERMANN, U., LANGTHALER; E., PENKER, M. & M. SCHERMER (2017): Agri-Food Studies. UTB/Böhlau Wien.

  • In ERDKUNDE (2/2013):
    DANNENBERG, P. (2012): Standards in internationalen Wertschöpfungsketten. Akteure, Ziele und Governance in der Obst- und Gemüse-Wertekette Kenia – EU. Wirtschaftsgeographie 53. LIT Verlag, Berlin 2012.

 

Applied Publications

  • WITT, G.; SCHÄFER, E.; FREIMANN, J.; BERNZEN, A.; SCHMOLL, E. BORN, K. M. (2024): Transformationsfelder an der Niedersächsischen Küste und auf den Ostfriesischen Inseln – spezifische Problemfelder im Kontext von Tourismus, Klimawandelanpassung und Governance. Transformation Dynamics 2024, 1, 6. (Zwischenbericht zum 4N-Projekt)

  • BERNZEN, A. & F. WIELENGA (2018): Deutsch-Niederländische Beziehungen im Wandel der Zeit. Geographische Rundschau (3/2018), 10-12.

  • BERNZEN, A., WILP, M. & J. WIJBENGA (2018): Von der Stabilität zu Instabilität: Aktuelle politische Lage, Asylpolitik und Integrationsfragen in den Niederlanden. Geographische Rundschau (3/2018), 40-44.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2015): FDI in organic agriculture and food security (Opinion Box). In: FRANZ, M. & P. MÜLLER (Hrsg.). Foreign Direct Investment in Agri-Food Networks in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. Aachen, Brno, Prague (MISEREOR, Mendel University, Caritas Czech Republic): 23.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2014): Ist Bio drin, wo Bio drauf steht? Risiko- und Qualitätsmanagement bei Importen von Bio-Lebensmitteln nach Deutschland. STANDORT 38(4), 208-214, DOI 10.1007/s00548-014-0349-6.

  • BERNZEN, A. (2013): Ökologische Landwirtschaft und Ernährungssicherheit. Geographische Rundschau 65(12), 54-57.

  • BERNZEN, A. & A. FOLLMANN (2012): Green Economy. Neue Leitidee für Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften. In: KLJB (Hrg.): Ökologisches Wirtschaften. BUFO 2.2012, 6-7.

 

Editorships & Moderations

  • Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography (Mai 2021): Special Section zu “Livelihoods in South and Southeast Asian Deltas”. Corresponding Guest Editor zusammen mit Jonathan Rigg, Bill Pritchard, Ben Belton und Boris Braun.

  • Geographische Rundschau 2018 (3): Die Niederlande, Heftmoderation.

  • Geographische Rundschau 2016 (7-8): Deltagebiete Asiens. Heftmoderation zusammen mit Boris Braun.

  • PI of sub-project 4 in the project consortium "4N" (2022-2025), funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of the State of Lower Saxony (MWK)

  • Sub-project 4: Governance of land-use conflicts and development perspectives on the German Wadden Sea Islands and in the coastal areas (together with Prof. Schmoll, Jade University of Applied Sciences). The focus of Amelie Bernzen’s team within this sub-project is the investigation of sustainable adaptation strategies to the effects of climate change in the rural island communities of Lower Saxony and the Dutch province of Friesland, the economy of which is largely based on tourism.


  • Project management of the DFG-funded project "Standards 2.0. Livelihoods of Indian smallholder farmers between global and domestic value chains for organic and fair trade agri-food products" (2016-2020).
     
  • Project management and field research funded by mobility funds of the University of Cologne "Corporate and grassroots responses to food waste regulations - case studies from Germany and the UK" (2017). Collection and analysis of qualitative data in cooperation with Dr Christine Bonnin, UCD, Ireland.

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