Rebecca Peters


Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Environmental Systems Analysis
Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96

D-72076 Tübingen

Office: 4R12, Schnarrenbergstr. 94-96

phone: +(49) 7071 / 29 - 73481

email: rebecca.petersspam

Main research interests:

Regional focus: Africa

  • Electricity generation in the past from solar, wind, and hydropower 
  • Ecological, socioeconomic, and political impacts of solar, wind and hydropower plants
  • Potential for wind, solar and hydropower (run-of-river, pumped storage)
  • Mixed options

Scientific Carreer

Since September 2020
Doctoral Candidate, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Sustainable Renewable Energy Development in Africa (Environmental Systems Analysis Research group)

Sustainability Award for Theses (University of Tuebingen)

04/2017 – 03/2020
M. Sc. Geoecology, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Key Themes: Ecosystem research, ecology of the tropics (Latin America); Sustainable development and ecosystem management; Climate change adaptation, biodiversity and nature conservation; Environmental law; Thesis: Supporting sustainable hydropower plant site and size selection in the Vjosa Catchment (Balkan Region) – Evaluation of planned hydropower projects under selected socioeconomic, ecological, and political indicators for improving sustainable decision-making processes (Environmental Systems Analysis Research group)

10/2013 – 03/2017
B. Sc. Geoecology, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Key Themes: Ecological interactions between soil-vegetation-water-climate and their effects on humans; Human impacts on ecosystems; Climate change and adaptation, biodiversity; Thesis: Herbivorous Damage along a Climate Gradient in Chile (Earth Shape, Plant Ecology research group)

06/2015 - 12/2015
Exchange Semester, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Key Themes: Regional impacts on global climate change; Biodiversity, nature conservation and development in Colombia