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 09/2020
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