Ass.-Prof. Dr. Alice Vadrot
Alice Vadrot is Assistant Professor for International Relations with a focus on Environmental Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Vienna and Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) of the University of Cambridge.
Vadrot holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Vienna, which she completed in 2013. From 2015 to 2018, she was an Erwin Schrödinger Fellow of the Austrian Science Fund. She did her postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge and returned to Vienna as a Senior Post Doc in 2017. In 2018, she won a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). Since November 2018, she is Assistant Professor at the University of Vienna.
Her work addresses the role of knowledge and science in global environmental politics. She has conducted extensive research on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and developed the concept of “epistemic selectivities”, which she uses to describe and understand the processes that lead to epistemic authority, legitimacy and scientific and political self-evidence in global environmental politics. Vadrot is the author of “The Politics of Knowledge and Global Biodiversity” (Routledge, 2014) and editor of several special issues, research articles and editorials.
Her ERC project develops and applies a new methodological approach for grounding the analysis of science-policy interrelations in empirical research.
Vadrot, A.B.M. 2018. Endangered species, biodiversity and the politics of conservation. In: Kütting, G. and Herman, K. (Eds.). Global Environmental Politics. Concepts, Theories and Case Studies. London & New York: Routledge, 198-226.
Vadrot, A. B. M., A. Rankovic, R. Lapeyre, P-M. Aubert, and Y. Laurans. 2018. Why are social sciences and humanities needed in the works of IPBES? A systematic review of the literature. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 31:sup1, 78-100.
Rose, D.C., Mukherjeeb, N., Simmons, B.I., Tew, E.R., Robertson, R.J., Vadrot, A.B.M., Doubleday, R. and Sutherland, W.J. 2017. Policy windows for the environment: Tips for improving the uptake of scientific knowledge. Environmental Science & Policy (in press).
Vadrot, A.B.M. 2017. Knowledge, International Relations and the Structure-Agency Debate: Towards the concept of “Epistemic Selectivities”. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 30 (1), 61-72.
Emmanuelle Brogat is the Research Administrator for MARIPOLDATA.
She holds a bachelor in history and a master degree in European programmes and policies.
She started her professional career in the field of research by working for the scientific department of the French Embassy of Vienna. Previously employed as an international cooperation manager in a research cluster focusing on urban research, she supported multidisciplinary research teams developing projects in the field of sustainable development.
In the MARIPOLDATA project, she is responsible for the daily operational, administrative and financial support as well as for the internal and external communication activities.
Arne Langlet is a future PhD student in MARIPOLDATA. He is currently studying the joint Master International Relations at Humboldt University Berlin, Freie University Berlin and the University Potsdam. Throughout his studies he has visited the Universities in Maastricht, Coimbra and Sciences Po in Paris. His focus lies in international and European environmental policy and in the economy of environmental and climate policy. On a methodological level he specialized on quantitative methods and the application of network analysis on international negotiations.
Ina Tessnow-von Wysocki
Ina Tessnow-von Wysocki is a PhD student in the department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. She studied a Bachelor of Politics, International Relations and Asian Studies at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and completed her Master degree in International Relations with the joint programme at Humboldt University, Freie University and University Potsdam.
Throughout her studies she gained insights into research at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Spain and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver in Canada. Her work concentrated on Environmental Politics and she received the German scholarship for Climate Impact Research (Deutschlandstipendium für Klimafolgenforschung), as well as funding from the “University Alliance for Sustainability“.
After her work experiences in climate and foreign policy in the German Federal Government, NGOs and think tanks, she specialised in International Cooperation on environmental issues. Her master thesis dealt with the topic of International Cooperation for the Protection of Global Public Goods regarding the problem of marine plastic pollution. Emphasis of this research was on legally binding multilateral environmental agreements and the contribution of treaty design to success and failure of international environmental regimes.