Since 2019   PhD Student within the MONSOON Project at the University of Augsburg

2018             Campaign & Project Assistant at the Jane Goodall Institut Deutschland e.V. in Munich, Germany

2016-2018    Master (MSc) in Tropical Ecology and Management of Natural Resources at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås, Norway

2018             Master Thesis: „Livelihood and home garden improvements: Strategies to reduce destructive fuelwood harvests from the Manas National Park, India“

2017             WINGS WorldQuest Flag Carrier
2013-2016    Bachelor (BSc) in Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany


Silvia Schrötter is a PhD student within the MONSOON Project in which she investigates the diversity of land use systems and their changes in the face of climate change in Ghana and South India. Silvia is passionate about incorporating the human dimension into nature conservation and climate change research. In tropical regions natural ecosystems and humans are particularly vulnerable, wherefore she is aiming at contributing to withstand upcoming challenges, in order to secure the stability and adaptability of ecosystems and societies. During her Master Thesis Silvia cooperated with the NGOs Awely, Wildlife and People, and Aaranyak. She researched approaches to diminish illegal fuelwood harvests from the Manas National Park in Assam, India by adapting tradtional agroforestry systems and improving the livelihood of local people. For this project Silvia received a funding by WINGS WorldQuest.

Research foci

  • Sustainable Management of Natural Resources
  • Integrated Land Use Systems
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Conservation Biology & Development
  • Human Dimension in Natural Sciences